Tamara Bouso holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Santiago de Compostela (June 2011) and an MA in English Studies (September 2012). In March 2013 she joined the Department of English and German on a four-year research grant (ref. FPU2012/01669; 05/03/2013 - 04/03/2017)
from the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, to prepare a PhD in English Linguistics under the supervision of Teresa Fanego and Belén Méndez-Naya.
As an ERASMUS exchange student (2009-2010) Tamara studied at the University of Birmingham. From September to December 2014 she carried out research at the Department of Linguistics and English Language of the University of Edinburgh, under the supervision of Graeme Trousdale. In May 2016 she was a visiting scholar at the Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik at the University of Osnabrück (Germany), where she taught a seminar on Construction Grammar. In June-July 2016 she was away on a two-month stay at the University of Neuchâtel; her tutor here was Professor Martin Hilpert. In April 2018 she was invited to present results from her PhD at the Department of English and Linguistics at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany).
In November 2012 Tamara received one of the annual awards granted to junior investigators by AEDEAN, the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies. She also has experience 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.
MA Dissertation (September 2012):
Reaction object constructions in Contemporary American English: A preliminary corpus-based study. Supervisors: Teresa Fanego and Belén Méndez-Naya.
PhD Dissertation (23 January 2018): Changes in argument structure in the history of English, with special reference to the emergence and development of reaction object constructions (International Doctorate; Cum laude). Supervisors: Teresa Fanego and Belén Méndez-Naya. Examiners: Professors J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña (University of Santiago de Compostela), Martin Hilpert (University of Neuchâtel), Cristina Suárez-Gómez (University of the Balearic Islands). Click here to view a picture.
H-index & Publications:
(In preparation). Changes in argument structure: The transitivizing Reaction Object Construction.
(Under revision). "The growth of the Reaction Object Construction."
(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. [Fourth editor, with Sofía Bemposta-Rivas, Carla Bouzada-Jabois, Yolanda Fernández-Pena, Yolanda J. Calvo-Benzies & Iván Tamaredo].
(2017). "Muttering contempt and smiling appreciation: Disentangling the history of the Reaction Object Construction in English". English Studies 98/2: 194-215.
(2014). "On the nonprototypical status of reaction objects and other nonsubcategorized objects". In Building interdisciplinary knowledge. Approaches to English and American Studies in Spain, ed. by Esther Álvarez López, Emilia María Durán Almarza & Alicia Menéndez Tarrazo. Oviedo: AEDEAN & KRK Ediciones, pp. 307-314. ISBN 978-84-8367-475-8.
(2014). "Procesos de transitivización no inglés moderno e contemporáneo: un estudo de corpus das construcións con obxectos de reacción". In A Investigación Predoutoral na USC: Novos camiños: I Encontro da Mocidade Investigadora (Decembro de 2012). Libro de resumos. (Colección Cursos e Congresos da USC, vol. 227). Universidade de Santiago de Compostela: Servizo de Publicacións e Intercambio Científico, p. 77. ISBN-13: 978-84-15876-84-7.
(2013). "A preliminary study of sexist language in Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men through the female characters of Betty Draper, Joan Holloway and Peggy Olson”. In Hopes and Fears: English and American Studies in Spain, ed. by Rosario Arias, Miriam López-Rodríguez, Antonio Moreno-Ortiz & Chantal Pérez-Hernández. Málaga: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Málaga, pp. 189-194. ISBN: 978-84-616-6917-2.
(2013). "The role of presupposition in the discourse of advertising: Nutritional advertising in health and fitness magazines as a testing-ground". Published abstract of IWoDA'13 (Second International Workshop on Discourse Analysis, Santiago de Compostela, June 19th-21st 2013), pp. 23-24. ISBN C-1219-2013.
(2012). "Presupposition, persuasion and mag food advertising: A preliminary study". Odisea. Revista de Estudios Ingleses 13: 19-47.
25 April 2018: Invited lecture at the Department of English and Linguistics at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany): “The transitivizing reaction object construction”.
18-19 November 2017: International Workshop on 'Gradience and Constructional Change', University of Edinburgh: "The reaction object construction and the way-construction: Two parallel developments?".
9-11 November 2016: 40th AEDEAN Conference, University of Zaragoza (Huesca): "The Reaction Object Construction: A British innovation?".
19 May 2016: Invited presentation at the Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik, University of Osnabrück (Germany): "From yelping sorrow to muttering contempt: On the history of the English Reaction Object Construction".
2-5 September 2015: 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (The Netherlands): "Argument structure in flux: On the emergence of two valency-increasing constructions in the history of English" [first author, with Teresa Fanego].
27-31 July 2015: 22nd International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL22), University of Naples Federico II (Italy): "When the minstrels rustled into the room, she whispered disbelief: On the development of two valency-increasing constructions in the history of English"[second author, with Teresa Fanego].
20-25 July 2015: 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-13), Northumbria University (UK): "Exploring the history of Reaction Object Constructions. A collostructional analysis".
22-24 October 2014: International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions. Theory, Variation and Change (VCC Symposium 2014), University of La Rioja: "Whispering adieus and smiling a welcome: Changes in argument structure in the history of English".
3-6 September 2014: 8th International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG8), University of Osnabrück (Germany): "'They threw their caps..., shouting their emulation': Reaction Object Constructions in Early and Late Modern English".
13-15 November 2013: 37th AEDEAN Conference, University of Oviedo: "Towards an understanding of nonprototypical objects, with special reference to reaction objects".
19-21 June 2013: IWodA'13, Second International Workshop on Discourse Analysis, University of Santiago de Compostela: "The role of presupposition in the discourse of advertising: Nutritional advertising in health and fitness magazines as a testing-ground".
14 January 2013: LOT Winter School 2013, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (The Netherlands): "Reaction object constructions in English" [poster presentation].
13-15 December 2012: I Encontro da Mocidade Investigadora EDI-USC, University of Santiago de Compostela: "Procesos de transitivización no inglés moderno e contemporáneo: un estudo de corpus das construcións con obxectos de reacción" [poster presentation].
14-16 November 2012: 36th AEDEAN Conference, University of Malaga: "A preliminary study of sexist language in Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men through the female characters of Betty Draper, Joan Holloway and Peggy Olson”.