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drs. M. (Manon) van der Laaken

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Engelse taal en cultuur
Photographer: Eduard Lampe

Visiting address
  • Spuistraat 134
  • Room number:541
Postal address
  • Postbus 1641
    1000 BP Amsterdam
  • Profiel

    I studied English at the University of Amsterdam and graduated in English Linguistics in 1979, with minors in General Linguistics, Translation Studies and Anglo-American Studies. I worked as a lecturer in English Language Acquisition at the UvA for many years, and then moved into new directions: I worked as a researcher / interviewer / director for a Dutch television production company, making informative TV programmes for Dutch national television, and I worked as a communications specialist for McKinsey & Company, a large international consultancy agency.  In 2003 I returned to the UvA as a lecturer in English Language and Linguistics. My teaching focuses on language in politics, discourse analysis and pragmatics, and sociolinguistics. My research interests include doctor-patient interaction, political discourse and cross-cultural and on-line communication. I am currently working on a PhD project on doctor-patient communication in outpatient cancer consultations.

    Recent publications:

    Van der Laaken, M. & Bannink A. (2019) Openings in follow-up cancer consultations: the ‘How are you?’ question revisited. Discourse Studies.

    Van der Laaken, M., Bannink, A. & Van den Brekel, M. (in press) Topicalising psychosocial distress in cancer follow-up consultations: An exploration of the interactional effects of discussion tools. Cogent Arts & Humanities.

  • Publications



    • Goddard, A., van der Laaken, M., & Mesker, R. (2009). Hello, England Calling. In M. Childs, H. L. Schnieders, P. van Parreeren, & J. Oomen (Eds.), DIVERSE Conference Proceedings 2007 - 2008 (pp. 153-158) [details]
    • Prior, Y., van der Laaken, M., & van der Zwaard, R. (2009). Artspeak: Articulating Artistic Process Across Cultural Boundaries through Digital Theatre. The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 4(3), 433-446. [details]


    • van der Laaken, M. (1990). Schrijfvaardigheid in de moderne vreemde talen. Wat moeten we ermee? Levende Talen, (451), 245-247.


    • van der Laaken, M. (1986). Herschrijven als onderdeel van het schrijfvaardigheidsonderwijs in de moderne vreemde talen. Levende Talen, (414), 537-540.


    • van der Laaken, M. (2016). A female audience: The construction of female-friendliness in anecdotes in the 2012 US presidential elections. In A. Bannink, & W. Honselaar (Eds.), From variation to iconicity: festschrift for Olga Fischer on the occasion of her 65th birthday (pp. 249-263). Amsterdam: Pegasus. [details]


    • van der Laaken, M. (1988). Writing and revising in L1 and L2: a pilot study. In Dutch Working Papers in English Language and Linguistics (Vol. 4, pp. 1-11)


    • van der Laaken, M., & van der Laaken, B. (2013). Presentation techniques. - 2nd ed. Bussum: Coutinho. [details]


    • van der Laaken, M., Lankamp, R. E., & Sharwood-Smith, M. (2001). Writing Better English. Bussum: Coutinho.

    Talk / presentation

    • van der Laaken, M. (speaker) (3-9-2014). Constructing female-friendliness: a multi-perspective analysis of excerpts from the 2012 US presidential debates, CADAAD2014, Budapest.


    • Bannink, E. A. (organiser), van Dam van Isselt, H. R. (organiser), Kaal, A. R. (organiser), van der Laaken, M. (organiser), Montesano Montessori, N. (organiser) & Oswald, S. (organiser) (8-9-2014 - 9-9-2014). Symposium, Amsterdam. Critical Discourse Analysis CDA20+CDA20+ has been organised to formulate a new research agenda for the research discipline Critical Discourse (…) (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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