Amber Boeynaems, MSc

+31 20 59 84703
13a-89, 3e-17
a.boeynaems@vu.nl
fac. der geesteswetenschappen ( taal,lit.&comm. ), faculteit der sociale wetenschappen ( afdeling communicatiewetenschap )
PhD candidate

Informatie in het Nederlands

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Presence

Monday to Thursday

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About

Amber Boeynaems (MA 2011, VU University Amsterdam) is a PhD Candidate in the project “Dynamics of Figurative Frames in Dutch Public Discourse” under the supervision of Dr. Christian Burgers, Prof. dr. Elly Konijn and Prof. dr. Gerard Steen. She received a Master’s degree in Journalism and a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Information Studies (CIW) at VU University. For her Master thesis, she studied the effects of figurative language and framing in political speech on the immediate attention of the public.

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Specialization

  • Figurative language
  • Framing effects

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Current research

  • Effects of using figurative language (metaphor, irony, hyperbole) in public discourse on text- and issue perception

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Current teaching

  • Supervision BA theses

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Representative publications

  • Lagerwerf, L., Boeynaems, A., van Egmond-Brussee, C., & Burgers, C. (in press). Immediate attention for public speech: Differential effects of rhetorical schemes and valence framing in political radio speeches. Journal of Language and Social Psychology.
    doi: 10.1177/0261927X14557947

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