Public PhD Defense Nils Smeuninx

Posted on Sept. 18, 2018

Friday 28 of August, Nils Smeuninx will publicly defended his PhD. His dissertation entitled Dear Stakeholder. Exploring the language of sustainability reporting: a closer look at readability, sentiment and perception was supervised by Prof. dr. Bernard de Clerck (Ghent University), Prof. dr. Walter Aerts (Antwerp University) and Prof. dr. Véronique Hoste (Ghent University). This dissertation investigates the linguistic properties of the increasingly important genre of sustainability reporting. Using a large corpus of reports in different varieties of English, it conducts a perception study, sentiment analysis and machine learning, it examines these reports’ low readability and high positivity and formulates a number of ways in which the genre can better address its potentially very wide audience.

You are cordially invited to attend the public defense
Friday, September 28 at 16:00 in the Mercator A-building – Room A10, Abdisstraat 1, 9000 Gent.

Nils Smeuninx' PhD thesis cover

Nils Smeuninx' PhD thesis cover