Author Archive: teresa


Ph.D. Viva Announcement

Ph,D. candidate: Mario Serrano-Losada Title of Ph.D. Dissertation (International Doctorate): Evidential and mirative expressions in English and Spanish: grammaticalization and discourse functions  Examiners: Professor Kristin Davidse (KU Leuven), Professor Juana Marín Arrese (Complutense University of Madrid), Dr María José López-Couso (University of Santiago de Compostela) Supervisors: Teresa Fanego and Belén Méndez-Naya Date and time: Friday 22 June 2018 at 10:30 am [...]


Belén Méndez-Naya has passed the ‘habilitation’ exam

It was recently announced that Belén Méndez-Naya, a member of the VLCG team, has brilliantly passed the habilitation exam (‘acreditación’) qualifying her for promotion to a chair in English Language and Linguistics.   This is indeed a great achievement. Congratulations, Belén!


Yolanda Fernández Pena obtains a position as Lecturer at the University of Cantabria

Yolanda Fernández Pena, a member of the LVTC team, has obtained a position as Lecturer in English (‘Ayudante’) at the University of Cantabria. Congratulations to Yolanda and her PhD advisor, Javier Pérez Guerra!  It was also announced today that Mario Serrano Losada, a member of the VLCG team, has obtained a position at the same University, as Substitute Lecturer in [...]


21st ELC research seminar: la Prof. Isabel Fraga impartirá el seminario “Las palabras emocionales desde una perspectiva psicológica (o cuando el usuario de la lengua es el lingüista)”

El próximo martes 20 de marzo la profesora Isabel Fraga-Carou, coordinadora del grupo Procesos Cognitivos y Conducta (PCC) impartirá un seminario de investigación titulado “Las palabras emocionales desde una perspectiva psicológica (o cuando el usuario de la lengua es el lingüista)”. Resumen. Dicho seminario tendrá lugar en la Facultad de Filología de la USC, aula D03, [...]

ELC teams pay tribute to Professor Teresa Fanego

ELC teams pay tribute to Professor Teresa Fanego

The research teams of the ELC network VLCG, SPERTUS, PCC and LVTC have edited two collective volumes that will be published by De Gruyter (Subordination in English, diachronic and synchronic perspectives) and Bloomsbury (Crossing linguistic boundaries: Systemic, synchronic and diachronic variation in English) in tribute to Professor Teresa Fanego, leader of the English Linguistics Circle [...]


EmoFinder now accessible online

EmoFinder, a web-based search engine for Spanish word properties developed by researchers of the PCC group led by Isabel Fraga, is now accessible online at This wonderful tool incorporates subjective word properties for 16,375 distinct words. Although it focuses particularly on normative ratings for emotional dimensions (e.g., valence and arousal) and discrete emotional categories (fear, [...]


Two new postgraduate grants awarded to junior members of ELC

Raquel P. Romasanta and Adriana Taboada González, both members of the LVTC group, have been awarded competitive postgraduate grants to prepare their PhD dissertations under the supervision, respectively, of Elena Seoane and Jorge L. Bueno Alonso, under funding from the ‘Convocatoria 2017 de Axudas Predoutorais da Universidade de Vigo’. The list of applications and results [...]


Ph.D. Viva Announcement

Ph.D. candidate: Tamara Bouso-Rivas Title of Ph.D. Dissertation (International Doctorate): Changes in argument structure in the history of English, with special reference to the emergence and development of reaction object constructions  Examiners: Professor J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña (University of Santiago de Compostela), Professor Martin Hilpert (University of Neuchâtel), Dr Cristina Suárez-Gómez (University of the Balearic Islands) Supervisors: [...]


New research project awarded to the VLCG team

It was recently announced that the project proposal submitted in July 2017 to the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness by María José López-Couso and Belén Mendez-Naya as Principal Investigators has received funding from the National Programme for Excellence in Scientific and Technical Research. Details are as follows: Grant no.: FFI2017-86884-P, for the period 01/01/2018 – 31/12/2020 [...]


Journal issue guest-edited by Ignacio Palacios

A special issue of Alicante Journal of English Studies (Vol. 30, 2017, pp. 3-355), titled “English as a contact language: Variation and diffusion”,  has just come out. It is guest edited by José A. Sánchez (University of Alicante) and Ignacio Palacios Martínez, coordinator of the SPERTUS team. The issue carries 12 research articles, some of them authored by  [...]