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 English Language and Linguistics (ELL), for a four-year term.
Entitled Grammar, Rhetoric and Usage in English. Preposition Placement 1500-1900, this book investigates preposition placement in the early and late Modern English periods (1500–1900), with a special focus on preposition stranding (The house which I live in) in opposition to pied piping (The house in which I live).
On 18 November Dr Jukka Tyrkkö delivered the seminar Corpora, XML and TEI at the Faculty of Philology and Translation of the University of Vigo. Dr Tyrkkö is a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Social Research at the University of Tampere.
The English Linguistics Circle (ELC) network has received funding under grant no. FFI2014-51873-REDT from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, within the programme of Thematic Networks of Excellence (‘Redes Temáticas de Excelencia’).
Prof Dr. Marianne Hundt (University of Zürich) visited our group on the second week of September to do joint research with Elena Seoane, one of our members. Together, they are examining variation in academic Englishes, in particular differences regarding degrees of author involvement as represented in the use of voice alternation.
Maria Luisa Carrió Pastor, senior lecturer at the Universitat Politècnica de València, delivered the lecture “Research in linguistics – publish or perish!” at the Faculty of Philology and Translation in Vigo on September 24 2014, following an invitation by the LVTC group.
On 26 August it was announced that Nuria Yáñez-Bouza has received generous funding (88,000 Euros) from the Xunta de Galicia, Consellería de Educación e Ordenación Universitaria (Axudas para proxectos de investigación desenvolvidos por investigadores emerxentes)
On 3 April 2014 Dr Philip Durkin gave a seminar entitled Etymology and the OED: linguistic approaches to lexicographical problems at the Faculty of Philology and Translation. Dr Durkin is Deputy Chief Editor and Principal Etymologist of the Oxford English Dictionary.