On Monday May 18, Latin American Studies will be welcoming a delegation from the survivors and parents of the missing students from Ayotzinapa (Mexico). During the meeting, the parents and students will give their testimony on the current situation of political and criminal violence in Mexico, followed by a debate with scholars, professionals and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and an open debate at the end.
As of this January, linguist Geert Booij is appointed Honorary Member of the Linguistic Society of America.
Geert Wilders has begun to present his political opinions as facts. This is the conclusion of Maarten van Leeuwen, who recently completed a dissertation on the language use of Wilders, Vogelaar and Pechtold. As part of his investigation he considers an aspect that has thus far received too little attention: grammar.