Persuasive communication

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

Gudrun Reijnierse



Gudrun Reijnierse is a Lecturer at the departments of Dutch and Communication and Information Studies. She obtained her BA degrees in French and Dutch linguistics, as well as her Research Master degree in Linguistics, from VU Amsterdam. Gudrun is currently finishing her PhD project (University of Amsterdam), in which she investigates the difference between so-called deliberate and non-deliberate metaphor.

Gudrun teaches classes in text analysis, rhetoric, intercultural communication, and academic skills. She also supervises BA as well as MA theses.

Gudrun’s research interests include the use and effects of figurative language (metaphor, but also other tropes and `issues related to intercoder reliability testing as well as in the development of new methods for the identification and analysis of linguistic phenomena in discourse.
Metaphor; genre; persuasion; cognitive linguistics
Recent publications

Reijnierse, W.G., Burgers, C., Krennmayr, T., & Steen, G.J. (2015). How viruses and beasts affect our opinions (or not): The role of extendedness in metaphorical framing. Metaphor and the Social World 5(2), 245-263.

Dorst, A.G, & Reijnierse, W.G. (2015). A dictionary gives definitions, not decisions. Metaphor and the Social World 5(1), 137-144.

Steen G.J., Reijnierse W.G., Burgers C. (2014). When do natural language metaphors influence reasoning? A follow-up study to Thibodeau and Boroditsky (2013). PLoS ONE 9(12): e113536. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113536.

Reijnierse, W.G. (2014). Frames and constructions in metaphoric language, by Karen Sullivan. Metaphor and Symbol, 29(2), 147-150. DOI: 10.1080/10926488.2014.889995.

Dorst, A.G., Reijnierse, W.G., & Venhuizen, G. (2013). One small step for MIP towards automated metaphor identification? Formulating general rules to determine basic meanings in large-scale approaches to metaphor. Metaphor and the Social World, 3(1), 77-99.

Reijnierse, Gudrun (2010). Op zoek naar metaforen in het Frans. Kan de Metaphor Identification Procedure ze helpen vinden? Toegepaste Taalwetenschap in Artikelen, 83, 55-65.