20 January 2015: Congratulations to Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras, who defended her PhD thesis entitled Exemplifying markers in English: Synchronic and diachronic...
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:
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.
In October 2014, the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness appointed ELC as a Thematic Network of Excellence for a two-year term (2015-2016), under grant no. FFI2014-51873-REDT.
ELC is generously supported by the European Regional Development Fund, the Regional Government of Galicia (Directorate General for Scientific and Technological Promotion), and the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, 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 €)
- FFI2014-51873-REDT, for the period 01/12/2014-30/11/2016 (15 000 €)
ELC research assistant: Lidia Gómez-García