AEDEI PhD awards

Former UVigo Doctoral students José Carregal Romero and Aida Rosende Pérez were the recipients of the Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award granted by AEDEI (Asociación Española  de Estudios Irlandeses). The winners were announced at the closure of the 17th AEDEI Conference held at the University of Santiago de Compostela, May 31-June 1. In the picture, Jose and Aida celebrate the good news with Teresa Caneda, also present at the Irish Studies Conference. Congratulations!

Xubilación de Inés Alonso

O Departamento de Filoloxía Inglesa, Francesa e Alemá despide con honores a Inés Alonso de Soto. Profesora da área de Filoloxía Francesa durante décadas (dende a época do antigo Colexio Universitario de Vigo), Inés xubílase como docente mais non como amiga. Inés, as/os compañeiras/as do FIFA desexámosche toda a sorte nesta nova etapa!

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.

Graduate Day 2018

The Inter-university Doctoral programme in Advanced English Studies: Linguistics, Literature and Culture (IDAES), run by the Universities of A Coruña (UDC), Santiago de Compostela (USC) and Vigo (UVigo), organised the event Graduate Day 2018 in Vigo on May 4th 2018.

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):

Despedida Alberto Pérez

Tras preto de dúas décadas no posto da secretaría do Departamento, o Departamento de Filoloxía Inglesa, Francesa e Alemá despide con honores a Alberto Pérez Pereira nun xantar entre colegas. Alberto, moita sorte no teu novo posto! Enlace ao álbum fotográfico na intranet do Departamento (require autenticación na zona privada, só para membros do FIFA: http://fifa.uvigo.es/gl/system/files/intranet/alberto_fifa.pdf)

Jose Carregal - viva

On 16 Dec 2016 José Carregal Romero defended his doctoral dissertation "Contemporary Redefinitions of the Irish Family in Colm Tóibín's Fiction" at the Faculty of Philology and Translation in Vigo. The dissertation was supervised by Dr María Teresa Caneda Cabrera, and the jury included Prof Anne C Fogarty (UCD Dublin), Dr Marisol Molares Ladrón (Alcalá) and Dr Martín Urdiales Shaw (Vigo). Congratulations, Jose!

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.