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Guest Lecturers

Carita Paradis (University of Lund)

I am interested in the dynamics of meaning making in human communication and couch my research within the framework of Cognitive Linguistics. Central to this approach is the meaningful functioning of language in all its guises and all its uses in discourse. I use different empirical methods – corpus methods as well as experimental techniques of different kind to contribute to a better understanding of what linguistic expressions reveal about human interaction, perception and cognition and inversely how they influence and give rise to patterns and structures in natural language use. Here is more information:




Ignacio Palacios (University of Santiago de Compostela)

Ignacio M. Palacios Martínez obtained his Ph.D. in English in 1992 from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Since 1995 he has been working as Associate Professor in the English Department of the same university. He is the principal investigator of a research team called SPERTUS (Spoken English Research Team at the University of Santiago). He conducts research in the fields of Second language Teaching and Learning, Learner Corpora, Youth Language and the English polarity system with special reference to the expression of negation. He was also Head of the University's Modern Language Centre between 2007 and 2010 and Secretary of the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies (AEDEAN) from 2004 to 2009. He has been invited to lecture at several Spanish and foreign universities and regularly collaborates with the Spanish Ministry of Education, local education authorities and institutions, such as the British Council and the Instituto Cervantes in teacher-training activities.



Isabel Balteiro (University of Alicante)

 Isabel Balteiro obtained her PhD in English Linguistics at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain) in 2005. Since that year she has been lecturing and doing research, first, at the University of Granada (Spain) and then, one year later, she began working as a lecturer and researcher at the Department of English Philology at University of Alicante (Spain), where she is also a member of both the IULMA (Inter-university Institute for Applied Modern Languages) and the IUIEG (University Research Institute of Gender Studies). Balteiro’s research focuses on the area of English Lexicology and Lexicography, the teaching of English lexis, and language contact, where she has published books, articles and book chapters in an intensive and extensive way. Dr. Balteiro has received the Extraordinary PhD Award but also two national awards for her two books on conversion or zero-derivation in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Apart from being the head of the research group LexESP and the main editor of the Alicante Journal of English Studies, she is currently the Vice-Dean of Social Responsability, Linguistic Policy and Equality at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Alicante.


Irene García (University of Alicante)

Irene García Losquiño is a lecturer (profesora ayudante doctora) at the University of Alicante. She received her PhD in Scandinavian Studies in 2013 from the University of Aberdeen, where she had previously received an MLitt in Medieval Studies. She published the book The Early Runic Inscriptions: Their Western Features with Peter Lang in 2015 and has since been working on viking culture in the viking diaspora from an interdisciplinary perspective. Irene has been an invited researcher at the Universities of Tübingen, Stockholm and Notre Dame (EEUU), as well as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Uppsala (2017), where she worked on viking place-names in England, Normandy and Spain. This last position was financed by an award from the Bernadotte Programme Fellowship of the Royal Gustavus Adolphus Academy of Sweden.