Dr A.J.P. Verheijen (Lieke)
Assistant professor - Centre for Language Studies
Assistant professor - Department of Language and Communication
6525 HT NIJMEGEN
6525 HT NIJMEGEN
6500 HD NIJMEGEN
Working days Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Lieke has expertise in the area of language use on social media (WhatsApp etc.) and its impact on literacy and writing skills. She studies youth language in digital communication. Her research also focuses on emojis, both in interpersonal and corporate communication.Research group
- Non-nativeness in Communication + Persuasive Communication
- Verheijen, L., W. Spooren, & A. van Kemenade (2020). Relationships between Dutch youths’ social media use and school writing. Computers & Composition, 56, 102574.
- Verheijen, L. (2019). Is textese a threat to traditional literacy? Dutch youths’ language use in written computer-mediated communication and relations with their school writing. Utrecht: LOT. Doctoral dissertation, Radboud University. Full text
- Verheijen, L., & W. Stoop (2016). Collecting Facebook posts and WhatsApp chats: corpus compilation of private social media messages. In P. Sojka et al. (red.), Text, Speech and Dialogue: 19th International Conference, TSD 2016, LNAI 9924 (pp. 249-258). Springer.
- Verheijen, L. (2016). De macht van nieuwe media: hoe Nederlandse jongeren communiceren in sms’jes, chats en tweets. In D. van de Mieroop, L. Buysse, R. Coesemans & P. Gillaerts (eds.), De macht van de taal: Taalbeheersingsonderzoek in Nederland en Vlaanderen (pp. 275-293). Leuven / Den Haag: Acco.
- Verheijen, L. (2013). The effects of text messaging and instant messaging on literacy. English Studies, 94(5), 582–602.
H index: 7
Research grants and prizes
- 2013 - NWO PhDs in the Humanities, project number 322-70-006.
- 2015 - CLS Reseach Valorisation Grant, awarded to a successful valorisation initiative that was realised in 2015 with a clear societal impact.
- 2016 - GSH Valorisation Grant, to finance an initiative which furthers the societal relevance of my PhD project.
- 2013 - 2018 The Impact of Computer-Mediated Communication on Literacy: Modern communication tools such as chat, Twitter, and WhatsApp are very popular among the Dutch youth. Many parents and teachers fear that this may negatively affect youths' writing skills, while linguists emphasize the possible language benefits of CMC. Lieke studied which effect these new media really have on youngsters' literacy. This research project is funded by the NWO programme (Dutch organisation for scientific research) 'Promoties in de Geesteswetenschappen'.
- Bouwstenen van de Taal Engels
- Corporate Communication
- Crisiscommunicatie en Webcare
- Internal Communication
- Interne Communicatie
- Master Scriptie: Communicatie en Beïnvloeding
- Master's Thesis
- Perfect Self(ie).Gender+ en de wereld van het ideale Zelf
- Sociale media en nieuwe media
Member of the Spelling Committee of the Dutch Language Union ('Taalunie').
(05 July 2021 - 31 December 2025)