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Iria Pastor studied English Language and Literature at the University of Santiago de Compostela and received an MA in 2000 and a PhD in 2009. She also holds an MA Degree in Journalism and Communication Studies (Santiago de Compostela, 2002). As an ERASMUS exchange student she stayed at the University of Manchester (September 1999-June 2000), and from June to August 2009 she carried out research at the School of Linguistics and English Language of the University of Edinburgh.

Iria has worked (July-December 2002) at the Press Office and Communication Directorate of the Autonomous Government of Galicia and as a translator at the Galician School of Public Administration (April 2004-August 2005). In August 2005 she was awarded a four-year FPU grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education to prepare a PhD dissertation, now completed, at the Department of English of the University of Santiago de Compostela. Between September 2009 and August 2010 she worked under contract as a research assistant to the VLCG project and helped compile the legal texts for the ARCHER corpus. In September 2010 she joined the Galician School of Higher Studies in Hotel Management, on a tenured position as Lecturer in English. The School is attached to the University of Santiago de Compostela.

Iria was actively involved in the organization of the first and second International Postgraduate Conferences on English Linguistics (ELC1, held in May 2008, and ELC2, held in October 2009), and has edited two refereed volumes containing a selection of the papers presented at these conferences.

Contact information:

Centro Superior de Hostelería de Galicia
Carretera Santiago-Noia, km. 1
A Barcia
E-15896 Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN

PhD Dissertation (3 December 2009): Nominal modifiers in noun phrase structure: Evidence from Contemporary English. Supervisors: Teresa Fanego and J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña. Examiners: Professors 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).


(2012), third editor, with David Tizón-Couto, Bea Tizón-Couto & Paula Rodríguez-Puente. New trends and methodologies in applied English language research II: Studies in language variation, meaning and learning. (Linguistic Insights Series 145). Bern, etc.: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-0343-1061-1. 283 pp.

(2011). The status and development of N+N sequences in Contemporary English noun phrases. (Linguistic Insights Series 126). Bern, etc.: Peter Lang. ISBN: 978-3-0343-0534-1. 216 pp.

(2010). Nominal modifiers in noun phrase structure: Evidence from Contemporary English. Santiago de Compostela: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela. ISBN 978-84-9887-318-4. [CD-ROM]

(2009), ed. New trends and methodologies in applied English language research. Diachronic, diatopic and contrastive studies. (Linguistic Insights Series 103). Bern, etc.: Peter Lang [co-edited with Carlos Prado-Alonso, Lidia Gómez-García & David Tizón-Couto]. ISBN 978-3-0343-0046-9. 350 pp. Reviewed by Angeles Ruiz-Moneva in Miscelánea: A Journal of English and American Studies 43 (2011): 113-119.

(2008). "Lexicalization as a cline: A corpus-based study of Present Day English N+N structures". In 25 Years of Applied Linguistics in Spain: Milestones and Challenges, ed. by Rafael Monroy & Aquilino Sánchez. Murcia: Universidad de Murcia & AESLA, pp. 651-657.

(2008). "N+N structures in Present-Day English word formation." In Proceedings of the 31st AEDEAN International Conference, ed. by María Jesús Lorenzo Modia. La Coruña: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de La Coruña, pp. 395-404.

(2007). “A corpus-based study of the evolution of N+N structures in present-day English”. In Proceedings of the 30th International AEDEAN Conference, ed. by María Losada Friend, Pilar Ron Vaz, Sonia Hernández Santano & Jorge Casanova. Huelva: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Huelva. [CD-Rom]

Conference presentations:

See the entry Presentations on this website.

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