Universidade de Vigo
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Esperanza Rama-Martínez is tenured Senior Lecturer at the University of Vigo (Spain) since December 2003. She graduated in English Philology from the University of Santiago de Compostela in 1990. She holds an MA in Discourse Studies for Language Teaching and Learning from the University of Liverpool (1991) and a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Santiago de Compostela (2001) with a dissertation, Political Interviews, Talk Show Interviews, and Debates on British TV: A Contrastive Study of the Interactional Organisation of Three Broadcast Genres, supervised by Prof. Dr. Tomás Jiménez Juliá. She has mainly lectured on English phonetics and phonology and discourse analysis at undergraduate level and on applied conversation analysis at postgraduate level. Her main research interests concentrate on the interactional organization of broadcast talk, historical courtroom discourse as developed from the Late Modern English period onwards, and prosody. She is currently supervising a PhD dissertation on the relationship between pronunciation and spelling of loanwords in Late Modern English at the University of Vigo.

Research projects

From 1992 to 1996, Esperanza Rama-Martínez collaborated in the project led by Prof. Milagros Fernández-Pérez of compilating a linguistics dictionary of authors (Diccionario de linguistica: Autores), funded by the Directorate General for Research and Development of the Autonomous Government of Galicia (grant XUGA 20401A91 and XUGA 20404B95). From 2001 onwards she has collaborated in several research projects on linguistic variation in Late Modern English (principal investigator: Dr. Javier Pérez-Guerra) funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (grants BFF2001-3505, HUM2005-02351, and FFI2009-11274) and by the Directorate General for Research, Development and Innovation of the Autonomous Government of Galicia (grant INCITE 08PXIB204016PR).

Publications

Monographs

(2003). Talk on British Television: The Interactional Organisation of Three Broadcast Genres. Vigo: Servicio de Publicacións da Universidade de Vigo. ISBN: 84-8158-241-7.

Edited books

  •  (2011), co- editor [with Dolores González-Álvarez, Ana Elina Martínez-Insua and Javier Pérez-Guerra]. The Structure of the Noun Phrase in English: Synchronic and Diachronic Explorations; Special issue of English Language and Linguistics 15/2: 201-415.
  • (2010), co-editor [with Jorge L. Bueno-Alonso, Dolores González-Álvarez, Úrsula Kirsten-Torrado, Ana E. Martínez-Ínsua, Javier Pérez-Guerra and Rosalía Rodríguez-Vázquez]. Analizar datos, describir variación = Analysing data, describing variation: XXVIII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada (AESLA). Vigo: Servicio de Publicacións da Universidade de Vigo. ISBN: 9788481584790.
  • (2007), co-editor [with Javier Pérez-Guerra, Dolores González-Álvarez and Jorge L. Bueno-Alonso]. ‘Of Varying Language and Opposing Creed’. Bern: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-03910-788-9.
  • (1999), co-editor [with Ana Bringas-López, Dolores González-Álvarez, Javier Pérez-Guerra, and Eduardo Varela-Bravo]. ‘Woonderous Aenglissce’ SELIM Studies in Medieval English Language. Vigo: Servicio de Publicacións da Universidade de Vigo. ISBN: 84-815-8121-6.
  • (1999), co-editor [with Ana Bringas-López, Dolores González-Álvarez, Javier Pérez-Guerra, and Eduardo Varela-Bravo]. ‘Woonderous Lytterature’ SELIM Studies in Medieval English Literature. Vigo: Servicio de Publicacións da Universidade de Vigo. ISBN: 84-815-8122-4.

Articles

  • (2013). “Courtroom interaction between 1760 and 1860: on defendants taking (re)initiating moves”. Journal of Historical Pragmatics 14/2: 236-262.
  • (2007), with Javier Pérez-Guerra, Dolores González-Álvarez and Jorge L. Bueno-Alonso. “‘Of varying language and opposing creed’: Five first details are being depicted”. In Javier Pérez-Guerra, Dolores González-Álvarez, Jorge L. Bueno-Alonso, and Esperanza Rama-Martínez (eds.), ‘Of Varying Language and Opposing Creed’. Bern: Peter Lang. 11-24.
  • (2006). “’If I could just finish’: Identifying interruptions interactionally”. In Marta Carretero, Laura Hidalgo-Downing, Julia Lavid, Elena Martínez-Caro, Joanne Neff, Soledad Pérez-de-Ayala and Esther Sánchez-Pardo (eds.), A Pleasure of Life in Words: A Festschrift for Angela Downing. Madrid: Universidad Complutense. 749-770. 
  • (2003). “Accomplishing closings in talk show interviews: A comparison with news interviews”. Discourse Studies 5/3: 283-302.
  • (2001). “Bringing a talk show interview to an end: The manifestation of generic imprints on the closing”. Actas del XXV Congreso AEDEAN. Edición en CD ROM. Granada: Departamento de Filología Inglesa, Universidad de Granada.
  • (1999). “Prosodic and kinesic features: Some examples of their contribution to the management of ideas in a political interview”. In Isabel Moskowich-Spiegel-Fandiño (ed.) Interpretations of English. Essays on Language, Linguistics and Philology. A Coruña: Universidade de A Coruña, 189-206.
  • (1999), with Milagros Fernández-Pérez, Francisco José Albertuz-Carneiro, Ana María Fernández-Mella, Miguel González-Pereira, Juan José López-Rivera, Paloma Núñez-Pertejo, and Montserrat Souto-Gómez. “El Diccionario de Lingüística: Autores. Objetivos, estructura y muestras de su contenido”. Actas del I Congreso Internacional de la Sociedad Española de Historiografía Lingüística, 271-300. Madrid: Arco/Libros.
  • (1997). “Turn-taking principles: a case study of polite behaviour in political interviews”. Actas del XVIII Congreso AEDEAN, 263-272. Alcalá de Henares: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alcalá.
  • (1996). “Delimiting semantics and pragmatics. A functional, structural criterion”. Atlantis XVIII, 1/2: 359-367.
  • (1996). “La alternancia de turnos en el contexto de la entrevista británica”. Interlingüística 5: 159-164.
  • (1995). “Loose apposition in journalistic style”. BELLS (Barcelona English Language and Literature Studies) 6: 113-130.
  • (1993). “Preference organisation in broadcast political interviews”. Verba 20: 45-60.

Recent conference presentations

  • (2011). “Late Modern English trials: The structure of defendants’ (re)initiations”. 35th AEDEAN International Conference, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
  • (2011). “On the dynamics of (cross-)examination in the Old Bailey courtroom (1760-1860)”. Helsinki Corpus Festival. University of Helsinki.
  • (2011). “On defendants (re)initiating talk in criminal trials: The Old Bailey in the Late Modern English period”. Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of Birmingham.

Co-organisation of conferences and workshops

  • Englishes Today: Theoretical and Methodological Issues, to be held at the University of Vigo on 18-19 October 2013.
  • International Workshop “Ellipsis 2012”, University of Vigo, 09-10 November 2012.
  • 28th International Conference of the Spanish Association for Applied Linguistics (Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada, AESLA), University of Vigo, 15-17 April 2010.
  • First Vigo-Newcastle-Santiago-Leuven International Workshop on the Structure of the Noun Phrase in English: Synchronic and Diachronic Explorations (NP1), University of Vigo, 02-03 October 2009.
  • Second Late Modern English International Conference (LMEC2), University of Vigo, 25-27 November 2004.
  • 11th International Conference of the Spanish Society for Mediaeval English Language and Literature (Sociedad Española de Lengua y Literatura Inglesa Medieval, SELIM), University of Vigo, 23-26 September 1998.
  • First International Symposium on Bilingualism, University of Vigo, 21-25 October 1997.

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