Eduardo Coto-Villalibre obtained an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Santiago de Compostela in June 2007. In October of the same year he was admitted to the PhD Programme in English Linguistics of the University of Santiago de Compostela, and completed one year of postgraduate courses and one of research. From October 2009 to November 2010 he worked under contract, first as a research assistant to the VLCG project, helping us to compile British legal texts for the ARCHER corpus, and later (July to November) on a postgraduate grant from the Research Council of the University of Santiago de Compostela. In December 2010 he obtained a four-year FPU research grant (ref. AP2009-3554) from the Spanish Ministry of Education, to prepare a PhD, now completed, under the supervision of Teresa Fanego, Paloma Núñez-Pertejo and Elena Seoane. Between February and mid June 2015 he held a replacement position in English ('Profesor de sustitución') at the Department of Philology of the University of Cantabria.

Eduardo has experience in the organization of research meetings, such as the international conference Englishes Today: Theoretical and Methodological Issues, held at the University of Vigo in October 2013. In 2014 he was awarded an ISLE travel bursary to participate in the ISLE 3 conference (2014) at Zurich.

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MA Dissertation (June 2010): A corpus-based approach to get-passives in Contemporary Spoken English. Supervisor: Elena Seoane.

PhD Dissertation (17 December 2014): A semantic and syntactic approach to GET-constructions in World Englishes. Supervisors: Teresa Fanego, Elena Seoane and Paloma Núñez-Pertejo. Examiners: Professors J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña (Univ. of Santiago de Compostela), Belén Méndez-Naya (Univ. of Santiago de Compostela), Cristina Suárez-Gómez (Univ. of the Balearic Islands), Lucía Loureiro-Porto (Univ. of the Balearic Islands), Carmen Pena-Díaz (Univ. of Alcalá de Henares).


(Forthcoming). "The 'fading' of the definitory characteristics of get-passives: An outer circle innovation?". In Luis Alberto Lázaro et al., eds. Selected Proceedings of the 38th AEDEAN International Conference, University of Alcalá, 12-14 November 2014.

(2015). "Is the get-passive really that adversative?" Miscelánea. A Journal of English and American Studies 51.

(2015). "A look at participial constructions with get in Hong Kong English". In Corpus linguistics on the move: Exploring and understanding English through corpora (Language and Computers Series), ed. by María José López-Couso, Belén Méndez-Naya, Paloma Núñez-Pertejo & Ignacio Palacios. Amsterdam/New York: Brill/Rodopi.

(2015). "Down the passive gradient: From agentive to borderline get + past participle constructions in Singaporean English". In Englishes Today: Multiple varieties, multiple perspectives, ed. by Cristina Suárez-Gómez & Elena Seoane. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

(2014). "Get + past participle constructions in Present-day spoken Indian English: Exploring the passive gradient". In Current research in Applied Linguistics: Issues on language and cognition, ed. by Paula Rodríguez-Puente, Teresa Fanego, Evelyn Gandón-Chapela, Sara Riveiro-Outeiral & Mª Luisa Roca-Varela. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN (10): 1-4438-5354-2, pp. 10-30.

(2014). "From prototypical to peripheral: The get + Ven construction in contemporary spoken British English". In Diachrony and synchrony in English corpus linguistics, ed. by Alejandro Alcaraz-Sintes & Salvador Valera-Hernández (Linguistic Insights Series 181). Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 205-231.

(2012). “Clause structure and speaker perspective: A preliminary analysis of get-passives in Present-day spoken British English.” Interlingüística XXII: 283-294. Edited by P. Álvaro Mosquera, C. Amorós Negre, M. Fernández del Viso Garrido, L. Gago Gómez, V.M. García González, J. López Vázquez, L. Martín Aizpiru, C.H. Sánchez Gutiérrez & R. Sánchez Romo. Salamanca: Asociación de Jóvenes Lingüistas y Luso-Española de Ediciones S. L.

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