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Dr. Christian Burgers is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Science at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. In 2010, he defended his PhD dissertation in the field of Communication and Information Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen. Since 2009, he has worked at the Department of Communication Science, first as a Lecturer and Assistant Professor and currently as an Associate Professor. In 2016, he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Communication Studies at Chapman University (Orange, CA, USA).

 

Research

His research focuses on indirect language, in particular on figurative language such as metaphor, hyperbole and irony. He studies the use and effects of metaphor, hyperbole and irony across domains of discourse (e.g., political communication, health communication, persuasive communication, interpersonal communication) and currently works on his project “Figurative Framing” (2014-2018), for which he received a VENI grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). In February 2018, he will start working on his VIDI project "Contemporary Political Satire" (2018-2023).

Dr. Christian Burgers is a member of the Management Team of the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam in which he coordinates the track on Figurative Framing.

 

Teaching

In the academic year 2017-18, Dr. Christian Burgers teaches in the courses:

  • Gezondheidsvoorlichting (Health Communication, Master Communication Science)
  • New Media Challenges (Bachelor Communication Science)

 

Dr. Christian Burgers is the chair of the Opleidingscommissie Communicatiewetenschap Bachelor and of the Opleidingscommissie Communicatiewetenschap Master.

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Keywords

  • H Social Sciences
  • Figurative framing
  • Political satire
  • Communication

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Research Output 2010 2019

Change in metaphorical framing over time: Metaphors of TRADE in 225 years of State of the Union addresses (1790-2014)

Burgers, C. F. & Ahrens, K., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Applied Linguistics.

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How to identify moral language in presidential speeches: A comparison between a social-psychological and a cognitive-linguistic approach to corpus analysis

Renardel de Lavalette, K. Y., Steen, G. J. & Burgers, C. F., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Corpus Linguistics and Linguistic Theory.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Metaphor in communication: The distribution of potentially deliberate metaphor across register and word class

Reijnierse, W. G., Burgers, C. F., Krennmayr, T. & Steen, G. J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Corpora. 14, 3

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

DMIP: A method for identifying potentially deliberate metaphor in language use

Reijnierse, W. G., Burgers, C. F., Krennmayr, T. & Steen, G. J., Jun 2018, In : Corpus Pragmatics. 2, 2, p. 129-147 19 p.

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Activities 2014 2018

12th conference of RaAM – the Association for Researching and Applying Metaphor (Event)

Burgers, C. F. (Member)
27 Jun 201830 Jun 2018

Activity: MembershipAcademic

Figurative framing in political discourse

Burgers, C. F. (Invited speaker)
13 Oct 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Kathleen Ahrens

Burgers, C. F. (Host)
Aug 2017

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

Kathleen Ahrens

Burgers, C. F. (Host)
Dec 2017

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

Prizes

Top Competitive Paper at the International Communication Association

C.J. Beukeboom (Recipient), C. Finkenauer (Recipient), D.H.J. Wigboldus (Recipient) & C.F. Burgers (Recipient), 22 Jun 2010

Prize: Prize / AwardAcademic

Press / Media

Het nieuwe serieus: geen ruimte meer voor ironie?

C.F. Burgers

20/05/17

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other

De metafoor zet niet altijd door

C.F. Burgers

18/12/14

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Other