PhD DISSERTATIONS SUPERVISED BY THE vLCG TEAM

6 October 2016: Beatriz Mato-Míguez, The expression of directive meaning: a corpus-based study on the variation between insubordinated if-clauses, imperatives and conditionals in Contemporary Spoken British and American English. Supervisors: Teresa Fanego and María José López-Couso. Examiners: Ignacio Palacios (University of Santiago de Compostela), Ana E. Martínez-Insua (University of Vigo), Cristina Suárez-Gómez (University of the Balearic Islands).

20 January 2015: Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras, Exemplifying markers in English: Synchronic and diachronic considerations (European Doctorate). Supervisor: María José López-Couso. Examiners: Professors Teresa Fanego (University of Santiago de Compostela), J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña (University of Santiago de Compostela), Augusto Soares da Silva (Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Braga), Javier Pérez-Guerra (University of Vigo), Cristina Suárez-Gómez (University of the Balearic Islands).

17 December 2014: Eduardo Coto-Villalibre, A semantic and syntactic approach to GET-constructions in World Englishes. Supervisors: Teresa Fanego, Paloma Núñez-Pertejo and Elena Seoane. Examiners: Professors J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña (University of Santiago de Compostela), Belén Méndez-Naya (University of Santiago de Compostela), Cristina Suárez-Gómez (University of the Balearic Islands), Lucía Loureiro-Porto (University of the Balearic Islands), Carmen Pena-Díaz (University of Alcalá de Henares).

25 September 2013: Fátima Faya, Courtesy markers in requests: The case of pray and please in Late Modern English (European Doctorate). Supervisor: Belén Méndez-Naya. Examiners: Professors Teresa Fanego (University of Santiago de Compostela), María José López-Couso (University of Santiago de Compostela), Cristina Suárez-Gómez (University of the Balearic Islands), Irma Taavitsainen (University of Helsinki), Nuria Yáñez-Bouza (University of Vigo).

4 September 2013: Paula Rodríguez-Puente, The development of phrasal verbs in British English from 1650 to 1990: A corpus-based study (European Doctorate; Faculty of Philology Extraordinary PhD Award). Supervisor: María José López-Couso. Examiners: Professors Teresa Fanego (University of Santiago de Compostela), Risto Hiltunen (University of Turku), Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre (University of Murcia), Belén Méndez-Naya (University of Santiago de Compostela), Nuria Yáñez-Bouza (University of Vigo).

25 June 2013: Vera Vázquez-López, Action nominalizations in Early Modern scientific English. Main supervisor: Teresa Fanego; co-supervisor: María José López-Couso. Examiners: Professors J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña (University of Santiago de Compostela), Javier Calle-Martín (University of Málaga), Belén Méndez-Naya (University of Santiago de Compostela), Javier Pérez-Guerra (University of Vigo), Nila Vázquez (University of Murcia).

15 January 2010: Natalia Villar-Conde, Aspects of expressive strength reduction in British English and Castilian Spanish: A corpus-based analysis. Supervisor: Teresa Fanego. Examiners: Ignacio Vázquez Orta (University of Zaragoza), Victoria Guillén Nieto (University of Alicante), Laura Alba Juez (National University of Distance Education), Ignacio Palacios Martínez (University of Santiago de Compostela), Carlos Prado-Alonso (University of Santiago de Compostela).

3 December 2009: Iria Pastor-Gómez, Nominal modifiers in noun phrase structure: Evidence from Contemporary English. Main supervisor: Teresa Fanego; co-supervisor: J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña. Examiners: Francisco Gutiérrez Díez (University of Murcia), Carmen Portero Muñoz (University of Córdoba), Ana Martínez Insua (University of Vigo), Paloma Núñez-Pertejo (University of Santiago de Compostela), Paula López Rúa (University of Santiago de Compostela).

31 January 2008: Carlos Prado-Alonso, Inversion in written and spoken Contemporary English (European Doctorate). Main supervisor: Teresa Fanego; co-supervisor: J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña. Examiners: Antonio Barcelona (University of Córdoba), Christopher S. Butler (Swansea University), Liesbet Heyvaert (University of Leuven), Javier Pérez-Guerra (University of Vigo), Cristina Suárez-Gómez (University of the Balearic Islands).

22 June 2007: Pilar Castillo-González, Uncontracted negatives and negative contractions in Contemporary English: A corpus-based study. Supervisor: María José López-Couso. Examiners: Teresa Fanego (University of Santiago de Compostela), Montserrat Martínez Vázquez (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville), Juana Marín Arrese (Universidad Complutense de Madrid), Ignacio Palacios (University of Santiago de Compostela), Javier Pérez-Guerra (University of Vigo).

16 February 2007: Ana López-Sánchez, From "ways of speaking" to "ways of being in the world": A contrastive analysis of request behaviour in Peninsular Spanish and American English: A comparison. Supervisor: Teresa Fanego. Examiners: Jesús Moya Guijarro (University of Castilla-La Mancha), Paloma Núñez-Pertejo (University of Santiago de Compostela), Manuel Padilla Cruz (University of Seville), María Elena Placencia (Birkbeck College, London), Carmen Valero Garcés (University of Alcalá de Henares),

20 April 2006: Nila Vázquez, 'The Tale of Gamelyn' of the Canterbury Tales: A new critical edition (Faculty of Philology Extraordinary PhD Award). Supervisor: María José López-Couso. Examiners: Professors Juan Camilo Conde-Silvestre (University of Murcia), Isabel de la Cruz (University of Alcalá de Henares), Teresa Fanego (University of Santiago de Compostela), Santiago González Fernández-Corugedo (University of Oviedo), and Peter Robinson (University of Birmingham).

2 June 2005: Lucía Loureiro-Porto, The semantic predecessors of need: From Old to Early Modern English. Supervisor: Elena Seoane. Examiners: Alejandro Alcaraz (University of Jaén), Teresa Fanego (University of Santiago de Compostela), José Gómez Soliño (University of La Laguna), Manfred Krug (University of Bamberg), Belén Méndez-Naya (University of Santiago de Compostela).

27 February 2004: Carmen Pena-Díaz, Code alternation in a trilingual community: From pragmatics to grammar. Supervisor: Teresa Fanego. Examiners: Professors Peter Auer (University of Freiburg), Mario Cal (University of Santiago de Compostela), Ana Halbach (University of Alcalá de Henares), Melissa Moyer (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Esperanza Rama (University of Vigo).

16 January 2004: Cristina Suárez-Gómez, Relativisation in Early English, with special reference to the distribution of relativisers and the position of relative clauses (European Doctorate). Supervisor: Belén Méndez-Naya. Examiners: Teresa Fanego (University of Santiago de Compostela), Trinidad Guzmán (University of León), María José López-Couso (University of Santiago de Compostela), Javier Pérez-Guerra (University of Vigo), Anthony Warner (University of York, UK).

For earlier PhD Dissertations see the home page of Teresa Fanego.

MA DISSERTATIONS

September 2015: Noelia Castro-Chao, Changes in argument structure: developments in impersonal constructions since Late Middle English. A preliminary corpus-based study. Supervisor: Teresa Fanego.

September 2015: Alberto Monteagudo, A preliminary approach to linguistic accretion in English: comparatives in Contemporary American English as a case in point. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

September 2015: Noelia Ozores, Variation and competition of intensifiers in Philippine English. Supervisor: Belén Méndez-Naya.

September 2015: Daniela Pettersson, A preliminary corpus-based diachronic analysis of the behavioral profile of a set of near-synonyms in American English. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

July 2013: Iván Tamaredo, A study of the relation between linguistic complexity and efficiency in varieties of English around the world. Supervisors: Teresa Fanego and J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña.

September 2012: Tamara Bouso, Reaction object constructions in Contemporary American English: A preliminary corpus-based study. Supervisors: Teresa Fanego and Belén Méndez-Naya.

September 2012: Aleksandra Kaverina, A preliminary corpus-based study of reformulation markers in contemporary written English. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

September 2012: Alba Iglesias Vázquez, The emerging modal wanna. Supervisors: María José López-Couso and Belén Méndez-Naya

January 2012: Zeltia Blanco-Suárez, A diachronic approach to intensifiers in English: Deadly as a case in point. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

September 2011: Cristina Blanco-García, Ephemeral adverbial subordinators in the Early Modern English period: Concession as a case in point. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

September 2011: María José Coto-Díaz, 'In terms of' in terms of grammaticalization: On the connective use of 'in terms of'. Supervisor: Belén Méndez-Naya.

September 2011: Tania de Dios, Intransitivity revisited: A corpus-based study of verbs used without an object in Contemporary English. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

March 2011: Beatriz Mato-Míguez, A preliminary approach to isolated if-clauses in Contemporary English. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

June 2010: Vera Vázquez-López, Nominalizations in Early Modern scientific English: Structural and functional perspectives. Supervisors: María José López-Couso & Carlos Prado-Alonso.

June 2010: Eduardo Coto-Villalibre, A corpus-based approach to get-passives in Contemporary Spoken English. Supervisor: Elena Seoane.

June 2010: Susana Matos Daparte, A corpus-based approach to dare in Late Modern English. Supervisor: Elena Seoane.

July 2009: Iria-Gael Romay, A preliminary study of motion verbs in English: Evidence from LOB and FLOB. Supervisor: Paloma Núñez-Pertejo.

April 2009: Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras, Including and included as appositive markers of exemplification: A prototypical case of apposition? Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

October 2007: Paula Rodríguez-Puente, On the relationship between phrasal verbs and the processes of grammaticalization, lexicalization and idiomatization: Phrasal verbs with get as a test case.  Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

September 2006: Iria Pastor, N+N structures in Present-day English: Function and development. Supervisor: Teresa Fanego.

July 2006: Fátima Faya, On the origin and development of the courtesy marker please: A corpus-based analysis. Supervisor: Belén Méndez-Naya.

May 2006: Milagros Chao, On the origin and use of dual-form adverbs: A corpus-based approach. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

July 2004: Beatriz Macía-Vega, A corpus-based approach to the variation between who and whom in Contemporary Written and Spoken English. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

April 2004: Carlos Prado-Alonso, Inversion in Present-day British and American English: An analysis based on the matching FLOB and Frown corpora. Supervisor: Teresa Fanego.

April 2003: Héctor Agrafojo, A corpus-based approach to the evolution of English semi-auxiliary verbs: The case of be supposed to. Supervisor: Elena Seoane.

January 2002: Lucía Loureiro-Porto, A corpus-based approach to verbs expressing necessity in Old English. Supervisor: Elena Seoane.

September 2001: Pilar Castillo-González, Uncontracted negatives and negative contractions in Contemporary Written English: A corpus-based study. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

June 2001: Montserrat Nolasco, Adverbial intensification in Early Modern English.  Supervisor: Teresa Fanego.

April 2001: Rosa María Cougil-Álvarez, A corpus-based approach to the diachronic evolution of just in English (1380-1780). Supervisor: Elena Seoane.

February 2001: Anabel González-Cruz, Semantic change in adverbial subordination: The case of while-clauses. Supervisor:  María José López-Couso.

March 2000: Ana Navalpotro, On the existence of a proximative gram in OE: The willan construction. Supervisor: Belén Méndez-Naya.

March 2000: Nila Vázquez, Young Gamelyn of the Canterbury Tales. A first approach to the Petworth MS version: Transcription, translation, glossary and notes. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.

June 1999: José Javier Rivas-RodríguezA non-discrete approach to the Accusative and Infinitive Construction: The view of linguistic typology. Supervisor: Belén Méndez-Naya.

June 1999: Cristina Suárez-Gómez, A descriptive analysis of relative clauses in Old English and their process of clause combination. Supervisor: Belén Méndez-Naya.

April 1999: Carmen Río-Rey, Relativizer variation in existential and non-existential sentences: The Middle and Early Modern English periods. Supervisor: Teresa Fanego.

 
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