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The English Linguistics Circle (ELC) is a research network established in 2006 under the coordination of Professor Teresa Fanego. It comprises of five research teams based at the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo, in Galicia, Northwestern Spain:

Variation, Linguistic Change and Grammaticalization (VLCG), Faculty of Philology, University of Santiago de Compostela. Director: Teresa Fanego

Spoken English Research Team (SPERTUS), Faculty of Philology, University of Santiago de Compostela. Director: Ignacio Palacios

Cognitive Processes and Behaviour (PCC), Faculty of Psychology, University of Santiago de Compostela. Director: Isabel Fraga

Language Variation and Textual Categorisation (LVTC), Faculty of Philology and Translation, University of Vigo. Director: Javier Pérez-Guerra

Methods and Materials for the Teaching and Acquisition of Foreign Languages (MMTAFL), Faculty of Philology and Translation, University of Vigo. Director: Rosa Alonso

ELC is designed to encourage collaborative and innovative approaches to research among its partners. All of them share an empirical, cognitive-functional outlook on the study of language and communication, with work on fields as diverse as grammar and morphosyntactic variation, language change and historical linguistics, discourse analysis and pragmatics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics,   speech and language disorders, contrastive and corpus linguistics, and linguistics applied to the teaching and acquisition of first and second languages.

ELC is generously supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the Regional Government of Galicia (Directorate General for Scientific and Technological Promotion) under the following research grants:

  • 2006/14-0, for the period 01/01/2006-19/12/2008 (73 125 €)
  • 2008/047, for the period 01/01/2008-31/12/2010 (150 000 €)
  • CN2011/011, for the period 01/01/2011-31/12/2012 (120 000 €)
  • R2014/016, for the period 01/01/2014-31/12/2015 (120 000 €)


ELC research assistant: Lidia Gómez-García

 

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ELC earns new research grant

25 September 2014: it was announced today that the English Linguistics Circle has earned renewed funding from the Regional Government of Galicia (Directorate General...

 

Iria de Dios and Paula Márquez obtain the 2014 Awards for Academic Excellence

8 September 2014: it was announced that Iria de Dios-Flores and Paula Márquez-Caamaño have received the 2014 Awards for Academic Excellence from the Regional Government...

 

Research grant awarded to Nuria Yáñez-Bouza and the LVTC team

26 August 2014: it was announced that the Regional Government of Galicia (Directorate General for Scientific and Technological Promotion) has awarded research funding...