Cristina Blanco-García holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Santiago de Compostela (June 2009), an MA in English Studies (September 2011), and a PhD in English Linguistics (April 2023). Over the period 2012-2016 she held a four-year FPI research grant (ref. BES-2012-057555)
from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
As an ERASMUS exchange student (2006-2007) Cristina studied at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). During the year following her graduation (2009-2010) she worked as a Teaching Assistant of Spanish at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, and in the summer of 2012 (August-September) she carried out research at the Research Unit for Variation, Contacts and Change in English of the University of Helsinki, on a postgraduate grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education. She has also been a visiting student at the Departments of
English of the Universities of Freiburg (September-December 2014) and Munich (October-December 2015).
Cristina has experience in the compilation and tagging of digital corpora; she has helped the VLCG team elaborate the Corpus of Historical English Law Reports 1535-1999 (CHELAR) in its two versions (POS-tagged and XML). She has also been actively involved in the organization of the 4th and 5th Encontros da Mocidade Investigadora, held at the University of Santiago de
Compostela on 9-10 June 2016 and 12-13 June 2017, respectively.
Cristina is currently an Assistant Lecturer ('Ayudante') at the Department of English of the University of Extremadura at Cáceres.
Department of English
Facultad de Filosofía y Letras
Universidad de Extremadura
Avda. Universidad s/n
Phone: +34 927257000 ext. 57744
MA Dissertation (September 2011): Ephemeral adverbial subordinators in the Early Modern English period: Concession as a case in point. Supervisor: María José López-Couso.
PhD Dissertation (21 April 2023): Ephemerality in adverbial subordinators: A corpus-based study of causal, conditional and concessive conjunctions in Middle and Modern English (International Doctorate; grade: Cum laude). Supervisor: María José López-Couso. Examiners: Javier Calle-Martín (University of Málaga), Rafał Molencki (University of Silesia) and Belén Méndez-Naya (USC).
H-index & Publications:
(2021). II Encontro da Mocidade Investigadora. A investigación predoutoral na USC: cara os novos retos sociais. Santiago de Compostela, 29-31 de xaneiro de 2014. Libro de resumos. (Colección cursos e congresos da USC, vol. 259). Universidade de Santiago de Compostela: Servizo de Publicacións e Intercambio Científico. ISBN 978-84-18445-32-3. [First editor, with Daniela Pettersson-Traba.]
(2019). “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): 63-84. [Second author, with Paula Rodríguez-Puente & Iván Tamaredo.]
(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.
(2017). “Ephemerality in concessive subordinators. Evidence from the history of English”. In New trends and methodologies in applied English language research III: Synchronic and diachronic studies on discourse, lexis and grammar processing, ed. by Sofía Bemposta et al. (Linguistic Insights Series). Bern: Peter Lang, pp. 59-81.
(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. [Sixth author, with Teresa Fanego, Paula Rodríguez-Puente, María José López-Couso, Belén Méndez-Naya, Paloma Núñez-Pertejo & Iván Tamaredo.]
(2014). "On the history of the subordinator how(so/some)ever. A corpus-based study". 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. 295-305. ISBN 978-84-8367-475-8.
(2013). "A look at the ephemeral concessive subordinator howbeit in Middle and Early Modern
English". 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. 182-188. ISBN: 978-84-616-6917-2.
1-5 June 2019: ICAME 40, University of Neuchâtel:
- "Tracing the variation between notwithstanding and although/though in the Corpus of Historical English Law Reports 1535-1999" [work-in-progress]
- “The TEI-XML annotation of the Corpus of Historical English Law Reports 1535-1999 - CHELAR” [fourth author, with Paula Rodríguez-Puente, Teresa Fanego & Iván Tamaredo]
15-17 May 2019: CILC2019, University of Valencia:
6-9 September 2017: International Conference of the Law and Language Association (ILLA), University of Freiburg: "Annotating the Corpus of Historical English Law Reports" [poster presentation].
- "Revisiting ephemeral concessive adverbial subordinators: A study based on the Penn Parsed Corpora of Historical English"
- "Corpus of Historical English Law Reports 1535-1999: TEI-XML Annotated Version" [fourth author, with Paula Rodríguez-Puente, Teresa Fanego & Iván Tamaredo]
22-26 August 2016: 19th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (19ICEHL), Universität Duisburg-Essen (Germany): "A diachronic account of 'ephemeral' conditional and concessive subordinators: A corpus-based study".
19 May 2016: IDAES Graduate Day 2016, University of Santiago de Compostela: "A corpus-based approach to the history of ephemeral adverbial subordinators: Concessives, conditionals and causals".
2-4 March 2016: 8th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC 2016), University of Málaga:
- "Looking into the ephemeral and prototypical conditional subordinators in English: A diachronic account"
- "The Corpus of English Law Reports: A progress report" [second author, with Paula Rodríguez-Puente & Iván Tamaredo]
27-31 May 2015: ICAME 36, University of Trier (Germany): "A preliminary approach to 'ephemeral' conditional adverbial subordinators in the history of English".
4-6 February 2015: Fourth International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition (ELC4), University of Vigo: "Ephemerality in concessive subordinators. Evidence from the history of English".
13 November 2014: (Post-)Doctoral Research Colloquium, University of Freiburg (Germany): "On the notion of ephemerality in marking subordination: A diachronic account" [invited presentation].
29 August-2 September 2014: Doctoral sessions in English Language, 12th ESSE Conference, University of Košice (Slovakia): "Ephemeral adverbial subordinators in the history of English: A corpus-based study".
22-24 May 2014: 6th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC2014), University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: "Tracing the history of how-ephemeral concessive subordinators: A corpus-based study".
29-31 January 2014: II Encontro da Mocidade Investigadora EDI-USC, University of Santiago de Compostela: "Os subordinantes adverbiais efémeros na Historia do Inglés: Un estudo de corpus" [poster presentation].
13-15 November 2013: 37th AEDEAN Conference, University of Oviedo: "On the history of the subordinator how(so/some)ever. A corpus-based study".
14-16 March 2013: 5th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC2013), University of Alicante: "On the history of the subordinator notwithstanding. A corpus-based study".
14-16 November 2012: 36th AEDEAN Conference, University of Malaga: "A look at the ephemeral concessive subordinator howbeit in Middle and Early Modern English".