Dr Debbie Cole (Programme Coordinator)
Debbie Cole is Associate Professor trained in formal linguistics and linguistic anthropology at the University of Arizona. Her research focuses on comparative concepts of diversity, the effects of language ideologies on public and classroom discourses, and representations of ethnolinguistic variation, particularly in verbal art. Having spent her childhood and field research years in Indonesia, she also translates Indonesian poetry into English.
Dr Stefan Sudhoff (German Track)
Stefan Sudhoff is Assistant Professor in German linguistics at the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication. In his research, he deals with the question of how the function of sentences embedded in coherent discourses is reflected by the grammatical form of these sentences. His interests also include the comparison of the Dutch and German language and culture, multilingualism, and lingua receptiva.
Dr Roselinde Supheert (English track)
Roselinde Supheert is a lecturer at the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication, teaching English and Irish literature, adaptation studies and ICC. Her research interests are in the field of cultural identity in different media, and from a variety of perspectives. Topics include the representation of migrants in the news and the relevance of (post-)colonial discourse in this respect, as well as the use of national stereotypes in advertising and websites.
Dr Marie Steffens (French track)
Marie Steffens, after ten years of experience in teaching French language/linguistics to various learners at university (Liège and Québec) and for a non-profit organisation, is now Assistant Professor in French linguistics as well as a collaborator to EDINA, a project related to the education of newly arrived migrant pupils. Regarding research, she combines lexical semantics and corpus linguistics to adapt digital collaborative resources to language learning.
Dr Manuela Pinto (Italian track)
Manuela Pinto is Assistant Professor Italian Linguistics. Her current research interests focus on language development and assessment in L1 and L2. With colleague Shalom Zuckerman and in collaboration with Boom Uitgeverijen Amsterdam she is leading the project Coloring Book: een nieuwe test- en onderzoeksmethode voor taalbegrip. The goal of this project is to develop a new test for receptive vocabulary to measure language development in Dutch L1-L2 children aged 4-8.
Dr Sergio Baauw (Spanish track)
Sergio Baauw is Assistant Professor in Spanish Linguistics. His research focuses on first and second language acquisition, multilingualism and the integration of newcomers into mainstream education. From September 2017 to September 2018 he was project leader of EDINA, an Erasmus + project in the field of newcomer education. Within ICC he teaches and supervises theses in the field of multilingualism, language contact and language policy.
Dr Luisa García-Manso (Spanish track)
Luisa García-Manso is Assistant Professor in Hispanic Literature and Culture. Her fields of expertise are Contemporary Spanish Theatre (20th and 21st Centuries) and Gender Studies. Currently, she is focusing on participatory and documentary forms of theatre that use testimony to reflect on identity, cultural diversity and social change. Her research interests linked to ICC are transculturality, cultural representation, diversity, identity, migration and exile in current Spanish and Spanish-American Literature, Theatre, and Film.
Carolin Schneider (English Track)
Carolin Schneider is a lecturer in English Linguistics. Her research areas include multilingualism, (critical) discourse analysis and interpersonal pragmatics in online and offline contexts. Primarily, she investigates discourses with and about dementia, i.e. how people living with dementia are represented in the media, in research, and by society. Her PhD-thesis explores how English-Spanish bilinguals living with Alzheimer's dementia draw on their linguistic repertoires in conversations. Other topics include identity construction, language-dependent humor, and conceptionalization of the self in older age and in light of a diagnosis of dementia.