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prof. dr. Alan Cienki

    • Postvak 4.14, Faculty of Humanities, De Boelelaan 1105

      1081 HV Amsterdam

    1987 …2020

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    Professor of English Linguistics
    (Hoogleraar Engelse taalkunde)

    Academic Director, Academic Language Programme

    Part-time secondment: professor and director,
    Multimodal Communication and Cognition Lab ("Polimod"),
    Moscow State Linguistic University, Russian Federation


    Cognitive linguistics; semantics and conceptualization; gesture studies; multimodal communication; grammar of spoken language; metaphor studies; comparative/contrastive linguistics


    BA: English-language tracks in the major Communication and Information Studies ("CIW" in Dutch)

    MA: English-taught track in Multimodal Communication within CIW


    Russian Science Foundation (2014-16, 2017-18, 2019-21)
    PhD candidates via China Scholarship Council (2012-present)
    Cinepoetics, FU Berlin (2016)
    Netherlands Science Foundation/NWO (2012-16)
    Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (2009-10)
    German Academic Exchange Service/DAAD (2006)

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    Academic qualification

    PhD, Brown University

    Award Date: 28 May 1988

    Master, Brown University

    Award Date: 3 Jun 1983

    Bachelor, Hamilton College

    Award Date: 29 May 1982


    • P Philology. Linguistics
    • Cognitive Linguistics
    • Gesture Studies


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