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Research ACLC

ACLC researchers are a member of at least one research group. These groups are dynamic as research groups cease, begin and merge over time and some groups are developed around specific externally funded projects. There are more than 15 active research groups.


All research groups record their scientific output. Accepted publications, such as book chapters, papers and dissertations, are recorded in the university’s digital repository.

In 2015, ACLC members published more than 160 articles, chapters or books. Many of these articles appeared in high-ranking refereed journals. Most of the research falls within the focus research areas The Language Blueprint and Learnability.

A full list of publications by ACLC members can be found in the University of Amsterdam's Digital Academic Repository (DARE). This repository contains digital copies of articles, books, book chapters, reports, dissertations and inaugural lectures.

Publications by ACLC members: [use advanced search]


Over the years, ACLC members have created several project-specific research tools. Some of these tools are now freely available for the public. ACLC Research occasionally results in tools that are of more general applicability. These are made available to the public at large free of charge. Among these tools is the world famous Praat programme.

Training of future linguists

ACLC members teach students of the Research Master's of Linguistics and of the Research Master's Argumentation, Rhetoric and Communication.
They are also regular guest teachers at the Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics LOT summer and winter schools for Research MA Students and PhD candidates.