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Inés Olza, ICS researcher, stays at the University of Luxembourg

His visit had a double goal: to investigate and establish a first contact to detect ways to partnership with the high school

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Linguist Inés Olza, in Luxembourg. PHOTO: Courtesy
05/09/14 16:03 Carlota Cortés

Inés Olza, researcher at project 'Public discourse' of the Institute for Culture and Society (ICS) of the University of Navarra, have spent this summer at the University of Luxembourg.

Specifically, he was in the research European Governance Program at the School of Human Sciences with a double goal: to investigate in his field, focused on figurative language, gestures and phraseology; and to establish a first contact to detect possible ways of partnership with the ICS. "The University is very interested in collaborating with European institutions and addressing European issues," he says.

"The program deals with issues of democratic, political, civil and legal interest on the framework of the European Union and brings together experts from law, political science and Philosophy. Our project could bring the perspective of speech and communication analysis," says the linguist.

Inés Olza contacted directly the program's director , Philippe Poirier, researcher in political science, public administration and International Office. "The idea is for him to visit ICS and see if his group of research can collaborate with NewsScape," she says. 

Other stays in Belgium and Norway

It should be recalled that NewsScape, one of the lines of work of 'Public discourse', is a digital collection of more than 200,000 hours of news programs from the U.S. and other countries, including those of La 1 and Canal 24 Horas of RTVE. It is developed by the network Hen Lab, a consortium of research of multimodal communication distributed by various academic institutions and of which Cristóbal Pagán, also researcher of 'Public discourse', is a member.

 "The internships allow you to get to know how other experts work. They also serve to create contacts with people who open doors for you and to whom you also open doors," he says. During his thesis , he was twice at the research center of the association International Pragmaticsat the University of Antwerp (Belgium). In 2011 she was a visiting researcher at the University of Bergen (Norway).