LOT exists by and for the gathering of people and the exchange on their research.
You can find here extensive lists of researchers (senior researchers, postdoc researchers and PhD students). More information can be found on the websites of the institutes.
The following disciplines are represented and treated in LOT’s research activities:
- applied linguistics
- computational linguistics, language technology, speech technology
- discourse studies, language and communication, discourse analysis, pragmatics, language use, professional communication, document design, argumentation, persuasion, evaluation
- historical linguistics, diachronic linguistics
- language acquisition, first/second language acquisition, bilingualism, multilingualism
- language description
- phonology, morphology, phonetics, speech perception
- psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, clinical linguistics, language and speech pathology
- semantics, pragmatics, lexicology, language & logic, dynamic semantics/formal pragmatics, language and cognition
- sociolinguistics, language variation, language contact
- syntax, syntax-semantics interface
- typology, dialectology, micro/meso/macro variation, comparative linguistics
Each of these disciplines focuses on one particular aspect of the interpretative process of linking form and meaning. While empirical and theoretical research within linguistics is the ‘core business’ of the LOT institutes, they also participate actively in joint research with other disciplines such as logic, computer science, neuroscience, biology, psychology and sociology.
For instance, most LOT institutes contribute to CLARIAH, the Common Lab Infrastructure for the Arts and Humanities in the Netherlands.