CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS BY MEMBERS OF THE RESEARCH GROUP

22-24 October 2014: Tamara Bouso, "Whispering adieus and smiling a welcome: Changes in argument structure in the history of English", International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions. Theory, Variation and Change (VCCSymposium 2014), University of La Rioja (Logroño).

6-8 October 2014: Mario Serrano-Losada, "Raising turn out in late Modern English: The rise of a mirative construction", International Conference on Evidentiality and Modality in European Languages 2014 (EMEL’14), Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

11–14 September 2014: Teresa Fanego, "'The ladies all sitting in the open air, exposes them to great inconveniences': The role of free adjuncts and absolutes in the formation of ACC-ing gerundives", 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań (Poland).

3-6 September 2014: Tamara Bouso, "'They threw their caps..., shouting their emulation': Reaction Object Constructions in Early and Late Modern English", 8th International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG8), University of Osnabrück (Germany).

29 August-2 September 2014: Cristina Blanco-García, "Ephemeral adverbial subordinators in the history of English: A corpus-based study", Doctoral sessions in English Language, 12th ESSE Conference, University of Košice (Slovakia).

24-27 August 2014: 3rd Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 3), University of Zurich (Switzerland):

  • Eduardo Coto-Villalibre: “From verbal to adjectival participial constructions with get: An examination of the passive gradient in World Englishes” [poster presentation]
  • Teresa Fanego: “Multiple sources in language change: The emergence of English ACC-ing gerundives”
  • María José López-Couso: "Transferring insights from language acquisition to diachronic change: Some examples from English" [paper within the workshop The Changing English Language: Psycholinguistic Perspectives]
  • Beatriz Mato: "Between grammar and discourse: The variation between imperatives and insubordinated if-clauses in spoken English"

14-18 July 2014: 18th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL-18), KU Leuven (Belgium):

  • Zeltia Blanco-Suárez: “Mortal lazy and deadly curious: Some diachronic notes on the intensifiers mortal and deadly
  • Tania de Dios: "Is retrievability a guarantee for omission?: A look into the recent history of contextual object deletion in American English"
  • María José López-Couso: “On structural hypercharacterization: Some examples from the history of English syntax” [plenary lecture]
  • Belén Méndez-Naya: “ “From spatial adjunct to degree modifier: On the development of the intensifier function of ‘out’-adverbs”

4-5 July 2014: María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya, "From clause to adverb: On the history of maybe and related forms", Outside the clause: Form and function of extra-clausal constituents (Workshop), University of Vienna (Austria).

11 June 2014: María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya, "Sobre la adverbialización de maybe 'quizás’", Workshop 'Análise de construcións e lingüística de corpus', University of Santiago de Compostela.

4-6 June 2014: Aleksandra Kaverina, "When do we rectify?: Rectification in contemporary spoken British English", International Conference on Spoken English: Descriptive and Applied Perspectives (ICSE2014), University of Santiago de Compostela.

22-24 May 2014: 6th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC2014), University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria:

  • Cristina Blanco-García: "Tracing the history of how-ephemeral concessive subordinators: A corpus-based study"
  • Zeltia Blanco-Suárez: "From literal to intensifying: Some notes on the development of death-related intensifiers in English, German and Portuguese"
  • Fátima Faya: "Please as an (im)politeness marker: scope of functions from a diachronic perspective"
  • Aleksandra Kaverina: "Rectification through in other words and in short: Comparing spoken and written British English"
  • Lucía Loureiro-Porto: "World Englishes in the spotlight: ICE vs. GloWbE"
  • Mario Serrano-Losada: "Learned syntax and grammaticalization: evidence from Spanish"

30 April-4 May 2014: ICAME 35, University of Nottingham (United Kingdom):

  • Tania de Dios: "Looking for the difference in our silences: A corpus-based approach to object omission in English and Spanish"
  • María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya: "On the adverbialization of may + be/happen constructions"
  • Paula Rodríguez-Puente: "Particle placement in Late Modern English and Twentieth-century English" [work in progress]
  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez [jointly with Elena Seoane, University of Vigo, & Valentin Werner, University of Bamberg]: convenor of the workshop "Perfect and perfectivity re-assessed through corpus studies"

29-31 January 2014: II Encontro da Mocidade Investigadora EDI-USC, University of Santiago de Compostela:

  • Cristina Blanco-García: "Os subordinantes adverbiais efémeros na Historia do Inglés: Un estudo de corpus" [poster presentation]
  • Aleksandra Kaverina: "Los marcadores de reformulación en inglés, español y ruso contemporáneo: Un estudio de corpus" [poster presentation]
  • Mario Serrano-Losada: "Construccionalización y gramaticalización de <resultar + infinitivo> en español" [poster presentation]
  • Iván Tamaredo-Meira: "Complexity and efficiency in varieties of English around the world" [poster presentation]

27-29 November 2013: International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions. Theory, Variation and Change (VCCSymposium 2013), University of La Rioja:

  • Tania de Dios: "Setting boundaries in the realm of the unvoiced: A new look at object (in)omissibility in English"
  • Paula Rodríguez-Puente: "Are phrasal verbs really colloquial? Evidence from the history of English"

14-15 November 2013: Teresa Fanego, "New reflections on actualization and reanalysis, with special reference to the rise of ACC-ing gerundives", Third Vigo-Newcastle-Santiago-Leuven International Workshop on the Structure of the Noun Phrase in English: Synchronic and Diachronic Explorations (NP3), KU Leuven (Belgium).

13-15 November 2013: 37th AEDEAN Conference, University of Oviedo:

  • Cristina Blanco-García: "On the history of the subordinator how(so/some)ever. A corpus-based study"
  • Tamara Bouso: "Towards an understanding of nonprototypical objects, with special reference to reaction objects"
  • Tania de Dios: "What can we leave unsaid?: A corpus-based approach to object omission in Contemporary English"
  • Aleksandra Kaverina: "Rectification through in other words and or rather in Contemporary American and British English"
  • Beatriz Mato-Míguez: "Looking into the relation between imperatives and isolated if-clauses: evidence from spoken British and American English"
  • Belén Méndez-Naya: "All-out, outright, throughout, thwertout, utterly: On 'out'-intensifiers in the history of English"
  • Paula Rodríguez-Puente: "A preliminary approach to particle placement from the diachronic perspective"
  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez: "There's no sanctuary not like in the Old Testament times where you can run to a village: adverbial relative clauses in World Englishes"

18-19 October 2013: Englishes Today 2013. Theoretical and Methodological Issues, University of Vigo:

  • Eduardo Coto-Villalibre: "Down the passive gradient: from agentive to borderline get + past participle constructions in Singaporean English"
  • Mario Serrano-Losada: "Element-final like in Hiberno-English: Notes on its pervasiveness, frequency and distribution"

26-28 September 2013: Zeltia Blanco-Suárez, "Intensifiers in the history of English: Dead, to death and die for in focus", 8th Studies in the History of the English Language Conference (SHEL-8), Brigham Young University, Utah (USA).

19 September 2013: Lucía Loureiro-Porto, "Modelling language contact: The unbearable lightness of complexity" [invited paper], Variation and Contact in Languaging: Ecological and Complex Approaches, satellite workshop of the European Conference on Complex Systems, University of Barcelona.

18-21 September 2013: 46th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Split (Croatia):

  • Zeltia Blanco-Suárez: "A cross-linguistic comparison of death-related intensifiers: Evidence from English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish"
  • Teresa Fanego: "Commemoration of Dieter Kastovsky: Dieter, the historical linguist"
  • María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya: "Adverbial subordinators in complementation structures in English: Synchronic and diachronic considerations"
  • Paloma Núñez-Pertejo & Ignacio Palacios: "'Go up to Miss Thingy'. 'He's probably like a whatshit or something'. Placeholders in focus: The differences in use between teenagers and adults in Spoken English"
  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez & Elena Seoane: "Grammatical variation in written and spoken World Englishes: A comparison of the ICE corpora"

8-13 September 2013: Cristina Suárez-Gómez & Elena Seoane, "Pragmatic and cognitive determinants of grammatical variation in World Englishes", 13th International Conference of Pragmatics, Indian Institute of Technology (ITT), New Delhi.

23 August 2013: Teresa Fanego, "Clauses as non-oblique complements in the history of English" [plenary lecture], Tampere Linguistics Forum - Perspectives on Complementation, University of Tampere (Finland).

5-9 August 2013: María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya, "Secondary grammaticalization in clause combining: Minor declarative complementizers in English as a case in point" [paper within the workshop Secondary Grammaticalization and Other Stage Processes in Grammaticalization], 21st International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL21), University of Oslo (Norway).

18-20 July 2013: Mario Serrano-Losada, "Pictorial metaphor and metonymy at work: The case of painkiller advertising", III International Conference on Meaning Construction, Meaning Interpretation: Applications and Implications (CRAL 2013), University of La Rioja (Logroño).

8-10 July 2013: Fátima Faya, “Hercule Poirot or how to depict politeness in a foreign character”, Teaching and Learning (Im)Politeness, SOAS, University of London (United Kingdom).

19-21 June 2013: IWodA'13, Second International Workshop on Discourse Analysis, University of Santiago de Compostela:

  • Tamara Bouso: "The role of presupposition in the discourse of advertising: Nutritional advertising in health and fitness magazines as a testing-ground"
  • Beatriz Mato-Míguez: "Exploring the grammatical status and discourse functions of directive isolated if-clauses in spoken British and American English"

10-12 June 2013: Cristina Suárez-Gómez, "You return that terrorist which you've arrested: an analyis of postmodifying clauses in Asian Englishes", Changing English: Contacts & Variation, University of Helsinki (Finland).

5-7 June 2013: Tania de Dios, "He was eating vs. *He was devouring: trying to throw light on the workings of object deletion", 3rd International Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies (ASYRAS), University of Oviedo (Gijón Campus).

22-26 May 2013: ICAME 34, University of Santiago de Compostela:

  • Eduardo Coto-Villalibre: "A look at participal constructions with get in East Asian Englishes: The Hong Kong variety" [poster presentation]
  • Fátima Faya: "Eating disorders terminology from scientific journals to mass media: A preliminary approach" [poster presentation]
  • Lucía Loureiro-Porto: "[T]he figure sixty forty seven forty five...: Modals of necessity in Hong Kong and Indian English"
  • Beatriz Mato-Míguez: "Keep it in that place versus if you could keep it in that place: On the variation between imperatives and isolated if-clauses"
  • Elena Seoane & Cristina Suárez-Gómez: "Re-examining the levelling of present perfect and simple past in World Englishes"

2-4 May 2013: María José López-Couso, "Exploring linguistic accretion: Middle English as a testing ground" [plenary lecture], 8th International Conference on Middle English (ICOME-8), University of Murcia.

10-12 April 2013: XIII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Jóvenes Investigadores de Historiografía e Historia de la Lengua Española (AJIHLE), University of Salamanca:

  • Fátima Faya & Zaida Vila Carneiro: "Adiós o a Dios: función de esta expresión en fórmulas de despedida en el teatro aurisecular"
  • Mario Serrano-Losada:"Gramaticalización y tradiciones discursivas: el caso de la construcción evidencial <resultar + INF>",

14-16 March 2013: 5th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC2013), University of Alicante:

  • Cristina Blanco-García: "On the history of the subordinator notwithstanding. A corpus-based study"
  • Zeltia Blanco-Suárez: "'A diachronic corpus-based approach to intensifiers in English: Death-related intensifiers as a case in point"
  • Tania de Dios: "Exploring transitivity alternations across dialects. A preliminary approach"
  • Aleksandra Kaverina: "Markers of reformulation in contemporary written English. A corpus-based study"

14 January 2013: Tamara Bouso presented a poster on the topic "Reaction object constructions in English" at the Poster Session held at LOT Winter School 2013, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics.

13-15 December 2012: I Encontro da Mocidade Investigadora EDI-USC, University of Santiago de Compostela:

  • Teresa Fanego:  "La construcción de una carrera investigadora: algunos apuntes y reflexiones" [plenary lecture]
  • Tamara Bouso: "Procesos de transitivización no inglés moderno e contemporáneo: un estudo de corpus das construcións con obxectos de reacción" [poster presentation]
  • Fátima Faya: "La cooperación interdisciplinar y su influencia en los nuevos campos de investigación en Filología" [poster presentation]

14-16 November 2012: 36th AEDEAN Conference, University of Malaga:

  • Cristina Blanco-García: "A look at the ephemeral concessive subordinator howbeit in Middle and Early Modern English"
  • Tamara Bouso: "A preliminary study of sexist language in Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men through the female characters of Betty Draper, Joan Holloway and Peggy Olson”
  • Tania de Dios: "Towards a definitive taxonomy for the classification of verbs used without an object in Contemporary English: Liu's (2008) model subject to examination"
  • Lucía Loureiro-Porto: “Teaching sociolinguistics after the Bologna Declaration or how to achieve basic skills using TV materials”
  • Elena Seoane & Cristina Suárez-Gómez: Factors determining language variation in New Englishes: Vernacular universals versus contact-induced change”

17-19 October 2012: Iria-Gael Romay, "Sea and sky: swim and fly in LOB and Flob", VIII Congreso Internacional Bianual de la Asociación Española de Lingüística Cognitiva (AELCO 2012), University of Almería.

21-22 September 2012: 3rd International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition (ELC3), University of Santiago de Compostela:

  • Eduardo Coto-Villalibre: "Get + past participle constructions in PDE spoken Indian English: Exploring the passive gradient"
  • Tania de Dios: "A comparative assessment of the models used for the classification of verbs used without an object in Contemprary English"
  • Beatriz Mato-Míguez: "Are isolated if-clauses independent clauses? Evidence from spoken British and American English"
  • Iria-Gael Romay, Samantha N. Emerson, Teresa Fanego, Seyda Özcaliskan, Paloma Núñez Pertejo & Gwen Frishkoff: "Crosslinguistic influences on motion expression in English and Spanish"

10-14 September 2012: IX Congreso Internacional de Historia de la Lengua Española, University of Cádiz. Mario Serrano-Losada presented papers on the following topics:

  • "Historia, gramática y pragmática de <resultar + INF>"
  • "De pullas y puyas"

29 August - 1 September 2012: 45th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Stockholm:

  • Teresa Fanego: "Complex motion events in the history of English: on the emergence of the construction type Sir Ascelin clanked into the hall"
  • Lucía Loureiro-Porto: "Global democratization of English? Standard vs. emergent varieties of English"
  • Iria Pastor-Gómez: "English vague words as N2 in N+N structures: an example of colloquialisation of written discourse"
  • Carlos Prado-Alonso: "Fronting of -ed and -ing predicates in written and spoken Contemporary English"
  • Iria Gael Romay-Fernández & Samantha N. Emerson (Georgia State University): "Recent developments in motion verb use among English and Spanish native speakers: a preliminary study"
  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez & Elena Seoane: "The expression of perfect meaning in East Africa and Jamaica"

20-25 August 2012: 17th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL17), University of Zurich:

  • Teresa Fanego: "Motion events in the history of English: the emergence of the 'sound emission to motion' construction"
  • Fátima Faya: "Why golf and not golfing? Etymological revision of sports lexicon"
  • Paula Rodríguez-Puente: "On the colloquialisation of genres, or the 'drift' to more oral styles: phrasal verbs in focus"
  • María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya: "Epistemic parentheticals with seem: Late Modern English in focus" [invited papers, within the workshop Late Modern English syntax in its linguistic and socio-historical context]

16-19 July 2012: International Conference New Reflections on Grammaticalization V, University of Edinburgh:

  • María José López-Couso: "Evidential/epistemic markers of the type verb + complementizer in English and Romance: Some theoretical implications" [plenary lecture]
  • Zeltia Blanco-Suárez: "Looking up and down the cline again: degrammaticalization of Galician aquelar and aquelado(s)/a(s)?"
  • Lucía Loureiro-Porto: "The grammatical status of semi-modals of obligation in Asian Englishes"

4-7 July 2012: Mario Serrano-Losada, "Visual metaphorical and metonymic renderings of pain in advertising", 9th International Conference on Researching and Applying Metaphor (RaAM9), Lancaster University.

26 June 2012: Samantha N. Emerson, Seyda Özçaliskan, Gwen Frishkoff & Iria G. Romay-Fernández, "The effects of gesture and motion type on word learning in Spanish and English", Language, Culture and Mind V: Integrating Semiotic Resources in Communication and Creativity -- Young Researchers Workshop. Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon.

30 May - 3 June 2012: ICAME 33, University of Leuven:

  • Zeltia Blanco-Suárez: "Ma daddy wis dead chuffed: some considerations on the dialectal distribution of the intensifier dead in Contemporary English" [work-in-progress report]
  • María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya: "A look into epistemic parentheticals with impersonal think" [full paper]
  • Ignacio Palacios & Paloma Núñez-Pertejo: "The emergence of the intensifiers proper and bare in the language of British teenagers" [poster presentation]
  • Carlos Prado-Alonso: "A contrastive corpus-based analysis of XVS structures in Present-day written and spoken English" [poster presentation]
  • Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras: "Exemplifying constructions in English : A historical survey" [work-in-progress report]
  • Vera Vázquez-López: "On the factors favouring the use of Romance nominalizations in early scientific English" [full paper]

24-26 May 2012: Fátima Faya, "The evolution of parenthetical courtesy markers in requests in the Late Modern English
period", International Workshop "Parenthetical Verbs": Hypotaxis, Parataxis or Parenthesis? Université Paris Ouest Nanterre - La Défense.

24 May 2012: Paula Rodríguez-Puente talked on "Phrasal verbs in ARCHER 3.1: Notes on register and style" at one of the research seminars organized at VARIENG (Centre of Excellence for the Study of Variation, Contacts and Change in English), University of Helsinki.

19-21 April 2012: Mario Serrano-Losada: "'It's up to you, like': On the ubiquity and distribution of clause-final like in Irish English", XXX AESLA International Conference, University of Lleida.

22-24 March 2012: 4th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics, University of Jaén, Spain:

  • Teresa Fanego: "Dictionary-based corpus linguistics and beyond: on the expression of motion events in the history of English" [plenary lecture]
  • Eduardo Coto-Villalibre: "From prototypical to peripheral: the get + Ven construction in contemporary spoken British English"
  • Beatriz Mato-Míguez: "If you would like to lead: on the grammatical status of isolated if-clauses in spoken British English"
  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez: "Terence, you know, which is Paul’s boyfriend: grammatical variation in spoken Hong Kong English"
  • María José López-Couso & Paula Rodríguez-Puente: "Corpus compilation within the research unit Variation, Linguistic Change and Grammatizalization: COLMOBAENG, ARCHER, and CHELAR"

23-25 February 2012: Fátima Faya discussed "Cómo puede influir una asignatura de inglés para fines específicos en posibles profesores de AICLE" ['How an ESP subject can affect possible CLIL teachers'], International Conference Practical Approaches To Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), Universidad de Navarra.

24-26 November 2011: Paula Rodríguez-Puente participated in CLAVIER 11. Tracking Language Change in Specialised and Professional Genres (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia) with a paper on "English phrasal verbs from 1650 to 1999: Combinations with away, back, down, forth, off, out and up as a test case".

17 November 2011: Carlos Prado-Alonso lectured on "A functional analysis of some neglected verb-second XVS constructions in English" at the Linguistic Circle, Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh.

16-18 November 2011: 35th AEDEAN International Conference, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona:

  • Zeltia Blanco-Suárez: "Some considerations on the history of the intensifying adverb dead: Early Modern English in focus"
  • María José López-Couso: "To contract or not to contract: Some observations about negative incorporation in Old English prose"
  • Belén Méndez-Naya: "A preliminary study of the history of the intensifier utterly"
  • Paloma Núñez-Pertejo [with Ignacio Palacios]: "Strategies used by English and Spanish teenagers to intensify language: A contrastive corpus-based study"
  • Iria-Gael Romay: "A preliminary study of metaphorical, neutral motion verbs in LOB and FLOB"
  • Elena Seoane & Cristina Suárez-Gómez: "The impact of mode on morphosyntactic variation in Asian New Englishes"

28 September-2 October 2011: Helsinki Corpus Festival: The past, present and future of English historical corpora, University of Helsinki:

  • María José Lopez-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya: "The construction is quite old, it seems: Origin and development of the evidential/epistemic parenthetical it seems"
  • Paula Rodríguez-Puente: "Talking private with phrasal verbs: A corpus-based study of English phrasal verbs from 1650 to 1999"
  • Vera Vázquez-López: "Action nominalizations and audience accommodation in earlier scientific English"

8-11 September 2011: 44th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of La Rioja (Spain):

  • Paloma Núñez-Pertejo & Ignacio Palacios: "That's absolutely crap, totally rubbish. The use of the intensifiers absolutely and totally in the spoken language of British adults and teenagers"
  • Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras: " Variation across genres in Present-day English exemplifying constructions"
  • Elena Seoane & Cristina Suárez-Gómez: "The myth of the have+past participle construction across Englishes"

17-21 June 2011: Second Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE2), Boston University:

  • Zeltia Blanco-Suárez: “Death-related intensifiers: grammaticalisation and related phenomena in the evolution of the intensifier deadly
  • María José López-Couso: "Corpus-based methodology and grammaticalization theory: observing, describing, and analyzing grammaticalization and related processes of language change through corpus linguistics"
  • Carlos Prado-Alonso: “A cognitive approach to obligatory subject-dependent XVS constructions in English”

1-5 June 2011: 32nd Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 32), University of Oslo:

  • Zeltia Blanco-Suárez: “The competition between the intensifiers dead and deadly: Synchronic and diachronic considerations"
  • María José López-Couso: "Looking into the history of namely: A story of ruthless competition"
  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez & Elena Seoane: "'They have published a new cultural policy that just come out': Competing forms in spoken and written New Englishes"

23-24 May 2011: Lucía Loureiro-Porto gave an invited fifty-minute lecture at the symposium Complexity in Language: Developmental and Evolutionary Perspectives, organized by Alain Peyraube and Salikoko S. Mufwene at the University of Lyon 2.

16-17 May 2011: Lucía Loureiro-Porto and Belén Méndez-Naya were invited speakers at the III Ciclo de Conferencias de Lingüística Histórica Inglesa organized by the University of Jaén. They lectured on the following topics, respectively:

  • "Competition and grammaticalization of modal verbs and expressions in the history of English"
  • "Finding medieval English patterns in the 2st Century"
  • "A fascination for words: A journey through the Oxford English Dictionary"
  • “'Feverish invention'”: Origin, development and competition of intensifiers in the history of English

15 April 2011: joint poster presentation by Samantha N. Emerson, Şeyda Özçalışkan, Gwen Frishkoff & Iria-Gael Romay-Fernández on "The role of gesture in word learning in English and Spanish", Georgia State University Language & Literacy Day, Atlanta, GA.

7-9 April 2011: III Congreso Internacional de Lingüística de Corpus (CILC2011), Universidad Politéctica de Valencia:

  • Fátima Faya: "Request markers in drama: Data from the Corpus of Irish English"
  • Paula Rodríguez-Puente: "Introducing the Corpus of Historical English Law Reports: Structure and compilation techniques"
  • Iria-Gael Romay: "A preliminary study of neutral motion verbs in LOB and FLOB"

9-10 March 2011: XXVI Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Jóvenes Lingüistas (University of Salamanca):

  • Eduardo Coto-Villalibre: “Clause structure and speaker perspective: A preliminary analysis of the get-passive in Present-day spoken British English”
  • Beatriz Mato-Míguez: "Las oraciones condicionales independientes en inglés británico hablado: estudio preliminar"

9 February 2011: Carlos Prado-Alonso gave a presentation on "A cognitive approach to Subject-dependent XVS word-order" at one of the meetings of the Syntax & Semantics Research Group of the Department of Linguistics and English Language of the University of Edinburgh.

2 February 2011: at the symposium I Jornadas Doctorales de Castilla-La Mancha (Ciudad Real, University of Castilla-La Mancha), Fátima Faya presented a poster on "Marcadores pragmáticos en Inglés Moderno Tardío: de pray a please en el acto de habla de peticiones".

30 November 2010: Paula Rodríguez-Puente talked on “Some issues about English phrasal verbs” at the Langwidge Sandwidge seminar, Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester.

25-27 November 2010: at the Seventh Annual Conference of the European Society for Textual Scholarship (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italy) Nila Vázquez convened a thematic session on “Editing Middle English material in Spain”; she also delivered a paper on “Sociolinguistics and the edition of medieval manuscripts”.

23rd November 2010: invited research seminar by María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya on "At the crossroads of complementation and adverbial subordination: Intralinguistic and crosslinguistic considerations", SOAS Department of Linguistics, University of London.

16 November 2010: María José López-Couso gave a talk on "Tracing the early history of namely: From particulariser to marker of expository apposition" at the Langwidge Sandwidge seminars organized by the Dept. of Linguistics and English Languageof the University of Manchester.

11-13 November 2010: at GRAMIS (International Conference on Grammaticalization and (Inter)Subjectification), María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya presented a paper on “Evidential parentheticals with like in Present-day English: Grammaticalization and/or (inter)subjectification at work?”. The conference, held in Brussels, was co-organized by the Universities of Antwerp, Ghent, Hanover, Leuven, and Louvain-la-Neuve.

11-13 November 2010: 34th AEDEAN International Conference, University of Almería:

  • Lucía Loureiro-Porto [with Alejandro Alcaraz Sintes, University of Jaén]: “On the adjectival-nominal cline: Some evidence from Old English”
  • Paloma Núñez-Pertejo: “A preliminary study of absolutely in Late Modern English: Evidence from 18th- and 19th-century British and American English"
  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez: “I've talked to some hallmates which is studying Social Work": What New Englishes tell us about the history of English"
  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez & Elena Seoane: "A transnational approach to South-East Asian Englishes: The case of Singapore and Hong-Kong"

22-23 October 2010: Carlos Prado-Alonso presented a paper on "Fixed word-order constructions in written and spoken English" at the symposium Fixed Phrases in English: Use and Rhetorical Strategies, University of Perpignan (France).

22-23 October 2010: Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras talked "On the role of language contact in the rise of exemplifying markers in English" at the Joint Advanced Studies Group in Linguistics (JASGIL) 2010, University of Basel.

20-22 October 2010: IV Congreso Internacional de la Sociedad Española de Estudios Literarios de Cultura Popular, University of the Balearic Islands. Lucía Loureiro-Porto delivered a paper on “La conversacionalización del lenguaje televisivo: el caso de Dexter".

12 October 2010: Zeltia Blanco-Suárez talked on "The origin and grammaticalisation of the intensifier deadly in English" at the Langwidge Sandwidge seminar, Department of Linguistics and English Language, University of Manchester.

18-20 September 2010: Sixth International Gender and Language Association Conference, Tsuda College (Tokyo). Cristina Suárez-Gómez presented a paper, jointly with Laura Camargo-Fernández and Magdalena Romera-Ciria (Univ. of the Balearic Islands), on "The multimodal implicature: how gender is constructed through image and text in advertisements".

9-11 September 2010: 4th International Conference on Modality in English (ModE4), Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Lucía Loureiro-Porto presented a paper on “Modal necessity and impersonality in English and Galician”.

2-5 September 2010: 43rd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Vilnius (Lithuania):

  • Lucía Loureiro-Porto & Johannes Kabatek (Tübingen), workshop convenors: "Modelling language contact: linguistic data and interdisciplinary approaches"
  • María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya: “From clause to pragmatic marker: Developments in evidential complement constructions in Contemporary English”
  • Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras: "Rethinking apposition: Is inclusion a case of apposition?"
  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez & Elena Seoane: “The expression of the perfect in Asian Englishes”

23-27 August 2010: 16th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL16), University of Pécs (Hungary):

  • Lucía Loureiro-Porto: "The þurfan /need replacement: Has morphological productivity anything to do with it?"
  • Paula Rodríguez-Puente: “I’ll ring you or I’ll ring you up: From directional adverb to derivational affix?”

30 June-3 July 2010: Mario Serrano-Losada, "A Critical Metaphor Analysis approach to the study of BODY OF WATER metaphors in the press coverage of the Iranian Green Revolution", 8th Conference of the Researching and Applying Metaphor International Association (RaAM): Metaphor and Domains of Discourse, VU University Amsterdam.

30 June 2010: Lucía Loureiro-Porto gave an invited talk on "Dinámica social en el contacto de lenguas: un enfoque interdisciplinar" at the colloquium Aktuelle Themen der romanischen Sprachwissenschaft, University of Tübingen.

26-30 May 2010: 31st Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 31), University of Giessen (Germany):

  • Zeltia Blanco-Suárez: "'Bot i þat es sa dedli dill': On the origin and development of the intensifier dead(ly)"
  • Milagros Chao-Castro: "-lily adverbs in the history of the English language"
  • María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya: "Looks like, seems like, sounds like: Emerging evidential markers?"
  • Belén Méndez-Naya [with Päivi Pahta, Tampere]: "Intensifiers in competition: The picture from Early English medical writing"
  • Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras: "Exemplifying markers in English: On the history of for example and for instance"

13-15 May 2010: 2nd International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC10), University of A Coruña:

  • Zeltia Blanco-Suárez: "A corpus-based approach to the origin and development of the intensifier deadly in English"
  • Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras:“For example and for instance as markers of exemplification in Present-day English: A corpus-based study”
  • Elena Seoane & Cristina Suárez-Gómez: "I just come in Hong-Kong by myself: Tense in spoken Hong-Kong English"
  • Vera Vázquez-López: "Doublets and nominalization in Early Modern scientific English"

16 April 2010: María José López-Couso gave an invited talk on "Grammar building: On the role of grammaticalization in language change" at the III Seminario Internacional 'Nuevos Enfoques en el Análisis Filológico de Textos', University of Murcia.

15-17 April 2010: XXVIII Congreso Internacional de AESLA (Spanish Association for Applied Linguistics), University of Vigo:

  • Fátima Faya: " Assessing game activities as review lessons in an ESP context"
  • Paula Rodríguez-Puente: "Phrasal verbs in Late Modern English: Evidence from ARCHER 3.1"

10-12 March 2010: Mario Serrano-Losada & Paula Pérez-Sobrino, "La marea verde: aproximación crítica al estudio de los procesos de conceptualización metafórica del 'conflicto' en la cobertura mediática de la Revolución Verde iraní", XXV Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Jóvenes Lingüistas, Universidad de Valladolid.

1-3 February 2010: XXXIX Simposio Internacional de la Sociedad Española de Lingüística, University of Santiago de Compostela:

  • Teresa Fanego, María José López-Couso, Belén Méndez-Naya, Paloma Núñez-Pertejo, Elena Seoane & Carlos Prado- Alonso: “The research project Variation, Linguistic Change and Grammaticalization
  • Fátima Faya [with Marcos García Salido]: “Estudio contrastivo de dos marcadores pragmáticos: please y por favor

23-27 November 2009: at the international conference Darwin09, 150 Years after Darwin: From Molecular Evolution to Language, held at the University of the Balearic Islands, Lucía Loureiro-Porto presented a poster, jointly with Xavi Castelló, Víctor M. Eguíluz and Maxi San Miguel, on "Bilingualism, language death and language birth in language contact situations".

12-14 November 2009: at the 33rd AEDEAN Conference (University of Cádiz), Cristina Suárez-Gómez convened a workshop on “Recovering the Northern dialects in the early history of English”, with presentations by Cristina herself, Sara Pons-Sanz (University of Nottingham), Julia  Fernández-Cuesta (University of Seville), and Nieves Rodri­guez-Ledesma (University of Seville). Other presentations by members of the VLCG team included the following:

  • Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras: “The origin and evolution of including and included as appositional markers of exemplification”
  • Lucía Loureiro-Porto: “Epistemicity and grammaticalization in English necessity verbs and verbo-nominal constructions”
  • Nila Vázquez: "The future of global English"

30-31 October 2009: Second ELC International Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics (ELC2), University of Vigo:

  • María José López-Couso: "Developmental change in diachronic and ontogenetic grammaticalization: Existential there as a test case" [plenary lecture]
  • Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras: “On the grammaticalisation of including and included as markers of exemplification”
  • Vera Vázquez-López: “Nominalizations in Early Modern English: Uses and development”

8-11 October 2009: presentation by Paula Rodríguez-Puente on “And new meanings turned up: The development of new meanings of English phrasal verbs with up. Evidence from the Helsinki Corpus and ARCHER1”. AACL 2009 - American Association for Corpus Linguistics, University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada).

2-3 October 2009: presentation by Iria Pastor-Gómez on “Motivations for the use of N+N sequences in Present-Day English: An explanation beyond compactness”, First Vigo-Newcastle-Santiago-Leuven International Workshop on the Structure of the Noun Phrase in English: Synchronic and Diachronic Explorations (NP1), University of Vigo.

1-3 October 2009: presentation by Paula Rodríguez-Abruñeiras on "Exemplifying constructions with including and included as markers: a case of apposition?", First Conference of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies, University of Salamanca.

22 September 2009: Vera Vázquez-López gave a 40-minute presentation on her PhD research on nominalization in English scientific writing at the linguistics seminar of the School of Modern Languages and Translation Studies, University of Tampere.

9-12 September 2009: 42nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Lisbon:

  • María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya: "On the complementizer use of comparative subordinators in English: synchronic and diachronic aspects"
  • Lucía Loureiro-Porto: “Local effects of global languages: evidence from language modelling” [with Xavi Castelló & Maxi San Miguel, CSIC-UIB]
  • Carlos Prado-Alonso: “Spatial experiential iconic markers: the case of Full Inversion”
  • Paula Rodríguez-Puente: “English phrasal verbs as idiomatized and lexicalized units: a corpus-based study”

14-17 July 2009: Third International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (ICLCE3), Institute of English Studies, University of London:

  • María José López Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya: “It seems like times are changing: on the use of as if, as though and like as complementizers in Contemporary English”
  • Iria Pastor-Gómez: “Ambiguity in PDE nominal premodifiers: syntactic, semantic and categorial perspectives”
  • Carlos Prado-Alonso: “The iconic function of verb-phrase full inversion in Contemporary English”

13-16 July 2009: presentation by Nila Vázquez on Scribal mistakes in the text of Gamelyn”, International Medieval Congress (IMC 2009), University of Leeds.

13 July 2009: Cristina Suárez-Gómez participated in the summer course Voces disidentes y propuestas alternativas a la globalización en el mundo anglófono (University of the Balearic Islands) with a plenary presentation on “English yesterday, English today: globalization or multilingualism?”

5-9 July 2009: Middle and Modern English Corpus Linguistics (MMECL), University of Innsbruck:

  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez: “The genesis of relative marker that in Middle English”
  • Nila Vázquez: “A diachronic survey of shall in the Early Modern English Period: a corpus-based approach” [joint paper with Francisco Alonso-Almeida]

27-31 May 2009: 30th Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 30), University of Lancaster:

  • Milagros Chao: "Which came first: the chicken or the egg? On the word-formation processes involved in the origin of dual-form adverbs"
  • Paula Rodríguez-Puente: "From literal to idiomatic: On the idiomatization of phrasal verbs"

7-9 May 2009: 1st International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC-09), University of Murcia:

  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez: “Development of dependent structures: an instance from the history of English”
  • Nila Vázquez: “Modality and stance in the Modern English section of the Corpus of Early English Recipes” [joint paper with Francisco Alonso Almeida]

20-24 April 2009: invited seminar presentations by Nila Vázquez on "The influence of French upon English during the Middle Ages" and "How to produce a critical edition". Department of English, Adam Mickiewicz University (Poznan, Poland).

12 December 2008: invited presentations by several members of the team at the symposium Corpora and the history of English: ARCHER 3 and beyond, organized by Christian Mair at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS):

  • Teresa Fanego: “Construction after construction: the history of English verbs of manner of motion”
  • María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya: "Low-frequency phenomena in the light of historical corpora: the case of minor declarative complementizers"

13-15 November 2008: 32nd International AEDEAN Conference, University of the Balearic Islands:

  • Lucía Loureiro-Porto:Myths and facts on the evolution of Early English impersonals: evidence from necessity verbs”
  • Paula Rodríguez-Puente: “How to define a phrasal verb? Testing the validity of structural criteria for the identification of phrasal verbs”

13 November 2008: invited seminar presentation by Nila Vázquez on "Editions and editors: the past and the present in textual editing". University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

8-11 October 2008: First Triennial Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 1), University of Freiburg:

  • María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya: "On the margins of complementation: exploring complementizer choice in the history of English"
  • Carlos Prado-Alonso: "The iconic function of verb-phrase full inversion in English"

2-4 October 2008: 20th International Conference of the Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature, University of Oviedo:

  • Milagros Chao & Fátima Faya: "An ICT approach to historical linguistics: a Middle English roulette"

25-28 September 2008: presentation by Carlos Prado-Alonso on "A constructional analysis of full-verb inversion", Fifth International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG-5) , University of Texas at Austin.

24-30 August 2008: Fifteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (15ICEHL; University of Munich):

  • Teresa Fanego: “Diachrony and usage: The English manner verbs of human self-movement” [plenary lecture; see abstract]
  • María José López-Couso & Anneli Meurman-Solin (Helsinki), convenors: Information structure and syntactic change [workshop]
  • Fátima Faya: “Requests in the eighteenth century”
  • María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya: “'It looks as if it's a complementizer': On the origin and development of the minor declarative complementizers as if and as though
  • Lucía Loureiro-Porto: “'Ye had nede send a man by-fore, in all hast': The history of verbo-nominal expressions of necessity”
  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez: “The replacement of the by that in the history of English"

4-8 August 2008: presentation by Cristina Suárez-Gómez on "Further evidence of the North-South divide in Old English", The Thirteenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology, University of Leeds.

16-19 July 2008: New Reflections on Grammaticalization 4 (NRG4), University of Leuven:

  • Lucía Loureiro-Porto: “On the grammaticalization of the periphrastic modals of necessity in English”
  • Paula Rodríguez-Puente: "The effects of lexicalization, grammaticalization and idiomatization on phrasal verbs in English: the case of phrasal combinations with get"

1-4 July 2008: plenary presentations by Cristina Suárez-Gómez and Lucía Loureiro-Porto at the Summer Course Espacios urbanos y expresión cultural: El inglés como lengua franca, University of the Balearic Islands. They lectured on the following topics, respectively:

  • "La (des)territorialización del inglés: de lengua regional a lengua global ['The deterritorialization of English: from regional language to global language']
  • "Vacunar las carpetas: cruzando fronteras políticas y lingüísticas" [‘Vacunar las carpetas (lit. 'Vaccinating the folders'): crossing political and linguistics borders’]

23-24 May 2008: presentation by Cristina Suárez-Gómez on “Development of dependent structures: An instance from the history of English”, DG 2008 - International Conference on Discourse and Grammar, University of Ghent.

14-18 May 2008: 29th Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 29), University of Zurich:

  • Milagros Chao: "Dual-form adverbs and genre:  The figurative and literal use of adverbial variants"
  • María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya: "More on the complementizer use of if and though in the history of English"

3-5 April 2008: presentation by Paula Rodríguez-Puente on the topic "Is there a prototypical phrasal verb? On the relationship between phrasal verbs and the processes of grammaticalization, lexicalization and idiomatization", XXVI AESLA Conference (Spanish Association for Applied Linguistics), University of Almería.

2-4 April 2008: invited seminar presentations by Nila Vázquez on the topics "Dialectal variation in the 17th century: examples from the Corpus of Salamanca" and "The use of electronic resources in the class of historical linguistics". Department of Language and Linguistics, University of Essex.

27-28 March 2008: presentation by Cristina Suárez-Gómez on "The relevance of Northern dialects in the history of English", 3rd Northern Englishes Workshop, University of Salford, UK.

13-15 March 2008: AACL 2008 (Conference of the American Association for Corpus Linguistics), Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah:

  • Milagros Chao: "The OED as a corpus: Looking for dual-form adverbs"
  • Iria Pastor-Gómez: "On the development of nouns as internal dependents in the contemporary English Noun Phrase"

11-15 March 2008: presentation by Lucía Loureiro Porto on “Modelling language competition: Bilingualism and complex social networks”, Evolang 2008 (7th Evolution of Language Conference), University of Barcelona [joint paper with X. Castelló, V.M. Eguíluz, M. San Miguel, R. Toivonen, J. Saramäki & K. Kaski].

14-17 November 2007: 31st International AEDEAN Conference, University of A Coruña:

  • Milagros Chao: “The origin of dual-form adverbs: Grammaticalization or lexicalization?”
  • Fátima Faya: "Who requests whom and how they do it: Use of request markers in Late Modern English letters"
  • Lucía Loureiro-Porto: “Logical relations between necessity and possibility: Evidence from Old and Middle English”
  • Iria Pastor: "N+N structures in Present-Day English word formation"
  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez: “Renewal of grammatical forms in the history of English”
  • Nila Vázquez: "Non-finality effects in Middle English stress: Regularisation or emerging grammar?" [joint paper with Juan Antonio Cutillas Espinosa & Juan Manuel Hernández Campoy]

21-23 September 2007: presentation by Cristina Suárez-Gómez on “Dialectal diffusion of pragmatic markers in English” at Inter Litteras et Terras: International Conference on Comparative Literature, Contrastive Linguistics, Translation and Cross-cultural Studies, Universitatea ‘Stefan cel Mare’ Suceava, Romania.

30 August-1 September 2007, 3rd Late Modern English Conference, University of Leiden:

  • María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya: "The declarative use of  complementizer how: Late Modern English in focus "

29 August-1 September 2007, 40th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Joensuu, Finland:

  • Iria Pastor-Gómez: “Nominal premodifiers in noun phrase structure: Evidence from Contemporary English”
  • Carlos Prado-Alonso: "The pragmatic function of Full Inversion in English Press Reportage"

6-11 August 2007, 18th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL 2007), University of Quebec at Montreal:

  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez: "Switchover of pronominal relativizers in the history of English"

7-11 July 2007: Nila Vázquez gave a paper on “Stages in the production of a scholarly critical edition” at the 10th Biennial Conference of the Early Book Society, University of Salford, UK.

2-6 July 2007: plenary presentations by Lucía Loureiro-Porto and Cristina Suárez-Gómez at the summer course Centres i margis de la cultura anglòfona: Cinema, llengua i literatura [‘Centres and margins of anglophone culture: Cinema, language, literature’], University of the Balearic Islands:

  • “Searching for centres on the margins: English language, creole languages, - national languages?”
  • “The relevance of margins: Competition between the standard language and vernacular varieties”

2-4 July 2007: Beatriz Macía-Vega and John Payne (University of Manchester) presented a joint paper on “Do so” at the Second International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English, University of Toulouse-le Mirail. [abstract]

25 June 2007: presentation by Fátima Faya on “The competition between pragmatic markers: When and why did the courtesy marker please appear on the scene of requests?”, The 2nd Newcastle Postgraduate Conference in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.

24-26 May 2007, Tenth Nordic Conference for English Studies, University of Bergen, Norway:

  • Cristina Suárez-Gómez: "Are Old English dialects syntactically different? Three versions of the Gospels"
  • Lucía Loureiro-Porto: "It need not be so hard to figure out: Verbal epistemic necessity in the history of English"

23-27 May 2007, 28th Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 28, University of Central England, Stratford-upon-Avon):

  • Milagros Chao: "On the origin and use of dual-form adverbs: A corpus-based study"
  • Fátima Faya: "On the competition of the courtesy markers please, pray and if you please in the period 1850-1950: Evidence from ARCHER"
  • María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya: "Tracking down minor functions: A close look at the declarative complementizer how in the history of English"
  • Carlos Prado-Alonso: "Noun phrase inversion in scientific discourse"

16-17 May 2007: invited presentations by María José López-Couso at the I Workshop on English Historical Linguistics, University of Jaén:

  • "Understanding grammaticalization: On the emergence of grammatical forms and functions"
  • "Child language acquisition as a window on diachronic change: Existential there as a test case"

9-13 May 2007: Nila Vázquez presented a paper on “Old and Midlle English texts online: Reviewed samples” at the 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies (Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI).

20 April 2007: poster presentation by Milagros Chao on "Short/shortly: A dual-form adverb which does not fall short of expectations", 16th International Postgraduate Linguistics Conference, University of Manchester.

19-21 April 2007, XXV AESLA Conference (Spanish Association for Applied Linguistics), University of Murcia:

  • Milagros Chao: "The development of dual-form adverbs: late/lately"
  • Iria Pastor-Gómez: "Lexicalization as a cline: A corpus-based study of English N+N structures"

19-20 January 2007: paper by Paloma Núñez-Pertejo, jointly with Ana Banesa Fernández-Granda (University of Santiago), on “The Spanish CMC Project”, XI AICLU Seminar, University of Calabria.

14-16 December 2006: at the 30th International AEDEAN Conference, held at the University of Huelva, Belén Méndez-Naya convened a very successful theme session on Historical Linguistics. It included presentations by Milagros Chao, Fátima Faya, María José López-Couso, Lucía Loureiro-Porto, Paloma Núñez-Pertejo and Cristina Suárez-Gómez. At the same meeting Iria Pastor presented a paper in the theme session on Lexis.

5-7 October 2006, 18th SELIM Conference of the Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature, University of Málaga:

  • María José López-Couso: “On the early history of namely: A lifetime of linguistic competition”.
  • Belén Méndez-Naya: “On the history of downright”.
  • Nila Vázquez: “Editing the Tale of Gamelyn: Steps and results”.

28 August-1 September 2006: two VLCG members presented papers at the 39th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Bremen, Germany:

  • Teresa Fanego: "Developments in English sentential complements: A processing-based explanation”.
  • Carlos Prado-Alonso: “The iconic function of full inversion in fiction”.

21-25 August 2006: Teresa Fanego, María José López-Couso, Lucía Loureiro, Belén Méndez-Naya and Cristina Suárez-Gómez presented papers at 14 ICEHL (Fourteenth International Conference on English Historical Linguistics), held at the University of Bergamo, Italy.


24-28 May 2006: joint paper by María José López-Couso and Javier Pérez-Guerra on "Negative contraction in Modern and Contemporary English: Simultaneous, intersecting and independent forces", 27th Conference of the International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English (ICAME 27 ), University of Helsinki.

24-27 April 2006: invited presentation by María José López-Couso and Nila Vázquez on “Herramientas informáticas aplicadas al estudio de la historia de la lengua inglesa”, I Seminario Nuevos Enfoques en el Análisis Filológico de Textos Ingleses, University of Murcia.

24-26 April 2006: paper by Lucía Loureiro-Porto on "Dan Michel's use of behove in Ayenbite of Inwit", First International IDEA Conference: “Studies in English”, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey.

6-8 April 2006: at DELS (Directions in English Language Studies), University of Manchester, Teresa Fanego gave a paper entitled “Gerund clauses are shorter. Or: Dispelling the myths about the semantic differences between subject gerundives and infinitivals”.

30 March-1 April 2006: joint paper by Paloma Núñez-Pertejo and Ignacio Palacios (University of Santiago) on the topic “The CMC Project (Communicating in Multilingual Contexts): Aims and preliminary results”, XXIV AESLA Conference (Spanish Association for Applied Linguistics), National University of Distance Learning, Madrid.

 
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