Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS

What are the differences between all the languages in the world?

What is special about the way they pronounce the 'r' in the Dutch Gooi region, and who uses this pronunciation? How does a baby discover which sounds belong to its native language? How do children in a bilingual family keep the two languages apart? What happens in the human brain after a stroke, or in the brain of children with dyslexia? How can we improve schoolchildren's reading and writing skills? And what makes text or talk comprehensible, interesting, persuasive? 

The answers to these and many similar questions are being explored by a large team of researchers in the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS). The UiL OTS is the home of linguistic and communications research at Utrecht University.

News

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18 July 2016
Suzanne Bogaerds-Hazenberg has been awarded a Research Talent grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
15 July 2016
This grant enables the young researchers to work on a project of their own for three years.
3 June 2016
Exceptional success for Utrecht University: all five Utrecht candidates have been awarded a PhD position.
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Events

Digital Humanities Lab met de app ‘Coloring Book’ tijdens het vierde DRONGO talenfestival in 2015.
30 September 2016 - 1 October 2016
DRONGO is for everyone who is interested in language, wants to learn new languages or works with language. Utrecht University is festival partner.
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Areas of expertise: mother tongue | bilingualism | language acquisition | language teaching | syntax | semantics | phonology | psycholinguistics | phonetics | pragmatics | discourse studies | sociolinguistics | neurolinguistics | grammar | dyslexia | aphasia | reading and writing skills | language corpus research

Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS