Universidade de Vigo

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Carla Bouzada Jabois has a BA in English Philology from the University of Vigo with a specialization in English Linguistics. During her BA, she obtained a scholarship from the Ministry of Education and Science to collaborate in a research project at the Department of English, French and German Studies. She has an MA in Advanced English Studies and an MA in Secondary School and Language Education. She was awarded with a Master’s Research scholarship from the University of Vigo and a predoctoral grant by the Autonomous Government of Galicia.

Currently, she is working on her PhD dissertation A corpus-based study of free adjuncts and absolutes in the recent history of English under the supervision of Dr. Javier Pérez Guerra (University of Vigo) and Prof. Hubert Cuyckens (KU Leuven) after a co-operation agreement for a joint doctorate. While working on her PhD dissertation, Carla has developed several research stays at KU Leuven and also at Universität Wien.

In September 2014 Carla was awarded with a grant to conduct research on scientific and technical terminology joining the Servizo de Terminoloxía Galega (TERMIGAL) hosted at the Centro Ramón Piñeiro para a Investigación en Humanidades in Santiago de Compostela (September 2014-April 2015). She worked in this project until April 2015, when she joined Nuria Yáñez-Bouza and her team to work as part-time research assistant on the APU language project, ‘The art of writing English’: A corpus of schoolchildren’s writings (April-October 2015).

She is a member of the research groups LVTC (Language Variation and Textual Categorisation, Universidade de Vigo) and FunC (Functional and Cognitive Lingusitics: Grammar and Typology, KU Leuven), and of the ELC (English Linguistics Circle) network.

Publications

(2017) Bouzada-Jabois, Carla. "Referential links in -ing and -ed free adjuncts in Late Modern English". In New trends and methodologies in applied English language research III: synchronic and diachonic studies on discourse, lexis and grammar processing edited by Sofía Bemposta-Rivas, Carla Bouzada-Jabois, Yolanda Fernández-Pena, Tamara Bouso, Yolanda J. Calvo-Benzies and Iván Tamaredo. Bern and New York: Peter Lang, 39-57.

(2016) Bouzada-Jabois, Carla and Javier Pérez-Guerra. "Towards a unified constructional characterisation of the nonfinite periphery. On verbal free adjuncts and absolutes in English". In Outside the clause. Form and function of extra-clausal constituents edited by Gunther Kaltenböck, Evelien Keizer and Arne Lohmann. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 177-202. DOI 10.1075/slcs.178.07bou.

(2016) Bouzada-Jabois, Carla and Javier Pérez-Guerra. "Fusing nonfinite peripheral constructions constructively: on absolutes and free adjuncts in the recent history of English". In On the Move: Glancing Backwards to Build a Future in English Studies edited by Aitor Ibarrola-Armendarizand and Jon Ortiz de Urbina Arruabarrena. Bilbao: Universidad de Deusto (Servicio de Publicaciones), 191-199.

(2015) Bouzada-Jabois, Carla and Javier Pérez-Guerra. "Regularising the nonfinite periphery in English: absolutes, free adjuncts and constructionalisation in Modern English". In English and American studies in Spain: new developments and trends edited by Alberto Lázaro Lafuente and María Dolores Porto Requejo. Alcalá de Henares: Universidad de Alcalá (Servicio de Publicaciones), 170-180.

(2014) Bouzada-Jabois, Carla. "Coreference Relations in Absolute Constructions in the Recent History of English". In New Alleways to Significance: Interdisciplinary Approaches to English Studies edited by A. Moreno-Álvarez and I. Pérez-Fernández. Palma de Mallorca: Edicions UIB, 261-278.

Conference presentations

(2016) "Textual distribution of verbal free adjuncts in the recent history of English". Diachronic Corpora, Genre, and Language Change, 8-9 April 2016, Nottingham - The University of Nottingham.

(2015) "Fusing nonfinite peripheral constructions constructively: on absolutes and free adjuncts in the recent history of English". 39th AEDEAN Conference, 11-13 November 2015, Bilbao - Universidad de Deusto/Deustuko Unibertsitatea. [with Javier Pérez-Guerra]

(2015) “Patterning verbal absolutes and free adjuncts in contemporary English, with a grain of history”. 6th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE6), 19-23 August 2015, Madison – University of Wisconsin. [delivered by Javier Pérez-Guerra]

(2015) “With the weather warming up, it’s tempting to reach for the ice-cream”. IDAES Graduate Day 2015, 15 May 2015, Vigo - Universidade de Vigo.

(2015) "Tracing the evolution of free adjuncts in English: a diachronic corpus-based description". 7th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (AELINCO), 5-7 March 2015, Valladolid - Universidad de Valladolid.

(2015) “(With this author) Investigating free adjuncts and absolutes, this paper tackles their evolution in the recent history of English”. Fourth International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition (ELC4), 4-6 February 2015, Vigo - Universidade de Vigo.

(2014) "Regularising the nonfinite periphery in English: absolutes, free adjuncts and constructionalisation in Modern English". 38th AEDEAN Conference, 12-14 November 2014, Alcalá de Henares - Universidad de Alcalá. [with Javier Pérez-Guerra]

(2014) "Constructionalising the nonfinite periphery in English: absolutes and free adjuncts hand in hand". 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, 11–14 September 2014, Poznan - Adam Mickiewicz University/Uniwersytet im. Adama Mickiewicza w Poznaniu [with Javier Pérez-Guerra]

(2014) "Free adjuncts in Late Modern English: a corpus-based study". 18th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL18), 14-18 July 2014, Leuven - KU Leuven.

(2014) "Towards a unified constructional characterization of the nonfinite periphery: On verbal absolutes and free adjuncts in English". Outside the Clause: Form and function of Extra Clausal Constituents, 4-5 July 2014, Vienna - Universität Wien. [with Javier Pérez-Guerra]

(2014) “Free adjuncts and absolute constructions in Late Modern English: A corpus-based study”. 19th ELC Research Seminar, 24 Enero 2014, Santiago – Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.

(2013) "Referential status and discourse distribution of verbal absolute constructions: a corpus study". International Workshop Perspectives on Discourse, Grammar and Transitivity, 15 November 2013, Vigo - Universidade de Vigo. [Poster presentation]

(2013) “Coreference relations in absolute constructions in the recent history of English”. 3rd International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies (ASYRAS), 3-7 June 2013, Gijón - Universidad de Oviedo.

Conference organisation

She was a member of the organising team of two international conferences for postgraduate students in 2015: Fourth International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition (ELC4) and ASYRAS 4: Exploring Liminality in Anglophone Studies.

As a volunteering student, Carla took part in the organization of conferences held at the University of Vigo and organized by the research group Language Variation and Textual Categorisation: Analysing data > Describing variation, 28th International Conference of the Spanish Society for Applied Linguistics in 2010, International Workshop ELLIPSIS2012: crosslinguistic, formal, semantic, discoursive and processing perspectives in 2012, and Englishes Today: Theoretical and Methodological Issues in 2013.

Teaching

(2013-2014) English VII (Degree on Foreing Languages, 3rd year students; coordinator: Eduardo José Varela Bravo)

(2012-2013) History of the English Language: Seminar (BA in English Philology, 5th year students; coordinator: Elena Seoane Posse)

(2012-2013) Language 2, IV: English (Degree on Translation and Interpretation, 2nd year students; coordinator: Mª Flor Pérez Paz)

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