I am currently an Assistant Professor of Language and Communication and senior researcher at the Amsterdam Centre for Language and Communication (ACLC). I am leading the research group on ‘Persuasive discourse across domains’ (PERSUADE) whose main goal is to understand, explain and improve persuasive language in institutionalized communication (law, science, health, politics): https://aclc.uva.nl/content/research-groups/persuade/persuade.html. I am also Programme Director of the dual MA programme in Communication and Information Studies focusing on the informative and persuasive language use in institutionalized communication: https://www.uva.nl/en/programmes/dual-masters/communication-and-information/communication-and-information.html.
I am particularly fascinated by the use of language for persuasive purposes in the political and legal contexts and their interdependency in policymaking. I am intrigued to understand the power of language to convince addressees in these contexts, why some communicative strategies work to convince and others not, what kind of effects argumentative strategies have, and why some facilitate communication while others impede it.
In my interdisciplinary research I combine insights from EU law, politics and persuasive communication to explain the use of language in informal and formal practices of political accountability (e.g., political interviews, reports of the European Parliament's committees of investigation), the use of scientific arguments in policymaking (e.g., arguments from authority, arguments from ignorance, numerical arguments), and patterns of reasoning in EU binding and non-binding legal instruments (e.g., directives, EU recommendations and other soft law instruments). See key publications for details about my research and the qualitative methodologies I employ.
My teaching is closely related to my research interests: Stylistics (BA Dutch Language and Culture), Argumentation and communication in politics (MA Communication and Information Studies), Qualitative research methods (RMA Linguistics and Communication).
Andone, C., & F. Coman-Kund. 2022. Persuasive rather than ‘binding’ EU soft law? An argumentative perspective on the European Commission’s soft law instruments in times of crisis. The Theory and Practice of Legislation, 10(1): 22-47. https://doi.org/10.1080/20508840.2022.2033942
Andone, C. and J. Hernandez. 2022. On arguments from ignorance in policy-making. In Oswald, S. et al. (Eds.). The Pandemic of Argumentation (pp. 105-123), Dordrecht: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-91017-4_6
Andone, C. and J. A. Lomelí Hernández. 2019. Scientific arguments in policy-making. Journal of Argumentation in Context 8(2): 195-213. https://doi.org/10.1075/jaic.18040.and
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11196-017-9527-8
Andone, C. (2016). Argumentative Patterns in the Political Domain: The Case of European Parliamentary Committees of Inquiry. Argumentation 30(1): 45-60. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10503-015-9372-4