Jef Verschueren#


Jef Verschueren
Email:jef.verschueren 'at' uantwerpen.be
Membership Number:4474
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:BELGIUM
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Username:jverschueren
Elected:2017
Homepage: https://www.uantwerpen.be/nl/personeel/jef-verschueren



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2000 - present Professor of Linguistics, University of Antwerp
  • 1976 - 2000 Researcher for the Belgian National Fund for Scientific Research (later: Flemish Fund for Scientific Research), based at the University of Antwerp, from 1976 to 2000 (as doctoral researcher 1976-1980, post-doc 1980 - 1982, research associate 1982-1989, senior research associate 1989 - 1993, and research director 1993 - 2000)
  • Visiting professorships:
  • 2013 - 2016 'Dalian University of Technology, one month in each of three consecutive academic years; 6 April – 4 May 2014, May 2015, May 2016)
  • 2009 - 2010 École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris (9 months)
  • 2004 School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University, Melbourne (3 months)
  • 1981 - 1983 Linguistics Department, University of California at Berkeley (2 years)

Fields of Scholarship
  • Linguistic pragmatics
  • Theory formation in linguistic pragmatics
  • Intercultural and international communication
  • Discourse
  • Language and ideology
  • Linguistic ethnography
  • Political language

Honours and Awards
  • 28 April 2016, Concurrent Professor, Nanjing University
  • May 2015, Honorary Guest Professorship, Dalian University of Technology
  • April 2015, Overseas Honorary Advisory Member of the China Pragmatics Association
  • March 2014, Overseas Honorary Advisory Member of the Pragmatics Society of Japan (PSJ)
  • 20 December 2010, External Member of the Societas Scientiarum Fennica
  • VLAC-award 2000, Koninklijke Vlaamse Academie van België voor Wetenschappen en Kunsten
  • Rockefeller Foundation residency at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center (8 February - 8 March 1997)
  • Arkprijs van het Vrije Woord 1993 (a Flemish free speech award, received for the book Het Belgische Migrantendebat, co-authored with Jan Blommaert)

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