The Profile Area "Language Diversity in the World" has sources available for young, talented researchers who want to invest in their academic career. Until 15 September you are invited to send in your proposal.
Disney is planning to make a film about an American girl who wants to become an African princess. This idea, however, has sparked controversy. Interested by the apparent lack of true African princesses in fairy tales, Belgian radio programme Braakland asked professor Maarten Mous (LUCL) to share an African fairy tale about a princess.
On Friday, the 24th of April 2015, the Junius Symposium voor Jonge Oudgermanisten, a symposium for junior researchers in the field of language, culture and history of the (early) medieval Germanic tribes, was organized by Peter Alexander Kerkhof (LUCL) and Thijs Porck (LUCAS).
The 12th International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian (ICSH12) will be held at Leiden Univeristy, The Netherlands, from 22 to 23 May 2015, at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL).
The international conference Globalising Sociolinguistics, organised at Leiden University in the Netherlands, will be held from 18 up to and including 20 June 2015.
We are happy to announce that the next Italian Dialect Meeting (and CIDSM X) will be held at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics on June 22-24, 2015.
From 9 up to and including 11 July 2015 LUCL will organize a workshop on the precursors of Proto-Indo-European: The Indo-Hittite and Indo-Uralic hypotheses.
LUCL is proud to be the host of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE), which will be held at the Faculty of Humanities from Wednesday 2 September up to and including Saturday 5 September 2015.
The American Indian Workshop (AIW) has become the most important European scholarly platform for research concerned with topics related to the Indigenous Peoples of North America. From 21 to 25 May 2014 the AIW's 35th edition will be organized at the University of Leiden.
The 42nd annual meeting of the North American Conference on Afroasiatic Linguistics (NACAL 42) will be held at Leiden University in the Netherlands, from Friday 14 February 2014 through Sunday 16 February 2014.
LUCL will host an interdisciplinary colloquium on Saturday 12 April on The Historicity of the Franconization. This event will be mainly in Dutch.
The workshop Chinese Linguistics in the Netherlands will be held in Leiden on September 22, 2013. This workshop will focus on research related to Chinese languages and dialects, covering studies of different approaches using various methodologies.
This workshop explores intentional language change, that is all language change (or non-change) which is triggered or carried out deliberately and with clearly identifiable social motivations. The workshop kicks off on Friday with a masterclass by contact linguist Sarah Thomason.
In 2013, Leiden University celebrates the centenary of its Chair in Slavic Languages, one of the first professorial chairs in Slavic Studies in Europe. On this occasion, the department for Russian Studies is organizing an international conference on a theme that connects Russian language and area studies: The Language of Power and the Power of Language . The conference will be held from October 9 to 11, 2013.
On 24-26 October, the KNAW Conference Diversity and Universals in Language, Culture, and Cognition will take place at Leiden University. This event will bring together leading experts from linguistics, anthropology, cognitive science and neighboring fields to pursue answers to questions concerning diversity and universals in human behavior. More information on this conference can be found on the conference website .
The year 2013 marks the 400th anniversary of Leiden’s chair in Arabic Language and Culture. To celebrate this memorable event, the Leiden Institute for Area Studies and the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics will convene a conference that will bring together Arabicists, Semiticists, historians, and epigraphists to discuss original research on the pre- and early history of Arabic. The conference will take place on 2 and 3 November.
On Saturday 10 November, LUCL hosted the public symposium 'Albanian language and culture: 100 years of independence'. On Friday evening 9 November, the Albanian movie 'The forgiveness of blood' was screened in the Lipsius building.
Phonologists, syntacticians, theoretical linguists and psycho- and sociolinguists work together in the University's research profile area on Language Diversity in the World. Three PhD research projects are due to start in September and a symposium is in preparation.
On Tuesday 15 May, Dan Everett (Bentley University) gave a talk on 'Language: the Cultural Tool'. Prior to the lecture, his film 'The Grammar of Happiness' was screened.