CLS is one of the two research institutes of the Faculty of Arts. Its mission is to carry out top quality innovative research in linguistics, language and speech technology and communication studies in a stimulating environment. Many of the research projects are externally funded and are conducted in close cooperation with national and international partners. The CLS comprises five full-fledged programmes: * Communicative Competences * Grammar and Cognition * Language in Time and Space * Linguistic Information Processing * Professional Communication: Text, Context and Persuasion. CLS is part of the Netherlands School of Linguistics (LOT), in which major research groups of the universities of Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit, University of Leiden, and the University of Utrecht collaborate.
Research staff: 116; PhD students: 64; Support staff: 21