Dutch Language Institute

Centre type

The Dutch Language Institute (the former Institute for Dutch Lexicology)

The Instituut voor de Nederlandse Taal (or Dutch Language Institute) is the place for anyone who wants to know anything about the Dutch language through the centuries. It is a scholarly but at the same time easily accessible institute that studies all aspects of the Dutch language, including its vocabulary, grammar and linguistic variations. The institute collects new Dutch words, digitizes important reference works such as the Algemene Nederlandse Spraakkunst, the main standard work on Dutch grammar, and creates terminology lists to make professional jargons accessible.

The institute also takes a central position in the Dutch-speaking world (The Netherlands, Flanders, Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles) as a developer, keeper and distributor of corpora, lexica, dictionaries and grammars. With these sustainable language resources, all results of scholarly methods, the Dutch Language Institute provides the necessary building blocks of the study of Dutch.

Centre scope

Focus Examples

resources relevant to the lexicological study of the Dutch language and resources relevant to the study and development of language and speech technology

lexicons, lexical databases, text corpora, speech corpora, language and speech technology tools, etc. For more examples, see http://www.inl.nl/taalmaterialen

Research domain


Contact details

Name: Jesse de Does
Postal Address: Matthias de Vrieshof 2-3, 2311 BZ Leiden, The Netherlands
Tel: +31 71 5141648
Fax: +31 71 5272115
E-mail: Jesse de Does