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.

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Book 'Elements of Formal Semantics'. An Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Meaning in Natural Language
19 April 2016
An Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Meaning in Natural Language, by Yoad Winter.
5 April 2016
The 3rd volume of Syntax of Dutch describes adverbial modification and the overall structure of clauses.
Prof. dr. Ted Sanders
24 March 2016
As of 1 September, Prof. Ted Sanders will be Vice-Dean of graduate education at the Faculty of Humanities.
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