Modelling conference

The LVTC research group, a member of the ELC network, organised in Vigo (24-25 May 2018) the international conference “Modelling the linguistic architecture of English: theories and methods”. The ELC network was established in 2006 under the coordination of Prof Teresa Fanego and comprises five research teams based at the Universities of Santiago de Compostela and Vigo.

On Tuesday, March 20, Dr. Maureen O'Connor from University College Cork delivered the talk "Contesting Gender Stereotypes in Irish Cultural Mythology: An Eco-Feminist Perspective". Drawing on Eco-Feminist criticism, Dr.  O'Connor discussed  the silencing of powerful women voices in the construction of  Irish mythology by leading Irish Revivalists.

Professor Loredana Polezzi gave a lecture entitled “Between Trauma and Desire: Translating the Memory of Migration” at the Faculty of Philology and Translation in Vigo, on 30 Nov 2017. Prof. Polezzi’s lecture explored the link between a specific kind of transnational memory –the memory of migration– and processes of linguistic as well as cultural translation.

Cristóbal Lozano

Dr. Cristóbal Lozano conducted the research seminar “Investigating word order in L2 English: triangulating corpus and experimental approaches” at the Faculty of Philology and Translation in Vigo, on 27 Nov 2017. In the first part, he discussed the findings from a series of studies he carried out in collaboration with Dr. Amaya Mendikoetxea (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) on the acquisition of word order in L1 Spanish-L2 English by considering Subject-Verb inversion structures like those in examples (1-4):

On 2 October Dr. Michael Westphal, from the University of Münster, gave a seminar funded by our Department entitled New Englishes - New Methods, divided into two parts. Part 1 dealt with Tag questions across Englishes with a focus on text type variation, and part 2 concentrated on language attitude research with special reference to mixed methods.

On 16 November 2016 we hosted the Seminar The Sociolinguistics of Gibraltar in the 21st Century. The program comprised three talks, the first by Cristina Suárez-Gómez (University of the Balearic Islands) with the title “Gibraltarian English and its status within ‘World Englishes’”, which dealt with the recent history of Gibraltar and the linguistic status of Gibraltarian English according to model of analyses of World Englishes, essentially Schneider’s (2007) Dynamic Model and the analyses of data by D. Levey and D.

Pascual Perez-Paredes

On 14 Nov 2016, Dr Pascual Pérez-Paredes (University of Cambridge) delivered the talk “Native and non-native speaker approaches to story reconstruction in spoken English. A multidimensional analysis” at the Faculty of Philology and Translation in Vigo. In this talk, Dr Pérez-Paredes described Douglas Biber’s ‘Mutidimensional Analysis’ and summarised his recent findings on oral texts produced by native and non-native speakers of English.

Alazne Landa

On 2 May, Alazne Landa (UPV/EHU) gave a talk at the Faculty of Philology and Translation entitled “Society and the 'other' grammars".The labels of superiority or inferiority that are typically associated with certain language varieties are the result of social judgment, not the outcome of linguistic or scientific research.

Ariela Freedman PHOTO
On March 16, Professor Ariela Freedman  (Concordia University, Montréal) delivered a talk on Charlotte Salomon, a young Jewish artist from Berlin who fled Germany after Kristallnacht, and hid in the South of France.  view here  From 1940 to 1942, Salomon created over thirteen hundred small gouaches and