THE PROJECT TEAM

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dr. Christan Burgers

Project Leader and Supervisor Britta Brugman and Ellen Droog

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Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His research focuses on indirect language, in particular on figurative language such as metaphor, hyperbole and irony.

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Britta Brugman

PhD Candidate

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PhD Candidate in the Department of Communication Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Britta's project is called: 'Satiric news across media: Linguistic features and communicative impact'.

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Ellen Droog

PhD Candidate

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PhD Candidate in the Department of Communication Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Ellen's project is called: 'Figurative language and figurative images in satire: Use and processing'. 

COLLABORATORS
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prof. dr. Gerard Steen

Supervisor Ellen Droog

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Professor in Language and Communication at the Department of Dutch Studies at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA). His research focuses on metaphor, genre, and language in discourse. 

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prof. dr. Elly Konijn

Supervisor Britta Brugman

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 Professor in Media Psychology at the Department of Communication Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research focuses on social robots, emotions and media-based reality perceptions and media use among adolescents.

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dr. Camiel Beukeboom

Co-supervisor Britta Brugman

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Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. His main research focuses on how prejudice and stereotypes about social groups are subtly expressed in language use.

INTERNATIONAL  ADVISARY BOARD

Department of Dutch Studies  University of Amsterdam  (Netherlands)

Department of Communication  Michigan State University (USA)

Department of Cognitive Science  Case Western Reserve University  (USA)

Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics   University of Birmingham (UK)

School of Computer Science  University College Dublin (Ireland)

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