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.


Scrabble (Tifinagh). Behance. Photo by Madghis Madi

Stemmen van Afrika wins LOT Popularisation Prize 2024

In February, it was announced that the project Stemmen van Afrika won the LOT Popularisation Prize 2024.

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Deepen your empathy by reading more and reading more often!

Reading stories regularly strengthens social-cognitive skills – such as empathy – in both children and adults. And this, in turn, ensures that we can empathise with characters more effectively and more quickly when we are reading.

Reading aloud at Kletskoppen Festival

Kletskoppen Kindertaalfestival

On Sunday 18 February 2024, it's party time at Bibliotheek Mariënburg. For the fifth time, the Kletskoppen Kindertaalfestival will take place here. All children aged 2 to 12 in Nijmegen and the surrounding area are invited to the birthday party.


CLS Lab Lunch: Alif Silpachai

CLS Talks: Katie von Holzen

Symposium “Media to Inspire”

CLS Talks: Imme Lammertink

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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