Assimakis Tseronis

Assimakis Tseronis studied Greek Philology and Linguistics at the University of Athens as an undergraduate. He obtained an M.A. in Discourse Analysis at Lancaster University, and an M.Phil. in Argumentation Studies at the University of Amsterdam. In 2009 he defended his Ph.D. at Leiden University on the topic of the qualification of a standpoint by means of stance adverbs and its rhetorical effect on the probative obligations that arise from the act of advancing a standpoint. From 2009 until early 2012, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher in CNRS Paris on the argumentative analysis of a large corpus of texts produced by stakeholders in the nanotechnology debate in France. As of April 1st, 2012 he is employed at the Department of Media Studies as an NWO-funded assistant professor for a project on ‘Multimodal Rhetoric and Cognition’. His research seeks to build bridges between the studies carried out within the fields of visual communication and multimodality on the one hand, and the field of argumentation studies on the other. The aim is to develop tools that can be used in the argumentative analysis and evaluation of multimodal discourse. For this purpose he is also collaborating with colleagues from the department of Speech Communication, Argumentation Theory and Rhetoric (TAR).


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