Teun A. van Dijk

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Teun Adrianus van Dijk (born 7 May 1943 in Naaldwijk, German-occupied Netherlands) is a scholar in the fields of text linguistics, discourse analysis and Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA).With Walter Kintsch he contributed to the development of the psychology of text processing. Since the 1980s his work in CDA focused especially on the study of the discursive reproduction of racism by what he calls the 'symbolic elites' (politicians, journalists, scholars, writers), the study of news in the press, and on the theories of ideology, context and knowledge.He founded five international journals: Poetics, Text (now called Text & Talk), Discourse & Society, Discourse Studies, Discourse & Communication, of which he still edits the last three. Teun A. van Dijk was a professor of discourse studies at the University of Amsterdam from 1968 until 2004, and since 1999 he has taught at the Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Teun A. van Dijk has received more than 151,647 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Teun A. van Dijk is the 103rd most popular linguist (down from 91st in 2019), the 526th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 475th in 2019) and the most popular Dutch Linguist.

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Over the past year Teun A. van Dijk has had the most page views in the with 25,764 views, followed by English (14,615), and Russian (4,878). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Persian (25.70%), Turkish (20.04%), and Estonian (16.93%)


Among linguists, Teun A. van Dijk ranks 103 out of 214Before him are Tamaz V. Gamkrelidze, Michael Halliday, Alexander Potebnja, Johannes Schmidt, Yuen Ren Chao, and Đuro Daničić. After him are Joan Coromines, Matteo Bartoli, Igor M. Diakonoff, Daniel Jones, Heinrich Hübschmann, and Nakahama Manjirō.

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Among people born in 1943, Teun A. van Dijk ranks 295Before him are Peter Hyams, Larry Clark, Akinori Nakayama, Stanislav Galić, Marcos Valle, and Tadao Onishi. After him are Nikolay Shmatko, Mulatu Astatke, Jack Nance, Gisela Hahn, William Calley, and Stanley Kamel.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Teun A. van Dijk ranks 526 out of 1,646Before him are Ernesto Hoost (1965), Wiel Coerver (1924), Kees Rijvers (1926), Balthasar Bekker (1634), Martin Koeman (1938), and Gerrie Mühren (1946). After him are Hennie Kuiper (1949), Bart van der Leck (1876), Adrianus Johannes Simonis (1931), Willem Frederik Hermans (1921), Johannes van den Bosch (1780), and Jan van de Cappelle (1624).

Among LINGUISTS In Netherlands

Among linguists born in Netherlands, Teun A. van Dijk ranks 1After him are Jan de Vries (1890), Marcus Zuerius van Boxhorn (1612), and Rogier Blokland (1971).