Inge Stortenbeker, a researcher at the Centre for Language Studies (CLS), recently received the 2022 Dissertation Award from the Association for Researchers in Psychology and Health (ARPH). Her dissertation, entitled Language use in clinical interactions about medically unexplained symptoms, examined communication between doctors and patients about unexplained complaints/symptoms.
3 April 2023
PhD candidates Emmie Hoebens and Sofiía Forchieri (Faculty of Arts) will receive a Christine Mohrmann Stipend on Tuesday 28 March. The aim of the stipend is to encourage PhD candidates to continue their academic careers after the completion of their thesis. The stipend worth 5000 euros gives them the opportunity, for example, to spend a period at a university abroad or to deepen their research in another way.
22 March 2023
The doors to his office in the Erasmus building are reminiscent of the bedroom door of a young football fan; stickers that say ‘Nimweegs mot blieve’ or ‘Al mot ik krupe’ wouldn’t lead you to believe that this place belongs to a Peruvian doctor doing scientific research. But after his PhD track in the Amazon, Luis Miguel Rojas-Berscia has now set his sights on the dialect of Nijmegen.
17 March 2023
Since 1 March 2023, the very first Reading Tutor with automatic speech recognition for Dutch has been implemented in primary schools in the Netherlands and Flanders. The basis for the programme - which gives beginning readers feedback on words and sentences they read aloud - was developed by researchers at Radboud University's Centre for Language and Speech Technology.
17 March 2023
What happens to a mother language when students move abroad and stop using it regularly? Vox asked international students and an expert on psycholinguistics and multilingualism.
3 March 2023
Films can touch and move you deeply. In a film experiment during the InScience festival - taking place in Nijmegen from March 16 to 19 - Enny Das and her colleagues show visitors two short films and measure their heart rates while watching.
2 March 2023
Alicia Montoya (RICH) and Mirjam Broersma (CLS) will both receive a Vici grant. This will enable them to develop an innovative line of research and set up their own research group for five years.
23 February 2023
What role does gender play in conversations between GPs and patients with everyday physical complaints, such as headaches and back pain? Language and communication researcher Ilona Plug studied language use and communication in these conversations and investigated the role that gender plays in them. 'It is important that we become more aware of gender-based assumptions and expectations so that they have less influence on our interpretations and judgements of what people do and say.'
16 February 2023
Gerbrich de Jong receives a Doctoral grant for Teachers. The grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) will allow De Jong to do research on Frisian forms of address for the next five years.
3 February 2023
Understanding someone in a busy environment becomes easier if the background noise is in a different language than the one you are conversing in. It also helps if you can see the lips of the person you are talking with. What happens when you combine these two factors? Linguist Susanne Brouwer and her colleagues at Penn State University found out.
27 January 2023