Dr. J. (Jorrig) Vogels
(Neurolinguistics and Language Development)
Are people egocentric when they talk?
This research addresses the question whether people take the perspective of the listener into account when they talk. By studying choices in language use (do I say ‘the girl’ or ‘she’, for example), researchers try to figure out when people speak in an egocentric way and when they do not.
Dr. S. (Saskia) Peels
(Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics)
Polytheism as language. A linguistic approach to divine plurality in the religious experience of Greek worshippers
The ancient Greeks knew a plurality of gods (polytheism), who helped them in all aspects of life. But what image did they have of these often complex gods? And why did a Greek sometimes turn to one god, and at other times to another? A linguistically inspired method helps us.
Jorrig Vogels has always been fascinated by language. As a child, he even compared the different words for ingredients on any packaging he came across. Last summer, the language researcher managed to secure a much-coveted Veni grant. ‘There’s something...
On Thursday evening, after intensive and constructive discussions with the protesting students from student parties DAG and ROOD (youth organization of the Dutch Socialist Party), consensus was reached on four points, which focus specifically on the...
As a boy from the province he would occasionally visit the city of Groningen and didn’t care much for all those old buildings. His interest in historical buildings did not emerge until much later, during his Architecture studies. Today, architect René...