The Radboud University Bronze Medal is awarded annually to staff members who have made a special contribution to Radboud University. This year, the Radboud University Medal will be awarded to Mirjam Ernestus and René Hagels. They will be presented with the medal during the 99th Dies Natalis, which will take place on 20 October 2022.
Over the last few decades, there has been a change in the way in which we relate to death. Newspaper articles provide an insight into what we consider a ‘good’ or ‘dignified’ death. According to research carried out by Radboud university medical center and Radboud University, the articles have revealed that, in the case of the elderly, a good death is primarily associated with having lived a full life and a self-chosen end of life.
During a GP consultation, physicians and patients may interrupt each other. These interruptions are often seen as intrusive actions by (male) physicians that hinder the patient. Linguist Ilona Plug and her colleagues investigated this assumption and discovered not only that gender is not a decisive factor, but also that interruptions can actually be positive for the course of the consultation
How is the past tense in a Spanish novel translated into other languages? And how can similarities and differences be explained? Language researchers at Radboud University investigated this using the Spanish novelAsí empieza lo malo(Thus bad begins) by the recently deceased writer Javier Marías.
Learning a language is not something that comes naturally to all children: around seven per cent of children in the Netherlands have a Developmental Language Disorder (DLD). These children may have difficulty speaking or understanding language. Over the next three years, linguist Imme Lammertink will be researching the influence of the language environment on children with DLD. Her angle of approach is unique: she specifically focuses on the language input of children in regular and special education.
People who have already changed their behaviour often experience a sense of powerlessness, because they did not save the climate. Others find it more difficult to make such radical changes. One Recharge reader wondered how these different groups of people are informed about climate change.
Kletskoppen children language festival - initiated by Sharon Unsworth and colleagues - has been selected as a finalist for the Falling Walls Science Breakthrough of the year 2022 in the category Science Engagement. The global Falling Walls Foundation aims at breaking down walls between science and society.
Have you ever noticed that people start speaking differently when in a noisy environment? This change has been called the Lombard effect. This type of speech has already been extensively studied for native speakers. But research into Lombard speech of people who speak in a foreign language is still in its infancy. Linguist Katherine Marcoux conducted extensive research and came to the conclusion that Dutch speakers adapt their English speech in a similar way to native speakers. Marcoux will defend her thesis on 30 June.