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Four new competitive grants awarded to state projects led by ELC members

The Spanish State Research Agency (AEI) announced last week that the following research projects led by members of ELC have been awarded competitive funding for the period 01/09/2021 – 31/08/2024: Grant PID2020-114604GB-100. Programa Estatal de Generación de Conocimiento y Fortalecimiento Científico y Tecnológico del Sistema de I+D+i y de I+D+i Orientada a los Retos de [...]


Elena Seoane has been promoted to Full Professor of English Language and Linguistics

We are very pleased to be able to announce that Elena Seoane, who passed the national accreditation examination in 2013, has been promoted to a position as Full Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Vigo. The members of the jury were Ignacio Palacios Martínez (University of Santiago de Compostela), Javier Pérez Guerra (University of [...]


Three new monographs published

ELC members continue very active. This post reports on several new monographs that have just appeared in national and international publishing houses: Castro-Chao, Noelia. 2021. Argument structure in flux: The development of impersonal constructions in Middle and Early Modern English, with special reference to verbs of Desire. (Linguistic Insights 274). Bern: Peter Lang. 277 pp. ISBN 978-3-0343-4189-9. [...]


Upcoming ELC research seminars: September-December 2021

We are pleased to announce that the following invited speakers have agreed to participate in the research seminars to be held this term: Tuesday, 28 September, 5:00-6:30 pm: Dr Raquel P. Romasanta (University of Vigo): ”Contact-induced variation and change in World Englishes”. [32nd ELC Research Seminar] Tuesday, 9 November, 5:00-6:30 pm: Prof Dr Claudia Claridge (University of [...]


Noelia Castro-Chao has brilliantly obtained a three-year postdoctoral contract

Por resolución de 10/06/2021, conjunta de la Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Universidade y la Consellería de Economía, Empresa e Innovación da Xunta de Galicia, Noelia Castro-Chao, miembro del grupo VLCG y actualmente Profesora interina de sustitución en la UVigo, ha obtenido un contrato postdoctoral de tres años de duración (referencia ED481B2021-046). Noelia defendió su [...]


PhD defence: Alba Pérez-González

The following PhD dissertation will be publicly defended in the coming weeks: 4 May 2021 (10:30 am, blended): Alba Pérez González, The extender tags and the like and or something in late Modern English: A formal and functional approach. Supervisor: María José López-Couso. Examiners: Ignacio Palacios Martínez (USC), Javier Calle Martín (University of Málaga), Nila Vázquez (University of Murcia). Link: If you [...]


AESLA’s 2021 Book Award goes to a joint volume by Teresa Fanego and Paula Rodríguez-Puente

Teresa Fanego and Paula Rodríguez-Puente have obtained the AESLA 2021 Book Award (‘Premio de Investigación Rafael Monroy 2021 de la Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada’) for the volume Corpus-based Research on Variation in English Legal Discourse (Studies in Corpus Linguistics 91, Amsterdam:  John Benjamins, 2019; viii + 294 pp. ISBN 978 9027202352). Corpus-based Research on Variation in [...]


The activities of ELC in the press

Please follow this link for a recent press release relating to activities by ELC members.


PhD defences: Iria de Dios-Flores and Daniela Pettersson-Traba

The following PhD dissertations will be publicly defended in the coming weeks: 23 March 2021 (5:30 pm, online): Iria de Dios-Flores, Processing long-distance dependencies: An experimental investigation of grammatical illusions in English and Spanish. Supervisors: J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña and Manuel Carreiras (Ikerbasque – Basque Foundation for Science). Examiners: Isabel Fraga (USC), Sol Lago (Goethe University Frankfurt), Brian Dillon [...]


Upcoming ELC research seminars: April-June 2021

The following invited speakers have agreed to participate in the research seminars to be held from April to June 2021: Tuesday 20 April, 5:00-6:30 pm: Jerzy Nykiel, University of Bergen: “Grammaticalization, analogy, and linguistic cycles – insights from the development of (mainly) purpose subordinators in the history of English”. [29th ELC research seminar] Tuesday 18 [...]