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  [...]


New research project awarded to the team led by Elena Seoane at UVigo

On 26th December 2017 it was announced that the research team led by Elena Seoane, a member of the LVTC group at the University of Vigo, has received funding from the National Programme for Excellence in Scientific and Technical Research, for the project Re-ViEW: A register approach to World Englishes and compilation of resources for its [...]


ICNICE 2018: Call for Papers open until 15th January

Click here for the CfPs and full description of the international conference ICNICE 2018: Pushing English to the limit. Innovation, creativity and communicative negotiation in native and non-native contexts, to be held at the University of Santiago de Compostela on 14-15 June 2018. ICNICE 2018 is organised by ELC and the team SPERTUS (‘Spoken English Research Team at [...]


The activities of ELC in the press

Please follow the links below for recent press releases about ELC and its members: