Vincent A. de Rooij

The aim of this page is to give you an impression of my academic interests and activities. In much of my research, I focus on the study of language practices and language ideologies, which helps to answer the question of how social categories are (re)produced.

How to contact me

Address:

Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Amsterdam
O.Z. Achterburgwal 185
1012 DK Amsterdam

E-mail:

v.a.derooij@uva.nl

Phone:

++31 20 525 2615

Fax:

++31 20 525 3010

Positions held

1999- Assistant professor, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam
2013-2014 Fellow & Co-coordinator of the NIAS Research Theme Group The Construction of Local Identities through Language Practices, Netherlands Institute of Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, Wassenaar
Dec 2009-June 2010 Guest researcher, Meertens Institute, Amsterdam
1996-1999 Post-doc (research project: Linguistic and Cultural Creolization on the Zairian Copperbelt, financed by the Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research)
Dept. of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam
1994-1996 Guest researcher, Institute for General Linguistics, University of Amsterdam
1995 Lecturer (1 trimester contract), Institute for General Linguistics, University of Amsterdam
1990-1994 Assistent in Opleiding (lit.: 'assistant in training' a PhD candidate employed by a research institute or university), Institute for Functional Research into Language and Language Use, University of Amsterdam
Research project: 'Codeswitching and style shifting as discourse strategies in Shaba Swahili'.

Courses taught

(with Leonie Cornips) Critical Sociolinguistics, January 2015, PhD Course, LOT (Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics) Winterschool, University of Amsterdam.
Wetenschapsfilosofie & Argumentatieleer (Philosophy of Science & Argumentation Theory), 2011-2012, 2012-2013, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam.
De Politiek van Taal (The Politics of Language), 2011-2012, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam.
(with Francio Guadeloupe) Migratie & Jeugdcultuur (Migration & Youth Culture), 2011-2012, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam.
Gender, Class, and Language , 2010-2011, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam. Course syllabus at http://vincentderooij.socsci.uva.nl/gcl/
Language and Culture, 2005-2006 (with Gosewijn van Beek), 2006-2007 (with Niko Besnier), 2007-2008, 2008-2009, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam. Course syllabus at http://www.vincentderooij.socsci.uva.nl/tc2009/
Narrating the Self, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam. Course syllabus at http://www.vincentderooij.socsci.uva.nl/narratingtheself/
(with Yolanda van Ede and Thijl Sunier) Style, Subculture and Group Formation, 2007-2008, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam.
Language Practices and Ideologies in Youth Subcultures, 2005-2006, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam. Course syllabus at http://www.vincentderooij.socsci.uva.nl/lpiys/
Dutch Only? Language practices and Ideologies in the Netherlands, 2004-2005, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam. Course syllabus at http://www.vincentderooij.socsci.uva.nl/dutchonly/
Topics in Linguistic Anthropology, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam.
Language, Culture, and Media, 2001-2002 (with Michael Meeuwis), 2002-2003 (with Marloes Janson),  2003-2004 /  2004-2005 (with Gosewijn van Beek),  Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam.
Language and Communication, 1999-2000, 2000-2001, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam.
This series of lectures is accompanied by a web presentation in Dutch.
Introduction to General Linguistics, 1998-1999, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam.
This series of lectures is accompanied by a web presentation in Dutch.
Popular Literacy/ies, 1997-1998, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam.
Sociolinguistics: Language Variation and Change, 1995-1996, Institute for General Linguistics, University of Amsterdam.
Language Contact and Change, with special emphasis on codeswitching, 1992-1993, Institute for General Linguistics, University of Amsterdam.

Publications

Books

(2007). (red. met Francio Guadeloupe). Zo zijn onze manieren...: Visies op multiculturaliteit in Nederland. Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers.

(1996). Cohesion through contrast: Discourse structure in Shaba Swahili/French conversations. Amsterdam: Ifott.

Contributions to books and periodicals

(forthc.) (with Leonie Cornips). Belonging through languagecultural practices in the periphery: The politics of carnival in the Dutch province of Limburg. Anthropological Journal of European Cultures.

(publication scheduled for May 2015 ). Heer woent enne Rowwen Hèze fan, of: het verlangen Limburger te zijn. In: Leonie Cornips & Barabara Beckers (red.), Het dorp en de wereld: Dertig jaar Rowwen Hèze. Nijmegen: Vantilt.

(2015) (with Leonie Cornips and Jürgen Jaspers). The politics of labelling youth vernaculars in the Netherlands and Belgium. In: Jacomine Nortier & Bente Ailin Svendsen (eds.), Language, youth and identity in the 21st century: Linguistic practices across urban spaces. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 45-68.

(2014d) (with Leonie Cornips). The construction of local identities through language practices. NIAS News 6 July 2014. https://www.nias.knaw.nl/news-events/news/theme-group-on-the-construction-of-local-identities-through-language-practices

(2014c) (with Francio Guadeloupe). The promise of a Utopian Home, or Capitalism's commoditization of Blackness. Social Analysis 58(2): 60-77.

(2014b) (with Francio Guadeloupe). Pimping and the deconstruction of the natural: A perspective from Saint Martin and Sint Maarten (SXM). Women's Studies International Forum 43: 5-12. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wsif.2013.07.020

(2014a). (with Leonie Cornips and Jürgen Jaspers). The politics of labeling youth vernaculars in the Netherlands and Belgium. Working Papers in Urban Language and Literacies, Vol. 127.
<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/sspp/departments/education/research/ldc/publications/workingpapers/the-papers/WP127.pdf>

(2013b) (met Leonie Cornips). 'HET Nederlands bestaan alleen in ons hoofd.' In: De tien revoluties in de geesteswetenschappen, De Groene Amsterdammer online dossier. http://blogs.groene.nl/geesteswetenschappers/?p=1116

(2013a) (with Leonie Cornips). Selfing and othering through categories of race, place, and language among minority youths in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In: Peter Siemund, Ingrid Gogolin, Monika Edith Schulz and Julia Davydova (eds.), Multilingualism and language diversity in urban areas: Acquisition, identities, space, education. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 129-164.

(2012b) (met Leonie Cornips). Steeds maar weer die jongerentaal. NRC Handelsblad, 19 november 2012 & De Standaard, 20 november 2012.

(2012a) (met Leonie Cornips en Irene Stengs). Carnavalesk taalgebruik en de constructie van lokale identiteiten: Een pleidooi voor taalcultuur als onderzoeksveld. DuJAL (Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics) 1(1): 15-40. http://depot.knaw.nl/12660/1/DUJAL2012.pdf

(2011). Geschiedschrijven voorbij de grenzen van de wetenschap. Karakter: Tijdschrift van wetenschap 34: 22-24.

(2010b). Language analysis for the determination of origin (LADO): A look into the problems presented by East and Central African cases. In: Karin Zwaan, Pieter Muysken and Maaike Verrips (eds.), Language and origin: The role of language in European asylum procedures. A linguistic and legal survey. Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers. 133-144.

(2010a). (met Leonie Cornips). Gefascineerd door jongerentaal. Neerlandia/Nederlands van nu 114(2):34-35.

(2009). (met Francio Guadeloupe). Antropologie na een trekje van een Habanero: Reflecties op de verhouding tussen de canon en onze creoliserende wereld. In Thijl Sunier (red.), Antropologie in een zee van verhalen. Amsterdam: Aksant. 59-88.

(2008b). (with Francio Guadeloupe). O sexo e a desconstrução do natural: Uma perspectiva a partir de uma ilha no Caribe. Afro-Ásia 37:97-118.
http://www.afroasia.ufba.br/pdf/Afroasia37_097_118_Francio_Rooij.pdf

(2008a). (with Johannes Fabian). Ethnography. In: Tony Bennett and John Frow (eds.), The Sage handbook of cultural analysis. London: Sage. 613-631.

(2007d). Grammatical borrowing in Katanga Swahili. In: Yaron Matras and Jeanette Sakel (eds.), Grammatical borrowing in cross-linguistic perspective. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 123-136. online access for subscribers to de Gruyter Reference Global:
http://dx.doi.org/10.1515/9783110199192.123

(2007c). Multiculturaliteit en meertaligheid: Een kritische beschouwing van het Dutch-only vertoog. In: Francio Guadeloupe en Vincent de Rooij (red.), Zo zijn onze manieren...: Visies op multiculturaliteit in Nederland. Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers. 67-76

(2007b). (met Francio Guadeloupe). Inleiding. In: Francio Guadeloupe en Vincent de Rooij (red.), Zo zijn onze manieren...: Visies op multiculturaliteit in Nederland. Amsterdam: Rozenberg Publishers. 9-20.

(2007a). (with Leonie Cornips). Straattaal of het Nederlands van de toekomst. Kennislink.nl, Vakpagina Taalwetenschappen.
<http://www.kennislink.nl/web/show?id=173589>

(2006). (with Leonie Cornips & Birgit Reizevoort). Straattaal: Processen van naamgeving en stereotypering [Street language: Processes of naming and stereotyping]. In: Guust Meijers e.a. (red.), Thema's en trends in de sociolinguïstiek 5 = Toegepaste Taalwetenschap in Artikelen (TTWiA) 76 (jaargang 2006, deel 2):123-136.
preprint version in PDF format:
<http://www.meertens.nl/meertensnet/file/leoniec/20070307/TTWA_cornips_derooij_reizevoort.pdf>

(2005). (with Mattijs van de Port). Johannes Fabian's time in the Netherlands. Etnofoor 18(2):125-138. online access for subscribers to JSTOR

(1998-2005). Popular Swahili Texts in Books and Articles: An annotated bibliography. Available at: <http://www.lpca.socsci.uva.nl/elsewhere.html> (version 5.0, 31 December 2005).

(2004). The Language and National Origin Group, collective publication. Guidelines for the use of language analysis in relation to questions of national origin in refugee cases. The International Journal of Speech, Language and the Law 11 (2):261-266.
online access for subscribers: http://www.equinoxjournals.com/ojs/index.php/IJSLL/article/view/555/1386

(2003). (with Leonie Cornips). "Kijk, Levi's is een goeie merk: maar toch hadden ze 'm gedist van je schoenen doen 'm niet": Jongerentaal heeft de toekomst. In: Jan Stroop (red.), Waar gaat het Nederlands naartoe? Panorama van een taal. Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Bert Bakker. 131-142.
preprint version in PDF format:
<http://www.meertens.nl/meertensnet/file/leoniec/20050208/cornips_derooijdefstroop.pdf>

(2002b). Displays and displacements: Some thoughts on the uses of interactive screens and how they affect mental maps of space and self. Etnofoor 15(1/2):70-78. online access for subscribers to JSTOR

(2002a). Comprendere mantenendo una distanza: L'etnografia missionaria in Congo Belga (1890-1960). In: Missioni: Percorsi tra antropologia e storia, a cura di Claudia Mattalucci-Yılmaz = Etnosistemi 9:99-107.

(2001). At the launch of JLPCA (Editorial). Journal of Language and Popular Culture in Africa 1(2) (24 July 2001). Available at: <http://www.lpca.socsci.uva.nl/jlpca/vol1/atthelaunchofjlpca.html>

(2000). French discourse markers in Shaba Swahili conversations. International Journal of Bilingualism 4(4):447-467 (special issue Discourse markers in bilingual conversation, edited by Yael Maschler). Available at <http://dare.uva.nl/en/record/87922>

(1998-9). Letters to the editor from the section Habari za Kwetu in Mwana Shaba (Journal d'entreprise de l'U.M.H.K.), with brief introduction and translation. Archives of Popular Swahili 1. Available at: <http://www.lpca.socsci.uva.nl/aps/mwanashabaapril1958letters.html> (version 1.3, 31 May 1999)

(1998b). Problems of (re-)contextualizing and interpreting variation in oral and written Shaba Swahili. In: Mortéza Mahmoudian and Lorenza Mondada (eds.), Le travail du chercheur sur le terrain: Questionner les pratiques, les méthodes, les techniques de l'enquête (Cahiers de l'ILSL 10). Lausanne: Institut de Linguistique et des Sciences du Langage de l'Université de Lausanne. 105-126.

(1998a). Het probleem van smurfentaal. In: Adrienne Bruyn en Jacques Arends (eds.), Mengelwerk voor Muysken: Voor Pieter C. Muysken bij zijn afscheid van de Universiteit van Amsterdam (Publikaties van het Instituut voor Algemene Taalwetenschap 72). Amsterdam: Instituut voor Algemene Taalwetenschap. 63-66.

(1997). Shaba Swahili: Partial creolization due to second language learning and substrate pressure. In: Arthur K. Spears and Donald Winford (eds.), The structure and status of pidgins and creoles. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 309-339.

(1995c). The status and use of the French complementizer QUE in Shaba Swahili discourse: A structural-functionalist account. In: Papers from the Summer School Code-Switching and Language Contact. (Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, 14-17 September 1994). Ljouwert: Fryske Akademy. 218-228.

(1995b). Shaba Swahili. In: Jacques Arends, Pieter Muysken, and Norval Smith (eds.), Pidgins and creoles: An introduction. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 179-190.

(1995a). Variation. In: Jacques Arends, Pieter Muysken, and Norval Smith (eds.), Pidgins and creoles: An introduction. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 53-64.

(1991). Code switching and style shifting as discourse strategies in Shaba Swahili. In: Papers for the Symposium on Code-Switching in Bilingual Studies: Theory, Significance and Perspectives (Volume II), Barcelona, 21-23 March 1991. Strasbourg: European Science Foundation. 410-413.

(1990). Glossolalia: betekenis en waarde van het spreken in tongen voor het individu en de groep. (Glossolalia: The meaning and value of speaking in tongues for the individual and the group). In: Hyme Stoffels (red.), Pinksteren in Nederland (= Religieuze bewegingen in Nederland 20) . Amsterdam: VU Uitgeverij. 119-126.

Book reviews

(2005). Kwalitatieve analyse: Uitgangspunten en procedures door Fred Wester en Vincent Peters. Mens en Maatschappij 80(4):376-378.

(1998). Codeswitching in Gambia: Eine Soziolinguistische Untersuchung von Mandinka, Wolof und Englisch in Kontakt by Delia Haust. Journal of African Languages and Linguistics 19(1):79-89.

(1995). (with Pieter Muysken) Social motivations for codeswitching: Evidence from Africa and Duelling languages: Grammatical structure in codeswitching by Carol Myers-Scotton. Linguistics 33(5):1043-1051.

Book notices

(1999). Straatpraatjes: Language, politics and popular culture in Capetown, 1909-1922, edited by Mohamed Adhikari. Language 75(2):407.

(1999). The social uses of literacy: theory and practice in contemporary South Africa, edited by Mastin Prinsloo and Mignonne Breier. Language 75(2):408.

(1998). Language in cognitive development: The emergence of the mediated mind by Katherine Nelson. Language 74(3):684.

Lectures and presentations

(met Leonie Cornips and Irene Stengs) Taalcultuur (OZR-Lezing Meertens Insituut), Amsterdam, 24 November, 2014.

The interarticulation of class and gender: The center-periphery fractal at work in language practices in Limburg, the Netherlands. Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 20 (Colloquium: Moving margins: Reversals and recursions in processes of placemaking), Jyväskylä, 15-18 June, 2014.

(with Leonie Cornips) Moving dialects: The production of white unmarked masculinity in public language use. Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 20 (Colloquium: Globalization in the margins), Jyväskylä, 15-18 June, 2014.

(with Leonie Cornips) The language-cultural production of unmarked white masculinity in Limburg, the Netherlands. Paper presented at the 1st Sociolinguistic Circle Conference, Groningen, 28 March, 2014.

Gendering and classing the locus of localness: Understanding the attraction-repulsion of the marginal Other. Paper presented at the Workshop Languages in the Margins, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Wassenaar, 16-17 December, 2013.

(with Leonie Cornips, Irene Stengs, and Lotte Thissen) Media and language: Including the local. Paper presented at the LARM Conference, Copenhagen, 14-15 November, 2013.

(with Leonie Cornips) The center-periphery fractal in the construction of local identities: A plea for, and a case study of languageculture. Paper presented at the Workshop Contemporary Authenticities: Towards Complexity, Tilburg, 31 October - 1 November, 2013.

Body-language iconicity: Some explorations into language ideologically informed notions of the speaking body. Paper presented at the KNAW Conference Diversity and Universals in Language, Culture, and Cognition, Leiden, 24-26 October, 2013.

(with Leonie Cornips) The Total Linguistic Fact revisited: Toward a Holistic Semiosis Model. Paper presented at the Workshop The Multilingual Challenge in the Framework of Horizon 2020, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Wassenaar, 17-19 October, 2013.

(with Leonie Cornips) . Social identification among adolescents in the contact zone of Dutch and Sranan. Paper presented at the Conference Europe and its worlds: Cultural mobility in, to, and from Europe, Nijmegen, 16-18 October, 2013.

(with Leonie Cornips) Sameness and difference under conditions of superdiversity in a Dutch border region. Paper presented at the Conference Language and Super-diversity: Explorations and Interrogations, Jyväskylä, 5-7 June, 2013.

(with Lotte Thissen, Leonie Cornips, Irene Stengs, and Anna Strycharz-Banas) Moving dialects-moving places. What is belonging in relation to place and language? Poster presented at the symposium A Sense of Place: Studies in Language & Region, University of Sheffield, 6 April, 2013.

De media en de antropoloog: Een verhaal van arrogantie, machteloosheid, zelfbeschikking, en pragmatisme (Media and the anthropologist: A story of arrogance, impotence, self-determination, and pragmatism). Paper presented at LaSSA Congress 'Beeldvorming in de media' (Representation in the media), Utrecht, 4 February 2013.

(with Leonie Cornips) About languageculture. Paper presented at the ACLC (Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication) Seminar, Amsterdam, 30 November, 2012.

(with Leonie Cornips) Youth urban vernaculars: The contact setting between Dutch and Sranan. Paper presented at the workshop Towards a social typology of language contact and genesis in the (post-) colonial context using the example of overseas Dutch-based varieties, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, 24 November, 2012.

(with Leonie Cornips) Subversion and convention in Limburgian languagecultural practices. Paper presented at the Globalizing Culture Seminar, Amsterdam Institute for Social Science research, Amsterdam, 2 November, 2012.

(with Leonie Cornips) Heightened consciousness use of local language(s) in the public domain. FRIAS (Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies) lecture, Freiburg, 31 October, 2012.

(with Leonie Cornips) Identity politics and the carnivalesque: A case study of languageculture in the peripheral province of Limburg, The Netherlands. Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 19, Berlin, 21-24 August, 2012.

Resistance is futile (?): Nadenken over de werking van sociale media (Resistance is futile (?): Reflecting on the workings of social media). Paper presented at ANCA meeting Sociale media: emancipatie èn repressie? (Social media: Emanicpation and repression?), Academic-Cultural Center Spui 25, Amsterdam, 6 June 2012.

(with Irene Stengs) Van Limburg naar Limburg: Culturele eigenheid en diversiteit in beweging. Paper read at a symposium on the occasion of Leonie Cornips's inaugural lecture, Maastricht University, Maastricht, 11 May 2012.

(with Leonie Cornips and Irene Stengs) Carnivalesque language use and the construction of local identities. Babylon, Centre for Studies of the Multicultural Society, Tilburg University, Tilburg, 17 January 2012.

(with Leonie Cornips and Irene Stengs) The construction of local identities in Limburg: Introduction to the project. Paper read at the workshop The Construction of Local Identities through Culture and Language, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), Wassenaar, 1- 3 December 2011.

Dutch only discourse and the construction of an elusive Dutch-ness. Paper read at the Workshop Doing Dutch-ness in Science, Language and Culture, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 26 May 2010.

East and Central Africa. Paper read at the ESF SCH Exploratory Workshop on Language and Origin: The Role of Language in European Asylum Procedures, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), Wassenaar, 21-24 April 2010.

Masterclass Ethnography, Babylon, Centre for Studies of the Multicultural Society, Tilburg University, Tilburg, 24 April 2009.

Taal, identiteit, en de straat (Language, idenity, and the street) Workshop in the SEM Workshop series Hoe zijn jouw manieren?' (How are your manners?), Helmond, 31 January 2009.

(with Leonie Cornips) The mythology of street language. Paper presented at Adolescents in multilingual contexts network meeting, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), Wassenaar, 9-10 January 2009.

Dutch only? Multiculturaliteit en meertaligheid. Invited lecture at the 61st Annual Amsterdam University Club (AUV) meeting, University of Amsterdam, 8 November 2008.

Identity politics in online discussions of Deaf identity. Paper presented at the Conference Deaf and Other Cultures, Amsterdam, 25-26 September 2008.

‘Caribische’ talen: Ideologie in folk en professional linguistics. Presentatie in de Workshop Coming to Terms with the Caribbean: An introduction to the Human Sciences, Amsterdam, 6-20 juli 2008, georganiseerd door mArt Radio.

Codeswitching and stereotyping on a Moroccan-Dutch webforum. Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 17, Amsterdam, 3-5 April 2008.

(met Jacomine Nortier) Jongerentaal. Workshop tijdens de conferentie De X-factor: Passie voor techniek, Bergen op Zoom, 8 november 2007.

(Im)Possibilities of language analysis as a means of establishing the national origin of asylum seekers. Paper presented at the Workshop on Language Analysis in the Determination of National Origin of Refugees, Amsterdam, 21 June 2007.

Linguistics Session during Short Intensive Course Discourse Analysis, Amsterdam Discourse Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 18-20 June 2007.

(met Evita Melger) Petjoh als meng- en straattaal. Voordracht tijdens het Tong Tong Festival, Pasar Malam Besar, Den Haag, 17-28 mei 2007.

Wat de taalexpert zegt .... en niet zegt. Presentatie in de workshop Meertaligheid in de asielprocedure, Anéla Voorjaarsstudiedag met als thema 'In gesprek', Utrecht, 20 april 2007.

Wollah (I swear to God) as a marker of a new Dutch (?ethno)lect. Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 16, Limerick, 6-8 July 2006.

Cultuur en creativiteit. Gastcollege voor de interdisciplinaire honoursmodule Creativiteit, Insitituut voor Interdisciplinaire Studies, Universiteit van Amsterdam, Amsterdam, 11 januari 2006.

Witchcraft, jealousy and popular culture. Guest lecture for the MA course African Popular Culture: Interaction and Recycling, Leiden University, Leiden, 14 December 2005.

De studie van etnolecten: Overdenkingen vanuit een etnografisch perspectief. Workshop Etnisch Nederlands, Utrecht University, Utrecht, 16 November 2005 (xhtml presentation file)

(with Leonie Cornips) The myths of Street Language. Lecture for the Working Group in Urban Sociolinguistics, New York University, New York, 28 October 2005.

(with Leonie Cornips) Methodology: Urban socio/antropolinguistics in a Dutch context. Workshop for the Working Group in Urban Sociolinguistics, New York University, New York, 28 October 2005.

Contesting 'street language': Language practices and ideologies in Dutch youth subcultures, Paper read at NWAV (New Ways of Analyzing Variation) 34, New York, 20-23 October 2005.

Codifying non-existing languages: The case of straattaal (street language). Paper read at the workshop Performing Anthropology: Epistemology, Craft and History, Amsterdam, 20-21 May 2005.

(with Leonie Cornips) The concept of neger 'negro' in a Rotterdam youth language and culture (The Netherlands), Paper read at NWAV (New Ways of Analyzing Variation) 33, Ann Arbor, 30 September - 3 October 2004.

(with Leonie Cornips) The concept of 'neger' in a Rotterdam youth language and culture. Paper read at the Youth Language Symposium, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, 27 February 2004.

De wederzijdse beïnvloeding van taal en cultuur. Lezing voor de Vereniging van Gereformeerde Studenten in Twente, in het kader van het studiethema 'Taal en communicatie', Enschede, 23 januari 2003.

Reflections on social change in popular writing on the Congolese Copperbelt (1950-1960). Paper read at the Annual ASA Conference, Arusha, 8-12 April 2002

Swahili-French codeswitching among migrant and non-migrant inhabitants of Lubumbashi (DR Congo). Paper read at the Conference Language, Migration and the City, Bayreuth, 22-24 November 2001.

The why's and how's of putting African language materials online. Paper read at the 31st Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics, Leiden, 27-29 August 2001.

Missionary Ethnography in the Belgian Congo, 1890-1960. (Invited) Paper read at the Conference Anthropology & Africa: A Cross-Colonial Investigation, 1880-1960, Oxford, 10-12 March 2000.

Over het nut van de term 'creole' (On the usefulness of the concept 'creole'). Talk for the Taalcontactcolloquium (Language Contact Seminar), Institute for General Linguistics, University of Amsterdam, 1 December 1998.

De recente geschiedenis van Centraal-Afrika (The recent history of Central-Africa). Guest lecture for the course Higher Staff Formation at the Netherlands Defense College, Rijswijk, 25 August 1998.

De rol van universalia van taalcontact in de genese van Shaba Swahili (The role of universals of language contact in the genesis of Shaba Swahili). Lecture at the Department of African Languages and Cultures, University of Ghent, 28 February 1998.

Language and Ethnicization in Central Africa. Paper presented at the Conference Globalization and Ethnicity, Amsterdam, 12-13 December 1997.

Problems of (re-)contextualizing and interpreting variation in oral and written Shaba Swahili. (Invited) Paper read at the Colloquium Le travail du chercheur sur le terrain: Questionner les pratiques, les méthodes, les techniques de l'enquête, Lausanne, 13-14 December 1996.

Codeswitching and discourse structure. (Invited) Paper read at the NIAS Workshop on Language Contact: Linking Different Levels of Analysis, Wassenaar, 20-22 June, 1996.

The Fabian language collection: An archive of spoken and written popular Swahili (1900-1992). (Invited) Paper read at LIPPS Meeting III, Max Planck Institut für Psycholinguistik, Nijmegen, 24-27 April 1996.

The status and use of the French complementizer QUE in Shaba Swahili discourse: A structural-functionalist account. Paper read at the Summer School on Codeswitching and Language Contact, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, 14-17 September 1994.

Shaba Swahili/Franse kodewisseling en het Matrix Language Frame Model (Shaba Swahili/ French codeswitching and the Matrix Language Frame Model). Paper presented at the 25th TiN (Linguistics in the Netherlands) day, Utrecht, 22 januari 1994.

How saliency promotes borrowing: French discourse markers in Shaba Swahili (Zaire). Poster presented at NWAV (New Ways of Analyzing Variation) 22, Ottawa, 14-17 October 1993.

The creoleness of Shaba Swahili. Paper read at the 23rd Colloquium on African Languages and Linguistics, Leiden, 30 August-1 September 1993.

Shaba Swahili: A case of partial creolization caused by second language learning strategies constraining substratum pressure. Paper read at the Meeting of the Society for Pidgin and Creole Linguistics, Amsterdam, 10-12 June 1993.

Code switching and style shifting as discourse strategies in Shaba Swahili. Poster presented at the Symposium on Code-Switching in Bilingual Studies: Theory, Significance and Perspectives, Barcelona, 21-23 March 1991.

Other academic activities

Editor Language and Popular Culture in Africa

Editor of the Archives of Popular Swahili

Member Program Committee 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB10), New Brunswick, 20-24 May 2015

Member Scientific Committee 9th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB9), Singapore, 10-13 June 2013

Member Scientific Committee 8th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB8), Oslo, 15-18 June 2011

Member Scientific Committee Sociolinguistics Symposium 18, Southampton, 1-4 September 2010

Member Scientific Committee 7th International Symposium on Bilingualism (ISB7), Utrecht, 8-11 July 2009

Member Scientific Committee Sociolinguistics Symposium 17, Amsterdam, 3-5 April 2008

Member of the Executive Board of the Dutch Anthropological Association [Antropologen Beroepsvereniging], 2009-present

Member of the Advisory Committee Language Analysis, De Taalstudio, Amsterdam, 2007-present

Member of the Advisory Board and co-supervisor of the PhD research project 'Regional Identity in Limburg: selfing and othering through language practices', carried out by Lotte Thissen, Maastricht University, 2011-2015

Member of the Advisory Board and co-supervisor of the PhD research project 'Straattaal' (Street language), Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, 2001-2005

Supervisor of MA research projects and MA theses, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, 1999-present

Member of BA & MA course committees, Department of (Sociology and) Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, 2006-2011

Member of BA & MA examination committees, Department of (Sociology and) Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, 2011-present

PhD committee member for:

(with Leonie Cornips and Barbara Johnstone) Convenor of the colloquium Moving margins: Reversals and recursions in processes of placemaking, at Sociolinguistics Symposium 20 Jyväskylä, 15-18 June, 2014.

(with Leonie Cornips) Organizer of the workshop Languages in the Margins, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), 16-17 December 2013

(with Leonie Cornips and Irene Stengs) Organizer of the workshop The Construction of Local Identities through Culture and Language, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS), 1- 3 December 2011

(with Willem Kox) Organizer of the workshop Software for Qualitative Data Analysis. Amsterdam, 28 November 2007

(with Christian Bröer and John Kleinen) Organizer of the workshop The Qualitative Analysis of Video (by David Woods).  Amsterdam, 15-16 January 2007

(Co-)Organizer of the workshop Performing Anthropology: Epistemology, Craft and History.  Amsterdam, 20-21 May 2005

Organizer and chair of the monthly research seminar Popular Culture in Africa, Department of Anthropology, University of Amsterdam, 1995-1996

Reviewing manuscripts for the following journals:
Africana Linguistica
Amsterdam Creole Studies
Anthropological Linguistics
Anthropology Today
Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis - Revue Belge d'Histoire Contemporaine
International Journal of Bilingualism
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development
Journal of Muslims in Europe
Journal of Pragmatics
Zeitschrift für Sprachwissenschaft

Reviewing book proposals and/or manuscripts for the following academic presses:
Cambridge University Press
Brill/KITLV Press, Leiden
Lexington Books, Lanham, MD
Van Schaik Publishers, Hatfield, Pretoria

Professional memberships:
American Anthropological Association
Society for Linguistic Anthropology
International Pragmatics Association
Antropologen Beroepsvereniging (Dutch Anthropological Association), Member of Executive Board (2009-)
Algemene Vereniging voor Taalwetenschap (Linguistic Society of the Netherlands)
Anéla (Association néerlandaise de linguistique appliquée), Nederlandse Vereniging voor Toegepaste Taalwetenschap
Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée

In the media

Cornips & de Rooij 2013b cited in Nader tot de sociale wetenschappen [Moving closer to the social sciences], Yvonne Zonderop, De Groene Amsterdammer, 30 October, 2013.

(met Leonie Cornips). Steeds maar weer die jongerentaal. NRC Handelsblad 19 november 2012.

Interviewed by Eva Jinek in Met het Oog op Morgen, NOS Radio, Wat is Ebonics? [What is Ebonics?], 26 August 2010 (online: http://nos.nl/audio/180817-wat-is-ebonics.html)

Interviewed by Radio 1-8-9 FM on Edgar Cairo's legacy, 27 May 2010 (interviewed together with Cindy Kerseborn, documentary filmmaker and initiator/organizer of Manifestatie 2010: Culturele Nalatenschap Edgar Cairo (1948-2000) [Event 2010: Cultural Legacy of Edgar Cairo (1948-2000)].

Interviewed by Radio RAZO on Edgar Cairo's legacy, 12 May 2010 (interviewed together with Cindy Kerseborn, documentary filmmaker and initiator/organizer of Manifestatie 2010: Culturele Nalatenschap Edgar Cairo (1948-2000) [Event 2010: Cultural Legacy of Edgar Cairo (1948-2000)].

Quotes from interview in Integreren doe je dus met straattaal [Integrating is done through street language], Enzo van Steenbergen, Metro, 11 March 2010.
(online: http://www.readmetro.com/show/en/MetroHolland/20100311/2/2/)

Quotes from interview in Dikke scot; straattaal algemeen cool Nederlands [Good for you; street language common cool Dutch], Aleid Truijens, de Volkskrant, 21 July 2009.
(online: http://www.volkskrant.nl/binnenland/article1261346.ece/Straattaal_Algemeen_Cool_Nederlands)

Interviewed by Jeroen Dirks in Hoe?Zo!, Teleac Radio, De rol van taal in het integratiedebat [The role of language in debates on integration], 5 November 2008
(online: http://www.teleac.nl/radio/index.jsp?site=site_radio&category=1683626&nr=134903&item=2112349&template=/radio/templates/article_weblog.jsp)

Quotes from interview in: Pleidooi voor internetkeurmerk [Plea for internet quality stamp], Robbert Ophorst, Dag, 16 September 2008.
(online: http://www.dag.nl/static/project/epaper/DG/20080916___/1_014/article26_image.html)

Quotes from interview in Nieuwe taal ['New language', on changes in present-day Dutch], Stadslicht ['City light', documentary program], AT5 television, 26 juni 2008
(online: http://web.at5.nl/stadslicht/2008/06/27/stadstaal-straattaal)

Quotes from interview in news item Lopend vuurtje van China naar Limburg ['Spreading like wildfire from China to Limburg' on Chinese asylum seekers in the Netherlands said to be attracted by a rumour that they would be eligible for a general pardon], Editie-NL, RTL4 Television, 1 April 2008
(online: http://www.rtl.nl/(/actueel/editienl/)/components/actueel/editienl/2008/14/gerucht_asielzoekers.xml.

Interviewed by mArt Radio, 24 February 2008 (interviewed together with Francio Guadeloupe, co-editor of Guadeloupe & de Rooij (red.) 2007).

Quote from interview in Nieuwe geheimtaal Amsterdamse jongeren [New secret language among Amsterdam youth], Roos Menkhorst, Nieuw Amsterdams Peil, 18 January 2008.
(online: http://www.mediastudies.nl/nap2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1231&Itemid=36)

Interviewed in De Horizon, Nederlandse Islamistische Omroep (Dutch Islamic Broadcasting Network), Radio 5, 12 January 2008 (interviewed on the occasion of the Nederland benoemt & bouwt (The Netherlands identifies and builds) intitiative , interviewed together with Francio Guadeloupe, co-editor of Guadeloupe & de Rooij (red.) 2007)
(online: http://www.nioweb.nl/2008/01/12/de-horizon-zaterdag-12-januari/).

Interviewed by Francisco van Jole in Desmet Live, Llink Broadcasting Network, Radio 5, 19 December 2007 (interview on the occasion of the publication of Guadeloupe & de Rooij (red.) 2007, interviewed together with Chantal Gill'ard, one of the contributors to Guadeloupe & de Rooij (red.) 2007)
(online: http://cgi.omroep.nl/cgi-bin/streams?/ikon/desmetlive/12-19-07/manieren.wmv).

Quotes from interview in Zo zijn onze manieren [On our own terms], video news item on Folia.nl, 4 December 2007
(online: http://www.folia.nl/Nieuwsoverzicht/Wetenschap/Zo+zijn+onze+manieren+%28video%29.htm).

Quotes from interview in Straattaal is geen verloedering [Street language is not a sign of deterioration], Marijn Kramp, Leidsch Dagblad, Haarlems Dagblad, Noordhollands Dagblad, 14 September 2007.

Quote from interview in Irritatie over internetgedrag bij kinderen [Annoyed by children's internet behavior], Floris Akkerman, Sp!ts, 24 October 2006.

Quote from Argos (see item below) in: Vreemdelingenbeleid in Nederland, goed bedoeld, slecht uitgevoerd [Asylum policy in the Netherlands: good intentions, badly implemented], Pieter van den Blink en Thijs Broer, Vrij Nederland, 7 januari 2006.

Quote from Argos (see item below) in: Toets asielzoekers onbetrouwbaar [Test for asylum seekers unreliable], Sacha Wamsteker, Trouw, 1 april 2005.

Quote from interview in Taal als toegangsbewijs ['Language as entry ticket', radio documentary on the controversial use of language analysis in asylum procedures], Argos, Vpro Radio, 1 April 2005 (online: http://www.ochtenden.nl/afleveringen/20952870/).

Quote from interview in In de steek gelaten ['Abandoned', article on war and humanitarian crisis in Eastern Congo], Sybilla Claus, Trouw, 16 January 2002.

Letter to the editor Dagelijkse omgangstaal zwarte Amerikanen is prima onderwijstaal, De Volkskrant, 30 August 1997.

 


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