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Multilingualism, Language Acquisition and Language Proficiency

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22/09/2017

Seen, but not too much: the black hole, secrets and stigma

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Thao Nguyen
24/07/2017
18 minutes to read

This paper discusses the concept of visibility and its effects in the digital society. Based on the case of an online community art project in Vietnam, the paper will question how digital forms of life narrative can bring out issues of visibility. 

Gender, power and political speech. Women and language in the 2015 UK General Election (Deborah Cameron & Sylvia Shaw)

Review
Piia Varis
08/03/2017
4 minutes to read

Gender, Power and Political Speech is not only important but enjoyable reading, says Piia Varis.

The individual stories of migrants touch our hearts

Column
Irene de Groot
10/04/2017
2 minutes to read

A short column in which Irene de Groot explores the notion of compassion with regards to migration in Europe. Can compassion help create understanding for migrants? 

Fashion as tyranny: beauty standards and social pressure

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Meauraine van Gorp
23/03/2017
8 minutes to read

This article looks at the influence of fashion on women from different cultures. This article shows that women can be influenced by the ideals of a society and that fashion can be used in order to be included or excluded.

boekomslag als marketing instrument

De verborgen agenda van het omslagontwerp: hoe marketeers je boeken doen kopen

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Maud Schoonen
23/03/2017
17 minutes to read

De eerste indruk die je krijgt van een boek is vaak gebaseerd op het omslag. Maar wat zegt een boekomslag over het boek en de intenties van de auteur? 

The individual stories of migrants touch our hearts

Column
Irene de Groot
10/04/2017
2 minutes to read

A short column in which Irene de Groot explores the notion of compassion with regards to migration in Europe. Can compassion help create understanding for migrants? 

When do the critics of Zuma cross the line? Should rape be used as a political statement?

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Nastassja Wessels
31/05/2017
8 minutes to read

Where do we draw the line between morality and political agendas in the depiction of rape in artistic expression? How van Alphen's 'Holocaust effect' can help artists distinguish between empathizing and victimizing through art. 

Over trollen en Amerikaans fascisme: waarom we ons zorgen moeten maken over de (digitale) stoottroepen achter Trump's overwinning

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Ico Maly
07/06/2017
7 minutes to read

De beweging die Trump mee naar het presidentschap heeft geduwd, heeft meer gemeen met fascisme dan vele commentatoren willen inzien. In vergelijking met zijn achterban is Trump een doetje, zegt Ico Maly (Tilburg University)

Joost Zwagerman

Joost Zwagerman: de schrijversmythe.

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Tessa Chaplin
10/07/2017
9 minutes to read

Deze paper onderzoekt de wijze waarop Joost Zwagerman kunst toegankelijk wist te maken aan de hand van de verschillende rollen die hij op zich heeft genomen, zoals de schrijver, de presentator, de publieke intellectueel en de kunstliefhebber.  

Anil Ramdas Menno ter Braak

Anil Ramdas en Menno ter Braak

Article
Lotte van den Broek
16/02/2017
7 minutes to read

Anil Ramdas refereert in zijn roman ‘Badal’ regelmatig naar de modernistische schrijver Menno ter Braak. Ook in interviews stelde Ramdas dat Ter Braak een groot voorbeeld voor hem was. Dit artikel zet de overeenkomsten op een rij.

Representation of the Zef Culture by Die Antwoord

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Lisa Wijvekate
13/07/2017
16 minutes to read

Die Antwoord is a South African hip hop group that represents the South African Zef culture. This paper analyses the way the song 'Fatty Boom Boom' uses symbols and icons to represent Zef culture.

Liu Xiaobo: Keeping a voice

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Odile Heynders
14/07/2017
9 minutes to read

Nobel laureate and dissident writer Liu Xiaobo is released from prison. Xiaobo dedicated the Nobel prize to ‘the martyrs of Tiananmen square’. His poetry expresses his courage and conviction. says Odile Heynders

Macron en de schepping van het uitzonderlijke

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Jan Blommaert
18/05/2017
4 minutes to read

Emmanuel Macron is even radicaal nieuw als de nieuwste versie van de iPhone. Een klein beetje nieuw dus.

Gender, power and political speech. Women and language in the 2015 UK General Election (Deborah Cameron & Sylvia Shaw)

Review
Piia Varis
08/03/2017
4 minutes to read

Gender, Power and Political Speech is not only important but enjoyable reading, says Piia Varis.

"Covfefe" may have exposed a secret Trump language

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Marissa K. Wood
02/06/2017
3 minutes to read

The immediate attention and quick rise of "covfefe", along with the press secretary's remark, provokes the question: was it just a typo? Or the exposure of a linguistic community of practice?

5 groundbreaking music video directors you should know

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Fay Georgaki
14/06/2017
4 minutes to read

Which groundbreaking music video directers should you know? These guys either go big or go home, so read this article to get to know them.