Conferences and Courses
22-25/01/2013 Mackenzie, J. L. "Hacia una segmentación del discurso desde el punto de vista de la GDF", Sociedad Española de Lingüística, Madrid, Spain.
11/12/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. "International funding of research projects", conference at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain.
10/12/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. "Functional Discourse Grammar: A grammar of the Discourse Act", at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain.
20-21/10/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. "Career prospects for researchers in linguistics", at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain.
7/11/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. 'Publishing with international publishers', conferencia en la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain.
16/10/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. "Publishing in international journals", conference at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain
18-19/10/2012 Gonzálvez-García, F "Hacia un análisis más realista de los complementos del objeto en español contemporáneo" at Colloque de Linguistique Comparée des Langues Romanes: LiCoLaR 2012: ?La subordination à travers les langues romanes Hommage au Professeur Henry-José Deulofeu?. University of Marsella, France.
8-9/10/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. "Methods, advice, prospects". Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spai
1/10/2012 Mackenzie, J. L."The internationalization of research: experiences, challenges, opportunities", conference at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain.
29/8/2012- 1/9/2012 Gonzálvez-García, F. "?That?s so a construction! Some reflections on innovative uses of so in present-day English"?. 45th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. University of Stockholm, Sweden.
15/6/2012 Gonzálvez-García, F. "Intensifiers meet globalization: Some innovative uses of "so" in present-day English" at the 1st Conference on The Discourse of Identity. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
13/6/2012 García Varela, A. P. "Sexism in advertising:cause or effect?" at the 1st Conference on The Discourse of Identity. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain
7-8/6/2012 Juncal Soage, L. "Contrastive study of four English / Spanish adverbs" at the Modality, Corpus, Discourse Conference. University of Lund, Sweden
6-8/6/2012 Mackenzie, J. L."Spatial adpositions in Functional Discourse Grammar" at the Second International Conference on Functional Discourse Grammar. The University of Ghent, Belgium.
17-20/5/2012 N. Elouazizi and M. Taboada "Ostension and the nature of multimodal referential relations" at 11th Conceptual Structure Discourse and Language Conference. Vancouver, Canada.
17-20/5/2012R. Tranavac and M. Taboada. "Backwards anaphora marking in coherence relations" at 11th Conceptual Structure Discourse and Language Conference. Vancouver, Canada.
29-30/03/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. Course: English for University Teachers. Universidad de León, Spain.
5-8/1/2012 M. Taboada and R. Trnavac. "Cataphoric it from the point of view of coherence relations" at 86th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Portland, USA.
25/02/2013 María de los Ángeles Gómez González has been nominated member of the Assessment Committees of The National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation of Spain (ANECA).
17-18/1/2013 J. Lachlan Mackenzie was invited to the colloquium "Journées d'étude "La prédication: notion inutile ou indispensable?", Université Lyon, France.
11-12/1/2013. Maite Taboada was invited to give a plenary talk entitled "Contrasting opinions: Appraisal in a multilingual corpus" at the conference Genre- and Register-Related Text and Discourse Features in Multilingual Corpora, which will be held in Brussels.More information can be found at the conference website: http://www.mariehaps.be/recherche-scientifique/colloques
11-12/1/2013. María de los Ángeles Gómez González was invited to give a plenary talk entitled "The question of tag questions: A Comparison across Markers, Languages and Genres" at the conference Genre- and Register-Related Text and Discourse Features in Multilingual Corpora, which will be held in Brussels.More information can be found at the conference website: http://www.mariehaps.be/recherche-scientifique/colloques
13-14/9/2012 Taboada, M. "Implicit and explicit relations in discourse" a conference of the Swiss Society of Linguistics. Lugano, Switzerland.
17-20/7/2012. Some members of Scimitar were invited to present a symposium entitled "Quantitative Research Methods in Contrastive Linguistics" at the V European Congress of Methodology, which will be held in Santiago de Compostela. María de los Ángeles Gómez González will be speaking on "Corpus-based Research Methodology in Contrastive Linguistics: Benefits and Pitfalls", Luis Iglesias Rábade on "Corpus-based Research Methodology and Historical Linguistics", and Susana Doval Suárez and Elsa González Álvarez on "Corpus-based Research Methodology in Second Language Acquisition Research: Parts I and II", respectively. More information can be found at the conference website: www.ecm2012.com
17-20/7/2012. Gómez-González, M. A. chaired the symposium entitled "Quantitative Research Methods in Contrastive Linguistics" in the V European Congress of Methodology. Her intervention dwelt on "Corpus-based Research Methodology in Contrastive Linguistics: Benefits and Pitfalls" at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
7/6/2012 Gonzálvez-García, F. "What Construction Grammar(s) can do for Spanish university students of English Studies?". Universidad de La Laguna, Spain.
7-11/1/2013 Taboada, M. Course:Computational approaches to discourse, the Netherlands Graduate School in Linguistics (LOT), Leiden.
14-15/6/2012 Butler, C. S. Course: Statistics for linguists, University of Huddersfield, UK.
7/5/2012 Butler, C. S. "The treatment of lexical phenomena in structural-functional grammars". Presentation at course for postgraduates, University of Ghent, Belgium.
4-5/6/2012 Mackenzie, J. l. and Genee, I. Postgraduate course in Functional Discourse Grammar prior to the 'Spatial adpositions in Functional Discourse Grammar' at the Second International Conference on Functional Discourse Grammar at the University of Ghent, Belgium.
15-16/5/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. a series of four lectures to the MA students of English linguistics at the University of Vigo, Galicia, Spain
7-8/5/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. Postgraduate course in functional linguistics in the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy of the University of Ghent, Belgium.
Master's and Doctoral Examinations
17/12/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. supervised Sóstenes Rego doctoral thesis: "Descriçao sitémico-funcional da gramática do modo oraconal das orações em Nyungwe", Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.
Gonzálvez-García, F. supervised Alba Luzondo Oyón's doctoral thesis "Construcciones resultativas del inglés en el modelo léxico construccional: implicaciones para la modelación construccional en una base de conocimiento conceptual" graded summa cum laude at the Universidad de La Rioja
24/6/2011 Mackenzie, J. L. examined Alice da Cruz's thesis "Fonologia e Gramática do Nheengatú: A língua geral falada pelos povos Baré, Warekena e Baniwa"; and Zoraide dos Anjos Gonçalves da Silva's "Fonologia e Gramática Katukina-Kanamari" at VU University Amsterdam.
24/2/2011 Mackenzie, J. L. examined Josine Schrickx's thesis "Lateinische epistemische Partikeln: Nempe, quippe, scilicet, videlicet und nimirum" at VU University Amsterdam.
8/10/2010 Mackenzie, J. L. was on the assessment panel for Matt Coler's doctoral thesis, "Grammatical description of Muylaq' Aymara" at VU University Amsterdam.
3/9/2010 Juncal Soage, L. was examined on her TIT thesis, "A corpus-based study of adverbial usage in English and Spanish" at the University of Santiago de Compostela.
14/7/2010 García Varela, A. P. was examined on her MA thesis "Thematic structure and the organization of journalistic discourse in English and Spanish" at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Mark = 10/10.
Boas, H. C. and F. Gonzálvez-García. In press. "Going Romance: Adopting constructional concepts to a family of languages". En Hans C. Boas y F. Gonzálvez-García (Eds.), Constructional Approaches to Romance Languages. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 1-39.
Doval Suárez, S. M. and E. González Álvarez. To appear. “The use of it-clefts in the written production of Spanish advanced learners of English". Linguistics and the Human Sciences 6, 151-172.
Gómez González, M.Á.. To appear. Modeling conversations through lexical cohesion: an integrated approach. Journal of Pragmatics.
Gómez Penas, M. D. and M. A. Fraga Fuentes. To appear. Gender and Discourse on Stage in Experiencing Gender. Huelva: Universidad de Huelva.
Gonzálvez-García, F.. In press. "Breves consideraciones en torno a la interacción entre coerción y polisemia: El caso de la predicación secundaria con verbos de cognición en español". In De Knop, Sabine, Fabio Mollica y Julia Kuhn, Konstruktionsgrammatik und Romanische Sprachen. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.
Gonzálvez-García, F.. In press. "The 'grammar' as fragment" view revisited from a contrastive perspective: Beyond finite complement clauses in English and Spanish". In Hans C. Boas y F. Gonzálvez-García (Eds.), Constructional Approaches to Romance Languages. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 95-134.
Gonzálvez-García, F. In press. "Words as constructions: Some reflections in the light of constructionist approaches". In J. L. Mendívil Giró, I. Ibarretxe-Antuñano y Carmen Horno Chéliz To Word or not to Word. Zaragoza: PUZ.
Hannay, M. , E. Martínez Caro, and J.L. Mackenzie Submitted. Besides as a connective. In M.A. Gómez González, F. Ruiz de Mendoza-Ibáñez and F. Gonzálvez García (eds), Form and function in language: functional, cognitive and applied perspectives, in Essays in honour of Christopher S. Butler.
Hannay, M. and M. A. Gómez González. To appear. Thematic parentheticals in English and Dutch. In M. Taboada, S. Doval-Suárez and E. González-Álvarez (eds), Discourse Analysis and Contrastive Linguistics, London: Equinox (provisional details).
Hengeveld, K. and J.L. Mackenzie Submitted. Grammar and context in Functional Discourse Grammar. For publication in Pragmatics.
Mackenzie, J.L. Submitted. The Contextual Component in a dialogic FDG. For publication in Pragmatics.
Mackenzie, J.L. Submitted. Morphosyntax in Functional Discourse Grammar. For A. Carnie, D. Siddiqi and Y. Sato (eds), Routledge Handbook of Syntax, London: Routledge.
Taboada, M. and M. Carretero. To appear. Contrastive analyses of evaluation in text: Key issues in the design of an annotation system for Attitude applicable to consumer reviews in English and Spanish. In M. Taboada, S. Doval Suárez and E. González Álvarez (eds.),Contrastive discourse analysis: Functional and corpus perspectives. London: Equinox.
Taboada, M., S. M. Doval Suárez and E. González Álvarez (eds). To appear. Functional and Corpus Perspectives in Contrastive Discourse Analysis. Sheffield: Equinox.
Taboada, M. and M. Á. Gómez González. To appear. Discourse markers and coherence relations: comparison across markers, languages and modalities. In M. Taboada, S. Doval-Suárez and E. González-Álvarez (eds), Discourse Analysis and Contrastive Linguistics, London: Equinox.
19-21/6/2013 Scimitar and Discourse and Indentity are jointly organizing the Second Santiago de Compostela International Workshop on Discourse Analysis (IWODA'13), in collaboration with three partner groups from the Universidade da Coruña, Amergin, Clin and Muste. The main aim is to bring together scholars, researchers and students in order to explore and analyse discourse from multiple perspectives: theoretical and applied, quantitative and qualitative, linguistic and cognitive, psycho- and sociolinguistic, critical and literary, and cultural, filmic and semiotic.
4-8/9/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. and Anna Mauranen, A led a doctoral session on linguistics at the Eleventh Conference of the European Society for the Study of English held in Istanbul, Turkey.
16-18/07/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. conducted a workshop on the Language Rich Europe project at the 4th EdiLiC Conference in Aveiro, Portugal.
14-16/5/2012 Butler, C. S. Workshop on statistics for postgraduate students, University of Bergen, Norway.
García Varela, A. P. has been awarded a three-year postgraduate grant by the Xunta de Galicia (XUGA, Plan Galego de Investigación e Crecemento 2011-2015 (Plan I2C, DOGA 203, 24/10/2011). Her PhD advisors are M. Á. Gómez-González and M. T. Sánchez-Roura.
Iglesias Rábade, L. was the linguistic supervisor of M. Abel Souto's (coord.) Bilingual Legal Dictionary and Multilingual Legal Dictionary, both published in 2012.
Gonzálvez-García, F. was appointed member of the organising committee of the "First International Conference on Meaning and Knowledge Representation: LCM and FunGramKB" to be held in the Universidad Nacional a Distancia in Madrid on 4-6 july 2012.
Gonzálvez-García, F. is, since February 2012, member of the scientific committee of the Borealis, an International Journal of Spanish Linguistics.
Mackenzie, J. L. was awarded a Banco Santander fellowship to spend three months, from September to December 2012, in the Department of English at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain.
To honour Christopher S. Butler's exceptional contribution to SCIMITAR and to linguistics in general, Gómez González, M. Á, Gonzálvez García, F. and Ruiz de Mendoza, F. J. (Univ. of La Rioja) are currently preparing a Festschrift whose appearance is to coincide with Prof. Butler's 70th birthday.
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