This five-year project aims to generate a paradigm shift in the understanding of Graeco-Roman and Late Antique communication. Non-literary, ‘documentary’ texts from Ancient Egypt such as letters, petitions and contracts ...read more
The study of dialectal microvariation of Spanish spoken in Spain has until recently mainly focused on lexical and phonetic features. The morphosyntax of these dialects, on the contrary, remains largely ...read more
In recent years several forms of collaboration between journalists, scientific experts, scientific institutions (and their PR staff) and citizen groups have become more frequent (Houston, 2010; Spangenberg & Heise, 2016). ...read more
Via corpus-based analysis and experimental research we investigate the presence and impact of non-standard language features (old and new vernacular) in public consumer comments and company responses on social media.
This research project further explores the influence of language on customer outcomes in service contexts. Focusing on a German and UK B2C setting, it intends to study how interpersonal strategies ...read more
This project explores online harassment in Flemish journalism from an intersectional perspective. Studies have shown that online harassment is a gendered issue. Female journalists are disproportionally confronted with name-calling, verbal ...read more
The project aims to explore further the notion of Linguistic Citizenship as a means of understanding and promoting more participation and capturing the experiences, interests and concerns of the disadvantaged ...read more
The project investigates aspects of multilingualism on Facebook, in particular code selection/code switching by language users of Iranian descent in a Belgium. The focus is three-fold: (i) the distributional ...read more