The Department of Languages, Literature and Communication focusses on the fundamentals of language, on language in interpersonal communication and on language as a medium of cultural expression. With a staff of more than 200, it brings together expertise in the fields of linguistics, communication sciences, comparative literature, and European languages and cultures. It is responsible for 10 Bachelor and 17 Master programmes as well as for doctorate training in these areas. Research is conducted under the auspices of the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics (UiL OTS) and the interdepartmental Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON).


6 September 2019
Amsterdam University Press recently published "The Life of Texts" by Kiene Brillenburg Wurth and Ann Rigney.
24 June 2019
Two Utrecht University projects from have received a funding from the NWO programme PHDs in the Humanities.
Avin Ghedri en minister Ingrid van Engelshoven
17 June 2019
Awards for extraordinary academic achievements and social involvement


sör alex /
26 November 2019 20:00 - 21:30
What makes people live and die for nations? Social scientist Dr Fenella Fleischmann explains the power of the imagined community.
30 January 2020 09:00 - 17:00
The 30th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in The Netherlands (CLIN 30) will take place on January 30, 2020.