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Dr. V.A. (Vincent) de Rooij

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Programme group: Globalising Culture and the Quest for Belonging
Photographer: Tess de Rooij

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
  • Room number: B5.21
Postal address
  • Postbus 15509
    1001 NA Amsterdam
  • Profile

    Vincent de Rooij holds an MA in Anthropology and a PhD in Linguistics (both at the University of Amsterdam). He is an assistant-professor at the Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology and a member of the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR) .
     

    More information on the index page of de Rooij's personal webfolder
  • Research

    Research interests

    My current research interests include: the use of linguistic resources in processes of identification and place-making, youth vernaculars in The Netherlands, social and cultural dimensions of language contact, the impact of new media on behavior and cognition, the ethnography of online communities, language-mediated popular culture in Congo (ex-Zaire), and missionary ethnography in the Belgian Congo.

    Language and Popular Culture in Africa

    Together with Johannes Fabian, I am the editor of the Language and Popular Culture in Africa (LPCA) web site, the host of LPCA Text archives, Archives of Popular Swahili, and the Journal of Language and Popular Culture in Africa.

    Language and Popular Culture in Africa

    Selected publications

     

    • (2019) Cornips, L., & V. de Rooij, V. Katanga Swahili and Heerlen Dutch: A sociohistorical and linguistic comparison of contact varieties in mining regions. International Journal of the Sociology of Language 258: 35-69. https://doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2019-2028
    • (2018) Cornips, L. & V. A. de Rooij (Eds.). The sociolinguistics of place and belonging: Perspectives from the margins (IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society; Vol. 45). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. https://doi.org/10.1075/impact.45.01cor
    • (2017) Cornips, L., V. de Rooij, & I. Stengs. Carnivalesque language use and the construction of local identities: A plea for languageculture as a field of research. Jahrbuch für Europäische Ethnologie12, 61-89.
    • (2016) Cornips, L. M. E. A., de Rooij, V. A., Stengs, I. L., & Thissen, L. C. S. Dialect and local media: Reproducing the multi-dialectal hierarchical space in Limburg (the Netherlands). In J. Thøgersen, N. Coupland, & J. Mortensen (Eds.), Style, Media and Language Ideologies (pp. 189-216). Oslo: Novus Forlag.
    • (2015b) (with Leonie Cornips and Jürgen Jaspers). The politics of labelling youth vernaculars in the Netherlands and Belgium. In J. Nortier, & B. A. Svendsen (Eds.), Language, youth and identity in the 21st century: linguistic practices across urban spaces. (pp. 45-68). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139061896.004
    • (2015a) (with Leonie Cornips). Belonging through languagecultural practices in the periphery: the politics of carnival in the Dutch province of Limburg. Anthropological Journal of European Cultures 24(1): 83-101. DOI: 10.3167/ajec.2015.240106
    • (2014b) (with Francio Guadeloupe). The promise of a utopian home, or capitalism's commoditization of blackness. Social Analysis, 58(2), 60-77.
    • (2014a) (with Francio Guadeloupe). Pimping and the deconstruction of the natural: a perspective from Saint Martin and Sint Maarten (SXM). Women's Studies International Forum 43: 5-12.
    • (2013) (with Leonie Cornips). Selfing and othering through categories of race, place, and language among minority youths in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In Peter Siemund, Ingrid Gogolin, Monika Edith Schulz & Julia Davydova (Eds.), Multilingualism and language diversity in urban areas: Acquisition, identities, space, education (Hamburg Studies on Linguistic Diversity, 1). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 129-164.
    • (2010). Language analysis for the determination of origin (LADO): A look into the problems presented by East and Central African cases. In: Karin Zwaan, Pieter Muysken and Maaike Verrips (eds.), Language and origin: The role of language in European asylum procedures. A linguistic and legal survey . Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers. 133-144.
    • (2008). (with Johannes Fabian). Ethnography. In: Tony Bennett and and John Frow (eds.), The Sage handbook of cultural analysis . London: Sage. 613-631.
    • (2007b). Katanga Swahili. In: Yaron Matras and Jeanette Sakel (eds.), Grammatical borrowing in cross-linguistic perspective . Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 123-136.
    • (2002b). Displays and displacements: Some thoughts on the uses of interactive screens and how they affect mental maps of space and self. Etnofoor 15(1/2):70-78.
    • (2000). French discourse markers in Shaba Swahili conversations. International Journal of Bilingualism 4(4):447-467 (special issue Discourse markers in bilingual conversation , edited by Yael Maschler). Online at http://dare.uva.nl/en/record/87922
    Publications in the Digital Academic Repository, University of Amsterdam Complete list of publications
  • Teaching

    Teaching (updated January 2020)

    BA & MA Thesis Supervision

    • 65 completed MA Theses
    • 51 completed BA Theses 

    PhD courses:

    • Ethnographic Methods, Spring 2020
    • (with Leonie Cornips) Critical Sociolinguistics, LOT (Netherlands National Graduate School of Linguistics) Winter School, Amsterdam, 19-23 January 2015

    MA Courses:

    • Theory for Applied Ethnography, 2019-2020
    • Writing Ethnography, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2018-2019

    BA Courses:

    • Narrating the Self, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020
    • (with Yolanda van Ede) Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, 2017-2018, 2018-2019, 2019-2020
    • Writing Practical (accompanying lecture series), 2015-2016, 2016-2017
    • The Politics of Language, 2011-2012, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2018-2019, 2019-2020
    • The Linguistic Construction of Gender and Class Identities, 2014-2015, 2015-2016
    • Wetenschapsfilosofie & Argumentatieleer [Philosophy of Science and Argumentation Theory] lecture series, 2011-2012, 2012-2013.
    • (with Francio Guadeloupe) Migration & Youth Culture, 2011-2012
    • Gender, Class, and Language, 2010-2011.
    • Language and Culture, 2005-2006 (with Gosewijn van Beek), 2006-2007 (with Niko Besnier), 2007-2008, 2008-2009.
    • (with Yolanda van Ede and Thijl Sunier) Style, Subculture and Group Formation, 2007-2008.
    • Language Practices and Ideologies in Youth Subcultures, 2005-2006.
    • Language, Culture, and Media, 2001-2002 (with Michael Meeuwis); 2002-2003 (with Marloes Janson), 2003-2004, 2004-2005 (with Gosewijn van Beek)
    • Dutch Only? Language Practices and Ideologies in the Netherlands, 2004-2005.
    • Topics in Linguistic Anthropology, 2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004.
    • Language & Communication, lecture series, 1999-2000, 2000-2001.
    • General Linguistics, lecture series, 1998-1999 
    • Popular Literacy/ies, 1997-1998.
    More information and links to syllabi
  • Publications

    2020

    • Cornips, L. M. E. A., & de Rooij, V. A. (2020). Sociolinguistic enregisterment through languagecultural practices. In N. Smith, T. Veenstra, & E. A. Aboh (Eds.), Advances in contact linguistics: In honour of Pieter Muysken (pp. 342-364). (Contact Language Library; Vol. 57). John Benjamins Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1075/coll.57

    2019

    • Cornips, L., & de Rooij, V. (2019). Katanga Swahili and Heerlen Dutch: A sociohistorical and linguistic comparison of contact varieties in mining regions. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, 258, 35-69. https://doi.org/10.1515/ijsl-2019-2028 [details]

    2018

    • Cornips, L., & de Rooij, V. (2018). Introduction: Belonging through linguistic place-making in center-periphery constellations. In L. Cornips, & V. A. de Rooij (Eds.), The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging: Perspectives from the margins (pp. 1-14). (IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society; Vol. 45). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1075/impact.45.01cor [details]
    • Cornips, L., de Rooij, V., & Smakman, D. (2018). The Randstad area in the Netherlands: emergent and fluid identity-locality production through language in use. In D. Smakman, & P. Heinrich (Eds.), Urban sociolinguistics: The city as a linguistic process and experience (pp. 162-180). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315514659-13 [details]

    2017

    • Cornips, L., de Rooij, V., & Stengs, I. (2017). Carnivalesque language use and the construction of local identities: A plea for languageculture as a field of research. Jahrbuch für Europäische Ethnologie, 12, 61-89. [details]

    2016

    • Cornips, L., de Rooij, V., Stengs, I., & Thissen, L. (2016). Dialect and local media: Reproducing the multi-dialectal hierarchical space in Limburg (the Netherlands). In J. Thøgersen, N. Coupland, & J. Mortensen (Eds.), Style, Media and Language Ideologies (pp. 189-216). (SLICE). Oslo: Novus Press. [details]

    2015

    • Cornips, L., & de Rooij, V. (2015). Belonging through languagecultural practices in the periphery: the politics of carnival in the Dutch province of Limburg. Anthropological Journal of European Cultures, 24(1), 83-101. https://doi.org/10.3167/ajec.2015.240106 [details]
    • Cornips, L., Jaspers, J., & de Rooij, V. (2015). The politics of labelling youth vernaculars in the Netherlands and Belgium. In J. Nortier, & B. A. Svendsen (Eds.), Language, youth and identity in the 21st century: linguistic practices across urban spaces (pp. 45-68). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781139061896.004 [details]

    2014

    2013

    • Cornips, L., & de Rooij, V. A. (2013). Selfing and othering through categories of race, place, and language among minority youths in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In P. Siemund, I. Gogolin, M. E. Schulz, & J. Davydova (Eds.), Multilingualism and language diversity in urban areas: acquisition, identities, space, education (pp. 129-164). (Hamburg studies on linguistic diversity; Vol. 1). Amsterdam [etc.]: John Benjamins. [details]

    2012

    • Cornips, L., de Rooij, V., & Stengs, I. (2012). Carnavalesk taalgebruik en de constructie van lokale identiteiten: een pleidooi voor taalcultuur als onderzoeksveld. Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1(1), 15-40. https://doi.org/10.1075/dujal.1.1.04cor [details]

    2010

    • de Rooij, V. A. (2010). Language Analysis for the Determination of Origin (LADO): a look into the problems presented by East and Central African cases. In K. Zwaan, M. Verrips, & P. Muysken (Eds.), Language and origin: the role of language in European asylum procedures: linguistic and legal perspectives (pp. 133-144). Nijmegen: Wolf Legal Publishers. [details]

    2018

    • Cornips, L., & de Rooij, V. A. (Eds.) (2018). The Sociolinguistics of Place and Belonging: Perspectives from the margins. (IMPACT: Studies in Language and Society; Vol. 45). Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1075/impact.45 [details]

    2017

    • de Rooij, V. A. (2017). Anthropological knowledge on the move: A few words on topics and themes of this book. In V. A. de Rooij (Ed.), Anthropological knowledge on the move (pp. 1-7). (Antropologie Academie; Vol. 10). Amsterdam: Pallas Publications. [details]
    • de Rooij, V. A. (Ed.) (2017). Anthropological knowledge on the move. (Antropologie Academie; Vol. 10). Amsterdam: Pallas Publications. [details]

    2014

    2020

    2018

    2017

    • Cornips, L. (Author), & de Rooij, V. (Author). (2017). ‘Straattaal In Nederland’ 1997-2017. Web publication/site, Neerlandistiek. Retrieved from https://www.neerlandistiek.nl/2017/10/straattaal-in-nederland-1997-2017/ [details]
    • de Rooij, V. A. (2017). Onzichtbare aanwezigheid: Dialect in de hedendaagse meertalige grote stad. In V. De Tier, A-S. Ghyselen, & T. van de Wijngaard (Eds.), Taalvariatie in de meertalige grootstad: Lezingen gehouden op de internationale streektaalconferentie in Brussel op 20 november 2015 (pp. 21-31). Leiden: Stichting Nederlandse Dialecten. [details]

    2011

    • de Rooij, V. (2011). Geschiedschrijven voorbij de grenzen van de wetenschap [Bespreking van: D. Van Reybrouck (2010) Congo: een geschiedenis]. Karakter: tijdschrift van wetenschap, 34, 22-24. [details]

    2010

    • Cornips, L., & de Rooij, V. (2010). Gefascineerd door jongerentaal. Neerlandia, 114(2), 34-35. [details]

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  • Ancillary activities
    • De Taalstudio Amsterdam
      Taalanalyses in asielprocedures