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).


10 December 2018
Last month the book 'The Grammatical Realization of Polarity Contrast' by Dr Stefan Sudhoff has been published. 
3 December 2018
Last week 'Lions', a translation by Kári Driscoll of Hans Blumenberg's 'Löwen', was published by Seagull Books.
13 November 2018
The case studies represent European women writers and comparatively reflect the nuances of their participation in a burgeoning commercial market.


18 January 2019 14:30 - 15:30
On 18 January 2019 Xin Li will defend her PhD thesis 'Language specificity and generality in the mapping between surface and underlying tones'.
Dr. Zara Dinnen
24 January 2019 15:00 - 17:00
On Thursday 24 January 2019, Dr Zara Dinnen will present a paper on ‘Userness’.
2 February 2019 09:00 - 17:00
The next Dutch Annual Linguistics Day will be held on Saturday 2 February 2019. All AVT and Anéla members are invited to submit an abstract.