Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and Solvay Business School

Postal address
Pleinlaan 2
1050
Brussel
Belgium

Communication Sciences

Postal address
Pleinlaan 2
1050
Brussels
Belgium
Contact
Phone: +32-2-6294996

Expertise

My main interest is the analysis of the evolution of meaning of the terms referring to people on the move.

The words defining people’s migration (refugee, migrant, immigrant, asylum-seeker, illegal, displaced person, etc.) are not terms fixed in time, but they evolve according to events, contributing to constructing both the public issue and the image of the social actors involved. These representations may be observed in social discourses regarding the so-called “refugee crisis” and past events. The aim of this research is to understand, through a lexical discourse analysis, the evolution of the meanings of the terms mentioned above and the way they are used in Belgian national media in French and Dutch.

Research output

  1. The representation of the migrant crisis in the Belgian media. Localised coverage of an international issue.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  2. Mediarepresentatie van Nieuwkomers : De Rol van Journalisten

    Research output: Unpublished contribution to conferencePoster

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Activities

  1. Migrants and refugees in media discourse

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at a public lecture/debate

  2. Media discourse

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at a public lecture/debate

  3. Media discourse

    Activity: Talk or presentationTalk at a public lecture/debate

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