Jennifer Schumann

Institut de langue et de littérature françaises

Postal Address
Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities
Center for the Study of Language and Society
Walter Benjamin Kolleg
Universität Bern
Muesmattstrasse 45
CH-3012 Bern

Jennifer Schumann

Master of Arts in French and Italian Language and Literature, University of Bern. Graduated in 2016 with a Master thesis on Les patois franco-provençaux: une étude historique et empirique. PhD student and assistant in French Linguistics under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sandrine Zufferey since October 2016; member of the GSH since autumn 2017; participation at the doctoral program Studies in Language and Society, as well as the CAS in Higher Education.

Title of PhD Project

The Pragmatics of Straw Men. An experimental approach

Research Foci

Pragmatics | argumentation theory | pragma-dialectics | straw man fallacy | effectiveness and acceptability of fallacies | empirical validation