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.


Child looking at pictures in children's book

The role of self-monitoring in the development of word production in young children

What underlies the gradual transition from deviating, variable word productions to productions that are considered adult-like? The hypothesis in this project is that the driving force behind the development of speech production is self-monitoring.

typewriter with a paper saying fake news


HYBRIDS aims to provide researchers with the knowledge necessary to design strategies and tools to respond to disinformation on the basis of a deep analysis of public discourse.

Eyes looking to the sky

Language implicitly plays a role after making a moral decision

Psycholinguist Susanne Brouwer investigated what is called the Foreign Language Effect on moral decision-making by using an eye-tracking experiment.


G&C Colloquium: Thursday 12 October

CLS Talks: Mary Beckman

CLARIAH Demo Session

G&C Colloquium: Thursday 9 November

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 Twitter.

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