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 was admitted to the Inter-university PhD Programme in Advanced English Studies, run by the Universities of Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña and Vigo. From October 2014 to September 2015 Iván worked under contract to the VLCG team (projects nos. FFI2011-26693-C02-01 and R2014/016). He is now preparing a PhD on "Processing grammatical structures: morphosyntactic complexity and efficiency in varieties of English around the world", under funding from a four-year FPI research grant (ref. BES-2015-071233; 27/11/2015-26/11/2019) from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness; his PhD advisors are Teresa Fanego and J. Carlos Acuña Fariña.
As an ERASMUS exchange student (2010-2011) Iván stayed at the University of Wolverhampton, UK. In November 2014 he received one of the annual awards granted to junior investigators by AEDEAN, the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies. Recently, it was announced that he has obtained the Catalina Montes Award to the best paper presented by a postgraduate student at the 41st AEDEAN International Conference (University of La Laguna, 8-10 November 2017).
Iván has experience in the compilation and tagging of digital corpora; he is currently helping 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.
From March to June 2017 Iván stayed at the University of Freiburg (Germany); his tutor there was 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.
This session Iván teaches courses on Técnicas de expresión escrita en lengua inglesa and Inglés Técnico Odontológico.
Department of English and German
Facultad de Filología
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
E-15782 Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN
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.
H-index & Publications:
(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.
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)]
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].