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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.

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

News »

Two new research projects awarded to ELC members

April 15th: it was announced that research teams led by Teresa Fanego and Elena Seoane have received funding from the National Programme for Excellence in Scientific...

 

Elena Seoane has been appointed Review Editor of English Language and Linguistics (C.U.P.)

At a recent meeting, the Press Syndicate of Cambridge University Press formally confirmed the appointment of our colleague Elena Seoane as Review Editor of the journal...

 

A new postgraduate grant awarded to a junior ELC member

We are delighted to announce that Paula Márquez-Caamaño, a member of the PCC team, has been awarded a competitive three-year predoctoral grant from the Plan I2C...