TAMAREDO, IVÁN

Iván Tamaredo holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Santiago de Compostela (June 2012) and an MA in English Studies (July 2013). In October 2013 he started work on his PhD, first under contract (2014-2015) to the VLCG team, and then with funding from a four-year FPI research grant from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. His PhD advisors were Teresa Fanego and J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña.

As from 23 November 2018 Iván is a postdoctoral fellow at Santiago, on a competitive one-year grant funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities. Project title: “Grammatical heterogeneity and pronoun omission: Probabilistic differences across varieties of English" (ref. BES-2015-071233).

In November 2014 Iván received one of the annual awards granted to junior investigators by AEDEAN, the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies. More recently (November 2017) he obtained the Catalina Montes Award to the best paper presented by a postgraduate student at the 41st AEDEAN International Conference (University of La Laguna). He has also received funding (ref. 02-2018-MODA.2-1306; 1.700 euros) from the Vicerrectorate for Research and Innovation to support open access publishing of one his journal articles.

Iván has experience in the compilation and tagging of digital corpora; he has helped the VLCG team compile the Corpus of Historical English Law Reports 1535-1999 (CHELAR). He has also been involved in the organization of research meetings, such as the Fourth International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition (ELC4), held at the University of Vigo (Spain) on 4-6 February 2015.

As an ERASMUS exchange student (2010-2011) Iván stayed at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. From March to June 2017 he carried out research at the University of Freiburg (Germany), under the supervision of Professor Bernd Kortmann. During the last two weeks in June 2017 he was a visiting scholar at the Dept. of Linguistics of KU Leuven, where his tutor was Professor Benedikt Szmrecsanyi. In October 2018 he completed a one-month stay at the University of Vigo, working in collaboration with the LVTC team directed by Professor Javier Pérez-Guerra.

This session Iván teaches a course on Inglés: Comprensión e expresión escrita.

Contact information:

Department of English and German
Facultad de Filología
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
E-15782 Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN
E-mail: ivan.tamaredo@usc.es
Phone: +34 981563100, ext. 11907
Office: Room B14, first floor

MA Dissertation (July 2013): A study of the relation between complexity and efficiency in varieties of English around the world. Supervisors: Teresa Fanego and J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña.

PhD Dissertation (15 November 2018): Processing grammatical structures: Morphosyntactic complexity and efficiency in varieties of English around the world, with special reference to pronoun omission (International Doctorate; Cum laude). Supervisors: Teresa Fanego and J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña. Examiners: Professors Javier Pérez Guerra (University of Vigo), Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (KU Leuven), Cristina Suárez-Gómez (University of the Balearic Islands).

H-index & Publications:

(Forthcoming in 2019). A cross-varietal study of pronoun omission in English: Simplification and substrate effects. In Proceedings of the 41st AEDEAN International Conference, University of La Laguna, 8-10 November 2017. Universidad de La Laguna: Servicio de Publicaciones.

(2018). Pronoun omission in high-contact varieties of English: Complexity vs. efficiency. English World-Wide. A Journal of Varieties of English 39.1: 85-110.

(2017). Syntactic complexity and language contact: A corpus-based study of relative clauses in British English and Indian English. Alicante Journal of English Studies 30: 149-182; special issue on "English as a contact language: Variation and diffusion", ed. by José A. Sánchez & Ignacio Palacios.

(2017), ed. New trends and methodologies in applied English language research III: Synchronic and diachronic studies on discourse, lexis and grammar processing. (Linguistic Insights Series, vol. 209). Bern: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-0343-2039-9; 280 pp. [Sixth editor, with Sofía Bemposta-Rivas, Carla Bouzada-Jabois, Yolanda Fernández-Pena, Tamara Bouso & Yolanda J. Calvo-Benzies].

(2017). The conventionalization of performance preferences: Pronoun omission in Indian English and Singapore English. In Sofía Bemposta et al., eds. New trends and methodologies in applied English language research III: Synchronic and diachronic studies on discourse, lexis and grammar processing (Linguistic Insights Series, vol. 209). Bern: Peter Lang, 161-183.

(2017). The Corpus of Historical English Law Reports 1535-1999 (CHELAR): A resource for analysing the development of English legal discourse. ICAME Journal 41: 53-82. [Seventh author, with Teresa Fanego, Paula Rodríguez-Puente, María José López-Couso, Belén Méndez-Naya, Paloma Núñez-Pertejo & Cristina Blanco-García.] [link to published version]

(2016). Pronoun omission and agreement: An analysis based on ICE Singapore and ICE India. ICAME Journal 40: 95-118. [First author, with Teresa Fanego]. [link to published version]

(2015). Complexity and pronoun drop in contact varieties of English. In Alberto Lázaro Lafuente & María Dolores Porto Requejo, eds. English and American Studies in Spain: New developments and trends. Universidad de Alcalá: Servicio de Publicaciones, 235-243.

conference presentations:

7-9 November 2018: 42nd AEDEAN Conference, University of Córdoba: "Structural and system complexity in Indian English, Singapore English, and British English: The case of pronoun deletion".

30 May-3 June 2018: ICAME 39, University of Tampere (Finland): "Measuring the variational homogeneity of English as a world language: Probabilistic indigenization effects in four syntactic alternations" [first author, with Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (KU Leuven), Jason Grafmiller (University of Birmingham), Benedikt Heller (KU Leuven) & Melanie Röthlisberger (KU Leuven)]

24-25 May 2018: International Conference "Modelling the linguistic architecture of English: Theories and methods", University of Vigo: “Probabilistic indigenization in British English, Indian English, and Singapore English”.

8-10 November 2017: 41st AEDEAN Conference, University of La Laguna (Tenerife): "A cross-varietal study of pronoun omission in English: Simplification and substrate effects"

28-30 September 2017: 7th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English, University of Vigo: “The expression of pronominal subjects in British English, Indian English and Singapore English. A corpus-based study”.

21 June 2017: Colloquium of the Research Unit Quantitative Lexicology and Variational Linguistics, KU Leuven: "A logistic regression analysis of subject omission in British, Indian and Singapore English" [invited presentation].

4-5 April 2017: Santiago-Leuven-Edinburgh Seminar on Grammatical Variation and Change in English, KU Leuven: “A study of subject omission in three varieties of English: A multifactorial analysis.

25-29 May 2016: ICAME 37, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (China): "Subject omission in Indian English and Singapore English: Agreement and collocational strength".

2-4 March 2016: 8th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC 2016), University of Málaga:

  • "The Corpus of English Law Reports: A progress report" [third author, with Paula Rodríguez-Puente & Cristina Blanco-García]
  • "The effect of frequency of co-occurrence on subject pronoun omission in Indian English and Singapore English"

11-13 November 2015: 39th AEDEAN Conference, University of Deusto (Bilbao): "Frequency effects in Indian and Singapore English: Pronoun omission and complex units".

8-10 June 2015: Changing English: Integrating cognitive, social & typological perspectives (ChangE 2015), University of Helsinki, Finland: "Complexity and relative clauses in Indian English and British English".

27-31 May 2015: ICAME 36, University of Trier (Germany): "The complexity of pronoun omission: An analysis based on ICE Singapore and ICE India" [first author, with Teresa Fanego & J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña]

4-6 February 2015: Fourth International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition (ELC4), University of Vigo: "The conventionalization of performance preferences: Pronoun omission in Indian English and Singapore English".

12-14 November 2014: 38th AEDEAN Conference, University of Alcalá de Henares: "Complexity and pronoun drop in contact varieties of English".

29-31 January 2014: II Encontro da Mocidade Investigadora EDI-USC, University of Santiago de Compostela: "Complexity and efficiency in varieties of English around the world" [poster presentation].

 
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