Dr W.J.P. Stommel (Wyke)
Associate professor - Centre for Language Studies
Associate professor - Interdisciplinary Hub for Digitalization and Society
Associate professor - Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
My research concerns spoken and mediated communication in institutional environments. Varying from video consultations in the medical domain to instant messaging for counseling and interaction with robots: on the basis of the methods of conversation analysis I study how people achieve goals, construct identities and build relationships step by step verbally and non-verbally in their communication. I frequently work in interdisciplinary teams, also in direct collaboration with professionals (Trimbos Institute, RadboudUMC, Korrelatie). Thus, the research directly contributes to/ provides new insights in their work.
Currently, I supervise three PhD-students:
- Evi Dalmaijer (digitalisation of (para)medical interaction and practice)
- Mieke Breukelman (uncertainty in trans and intersex care)
- Lynn de Rijk (non verbal communication with robots)
Past PhD supervision:
- Ilona Plug (a linguistic view on gender in medical interaction)
- Inge Stortenbeker (language use in clinical interactions about medically unexplained symptoms)
- Guusje Jol (police interviews with children)
Furthermore, I work on methodological aspects of research, such as the ethics of research on digital data. In 2013, I co-initiated the Microanalysis Of Online Data (MOOD) network.
Finally, I am affiliate of Radboud iHub for Digitalisation and Society, member of Radboud interfaculty research platform Diversity in Sex and Gender, trainer at the Centre for Dialogue (centrumvoordialoog.nl) and an official CARM affiliate (www.carmtraining.org).
- Stommel, Wyke & Tom Koole (2010). The Online Support Group as a community. A micro-analysis of the interaction with a new member. Discourse Studies, 12(3), p. 357-378. doi.org/10.1177/1461445609358518 Full text
- Giles, David, Wyke Stommel, Trena Paulus, Jessica N. Lester & Darren Reed (2015). The Microanalysis of Online Data: Methodological Developments. Discourse, Context, Media, 7, p.45-51. doi.org/10.1016/j.dcm.2014.12.002 Full text
- Stommel, Wyke, Harry van Goor & Martijn Stommel (2019). Other-Attentiveness in Video Consultation Openings: A Conversation Analysis of Video-Mediated Versus Face-to-Face Consultations, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 24(6), p. 275–292.https://doi.org/10.1093/jcmc/zmz015 Full text
- Stommel, Wyke & Hedwig te Molder (2015) Counselling online and over the phone: when pre-closing questions fail as a closing device. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 48(3), p.281-300.
- Seuren, Lucas, Wyke Stommel, Dieneke van Asselt, Özcan Sir, Martijn Stommel & Yvonne Schoon (2019). Multidisciplinary meetings at the Emergency Department: A conversation-analytic study of decision-making, Social Science & Medicine, 242, 112589. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2019.112589 Full text
Research grants and prizes
- 2022 - Ammodo Team Science Award for the Humanities for iHub
- 2018 - Co-promotor of PhD student Ilona Plug on gender in GP consultations and co-promotor of PhD student Inge Stortenbeker on the language of GP-consultations with patient with medically unexplained symptoms.
- 2017 - 2021 Comparing face-to-face and video-mediated medical consultations with RadboudUMC, Surgery Dept.
- 2014 - 2017 In 2014, I was funded by the Netherlands Foundation for Mental Health (Fonds Psychische Gezondheid) for a study of chat counseling, specifically focusing on metacommunication as a strategy to restore problematic interaction. Postdoc Margot Jager and I conducted a conversation analysis of problematic chat sessions from the Dutch Alcohol and Drugs Info chat service and Korrelatie – a general chat counseling service.
- 2012 - 2016 In 2012, I was awarded an NWO-grant for a project in collaboration with Trimbos Institute and Sensoor (program “Comprehensible language use”) Begrijpelijke taal → for a comparison of mutual understanding in chat compared and telephone counseling (co-financed by Centre for Language Studies, RU).