Persuasive communication

Centre for Language Studies | Faculty of Arts | Radboud University Nijmegen

Kobie van Krieken

Assistant professor

Background

Kobie van Krieken studied Dutch Language and Culture (BA, MA) and Business Communication Studies (MA) at the Radboud University in Nijmegen.

In 2010, Kobie received a Marie Curie fellowship which brought her to the University of York, where she worked on the research training network Sound to Sense. In 2015, she received a Frye stipend to work as a visiting researcher at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Diego. She defended her dissertation on linguistic viewpoint in news narratives in 2016. In 2017, she received a Veni grant from NWO. Her Veni project is entitled: Unraveling the mystery of stories: How linguistic viewpoint markers influence Theory of Mind.

Kobie is currently assistant professor at the department of Communication and Information Studies/Centre for Language Studies at the Radboud University. She is also president of the Belgium Netherlands Cognitive Linguistics Association (BeNeCLA).

Expertise

Kobie’s expertise lies in the domain of narrative discourse. Her research focuses on the language of stories and the cognitive and affective effects of stories on the audience.

Keywords

Narratives, discourse analysis, cognitive linguistics, persuasion, journalism

 

Publications

Van Krieken, K. (in press). How reading narratives can improve our fitness to survive: A Mental Simulation Model. Narrative Inquiry.

Van Krieken, K., & Sanders, J. (in press). Engaging doctors and depressed patients: Effects of referential viewpoint and role similarity in health narratives. International Journal of Communication.

Van Krieken, K. (2017). Ambiguous perspective in narrative discourse: Effects of viewpoint markers and verb tense on readers’ interpretation of represented perceptionsDiscourse Processes.

De Vaan, L., Van Krieken, K., Van den Bosch, W., Schreuder, R., & Ernestus, M. (2017). The traces that novel morphologically complex words leave in memory are abstract in natureThe Mental Lexicon, 12(2), 181-218.

Van Krieken, K., Hoeken, H., & Sanders, J. (2017). Evoking and measuring identification with narrative characters – A Linguistic Cues FrameworkFrontiers in Psychology, 81190.

Van Krieken, K., & Sanders, J. (2017). Framing narrative journalism as a new genre: A case study of the NetherlandsJournalism18(1), 1364-1380.

Van Krieken, K. (2016). Linguistic Viewpoint in Crime News Narratives: Form, Function and Impact. Utrecht: LOT. [Dissertation.]

Van Krieken, K., & Sanders, J. (2016). Diachronic changes in forms and functions of reported discourse in news narrativesJournal of Pragmatics, 91, 45-59.

Van Krieken, K., Sanders, J., & Hoeken, H. (2016). Blended viewpoints, mediated witnesses: A cognitive linguistic approach to news narratives. In B. Dancygier, W.-l. Lu and A. Verhagen (Eds.), Viewpoint and the Fabric of Meaning: Form and Use of Viewpoint Tools across Languages and Modalities (pp. 145-168). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.

Van Krieken, K., & Sanders, J. (2016). Gruwelijke moorden, meeslepende verhalen: Gebruik en ontwikkeling van narratieve technieken in journalistieke teksten (1850-1939). In D. Van De Mieroop, L. Buysse, R. Coesemans, & P. Gillaerts (Eds.), De Macht van de Taal: Taalbeheersingsonderzoek in Nederland en Vlaanderen (pp. 117-130). Leuven: ACCO.

Sanders, J., Van Krieken, K., Boggio, C., & Prast, H. (2016). Praten over pensioen: Communicatie over financiële zaken nu en later. In D. Van De Mieroop, L. Buysse, R. Coesemans, & P. Gillaerts (Eds.), De Macht van de Taal: Taalbeheersingsonderzoek in Nederland en Vlaanderen (pp. 233-244). Leuven: ACCO.

Van Krieken, K., Sanders, J., & Hoeken, H. (2015). Viewpoint representation in journalistic crime narratives: An analysis of grammatical roles and referential expressionsJournal of Pragmatics, 88, 220-230.

Van Krieken, K., Hoeken, H., & Sanders, J. (2015). From reader to mediated witness: The engaging effects of journalistic crime narrativesJournalism & Mass Communication Quarterly92(3), 580-596.

Van Krieken, K. (2015). Using digital archives in quantitative discourse studies: Methodological reflectionsTijdschrift voor Tijdschriftstudies/Journal for the Study of Periodical Media, 38, 43-50.

Van Krieken, K., & Hornikx, J. (2013). De effecten van other-benefit appeals, self-benefit appeals en exemplars bij het werven van vrijwilligers voor charitatieve organisaties. Tijdschrift voor Taalbeheersing, 35(1), 82-99.

Selected conference presentations

Van Krieken, K., & Sanders, J. (2016). Traveling through narrative time: Tense and temporal deixis in news narratives. Paper presented at the Time and Language Conference. University of Turku, Finland, August 25-26.

Van Krieken, K., & Sanders, J. (2015). Viewpoint reconstruction and legitimization in news narratives: A diachronic study. Paper presented at the 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Northumbria University, United Kingdom, July 20-25.

Van Krieken, K. (2015). How reading narratives improves our fitness to survive: The role of mental simulation during linguistic processing. Paper presented at the 16th Szklarska Poreba Workshop on the Roots of Pragmasemantics. Szklarska Poreba, Poland, February 20-23.

Van Krieken, K., Sanders, J., & Hoeken, H. (2014). Strategisch taalgebruik in journalistieke misdaadverhalen. Paper presented at the VIOT conference, KU Leuven, December 16-18.

Van Krieken, K., & Sanders, J. (2014). Viewpoint representation and legitimization in Dutch journalistic crime narratives (1860-2010). Paper presented at the Coglingdays-6. University of Ghent, December 11-12.

Van Krieken, K., Hoeken, H., & Sanders, J. (2014). The social effects of journalistic crime narratives. Paper presented at the StoryNet Workshop. Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Budapest, June 27-28.

Van Krieken, K., Hoeken, H., & Sanders, J. (2014). From reader to mediated witness: The effects of journalistic narratives about shocking news events. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap. Wageningen University, February 3-4.

Van Krieken, K., Sanders. J, & Hoeken, H. (2013). Representation and blending of viewpoints in journalistic narratives about shocking news events. Paper presented at the 5th International Language in the Media Conference. Queen Mary, University of London, September 28-30.