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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). He defended his PhD in 2018, under funding from a four-year FPI research grant (ref. BES-2015-071233) from the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. His PhD advisors were Teresa Fanego and J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña. After a period (November 2018-September 2019) as postdoctoral fellow at Santiago, on a competitive grant funded by the State Research Agency and the European Social Fund, Iván moved to the University of Vigo on a position as substitute Lecturer in English (part-time). 

Iván has received several awards granted to junior investigators by AEDEAN, the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies, including the 2017 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) from the Vicerrectorate for Research and Innovation of the University of Santiago de Compostela, 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 elaborate the Corpus of Historical English Law Reports 1535-1999 (CHELAR) in its two versions (POS-tagged and XML). 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. As a postgraduate student and postdoc he has carried out research  at the University of Freiburg, Germany (March-May 2017), at the Department of Linguistics of KU Leuven (June 2017), at the University of Vigo (October 2018) and at the Universidade Católica Portuguesa - Centro Regional de Braga (July 2019).

Contact information:

Department of English, French and German
Facultade de Filoloxía e Tradución
University of Vigo
Campus Universitario Lagoas-Marcosende
36310 Vigo
E-mail: ivan.tamaredo.meira@uvigo.es

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). Click here to view a press release.

H-index & Publications:

(Forthcoming). Mark-up and annotation in the Corpus of Historical English Law Reports (CHELAR): Potential for historical genre analysis. Atlantis. Journal of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies 41.2. [Third author, with Paula Rodríguez-Puente & Cristina Blanco-García.]

(Forthcoming). Complexity, efficiency, and language contact: Pronoun omission in World Englishes. (Linguistic Insights Series). Bern: Peter Lang. ISBN: 978-3-0343-3902-5.

(Forthcoming in 2019). Aprendizaxe e ensinanza da lectura en lingua inglesa. (Colección Unidades Didácticas; Servizo de Normalización Lingüística). Santiago de Compostela: Servicio de Publicacións e Intercambio Científico.

(Forthcoming in 2019). Técnicas de Escritura da Lingua Inglesa: Ensaios Discursivos. (Colección Unidades Didácticas; Servizo de Normalización Lingüística). Santiago de Compostela: Servicio de Publicacións e Intercambio Científico. [Second author, with Daniela Pettersson-Traba & Paloma Núñez-Pertejo]

(Forthcoming in 2019). Técnicas de Escritura da Lingua Inglesa: Cartas. (Colección Unidades Didácticas; Servizo de Normalización Lingüística). Santiago de Compostela: Servicio de Publicacións e Intercambio Científico.  [First author, with Daniela Pettersson-Traba &  Paloma Núñez-Pertejo]

(Forthcoming in 2019). Structural and system complexity in Indian English, Singapore English, and British English: The case of subject pronoun deletion. In Proceedings of the 42nd AEDEAN Conference, University of Cordoba, 7-9 November 2018, ed. by Pilar Guerrero-Medina (ebook).

(2019). Probabilistic indigenization effects at the lexis-syntax interface. English Language and Linguistics, pp. 1-28. [First author, with Melanie Röthlisberger, Jason Grafmiller & Benedikt Heller.]

(2018). A cross-varietal study of pronoun omission in English: Simplification and substrate effects. In Mª Beatriz Hernández, Manuel Brito & Tomás Monterrey, eds. Broadening horizons: A peak panorama of English Studies in Spain. (Documentos congresuales 38). Universidad de La Laguna: Servicio de Publicaciones, 295-306. ISBN 978-84-15939-66-5.

(2018). Rodríguez-Puente, Paula / Teresa Fanego / María José López-Couso / Belén Méndez-Naya / Paloma Núñez-Pertejo / Cristina Blanco-García / Iván Tamaredo. Corpus of Historical English Law Reports 1535–1999 (CHELAR), v.2. Santiago de Compostela: Research Unit for Variation, Linguistic Change and Grammaticalization, University of Santiago de Compostela. ISBN: 978-84-09-07633-8.

(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. [Article available in open access.]

(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. (Obras colectivas: Humanidades 47). Universidad de Alcalá: Servicio de Publicaciones, 235-243. ISBN: 978-84-16599-11-0.

conference presentations:

1-5 June 2019: ICAME 40, University of Neuchâtel: “The TEI-XML annotation of the Corpus of Historical English Law Reports 1535-1999 - CHELAR” [third author, with Paula Rodríguez-Puente, Teresa Fanego & Cristina Blanco-García].

15-17 May 2019: CILC2019, University of Valencia:

  • "Probabilistic grammars across registers and modes: Pronominal subject expression in some varieties of English".
  • "Corpus of Historical English Law Reports 1535-1999: TEI-XML Annotated Version" [third author, with Paula Rodríguez-Puente, Teresa Fanego & Cristina Blanco-García].

23 April 2019: II Encontro '¿Qué estamos tramando?', Facultad de Filología, University of Santiago de Compostela: invited presentation on “Heterogeneidad gramatical y omisión de pronombres: Diferencias probabilísticas entre variedades del inglés”.

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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