PhD dissertations


This page lists PhD dissertations supervised by senior members of ELC since its establishment in 2006.
For earlier doctoral dissertations please visit the websites of the individual research teams.

To be defended soon: Yolanda Joy Calvo-Benzies, The teaching and learning of English pronunciation in Spain. An analysis and appraisal of students’ and teachers’ views and teaching materials. Supervisor: Ignacio Palacios.

20 January 2015: Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras, Exemplifying markers in English: Synchronic and diachronic considerations. European Doctorate. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

17 December 2014: Eduardo Coto-Villalibre, A semantic and syntactic approach to GET-constructions in World Englishes. Supervisors: Elena Seoane, Teresa Fanego and Paloma Núñez-Pertejo.

4 December 2014: Sara Riveiro-Outeiral, The syntax-semantics interface in the production of number agreement: A crosslinguistic perspective. European Doctorate. Supervisors: J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña and Isabel Fraga.

16 September 2014: José Ramón Varela-Pérez, Variation and change in negative constructions in Contemporary British English: A corpus-based approach. Supervisor: Ignacio Palacios.

25 September 2013: Fátima Faya-Cerqueiro, Courtesy markers in requests: the case of pray and please in Late Modern English. European Doctorate. Supervisor: Belén Méndez-Naya.

4 September 2013: Paula Rodríguez-Puente, The development of phrasal verbs in British English from 1650 to 1990: a corpus-based study. European Doctorate. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

24 July 2013: Vanesa Gil-Vilacoba, Quirky NPs with special reference to close apposition. Supervisor: J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña.

5 July 2013: Begoña Soneira, A lexical description of English for Architecture: a corpus-based approach. Supervisor: Ignacio Palacios.

25 June 2013: Vera Vázquez-López, Action nominalisations in Early Modern scientific English. Supervisors: Teresa Fanego and María José López-Couso.

22 April 2013: Isabel Padrón Rodríguez, Correlatos neurales de la monitorización del rendimiento en una tarea de toma de decisiones perceptivas: un análisis ensayo a ensayo de dos potenciales evocados relacionados con el feedback. Supervisors: José Fernández Rey and José Luis Pardo Vázquez.

30 November 2012: Mª Luisa Roca-Varela, New insights into the study of English false friends: their use and understanding by Spanish learners of English. European Doctorate. Supervisor: Ignacio Palacios.
Click here to see a photograph of Mª Luisa and the jury members. From left to right: Gaëtanelle Gilquin (Louvain), Rubén Chacón (UNED), Encarnación Postigo (Málaga), Teresa Fanego (Santiago de Compostela), Ignacio Palacios (Santiago de Compostela), Mª Luisa Roca, Carlos Prado-Alonso (Valencia).

20 July 2012: Marije van Hattum, Irish English modal verbs from the 14th to the 20th centuries. Supervisors: David Denison and Nuria Yáñez-Bouza.

16 November 2011: Ayumi Miura, Middle English verbs of emotion and impersonal constructions: A diachronic study of the syntax-semantics interface. Supervisors: David Denison and Nuria Yáñez-Bouza.

18 October 2011: Beatriz Tizón-Couto, Clausal complementation in Contemporary English: a corpus-based study on native and learner spoken data. European Doctorate; Extraordinary PhD Award. Supervisor: Javier Pérez-Guerra.

19 July 2011: José Antonio Rodríguez-Díaz, Anglicismos y germanismos en el  lenguaje publicitario del español peninsular contemporáneo, 1998-2007. Supervisor: Ignacio Palacios.

29 April 2011: David Tizón-Couto, The syntax-discourse interface features of left dislocation in the recent history of English: a corpus-based study. European Doctorate; Extraordinary PhD Award. Supervisor: Javier Pérez-Guerra.

15 February 2011: Ana Piñeiro, El papel de las variables léxico-semánticas en la desambiguación de cláusulas de relativo con doble antecedente: animacidad, valencia afectiva y activación emocional. Supervisors: J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña and Isabel Fraga.

7 May 2010: Raquel Fernández-Carril, English vocabulary teaching and learning in the Galician EFL context. The role and importance of vocabulary learning strategies. Supervisor: Ignacio Palacios.

15 January 2010: Natalia Villar-Conde, Aspects of expressive strength reduction in British English and Castilian Spanish: a corpus-based analysis. Supervisor: Teresa Fanego.

3 December 2009: Iria Pastor-Gómez, Nominal modifiers in noun phrase structure: evidence from Contemporary English. Supervisors: Teresa Fanego and J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña.

28 November 2008: Gustavo A. Vázquez, Aprendizaje de secuencias y señalización contextual. Supervisor: Luis Jiménez.

20 November 2008: Rui Alexandre Devesa-Ramos, Reminiscência parental e a formaçao da memória autobiográfica en relaçao á vulnerabilidade a distúrbios afectivos numa amostra clínica de adolescentes. Supervisors: Hipólito Merino-Madrid and José Fernández-Rey.

31 January 2008: Carlos Prado-Alonso, Inversion in written and spoken Contemporary English. European Doctorate. Supervisors: Teresa Fanego and J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña.

10 December 2007: Rosalía Rodríguez-Vázquez, The relationship between linguistic prosody and musical rhythm in English and Spanish. Extraordinary PhD Award. Supervisor: Javier Pérez-Guerra.

20 July 2007: Montserrat Comesaña-Vila, Representaciones léxicas y conceptuales en niños y adultos bilingües. Supervisors: Isabel Fraga and Manuel Perea-Lara.

22 June 2007: Pilar Castillo-González, Uncontracted negatives and negative contractions in Contemporary English: a corpus-based study. Supervisor:  María José López-Couso.

16 February 2007: Ana López-Sánchez, From “ways of speaking” to “ways of being in the world”. A contrastive analysis of request behaviour in Peninsular Spanish and American English: a comparison. Supervisor: Teresa Fanego.

20 April 2006: Nila Vázquez, ‘The Tale of Gamelyn’ of the Canterbury Tales: a new critical edition. Extraordinary PhD Award. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

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