Tania de Dios holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Santiago de Compostela (June 2010) and an MA in English Studies, which she completed in September 2011 on a postgraduate grant from the Autonomous Government of Galicia. In October 2011 she was admitted to the International Doctoral School (EDI) of the University of Santiago de Compostela, to prepare a PhD in English Linguistics under the supervision of María José López-Couso. Between November 2011 and November 2015 Tania worked at the Department of English and German on a four-year FPU research grant (ref. AP2010-4222; 01/12/2011-30/11/2015) from the Spanish Ministry of Education. In July 2016 she obtained a two-year competitive grant to work on scientific and technical terminology at the Ramón Piñeiro Institute for Research in the Humanities.

In December 2010 Tania received the National Award for Academic Excellence from the Autonomous Government of Galicia, in recognition of her outstanding academic record as an undergraduate student. She has also obtained (November 2011) one of the annual awards granted to junior investigators by AEDEAN, the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies.

From September to December 2014 Tania carried out research at the Department of Linguistics and English Language of the University of Edinburgh, under the supervision of Graeme Trousdale.

Contact information:

Centro Ramón Piñeiro para a Investigación en Humanidades
Rúa de San Roque 2
E-15704 Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN

MA Dissertation (September 2011): Intransitivity revisited: A corpus-based study of verbs used without an object in Contemporary English. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.


(2015). “Looking for the differences in our silences: A corpus-based approach to object omission in English and Spanish”. In Cross-linguistic perspectives on verb constructions, ed. by Signe Oksefjell Ebeling & Hilde Hasselgård. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-4438-7808-1, pp. 7-27.

(2014). “He was eating vs. *He was devouring: Throwing some light on the workings of object deletion”. In New Alleys to Significance: Interdisciplinary Approaches to English Studies, ed. by Alejandra Moreno Álvarez & Irene Fernández Pérez. Palma de Mallorca. Edicions UIB. ISBN: 978-84-8384-298-0, pp. 279-290.

(2014). "A comparative assessment of the models for the classification of verbs used without an object in Contemporary English". 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. 31-47.

(2013). "Towards a definitive taxonomy for the classification of verbs used without an object in Contemporary English: Liu's (2008) model subject to examination". 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. 208-214. ISBN: 978-84-616-6917-2.

(2013). "Exploring transitivity alternations across dialects: A preliminary approach". In Corpus resources for descriptive and applied studies. Current challenges and future directions: Selected papers from the 5th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC2013), ed. by Chelo Vargas-Sierra (Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, vol. 95: 425-430, London: Elsevier).

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