I am currently an Assistant Professor of Language and Communication and senior researcher and coordinator of the Argumentation and Rhetoric Group (ARGA) at the Amsterdam Centre for Language and Communication (ACLC).
I am fascinated by the use of language for persuasive purposes in the political and legal contexts. I am intrigued to understand the power of language to convince addressees, why some communicative strategies work to convince addressees and others not, what kind of effects these strategies have, and why some facilitate communication while others impede it.
In my interdisciplinary research combining insights from law, politics and persuasive communication, I focus on the use of language in communicative practices of political accountability (e.g., political interviews, reports of the European Parliament's committees of investigation), the use of scientific arguments in policy-making (e.g., arguments from authority, arguments from ignorance), and patterns of reasoning in EU legislation (e.g., directives) and non-legislation (e.g. EU soft law instruments). I am in the editorial board of Argumentation, Journal of Argumentation in Context and Studies in Communication Sciences.
I have been teaching in Dutch and English numerous courses to BA students, (Research) Master and PhD-researchers in the Netherlands and abroad. In 2020-2021 I teach Introduction to argumentation across domains (MA), Argumentation and communication in politics (MA), Term paper (MA), Perspectives on Language and Communication (Research MA), Strategic maneuvering (BA).
Andone, C. and J. A. Lomelí Hernández. 2019. Scientific arguments in policy-making. Journal of Argumentation in Context 8(2): 195-213.
Coman-Kund, F. and C. Andone, C. 2019. European Commission’s soft law instruments: in between legally binding and non-binding norms. In Popelier, P. et al. (Eds.). Lawmaking in Multi-level Settings (pp. 173-197), Oxford: Hart and Nomos Publishing.
Andone, C. and S. Greco. (2018). Evading the burden of proof in European Union soft law instruments: The case of Commission recommendations. International Journal for the Semiotics of Law 31(1): 79-99.
Andone, C. (2016). Argumentative Patterns in the Political Domain: The Case of European Parliamentary Committees of Inquiry. Argumentation 30(1): 45-60.
Andone, C. (2013). Argumentation in political interviews. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.