Javier Martín Arista (Professor of English Linguistics) and Ana Elvira Ojanguren López (researcher) from the Universiity of La Rioja conducted the workshop 'Historical Linguistics in the Digital Era' in Vigo on 16 February 2018.
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 Prof
On December 26th it was announced that the research project "A register aprroach to morphosyntactic variation in World Englishes and compilation of resources for its study (The International Corpus of English - Gibraltar)," Re-ViEW, has received three-year funding from the National Programme for Excellence in Scientific and Technical Research (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness,
Dr. Cristóbal Lozano conducted the research seminar “Investigating word order in L2 English: triangulating corpus and experimental approaches” at the Faculty of Philology and Translation in Vigo, on 27 Nov 2017. In the first part, he discussed the findings from a series of studies he carried out in collaboration with Dr.
It is a pleasure to announce that on 2 November 2017, Javier Pérez-Guerra, director of the LVTC research group since its creation, became Full Professor of English Linguistics, the first one in this field at the University of Vigo. Congratulations are in order!
On 2 October Dr. Michael Westphal, from the University of Münster, gave a seminar entitled New Englishes - New Methods, divided into two parts. Part 1 dealt with Tag questions across Englishes with a focus on text type variation, and part 2 concentrated on language attitude research with special reference to mixed methods.
We are delighted to announce that LVTC will host the 6th Prescriptivism Conference in Vigo in 2020! This conference series started in 2003 in Sheffield, followed by Ragusa (2006), Toronto (2009), Leiden (2013) and Utah (2017). Keeping the spirit of previous events, we will welcome papers addressing methodological as well theoretical approaches to any aspect of prescriptivism.
LVTC member Elena Seoane has been appointed to serve at the Editorial Board of the new John Benjamins' journal Register Studies (ISSN 2542-9477), edited by Jesse Egbert (Northern Arizona University) and Bethany Gray (Iowa State University), with Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University) as Consulting Editor. Register Studies is a refereed journal devoted to
On 14 June Raquel P. Romasanta successfully defended her MA thesis entitled "Synchronic Variation in Clausal Complementation: The case of regret in British and American English". This is her initial step towards a PhD on morphosyntactic variation in World Englishes, supervised by Elena Seoane, PI of ViEW (Variation in English Worldwide), one of the research projects of LVTC.
At the General Assembly of ICAME, held during the 38th ICAME Conference which took place at Charles University in Prague (23 to 28 May 2017), Elena Seoane was nominated and elected as a new member of the ICAME Executive Board, where she will serve for a period of three years (opting to renewal for another three years).
On 30 May 2017 the University of A Coruña hosted the IDAES Graduate Day 2017 as part of the training programme for the Inter-university Doctoral programme in Advanced English Studies: Linguistics, Literature and Culture, which is run by the universities of A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela and Vigo.
David Tizón-Couto, a member of the LVTC team and formerly a postdoc senior researcher with funding provided by Xunta de Galicia, has been awarded a very competitive postdoctoral two-year contract ‘Juan de la Cierva – Incorporación’, funded by the National Programme for Excellence in Scientific and Technical Research (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness).
LVTC member Nuria Yáñez Bouza has been recently appointed Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Manchester. She will thus continue contributing actively to research and teaching activities in the said department, in particular in relation to the compilation of the historical corpus ARCHER and to collaborative work with the John Rylan