LOT – Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics

Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap

400 faculty members

300 PhD & RMa students

LOT unites about 400 faculty members and 300 PhD and RMa students and provides a meeting point to further national and international communication for the benefit of linguistic research and education. Researchers from the participating institutes share knowledge, work together on theoretical and methodological matters, discuss their data and research in seminars and lecture series and in collaborations of various other kinds.

Below you will find recent news and announcements of events from the institutes participating in LOT and from LOT itself.

News & Announcements

Assistant Professor Position

Two Assistant Professor Positions in Communication and Cognition at Tilburg University

The Department of Communication and Cognition in the Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences is looking for enthusiastic colleagues for the position of Assistant Professor.

EMLAR 2019

Utrecht Summer School| Neurocognitive Methods for Infant and Toddler Research

Between the 8th and 12th of July, 2019, the University of Utrecht organises the 3rd edition of the summer school on neurocognitive methods in infant and toddler research.

Fryske Akademy

Toekomst van Frisistiek in Nederland | Symposium

Het lijkt niet goed te gaan met de frisistiek in Nederland. Die constatering vormt de aanleiding tot het organiseren van een congres over de toekomst van de frisistiek.


Call for Registration | Anéla Juniorendag

On Friday, April 5 2019, Anéla and VIOT (the Dutch and Flemish associations for applied
linguistics and discourse studies) will organize their annual junior researcher day
(Juniorendag) at the Christelijke Hogeschool at Ede.


AILA 2020 | Call for Symposia Proposals

AILA2020 will take place from August 9-14 in 2020 in Groningen, the Netherlands.

Help wanted

Help Wanted | Assistance by Secondary Educations Teachers

For his PhD research, Gijs Leenders is looking for teachers of secondary education in Dutch, English and German language.

Syntax Interface Lecture | Myrthe Bergstra

The upcoming Syntax Interface Lecture will take place on Thursday, March 7th of 2019. We will host a talk by Myrthe Bergstra (Utrecht University).


ACLC Seminar | Prof. Geoffrey K. Pullum

Geoffrey K. Pullum, Professor of General Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, is the guest speaker at the ACLC seminar on Friday 15 March 2019 at 16.15.

MPI Colloquium

MPI Colloquium

Alain Chédotal will give the next MPI colloquium on Tuesday 12th of March, 2019 at 3.45pm.

Speech Bubble

Guest Lecture | Nobuaki Minematsu

On Friday the 22nd of March, the Radboud University is organising a guest lecture by prof. dr. Nobuaki Minematsu.

Sophie Villerius

Taalonderzoek in de desa’s van Suriname

Het Surinaams-Javaans wordt al meer dan een eeuw gesproken in Suriname. Niet alleen de woordenschat, maar ook de grammatica is afwijkend van het Javaans in Indonesië.


Teaching Language and Intercultural Communicative Competence in Higher Education: Issues, research and best practices

On the 7th of June 2019, the Language Learning Resource Centre at Leiden University organizes conference on intercultural competence.

LOT Dissertation 532 Arum Perwitasari

LOT Dissertation 532: The Acquisition of English Vowels by Javanese and Sundanese Native Speakers

We are pleased to announce a new publication in the LOT Dissertation Series by Arum Perwitasari.

Human and machines

Call for Posters – Awareness in Humans and Machines

SMART (Speech & Language, Music, Art, Reasoning and Thought) is organising a workshop in collaboration with the ACLC on the role of awareness in humans and machines.

Upcoming Events

  • July 1, 2019 - July 12, 2019
    LOT Summer School 2019

    The LOT Summer School 2019 will take place at Utrecht University from 1 to 12 July, 2019. Registration is open from 8 April till 27 May 2019.

  • July 4, 2019
    Schultink Lecture - Dr Asya Pereltsvaig

    On Thursday 4 July during the LOT Summer School 2019, Dr Asya Pereltsvaig will deliver the Schultink Lecture, entitled 'Mapping Languages: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” of Linguistic Cartography'.

  • July 11, 2019
    25 years: That’s a LOT

    All LOT members are cordially invited to LOT's 25th anniversary celebration on Thursday 11 July 2019, starting with a special lecture by Martin Everaert, followed by drinks and dinner.


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