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PhD theses soon to be defended at UVigo

The following PhD dissertations have been submitted and will be publicly defended in the coming weeks: Héctor Agrafojo Blanco, “The pragmatic markers KIND OF and SORT OF in World Englishes”. Supervisors: Elena Seoane and Lucía Loureiro-Porto. To be defended Thursday 3 December. Carla Bouzada Jabois, “Nonfinite supplements in the recent history of  English” (Cotutelle doctorate opting [...]


PhD defence: Cristina Lastres-López (22 October 2020)

El jueves 22 de octubre, a partir de las 10:30 horas, tendrá lugar la defensa telemática de la tesis de Cristina Lastres-López sobre el tema A functional-pragmatic approach to if/si-constructions in English, French and Spanish: A corpus-based study. Directora: Teresa Fanego Tutora: Paloma Núñez-Pertejo Esta tesis examina las construcciones introducidas por si o if en las [...]


Back to the USC: Zeltia Blanco-Suárez obtains a position at Santiago de Compostela

We are happy to be able to announce that Zeltia Blanco-Suárez has returned to the University of Santiago de Compostela on a tenure-track position as Lecturer (‘Ayudante Doctora’) in English, after serving at the University of Cantabria. It is great to see that talented early-career researchers trained by the ELC teams are finding their way [...]


Lucía Loureiro-Porto, invited speaker at the 22nd ELC Research Seminar (27 October 2020)

A new research seminar will be held online, via Microsoft Teams, on Tuesday, 27 October, 5 pm. Invited speaker: Lucía Loureiro-Porto (University of the Balearic Islands) Title: “Democratization, prescriptivism and gender-neutrality: the good, the bad and the ugly?” (Click on the title to watch the video recording of the seminar) Convenor: Ignacio Palacios Registration is free. [...]


Iván Tamaredo obtains a tenure-track position at the University of Salamanca

Iván Tamaredo-Meira, a member of the VLCG team, has obtained a tenure-track position as Lecturer (‘Ayudante Doctor’) in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Salamanca. The Department of English at Salamanca, founded in 1952, was the first one established in Spain in the field of English Studies. Congratulations, Iván!


Cristina Lastres-López obtains a position at the University of Seville

Positive news keeps coming! Cristina Lastres-López, a member of the VLCG team, has obtained a full-time position as Substitute Lecturer in English at the Department of English Language of the University of Seville. Between October 2016 and September 2020 Cristina held a four-year FPU grant (FPU2015/02519) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Universities. She will publicly [...]


A new publication on the internationalisation of HE by Dolores González-Álvarez and Esperanza Rama-Martínez has just come out

The volume Languages and the Internationalisation of Higher Education (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020; 282 pp., ISBN 1-5275-4667-5), edited by Dolores González-Álvarez and Esperanza Rama-Martínez, both members of the LVTC group, has just been published. It contains a a collection of essays on three key areas in which institutions of HE are working together with governments [...]


New competitive grant awarded to a regional project led by Teresa Fanego

The VLCG team has obtained a new research grant funded by the Consellería de Cultura, Educación e Universidade of the Regional Government of Galicia: Timeline: 01/01/2020 – 31/12/2022 Grant reference: ED431B 2020/01 PI: Teresa Fanego Funding awarded: 90.000 euros Programme: Axudas do Programa de Consolidación e Estruturación de Unidades de Investigación Competitivas – GPC Congratulations to the [...]


Cristina Blanco-García obtains a position at the University of Extremadura

Cristina Blanco-García, a member of the VLCG team, has obtained a position as Assistant Lecturer in English (‘Ayudante’) at the University of Extremadura at Cáceres. Good to see that positive news keeps coming! Congratulations, Cristina!


Paula Rodríguez-Puente obtains the ESSE 2020 Book Award

Paula Rodríguez-Puente’s research monograph The English phrasal verb, 1650-present. History, stylistic drifts, and lexicalisation (Cambridge University Press, 2019) has received the  prestigious ESSE 2020 Book Award (€1,500) in the category of English Language and Linguistics. Congratulations!