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The annual TABU Dag is an international linguistics conference organized at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. TABU Dag originated from the University's linguistic journal TABU (taalbulletin, language bulletin) and over the last 37 years has developed into a well-established conference with a varied programme and guest speakers from different fields.

The conference offers excellent opportunities to meet other linguists and discuss current research in several areas of linguistics. In particular graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are encouraged to present their work.

The next TABU Dag will be held on June 22nd & 23rd in 2017. This years TABU Dag is a special edition! More details about our 2017 format can be found here. For questions or additional information please send an e-mail to You may also like us on Facebook, join the event, or follow us on Twitter.



TABU Dag 2017 is done! You can find the photos that were taken here. Next week, all attendees will receive a proof of participation in their email.

Here are the winners of the poster prizes:

  • Michaela Strinzel (200 euro)
  • Emma Strating (200 euro)
  • Evelyn Bosma (200 euro)
  • Angelo Basile (50 euro)
  • Steven Gilbers (50 euro)
  • Jeffrey Pheiff (50 euro)

  • Thanks for participating and we hope to see you all next year!


    Please notice: the deadline for signing up for the conference dinner and party is this afternoon at 17:00 (15:00 GMT).


    We are pleased to announce that dr. Willem (Jelle) Zuidema from the University of Amsterdam will be our fourth keynote speaker! For more information about him and his talk, please see our keynote page.


    Due to personal circumstances Lucia Specia had to withdraw as a keynote speaker. We are looking for a replacement as we speak!


    TABU Dag is almost here! Our final program is now available, as well as our booklet.

    Some important information about the deadlines:

    Hope to see you all next week!


    Our keynote speakers have been scheduled. You can take a look at our program!


    Due to personal circumstances Mark Dingemanse had to withdraw as the Open Access speaker. He will be replaced by drs. Ane van der Leij of the UG University Library.


    Good news! Our party will be rocked by the local band Swinder and DJ Neon Wasabi!


    The abstract decisions have been sent out, and the Registration is now open! There are limited spots for the dinner & party, so sign up soon!


    Extended deadline! Due to the many requests, the deadline for abstract submission has been extended to 09-04-2017!


    The final keynote speaker for TABU Dag 2017 just confirmed: Prof. Anna Papafragou from the University of Delaware!


    It is our great pleasure to announce Prof. Lucia Specia from the University of Sheffield as a keynote speaker at TABU Dag 2017!


    Call for abstracts open! From now on until the 31.03.2017 you can submit an abstract for a poster with flash presentation. Notification of acceptance will be sent out no later than 01.05.2017!


    We are pleased to inform you that Mark Dingemanse from MPI Nijmegen will offer a session on open access publishing at TABU Dag 2017!


    We are excited to announce Prof. Risto Näätänen from Helsinki and Tartu University and Professor emeritus of the Academy of Finland as keynote speaker at TABU Dag 2017!


    Prof. Bart Geurts from Radboud University is now confirmed as a keynote speaker at TABU Dag in June 2017. Stay tuned!


    The TABU Dag 2017 will be held on June 22 & 23!


    The TABU Dag 2017 website is online!