Centre for Language Studies
Centre for Language Studies

Centre for Language Studies

The Centre for Language Studies (CLS) is a research institute dedicated to the understanding of language and the way we use it. Our researchers study this fascinating topic from different perspectives and in several contexts, using a variety of innovative research methods. CLS aims to conduct research that is also valuable for organisations and audiences outside the academic world.


Jeroen Dera en Marieke Hoetjes

NWO SSH Open Competitie XS grant for Jeroen Dera and Marieke Hoetjes

Literature scholar Jeroen Dera and linguist Marieke Hoetjes each receive an SGW-XS grant. With this grant, they will conduct research on reader representations in TV series and on the effect of hand gestures in conversations.

Teacher reading to children. Yan Krukau. Pexels

Learning Dutch for Ukrainians

This research project at Radboud University aims to bring insight into the link between learners' psychological well-being and learning Dutch.


Grey's Anatomy or Me Before You helps in coping with death

People actively engaging with death, for instance by reading about it, and then watching a film where that subject is central, learn to deal with death better. This is shown by research by Enny Das and Anneke de Graaf from Radboud University.


CLS Lab Lunch

CLS Talks: Bert Le Bruyn

Highlights in the Language Sciences Conference 2024

Visiting address

The Centre for Language Studies is located in the Erasmus Building in Nijmegen.

Erasmusplein 1
6525 HT Nijmegen


Get in touch with the research institute by contacting the CLS office. Follow us on X.

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