sociolinguistics

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Political polarization in Ghent: a "radical" linguistic landscape

Article
Claudia Gerards
08/05/2020
32 minutes to read

With a shift towards the far-right, politics in Flanders have become rather polarized. In Ghent's linguistic landscape, we see counter noise coming from the left. What does this tell us about Ghent in the context of Flemish politics?

Is there a dark side to translingualism? Dr. Sender Dovchin believes the answer to that question is "yes". In this video, she talks about the research she did in the past, and the things she is working on at this moment. 

Conspiracy theorising online

Article
Piia Varis
10/11/2019
11 minutes to read

Conspiracy theorising online is not only an interesting object of research in itself, says Piia Varis (Tilburg University) but as a phenomenon it also seems fruitful ground for understanding present-day media, culture, and politics more generally.

Spoorzone Tilburg Station

Linguistic directions in De Spoorzone of Tilburg

Paper
Jan Dijsselbloem
09/02/2018
22 minutes to read

'De Spoorzone', North of Tilburg station, was claimed in 1886 by Dutch Railways, and received the name 'Forbidden City'. Recently reclaimed, urbanization began. Hiding an abundance of signs, the area displays tons of indexicality.