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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, semantics, pragmatics, and oral 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 the following PhD theses: A Comprehensive Analysis on how ELT Coursebooks Promote Teaching Pronunciation in Portuguese Public Schools; Huntin', Shootin' and Fishin': The Development of the Velar Nasal in Eighteenth-Century English (in co-supervision); and Predicting Pitch Prominence in Tri-Constituent Compound Nouns: A Speech Perception and Production Analysis (in co-supervision). Member of the excellence research network English Linguistics Circle since 2008; member of the UVigo teaching innovation group Educación transformadora: Ciencia, comunicación e sociedade since 2020; and co-editor of the UVigo journal Babel AFIAL: Aspectos de Filoloxía Inglesa e Alemá since 2017. Head of the Language Centre of the University of Vigo Foundation from April 2014 to August 2016.

Research projects

Esperanza Rama-Martínez has collaborated in the following research projects:

  • From 1992 to 1996: Diccionario de lingüística: Autores (PI: Prof. Dr. Milagros Fernández-Pérez; funded by the Autonomous Government of Galicia, grants XUGA 20401A91 and XUGA 20404B95).
  • From 2001-2011: several research projects on linguistic variation in Late Modern English (PI: Dr. Javier Pérez-Guerra; funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology, grants BFF2001-3505, and by the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science, grant HUM2005-02351).
  • From 2008-2011: Constructionalisation in the history of the English language: Syntactic and cognitive dynamics (PIs: Prof. Dr. Teresa Fanego-Lema and Dr. Javier Pérez-Guerra; funded by the Autonomous Government of Galicia, grant INCITE 08PXIB204016PR).
  • From 2010-2013: Grammar and orality in the recent history of the English language (PI: Prof. Dr. Javier Pérez-Guerra; funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, grant FFI 2009-11274/FILO).
  • From 2014-2017: ALTS: Empirical analysis of linguistic strategies of micro-variation in English: Synchronic and diachronic issues (PI: Dr. Javier Pérez-Guerra; funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, grant FFI 2013-44065-P).
  • From 2022- : Fragments: Constructionalising non-canonical expressions in written English (PI: Prof. Dr. Javier Pérez-Guerra; funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, grant PID 2020-117541GB-I00).

 

 

Publications

 

Books

2003. Talk on British Television: The Interactional Organisation of Three Broadcast Genres. Vigo: Servicio de Publicacións da Universidade de Vigo. ISBN: 8481582417.

Co-edited books

  • 2020 [with Dolores González-Álvarez]. Languages and the Internationalisation of Higher Education. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN: 9781527546677.
  • 2011 [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 [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 [with Javier Pérez-Guerra, Dolores González-Álvarez and Jorge L. Bueno-Alonso]. ‘Of Varying Language and Opposing Creed’. Bern: Peter Lang. ISBN 9783039107889.
  • 1999 [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: 8481581216.
  • 1999 [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: 8481581224.

Articles

  • 2020 [with Dolores González-Álvarez]. "Introduction". In Esperanza Rama-Martínez and Dolores Gonzáles-Álvarez (eds.), Languages and the Internationalisation of Higher Education. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • 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.
  • 1996b. "Delimiting semantics and pragmatics. A functional, structural criterion". Atlantis XVIII, 1/2: 359-367.
  • 1996a. "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

  • 2017. Round table: "El papel de los centros de lenguas en la estrategia de internacionalización de las universidades: conclusiones y retos". 10th Conference of the Association of Language Centres in Higher Education (ACLES) [X Congreso de la Asociación de Centros de Lenguas en la Enseñanza Superior (ACLES)].
  • 2013b [with Dr. Rosalía Rodríguez-Vázquez]. "On the inconsistency of stress assignment in English three-constituent compounds: A preliminary study". pS-Prominences. Prominences in Linguistics, University of Tuscia.
  • 2013 [with Dr. Rosalía Rodríguez-Vázquez]. "Further insights into compound stress in English". 37th AEDEAN International Conference, University of Oviedo.
  • 2011c. "Late Modern English trials: The structure of defendants’ (re)initiations". 35th AEDEAN International Conference, Autonomous University of Barcelona.
  • 2011b. "On the dynamics of (cross-)examination in the Old Bailey courtroom (1760-1860)". Helsinki Corpus Festival. University of Helsinki.
  • 2011a. "On defendants (re)initiating talk in criminal trials: The Old Bailey in the Late Modern English period". Corpus Linguistics Conference, University of Birmingham.
  • 2010. [with Ana E. Martínez-Insua]. "Courtroom interaction between 1760 and 1860: On defendants taking (re)initiating moves". 31 ICAME Conference, University of Giessen.

Organisation of conferences and workshops

  • 7th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English, University of Vigo, 28-30 September 2017. Co-organiser.
  • 10th Conference of the Association of Language Centres in Higher Education (ACLES) [X Congreso de la Asociación de Centros de Lenguas en la Enseñanza Superior (ACLES)], University of Vigo, 29 June - 01 July 2017. Main organiser.
  • Englishes Today: Theoretical and Methodological Issues, University of Vigo, 18-19 October 2013. Co-organiser.
  • International Workshop “Ellipsis 2012”, University of Vigo, 09-10 November 2012. Co-organiser.
  • 28th International Conference of the Spanish Association for Applied Linguistics [Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada, AESLA], University of Vigo, 15-17 April 2010. Co-organiser.
  • 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. Co-organiser.
  • Second Late Modern English International Conference (LMEC2), University of Vigo, 25-27 November 2004. Co-organiser.
  • 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. Co-organiser.
  • First International Symposium on Bilingualism, University of Vigo, 21-25 October 1997. Co-organiser.

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