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).


15 May 2019
In the Netherlands the name Khaleesi was given ten times since Game of Thrones premiered.
Prof. dr. Hans van de Velde. Foto: Jacob van Essen
13 May 2019
On 1 May 2019, Hans Van de Velde has been appointed professor of 'Sociolinguistics, with special attention to the language situation in Fryslân'.
5 April 2019
In January 'BRILL' published 'The Idea of Beauty in Italian Literature and Language', a book by Harald Hendrix , Philiep Bossier and Claudio Di Felice.


Prof. dr. Moritz Baßler. Bron: YouTube (still)
18 June 2019 18:00 - 19:30
A lecture with Prof Dr Moritz Baßler
Elke Erb (1938) en Marina Tsvetájeva (1892-1941). Bron: Wikimedia
19 June 2019 16:15 - 17:15
On June 19 Esther Hool will defend her PhD thesis 'Translating sound. Elke Erb as a poet and translator of Marina Tsvetaeva'.
Virgil Solis (1514-1562). Editie van de Metamorfosen uit 1565. Bron: Wikimedia
27 June 2019 10:30 - 11:30
On June 27 John Tholen will defend his PhD thesis 'Ovidian Paratexts. Guiding the reader to the Metamorphoses in the early modern Low Countries'.