Information for students

First Semester 2022-2023

Research Fair

Friday, the 2nd of December 2022, there will be a Research Fair for students in language and linguistics programs at the University of Amsterdam. The fair will be held from 2pm until 4pm and can be joined via ZOOM. Members of the LANCAR group will give presentations about the research projects below.

LOT Winter School 2023

The LOT Winter School 2023 is organised by LOT in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and will take place from January 9-20, 2023. LANCAR members Monique Flecken and Jean Wagemans will teach a course on the psycholinguistics of communication. The course is open for students who have previously written a paper on the topic or PhD students whose research relates to the topic.

The psycho-linguistics of communication: Processing persuasive discourse

Why do people believe crazy stuff? This course presents the building blocks for studying the psycho-linguistics of communication with a focus on how people process persuasive discourse. After a general introduction, the course focuses on two specific themes: framing and source-based persuasion. Framing draws on the idea that the way in which a message is formulated affects its processing and persuasive effectiveness. Source-based persuasion is premised on the psychological fact that people are more inclined to believe something when the message stems from a source they deem trustworthy. Each theme is being treated in two meetings, one focused on theory, the other focused on designing empirical research, drawing on psycholinguistic research related to the topic in the broad sense. The course is jointly taught by Monique Flecken, a psycho-linguist specializing in language-to-cognition effects, and Jean Wagemans, a philosopher specializing in argumentation and rhetoric.

You can find the registration form for the LOT Winter School 2023 here.

From Fact-Checking to Argument-Checking

Federica Russo and Jean Wagemans are teaching the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) honours module “From fact-checking to argument-checking“. The module is available for students enrolled in the Honours Programme of the University of Amsterdam and the VU Amsterdam. MORE INFO

EPICUR course on Argument-Checking and Critical Thinking

Together with their Polish colleagues Mariusz Urbanski and Maciej Ras, LANCAR members Jean Wagemans and Federico Gobbo will teach an EPICUR European University course on Argument-Checking and Critical Thinking

You can find the course description and registration form here.

UPDATE: The new application deadline is 27 June 2022.

UPDATE: Second registration period for the course is set from 24 August – 18 September.

Second Semester 2021-2022

Coordinated projects MSc Logic

Wednesday the 11th of May 2022 there will be an information meeting for students in the Master of Logic program at the University of Amsterdam. Federica Russo and Jean Wagemans will give a presentation about the research projects students can carry out under their supervision.

For more info, see Argument-Checking: Computational analysis of natural arguments or download the following presentation:

Visual Rhetoric

José Plug and Jean Wagemans are teaching the honours module ”Visual Rhetoric”.

First Semester 2021-2022

Research Fair

Friday the 3rd of December 2021 there will be a research fair for students in language and linguistics programs at the University of Amsterdam. The fair will be held from 3pm until 5pm and can be joined via ZOOM. Members of the LANCAR group will give presentations about the topics described below.

From Fact-Checking to Argument-Checking

Federica Russo and Jean Wagemans are teaching the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) honours module “From fact-checking to argument-checking“. The module is available for students enrolled in the Honours Programme of the University of Amsterdam and the VU Amsterdam. MORE INFO

Sommersemester 2021

Argumentation in the Wild

Colin Guthrie King and Jean Wagemans are teaching a course on argumentation at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Heidelberg. The course is entitled “Argumentation in the Wild” and follows the set-up of a textbook with the same title to be published by MIT Press. MORE INFO