Discourse and Pragmatics
In this group we investigate the regularities behind language use and their effect on the production and interpretation of written, spoken and computer-mediated discourse. How do stylistic choices affect the impact of language use? How do digital contexts differ from written and spoken ones? How do we establish a coherent representation of a discourse, in different genres and media? How can we use rhetoric to improve the quality of texts written in different media? How do languages differ in their repertoire of cohesive devices and framing techniques? We use quantitative and qualitative corpus analyses and experiments to answer such questions.
Our researchers study a variety of topics relating to discourse and pragmatics. For an overview of our research projects, please view the page below.
We like to work together with the Radboud University's valorisation unit Peitho. Peitho is Radboud University's knowledge center for rhetoric and bundles knowledge and expertise in the field of rhetoric and persuasion at the Radboud Campus.