I am an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the English Department. My research interests include (institutional) discourse studies, teacher education, second/foreign language learning, anthropology of education and intercultural communication. I am coordinator of the ACLC research group Institutional Discourse.
Educational Ethnography: Everyday Practices This project aims to develop a (critical) discourse-based framework for the description and analysis of multiparty task-oriented interactions at school and at the university. We zoom in on dimensions of teacher and students’ behaviors that often pass under the radar of traditional research paradigms and observation categories (see also our website under construction: Competences in context).
Principal researchers: Anne Bannink and Jet Van Dam
Educational Ethnography: Teacher Education
In this project student teachers collect video data of authentic teaching/learning situations and reflect on constraints and affordances of the institutional discourses they are part of. Rather than focusing on discrete dimensions of the classroom interface we invite them to adopt a more integrated, holistic view and become researchers of their own teaching practice.
Principal researchers: Anne Bannink and Jet van Dam
Discourses in medical settings (PhD project). This study evaluates the effect of a screening tool for psychological stress in head and neck cancer patients by analyzing discussions between patient and physician during outpatient consultations (video data; institutional data; interview data).Principal researcher: Manon van der Laaken.
Discourses and interdiscursivity in educational settings (PhD project). This study critically examines claims about the role of negotiation of meaning in SLA on the basis of interactions between native and nonnative students in Australian and Dutch Universities who communicate via two forms of computer-mediated communication: video-conferencing and instant chat-messaging. Principal researcher: Rose van der Zwaard