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Conferences and Courses organised by SCIMITAR people

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  • 28-29/8/2017 Mackenzie, J.L. organised the ESSE Doctoral Symposium for PhD students in English Language & Linguistics, Literatures in English, and Cultural & Area Studies. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 23-25 June 2018: Mackenzie, J.L. will teach on the International Postgraduate Course in Functional Discourse Grammar, Salvador de Bahía, Brazil. Register here.
  • 28-29/8/2017 Mackenzie, J.L. will organise the ESSE Doctoral Symposium for PhD students in English Language & Linguistics, Literatures in English, and Cultural & Area Studies. Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • 8-9/6/2017. SCIMITAR has been involved in the organisation of the 2nd International Conference on the Discourse of Identity, in collaboration with Research Network ‘Lingua e literatura inglesa e identidade II’ (Xunta de Galicia R2014/ 403) and Research Group ‘Discurso e Identidade’ (Xunta de Galicia GRC2015/002 GI-1924).
  • 25-28/5/2017. SCIMITAR has been involved in the organisation of the 8th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC8). Athens, Greece
  • 29-30/8/2016 Mackenzie, J.L. was involved in the organisation of Introduction to Functional Discourse Grammar University of Vienna, Austria.
  • 27/11-3/10/2015 Mackenzie, J.L. was involved in the organisation of Language production in English: syntax, discourse and dialogue University of Vienna, Austria.
  • 25-26/08/2015 Mackenzie, J.L. was involved in the organisation of the mini-course O Componente Contextual numa Gramática Discursivo-Funcional do diálogo, III SILF, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 24-30/04/2015 Mackenzie, J.L. was involved in the organisation of Language production in English: syntax, discourse and dialogue University of Vienna, Austria.
  • 10-13/07/2013 SCIMITAR was involved in the organisation of the 7th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC7). University of Ghent, Belgium.
  • 13-15/06/2012 SCIMITAR was involved in the organisation of the 1st International Conference on The Discourse of Identity, which was held in Santiago de Compostela (Spain). Our aim was to take a multi- and inter-disciplinary approach to fields such as linguistics, literature, sociology, psychology, history, and gender studies, among others, in order to deliver a comprehensive analysis of the complex issue of the drama of identity. Please find more details about this conference on the website: http://www.usc.es/congresos/identity/index.html
  • 30/9-2/10/2010 SCIMITAR was involved in the organisation of the 6th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC6). Free University of Berlin, Germany.
  • 7-9/07/2008 SCIMITAR was involved in the organisation of the 5th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC5). University of Leuven, Belgium.
  • 20-23/9/2005 Gómez-González, M. Á. was head of the Organising Committee of 4th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC4). University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 23-26/9/2003 Gómez-González, M. Á. was member of the organising committee of 3rd International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC3). University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain, September, 2003.
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Workshops organised by SCIMITAR people

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Workshops given by SCIMITAR people

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  • 10-13/9/17 Gonzálvez-García, F. and M.Á. Gómez González organized the Workshop “Revisiting discourse markers and discourse relations in functional-cognitive space: Models and applications across languages, registers and genres” at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. University of Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 3-5/3/2014 Butler, C. S. Workshop on Statistics for linguistics, University of Sussex, UK.
  • 4-8/9/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. and 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.

Talks given by SCIMITAR people

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  • 8-10/11/2017 Mackenzie, J.L., Plenary lecture on self-prefixed verbs to the 41st Annual Conference of the Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos (AEDEAN), La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain.
  • 28-30/09/2017 Mackenzie, J.L., “The syntax of an emotional expletive in English”, 7th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (7BICLCE2017), University of Vigo, Galicia, Spain.
  • 10-13/09/2017. Gómez González, M.Á., S.M. Doval Suárez and E. González Álvarez, “Concessive patterns in online written reviews”, 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. University of Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 10-13/09/2017. Gómez González, M.Á. and F. Gonzálvez García, “Revisiting discourse markers and discourse relations in functional-cognitive space: Models and applications across languages, registers and genres”, 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. University of Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 10-13/09/2017 Gonzálvez-García, F., “Bringing together discourse relations and grammaticalization: The case of the family of “lo que se dice XPCOMP” constructions in Spanish”. Talk given at the Workshop titled “Revisiting discourse markers and discourse relations in functional-cognitive space: Models and applications across languages, registers and genres”, 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. University of Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 31/5-2/6/2017 Mackenzie, J.L., “A descrição discursivo-funcional da negação em quatro línguas”. 4º Simpósio Internacional de Linguística Funcional (SILF 4). Natal RT, Brazil.
  • 26-27/6/2017 Mackenzie, J.L., “Negative polarity in FDG”, Workshop on Functional Discourse Grammar: Expressions of tense, aspect, mood, evidentiality and polarity. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 8-9/06/2017. Gómez González, M.Á., “The Construction of Discourse as Social Interaction: Contrastive Implications and Applications (FFI2013-40517-P)”, Second International Conference of ‘The Discourse of Identity’. University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 25-28/05/2017. Gómez González, M.Á., “Exploring tag questions and question tags in spoken discourse: Evidence from English, Spanish and Portuguese”, 8th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC8). Athens, Greece.
  • 26/4-20/5/2017. Gonzálvez-García, F., “Exploring the Lexical Constructional Model within functional-cognitive space: (I) Foundational assumptions”. Coloquio de Lingüística Cognitiva. University of Czestochowa, Poland.
  • 26/4-20/05/2017. Gonzálvez-García, F., “Exploring the Lexical Constructional Model within functional-cognitive space: (II) Descriptive and explanatory perspectives”. Coloquio de Lingüística Cognitiva. University of Czestochowa, Poland.
  • 26/4-20/05/2017. Gonzálvez-García, F., “Exploring the Lexical Constructional Model within functional-cognitive space: (III): The cross-fertilization of the LCM with functionalist, cognitivist and constructionalist approaches”. Coloquio de Lingüística Cognitiva. University of Czestochowa, Poland.
  • 25-28/05/2017. Gonzálvez-García, F., “On the gradient nature of constructions: Evidence from similes and proverbs in English and Spanish”. International Contrastive Linguistics Conference 8. University of Athens, Greece.
  • 19/01/2017. Gómez González, M.Á., “The puzzle of tag questions in a cross-linguistic perspective”, Thematic Cycle of Conferences ‘English Linguistics‘. University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 23-25/11/2016. Mackenzie, J.L., “The syntax of an emotional expletive in English”, International Conference on Language and Emotion. Madrid, Spain.
  • 05/11/2016. Gómez González, M.Á. Invited talk. “Grammatically dependent tag questions in English and their Spanish equivalents”. Carmelo Cunchillos Seminar. University of La Rioja, Spain.
  • 05/11/2016. Gonzálvez-García, F. Invited talk. “Coercion meets metonymy: The case of degree constructions in English”. Carmelo Cunchillos Seminar. University of La Rioja, Spain.
  • 26-28/10/2016. Gonzálvez-García, F. Invited presentation. “Algunas consideraciones sobre el potencial de las relaciones verticales y horizontales en el constructicón”. 10th International Conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association (AELCO). Thematic session: Aportaciones y aplicaciones de la Lingüística Cognitiva a la Enseñanza del Español como Lengua Extranjera”. Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
  • 26-28/10/2016. Gonzálvez-García, F. Invited presentation. “On the role of metonymy on the coercion of gradable constructions”. 10th International Conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association (AELCO). Thematic session: “Figurative thinking: from cognition to grammar, to communication, and back”. Alcalá de Henares, Spain.
  • 24-25/10/2016. Gómez González, M. Á. Plenary. “Exploring Tag Questions in English, Spanish and Portuguese”. 3rd International Conference on Contrastive Linguistics. Various Dimensions of Contrastive Studies (VDOCS 2016). University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.
  • 24-25/10/2016. Lastres López, C. “Conditionals across languages: A corpus-based study of if-clauses in English and their Spanish and French equivalents”. 3rd International Conference on Contrastive Linguistics. Various Dimensions of Contrastive Studies (VDOCS 2016). University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.
  • 22/9/2016. Gonzálvez-García, F. Invited presentation. “GenX so meets Construction Grammar(s): Some reflections on innovative uses of so in present-day English”. University of Oviedo, Spain.
  • 31/8-3/9/2016. Hengeveld, K. and J.L. Mackenzie. “Negation in FDG”. Fourth International Conference on Functional Discourse Grammar, Vienna, Austria; details here.
  • 6-8/7/2016. Gómez González, M. Á. Plenary. “Tag questions across speakers, languages and genres”. International Congress liLETRAd 2016 Literature, Languages and Translation. University of Seville, Spain.
  • 6-8/7/2016. Gonzálvez-García, F. “Coercion as conceptual integration: Evidence from the family of subjective-transitive constructions in English”. 5th International Conference on Meaning and Knowledge Representation. University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.
  • 23-25/6/2016. Gonzálvez-García, F. “Songs and the teaching of metaphorical meanings and grammatical aspects at university”. 3rd International Conference on Applied Linguistics to Language Teaching: Towards Multilingualism. Antonio de Nebrija Univeristy, Madrid, Spain.
  • 8-10/6/2016. Mackenzie, J.L., “Uma gramática funcional como ferramenta da comunicação”, Colóquio Internacional de Estudos Linguísticos e Literários (CIELLI IV), Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Maringá PR, Brazil.
  • 3/6/2016. Mackenzie, J.L., “Uma gramática funcional como ferramenta da comunicação”, Programa de Pós-Coordenação e do Grupo de Pesquisa em Gramática Funcional, Universidade Estadual Paulista, São José do Rio Preto SP, Brazil.
  • 12-14/5/2016. Mackenzie, J.L. Plenary. “English verbs prefixed with self-: A new expressive option”, 26th International Conference on British and American Studies, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 28/4/2016. Gonzálvez-García, F. Invited talk. “On the gradient nature of coercion: Evidence from the family of subjective-transitive constructions in English”, University of Ghent, Belgium.
  • 14-16/4/2016. Doval Suárez, S. and E. González Álvarez, “‘So…I don’t know’. Discourse functions of ‘so’ in the speech of Spanish learners of English”, 34th International Conference of the Spanish Society of Applied Linguistics (AESLA), Alicante, Spain.
  • 14-16/4/2016. Gómez González, M.Á., “Conceding with ‘but’ and ‘although’ in online written reviews”, 34th International Conference of the Spanish Society of Applied Linguistics (AESLA), Alicante, Spain.
  • 14-16/4/2016. Gonzálvez-García, F., “On the role of discourse-pragmatic factors on argument structure: The case of the interaction between secondary predicates and relative clauses in present-day Spanish”, 34th International Conference of the Spanish Society of Applied Linguistics (AESLA), Alicante, Spain.
  • 14-16/4/2016. Lastres López, C., “Exploring ‘if’/’si’-clauses in spoken academic discourse: A contrastive English-Spanish-French study”, 34th International Conference of the Spanish Society of Applied Linguistics (AESLA), Alicante, Spain.
  • 24-25/2/2016. Mackenzie, J.L., “A linguist’s view of the landscape”, Symposium “Interdisciplinary approaches to landscape representation: bridging the gap”, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • 14/12/2015. Mackenzie, J.L., “Particles and Functional Discourse Grammar”, UPV/EHU University, Basque Country, Spain.
  • 27/11/2015. Gonzálvez-García, F., “Situating the Lexical Constructional Model within functional-cognitive space: A multidimensional analysis”. Invited talk. Carmelo Cunchillos Seminar. University of La Rioja, Spain.
  • 24/11/2015. Mackenzie, J.L., Talk to Jornadas de Inglês: “The Englishing of the World”, University of Aveiro, Portugal.
  • 29/10/2015. Mackenzie, J.L., “English verbs prefixed with self-“, for the Research Network ‘Lingua e literatura inglesa e identidade II’, the Research Group ‘Discurso e Identidade’ and the Research Project ‘The construction of discourse as social interaction: Contrastive implications and applications’, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 28-30/10/2015. Gonzálvez-García, F., “On the gradient nature of constructions: Evidence from similes and proverbs in English and Spanish”. Paper delivered at the 2nd International Symposium on Figurative Thought and Language. University of Pavia, Italy.
  • 10-11/9/2015. Mackenzie, J.L., “English verbs prefixed with self- and FDG”, Workshop on Functional Discourse Grammar: Derivational Morphology in Functional Discourse Grammar. Córdoba, Spain.
  • 2-5/9/2015. Mackenzie, J.L., “English pluralia tantum nominalizations in -ings“, 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Leiden, Netherlands.
  • 25/8/2015. Mackenzie, J.L. Plenary. “Objectividade, subjetividade e intersubjetividade na perspetiva da Gramática Discursivo-Funcional” to III SILF. Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 27-31/7/2015. Taboada, M. Plenary. “Appraisal, subjectivity, nonveridicality, coherence relations: Connections and overlaps”. 42nd International Systemic Functional Congress. Aachen, Germany.
  • 26-31/7/2015. Benamara, F. and M. Taboada. “Towards a unified discourse relations hierarchy”. 14th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA). Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 26-31/7/2015. Mackenzie, J.L., “Sentiment and confidence in Financial English: a corpus study”. 14th International Pragmatics Conference (IPrA). Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 7-8/7/2015. Gómez-González, M. Á. Plenary. “Concession as argumentation: The case of but and although“. International Congress liLETRAd 2015 Literature, Languages and Translation. University of Seville, Spain.
  • 2-3/7/2015. González Álvarez, E. and S. Doval Suárez. “The use of question tags in the oral production of Spanish learners of English”. BAAL Language and Teaching SIG. 11th Annual Conference. University of Edinburgh, UK.
  • 1-3/7/2015. Gonzálvez-García, F. Plenary. “Exploring the Lexical Constructional Model within functional-cognitive space”. 4th International Conference on Meaning and Knowledge Representation. UNED. Madrid, Spain
  • 5/2015. Gonzálvez-García, F. “Inferential constructions in English and Spanish: A view from Construction Grammar”. Talk given at the English Department, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.
  • 27-30/1/2015. Mackenzie, J.L. “No hay sintaxis del discurso”, XLIV Simposio de la Sociedad Española de Lingüística. Madrid, Spain.
  • 26-28/1/2015. Taboada, M. Plenary. “Rhetorical relations are relations of coherence: What discourse coherence means, and how we can find it”. Conference of the COST Action TextLink: Structuring Discourse in Multilingual Europe. TextLink First Action Conference.Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium.
  • 14/10/2014 Gonzálvez-García, F. “Bringing together the clausal and textual functions of subjective meaning: The case of passive secondary predication with verba cogitandi et dicendi in Spanish”. Invited to University of Texas at Austin, USA.
  • 4-5/9/2014 Mackenzie, J. L. “Dialogue, dynamicity and resonance as challenges for Functional Discourse Grammar”, Round Table on Dynamicity, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom.
  • 25-27/8/2014 Mackenzie, J. L.“A first history of Functional Grammar”, 13th International Conference on the History of Language Science, Vila Real, Portugal.
  • 2-4/7/2014 Mackenzie, J. L. “Constructions and the lexicon in Functional Discourse Grammar”, invited plenary lecture to 3rd International Conference on Meaning and Knowledge Representation, Valencia, Spain.
  • 13/5/2014 Gonzálvez-García, F. “The family of Construction Grammar(s): Theoretical and descriptive applications”. Invited talk to Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Poland.
  • 12/5/2014 Gonzálvez-García, F. “Polysemy, coercion and the ‘subjective-transitive’ construction in English”, Polysemy in Language and Translation Conference, English Department of the Higher School of Labor Safety Management in Katowice, Poland.
  • 11/4/2014 Gonzálvez-García, F. “On the role of coercion in meaning construction and meaning interpretation in cognitive-functional linguistics”. Invited talk to Modern Language Department, Ural Federal University, Ekaterimburgo, Russia.
  • 10/4/2014 Gonzálvez-García, F. “Publishing in (Cognitive) Linguistics internationally”. Invited talk to Modern Language Department, Ural Federal University, Ekaterimburgo, Russia.
  • 10/4/2014 Gonzálvez-García, F. “That’s so a construction!: Some notes on innovative uses of so in present-day English”. Invited talk to Modern Language Department, Ural Federal University, Ekaterimburgo, Russia.
  • 9/4/2014 Gonzálvez-García, F. “The family of Construction Grammars: Theoretical foundations and descriptive applications”. Invited talk to Modern Language Department, Ural Federal University, Ekaterimburgo, Russia.
  • 8/4/2014 Gonzálvez-García, F. “Cognitive Linguistics and Construction Grammar(s): An overview”. Invited talk to Modern Language Department, Ural Federal University, Ekaterimburgo, Russia.
  • 1/2014. Trnavac, R. and M. Taboada. “Discourse structure and attitudinal valence of opinion words in sentiment extraction”. 88th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Minneapolis, MN. Poster.
  • 9/2013. Taboada, M. Plenary. “Computational linguistics and discourse”. STIL – The 9th Brazilian Symposium on Information and Human Language Technology. Fortaleza, Brazil.
  • 24/9/2013 Gonzálvez-García, F. “On the role of coercion in Construction Grammar(s)” seminar at Università di Modena, Italy
  • 9/2013. Trnavac, R. and M. Taboada. “Discourse relations and affective content in the expression of sentiment in texts”. 11th ICGL Conference – Workshop on The semantic field of emotions: Interdisciplinary and cross-linguistic approaches. Rhodes, Greece.
  • 8/2013 Das, D. and M. Taboada. “Signalling of subject matter and presentational coherence relations: A corpus study”. 2013 Meeting of the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States (LACUS), New York, USA
  • 18-20/7/2013 Gonzálvez-García, F. “On the role of coercion in meaning construction and meaning inerpretation in cognitive-functional linguistics” at International Conference on Meaning Construction, Meaning Interpretation: Applications and Implications. Universidad da La Rioja, Logroño, Spain.
  • 10-13/7/2013 González Álvarez, E and S. Doval Suárez. “The use of Extrapositon in the Written Production of Spanish Advanced Learners of English” at 7th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference/ 3rd edition of Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies. University of Ghent, Belgium.
  • 7/2013. Elouazizi, N., M. Taboada and N. Hedberg. “Ostensive demonstratives in multimodal contexts”. 19th International Congress of Linguists. Geneva, Switzerland.
  • 10-13/7/2013 Gonzálvez-García, F. “On the role of discourse-pragmatic factors on argument structure: The case od the interaction between secondary predicates and relative clauses in present-day Spanish” at 7th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference/ 3rd edition of Using Corpora in Contrastive and Translation Studies. University of Ghent, Belgium.
  • 23-28/6/2013 Gonzálvez-García, F. “Exploring inter-constructional relations in the constructicon: A view from Contrastive (Cognitive) Construction Grammar” at 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. University of Alberta, Canada.
  • 19-21/6/2013 García Varela, A. P. “So much for Theme… now, what about Rheme?” at Second Santiago de Compostela International Workshop on Discourse Analysis (IWoDa’13). University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 19-21/6/2013 González Álvarez, E and S. Doval Suárez. “Native and non-native use of canonical and reversed pseudo-cleft constructions” at Second Santiago de Compostela International Workshop on Discourse Analysis (IWoDa’13). University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 19-21/6/2013 Gonzálvez-García, F.. “Towards a (Contrastive) Construction Grammar view of Focus Constructions in English and Spanish” at Second Santiago de Compostela International Workshop on Discourse Analysis (IWoDa’13). University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 19-21/6/2013 Hannay M., J. L. Mackenzie and E. Martínez Caro. “Besides as a Connective” at Second Santiago de Compostela International Workshop on Discourse Analysis (IWoDa’13). University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 19-21/6/2013 Juncal Soage, M. L. “Obviously, absolutely, definitely and certainly as whole-sentences responses to yes-no questions” at Second Santiago de Compostela International Workshop on Discourse Analysis (IWoDa’13). University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 27-28/5/2013 Gómez González, M. A. “Concessive relations as argumentation in English and Spanish” at Valoración en el Discurso Periodístico: Perspectivas Retóricas e Interculturales. University of Navarra, Spain.
  • 18-20/4/2013 Gonzálvez-García, F. “Towards a usage-based constructionist analysis of sentential complement clauses in English and Spanish”, at 31 Congreso Internacional de AESLA. University of La Laguna, Spain.
  • 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.
  • 11-12/1/2013. Gómez-González, M. Á. Plenary. “The question of tag questions: A Comparison across Markers, Languages and Genres”, International Conference on Genre and Register-Related Text and Discourse Features in Multilingual Corpora. Institut Libre Marie Haps. Brussels, Belgium.
  • 11-12/1/2013. Taboada, M. Plenary. “Contrasting opinions: Appraisal in a mulitlingual corpus”, International Conference on Genre and Register-Related Text and Discourse Features in Multilingual Corpora. Institut Libre Marie Haps. Brussels, Belgium.
  • 11/12/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. “International funding of research projects”, talk 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.
  • 7/11/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. ‘Publishing with international publishers’, talk 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.
  • 16/10/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. “Publishing in international journals”, talk 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, Spain
  • 1/10/2012 Mackenzie, J. L.“The internationalization of research: experiences, challenges, opportunities”, talk 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.
  • 4-6/7/2012 Butler, C. S.“Some challenges for the future of the Lexical Constructional Model and FunGramKB”, at 1st International Conference on Meaning and Knowledge Representation: LCM and FunGranKB. Universidad Nacional a Distancia, Madrid, Spain.
  • 4-6/7/2012 Gonzálvez-García, F.“On the gradient nature of constructions: Some implications for the Lexical Constructional Model” at 1st International Conference on Meaning and Knowledge Representation: LCM and FunGranKB. Universidad Nacional a Distancia, Madrid, Spain.
  • 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.
  • 17-20/5/2012 Tranavac, R. 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.
  • 19-21/12/11 Butler, C. S. Course: “Research methods in the study of language: an introduction with particular reference to quantitative studies”. Universidad de Málaga
  • 17-18/11/11 Mackenzie, J. L., Participation in “ULICES Advisory Committee”, Universidade de Lisboa
  • 10/11/11 Gómez-González, M. Á. Plenary lecture. “English Phonetics for Spanish Learners” at Ciclo de Conferencias New Trends in English Studies. Universidade da Coruña
  • 10/11/11 Sánchez Roura, M. T. Plenary Lecture. “Functions of Intonation” at Ciclo de Conferencias New Trends in English Studies. Universidade da Coruña.
  • 01/11/11 Hannay, M.. One day workshop: ‘English punctuation for translators and editors’, Society of English Editors.
  • 30/10/11 González-Álvarez, E. and S. Doval Suárez, “The use of it-clefts in the written production of Spanish advanced learners of English”, in 6th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference, Berlín
  • 28/10/11 Gómez-González, M. Á., Part of the scientific committee: “Open Journal of Modern Linguistics (OJML)”, Scientific Research Publishing, (California, USA)
  • 24-28/10/11 Butler, C. S. Course: “Statistics for linguistics” University of Bergen, Norway.
  • 7-8/10/11 Gómez González, M. Á. “Contrastive Linguistics: Constructional and functional approaches”. University of Gante, Belgium
  • 7-8/10/11 Gonzálvez-García, F. Presentation: “Contrastive Linguistics: Constructional and functional approaches”. University of Gante, Belgium
  • 01/10/11 Taboada, M. and M. Carretero. “Appraisal in English and Spanish consumer reviews of books and movies: A contrastive study of the expression of Graduation within the scope of Attitude” in Int-Eval, International Workshop on the Evaluative Function of Language. Madrid, Spain.
  • 10-11/09/11 Mackenzie, J. L., Participation in “44th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea”, Logroño
  • 08/09/11 Butler, C. S. Discussant: “Societas Lingüística Europaea”, Universidad de Logroño
  • 8-11/09/11 Gonzálvez-García, F.. Presentation at the workshop “Construction Grammar beyond English: observational and experimental approaches”, directed by S. Th. Gries & J. Yoon: “What snowclones reveal about actual language use in Spanish: A constructionist view” 44 Congreso Internacional de Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE). Universidad de La Rioja, Spain
  • 8-9/09/11 Mackenzie, J. L., “Contextual Component in Functional Discourse Grammar”, and “The Contextual Component in a dialogic FDG”. Universitat de Barcelona
  • 8-9/09/11 Mackenzie, J. L., Lecture in collaboration with K. Hengeveld, in “Contextual Component in Functional Discourse Grammar”: ‘Grammar and context in Functional Discourse Grammar’, Universitat de Barcelona
  • 27/09/11 Gonzálvez-García, F.. Invited speaker: “What Construction Grammar(s) can do for Contrastive (English-Spanish) Linguistics”. Universidad de Copenhague, Denmark
  • 07/09/11 Gonzálvez-García, F.. Invited speaker by Departamento de Filologías Modernas, Universidad de La Rioja: “On the lexicon-grammar continuum in Construction Grammar(s)”. Universidad de La Rioja, Spain
  • 07/09/11 Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, F. J. and F. Gonzálvez-García. Presentation in the workshop “The Lexical Constructional Model”, directed by Francisco J. Cortés Rodríguez: “The illocutionary value of the subjective-transitive constructions in English: A viewfrom the Lexical Constructional Model” 44 Congreso Internacional de Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) . Universidad de La Rioja, Spain
  • 5-7/09/11 Mackenzie, J. L., Participation in the IWODA workshop, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
  • 5-6/09/11 Butler, C. S. Course: “Research methods in the study of language: an introduction with particular reference to statistical techniques”. Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
  • 01/09/11 Hannay, M. and M. Á. Gómez González. Presentation: “Thematic parentheticals in Dutch and English”. ‘Discourse on Tuesday’, University of Utrecht
  • 28/07/11 Mackenzie, J. L., Plenary. “Functional Discourse Grammar and nominalizations”, 38th International Systemic Congress, Universidade de Lisboa
  • 13/07/11 Gonzálvez-García, F. . “The illocutionary dimension of the ‘manipulative subjective-transitive’ construction: a view from the Lexical Constructional Model” Heinrich-Hein-Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • 12/07/11 Gonzálvez-García, F., “Functional-Cognitive Space in the 21st Century: An Overview” Heinrich-Hein-Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany.
  • 01/07/11 Taboada, M. and M. Carretero. “Annotating Appraisal: contrastive issues raised in the analysis of consumer reviews in English and Spanish” in 38th International Systemic Functional Linguistic Congress. Lisbon, Portugal.
  • 13-15/06/11 Mackenzie, J. L., Three-day course: ‘Understanding English grammar from the angle of psycholinguistics and dialogue analysis’ Universidade de Vigo
  • 6-7/6/2011 Mackenzie, J. L. gave a postgraduate course at the University of Vigo (Spain).
  • 03/06/11 Butler, C. S. Inaugural Lecture: “form and Function in Molecular Biology, Language and Music” University of Huddersfield
  • 26-27/05/11 Mackenzie, J. L., Plenary lecture Três Lagoas, MS, Brazil: “A adequação cognitiva na génese e no futuro da Gramática Discursivo-Funcional”
  • 7-9/05/11 García Varela, A. P.. “When police arrived at the scene” or “han venido dos policías”: on Theme and Thematic Progression in news reports” in III Congreso Internacional de Lingüística de Corpus, Universitat de Valencia
  • 4-6/05/11 Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, F. J. and F. Gonzálvez-García, “The illocutionary dimension of the ‘manipulative subjective-transitive’ construction: a view from the Lexical Constructional Model” XXIX Congreso Internacional de AESLA. Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.
  • 4-6/5/2011 Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez, F. J. and F. García-Gonzálvez. ‘Tú sí que sabes: Towards a better understanding of the discourse-pragmatics facets of contrastive focus constructions in Spanish’ to the XXIX AESLA International Conference, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain.
  • 1-10/04/11 Gómez-González, M. Á., Visiting professor at the Linguistic and Language Department of University of York (United Kingdom).Sessions given: (1) ‘Information packaging strategies’, (2) ‘Cohesion & Coherence’, and (3) ‘English and Spanish Phonetics’
  • 7-9/4/2011 Gómez González, M. Á. was on the Scientific Committee and Convenor of the Panel entitled ‘Corpus Linguistics, Contrastive Linguistics and Translation Studies’ for the Third International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC2011), held at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (Spain).
  • 7-9/04/11 Gonzálvez-García, F. Presentation:“The grammar-discourse interface revisited within Contrastive Construction Grammar: The case of focus constructions in English and Spanish” CILC 2011 – III Congreso Internacional de Lingüística de Corpus. (pending publication). Universidad Politécnica, Valencia, Spain
  • 7-9/04/11 Juncal Soage, L., “A contrastive study of adverbs of certainty as discourse markers in spoken English and Spanish”, International Conference on Corpus Linguistics. Universitat de Valencia
  • 01/03/11 Hannay, M.. One day workshop: ‘Information packaging’, Society for English Editors, Utrecht.
  • 08/02/11 Gonzálvez-García, F. Invited speaker: “What Construction Grammar(s) can do for Contrastive (English-Spanish) Linguistics” In the program: “Distinguished Lecture Series” University of North Texas, USA.
  • 07/02/11 Gonzálvez-García,F. Invited speaker by the Departament of Germanic Studies (Prof. Hans. C. Boas): “Words as constructions: Some reflections from a contrastive (English-Spanish) perspective”. University of Austin, Texas, USA.
  • 22/01/11 Mackenzie, J. L. Invited speaker at the Société Linguistique de Paris: ‘Functional Discourse Grammar’
  • 11-12/01/11 Butler, C. S. Course: “Research methods in the study of language: an introduction with particular reference to quantitative studies”. Universidad de Málaga, Spain
  • 1-3/12/2010 García-Gonzálvez, F. performed various activities at the V Taller Teórico Internacional de Filosofia de la Mente y Neurociencias/II Encuentro Latinamericano del Grupo Internacional de Estudios de Cognición, Lenguaje, Identidad e Relaciones Humananas (GLIRh) at the Universidade Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú: a talk ‘Las relaciones entre el pensamiento y las palabras: Algunas reflexiones a la luz de los enfoques construccionistas’, a talk ‘De vuelta a las construcciones: del programa minimalista a la(s) Gramática(s) de Construcciones’ and another talk ‘La Sintaxis Más Simple de Jackendoff: hacia una solución de compromisso entre los modelos sintácticocentricos y los modelos semánticocentricos’.
  • 4-6/11/2010 García-Gonzálvez, F. gave the talk ‘Tú sí que sabes: Towards a better understanding of the discourse-pragmatics facets of contrastive focus constructions in Spanish’ to the High Desert Linguistics Society 9, Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States. He also gave a poster ‘Constructional integration in the Lexical Constructional Model’ to the same society.
  • 1-2/10/2010 García-Gonzálvez, F. gave the talk ‘Reconstructing the notion of construction: From Goldberg’s Construction Grammar to the Lexical Constructional Model’ to the 7th International AELCO Conference at the University of Castilla-La Mancha (Spain).
  • 30/9/2010/-2/10/2010 Gómez González, M. Á. was on the Scientific Committee of the 6th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference held in Berlin (Germany) and, together with Maite Taboada, there convened the thematic section ‘Discourse analysis and contrastive linguistics: From research to applications’. Among the papers given there by SCIMITAR members were: García Varela, A. P., ‘Theme and Thematic Progression in English & Spanish journalistic discourse’; Hannay, M. and Gómez González, M. Á., ‘Thematic parentheticals in English and Dutch’; Taboada, M. and Gómez González, M. Á., ‘Discourse markers and coherence relations: Comparison across markers, languages and modalities’; Taboada, M. and Carretero, M. ‘Labelling evaluative language in English and Spanish: The case of Attitude in consumer reviews’; and González-Álvarez, E. and Doval Suárez, S., ‘The use of it-clefts in the written production of Spanish advanced learners of English’.
  • 9-11/9/2010 Gómez González, M. Á. was on the Scientific Committee of the conference Modality in English 4 in Madrid (Spain). The programme included the following presentation: Marta Carretero and Maite Taboada, ‘The annotation of Appraisal: How Attitude and epistemic modality overlap’.
  • 18-23/7/2010 Trnavac, R. and M. Taboada gave the talk ‘Contribution of (non)veridical rhetorical relations to evaluation in discourse’ to the 37th International Systemic Functional Linguistics Congress in Vancouver (Canada).
  • 9-12/7/2010 Carretero, M. and M. Taboada gave the talk ‘Products, consumers and evaluation: a proposal of solutions to problematic issues of Attitude in English and Spanish consumer reviews’ to the 22nd European Systemic Functional Linguistics Conference and Workshop at the University of Primorska (Slovenia).
  • 7-8/10/2011Gonzálvez-García, F. was invited to give the talk Construction Grammar(s) in the present-day functional-cognitive scenario at the meeting of the Ghent research network “Contrastive Linguistics: Constructional and Functional Approaches” held in the University of Ghent (Belgium).
  • 29/09/2011 Gonzálvez-García, F. read the paper “On the syntax-lexicon continuum in Construction Grammar(s)” as an invited speaker at the Meeting of the Functional Grammar Group at the University of Copenhague (Denmark)
  • 28/09/2011 Gonzálvez-García, F. read the paper “Análisis conversacional, objectos directos y predicativos de los objectos directos en español hablado: nuevas perspectivas desde la gramática de construcciones ” as an invited speaker at the Meeting of the Functional Grammar Group at the University of Copenhaguen (Denmark)
  • 25-27/5/2011 Mackenzie, J. L. was a plenary speaker at the First Simpósio Internacional de Linguística Funcional held in Três Lagoas MS (Brazil).
  • 1-10/5/2011 Gómez González; M. Á. was invited to teach a seminar on the Grammar-Discourse Interface at the University of York (Department of English Language and Linguistics) (UK).
  • 15/11/2010 Hannay, M. was invited to give a workshop in Luxembourg entitled ‘Translation theory and translation practice: information packaging’ for translators of all the language sections of the European Commission.
  • 11-13/11/2010 Gonzálvez-García, F. was invited to give the talk ‘Expecting the unexpected? Some notes on the versatility of expect in present-day English’ at the University of Verona (Italy).
  • 7-8/10/2010 Gonzálvez-García, F. was invited to give the talk ‘La palabra en la(s) Gramática(s) de Construcciones: De la Morfología a la Sintaxis y la Semántica’ at the Sylex 2 Lecture at the University of Zaragoza (Spain).
  • 4-8/8/2010 Mackenzie, J. L. gave a postgraduate course in Functional Discourse Grammar at the Pavol Jozef Safárik University of Kosice, Slovakia.

Invitations

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  • 2017 Mackenzie, J.L. was elected Treasurer of the Societas Linguistica Europæa (SLE) for three years (2017- 2020).
  • 2017 M. Á. Gómez González has been nominated member of the Editorial Board of Languages in Contrast (John Benjamins).
  • 2017 M. Á. Gómez González has been nominated member of the Editorial Board of Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada/Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics (John Benjamins).
  • 2017 F. Gonzálvez-García has been nominated member of the Editorial Board of Functions of Language (John Benjamins).
  • 23-25/11/2016 M. Á. Gómez-González has been nominated member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Language and Emotion. Madrid, Spain.
  • 24-25/10/2016 M. Á. Gómez-González has been invited to give a plenary talk entitled: “Exploring Tag Questions in English, Spanish and Portuguese” at VDOCS 2016 Various Dimensions of Contrastive Studies Conference. University of Silesia, Katowice, Poland.
  • 2-5/9/2015 M. Á. Gómez-González has been nominated member of the Scientific Committee of the 48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE 2015). Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL), Leiden.
  • 6-8/10/2014 M. Á. Gómez-González has been nominated member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference on Evidentiality and Modality in European Languages (EMEL’14), Madrid, 6-8 October, 2014.
  • 17-18/7/2014 M. Á. Gómez-González was invited to chair the Symposium The Linguistic Expression of Emotion, Second International Discourse Linguistics Forum , Università di Bergamo (Italy).
  • 24/10/2013 J. Lachlan Mackenzie was invited to give a talk entitled: ‘Estrutura e aplicações da Gramática Discursivo-Funcional’, Universidade de São Paulo.
  • 24/9/2013 J. Lachlan Mackenzie was invited to give a talk entitled: ‘Estrutura e aplicações da Gramática Discursivo-Funcional’, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Câmpus Araraquara.
  • 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.

Postgraduate Courses

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  • 29-30/8/2016. Mackenzie, J.L. and Hengeveld, K. “Introduction to Functional Discourse Grammar”. details here; Vienna, Austria.
  • 27/11-3/12/2015. Mackenzie, J.L. “Language production in English: syntax, discourse and dialogue”. University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
  • 25-26/8/2015. Mackenzie, J.L. Mini-course “O Componente Contextual numa Gramática Discursivo-Funcional do diálogo”, III SILF, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • 24-30/4/2015. Mackenzie, J.L. “Language production in English: syntax, discourse and dialogue”. University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.
  • 16/9/2013-27/9/2013 and 21-25/10/2013 Mackenzie, J.L. Course: ‘O Ato Discursivo na Gramática Discursivo-Funcional’, Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie, São Paulo, Brazil.
  • 30/9/2013-18/10/2013 Mackenzie, J.L. : “Transparência na Gramática Discursivo-Funcional”, Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.
  • 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 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

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  • 18/1/2016 Gómez González, M. Á. was appointed president of the committee that assessed the PhD thesis presented by Beatriz Redondo Vigil entitled “Aproximación a la percepción de las consonantes inglesas por aprendices de L2: Beneficios del entrenamiento auditivo intenso”, University of Seville, Spain.
  • 18/12/2015 Gómez González, M. Á. was appointed president of the committee that assessed the PhD thesis presented by José María González Lanza entitled “Análisis diacrónico del componente interactivo en el modo visual de la comedia de situación Absolutely Fabulous“, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
  • 23/11/2015 Gómez González, M. Á. was appointed member of the committee that assessed the PhD thesis presented by Mohamed Ahamijk entitled “El posicionamiento en el discurso periodístico sobre la inmigración en el periódico inglés ‘The Guardian’ y el periódico español ‘El País’: Estudio Comparativo”, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain.
  • 15/7/2014 Gómez González, M. Á. was appointed member of the committee that assessed the PhD thesis presented by Roberto Martínez Mateo entitled “Propuesta de evaluación de la calidad en la dirección general de traducción de la Comisión Europea: El modelo funcional-componencial y las traducciones externas inglés-español”, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain.
  • 30/8/2013 Mackenzie, L. examined the Master’s thesis by Ana Paula Oliveira, ‘As relações de anterioridade, posterioridade e simultaneidade temporal na lusofonia sob a perspectiva discurso-funcional’, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Câmpus São José do Rio Preto.
  • 18/1/2013 Gómez González, M. Á. was appointed member of the committee that assessed the PhD thesis presented by Pablo García-Pombo Fernández entitled “Estudio Pragmático del vocativo en griego antiguo”, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 17/12/2012 Mackenzie, J. L. examined Sóstenes Rego doctoral thesis: “Descriçao sistémico-funcional da gramática do modo oracional das orações em Nyungwe”, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal.
  • 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.
  • 2005 Gómez González, M. Á. was appointed member of the committee that assessed the PhD thesis presented by María Pereiro Muñoz entitled “The interface of visual and verbal art: A cognitive-pragmatic analysis of viewers’ perception”, University of Vigo, Spain.
  • 23/7/2002 Gómez González, M. Á. was appointed member of the committee that assessed the PhD thesis presented by Susana María Doval Suárez entitled “The acquisition of L2-Orthography by Galician Learners: The encoding process”, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 19/1/2001 Gómez González, M. Á. was appointed member of the committee that assessed the PhD thesis presented by Marina L. Pedreira Vilariño entitled “The noun phrase: A comparative analysis of syntactic variation in news language”, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 8/10/1999 Gómez González, M. Á. was appointed member of the committee that assessed the MA thesis presented by Ana María Fernández Dobao entitled “Communicative strategies used by Galician students in their learning of English as a foreign language: A case study”, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • 10/9/1998 Gómez González, M. Á. was appointed member of the committee that assessed the MA thesis presented by Salomé Vigo Budiño entitled “Análisis acústico de las vocales largas en inglés y en español”, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Others

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  • 15/4/2016. We are pleased to announce that Christopher Butler and Francisco Gonzálvez García have received the AESLA 2016 Prize for experienced researchers for their book Exploring Functional-Cognitive Space at the annual meeting of the Spanish Society for Applied Linguistics in Alicante.
  • 12/2015. We are pleased to announce that Cristina Lastres López has obtained the Extraordinary Award for Academic Excellence (Faculty of Philology, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain).
  • Scimitar has collaborated in the organization of the 7th edition of the International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC7), to be celebrated in “Het Pand”, Ghent (Belgium) on 10-13 July 2013. The deadline for submissions is 1 October 2012. Further details are available at the conference url:http://www.iclc7-uccts3.ugent.be
  • From 4 to 8 September 2012, Professor L. Mackenzie and A. Mauranen led a doctoral session on linguistics at the Eleventh Conference of the European Society for the Study of English held in Istanbul, Turkey.
  • We are glad to announce that Christopher Butler was awarded a doctorate Honoris Causa by the Universidad de La Rioja. Further details: Professor Butler, Doctor Honoris Causa
  • 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.

Invited talks

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  • 8-10/11/2017. Mackenzie, J.L., Plenary lecture on self-prefixed verbs to the 41st Annual Conference of the Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos (AEDEAN), La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain.
  • 28-30/9/2017. Mackenzie, J.L., “The syntax of an emotional expletive in English”, 7th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (7BICLCE2017), University of Vigo, Galicia, Spain.
  • 10-13/9/2017. Gómez González, M.Á., S.M. Doval Suárez and E. González Álvarez delivered the talk “Concessive patterns in online written reviews”, at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. University of Zürich, Switzerland.
  • 31/5-2/6/2017. Mackenzie, J.L., “A descrição discursivo-funcional da negação em quatro línguas”. 4º Simpósio Internacional de Linguística Funcional (SILF 4) in Natal RT, Brazil.
  • 26-27/6/2017. Mackenzie, J.L., “Negative polarity in FDG”, Workshop on Functional Discourse Grammar: Expressions of tense, aspect, mood, evidentiality and polarity. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • 25-28/5/2017. Gómez González, M.Á., Plenary, “Exploring tag questions and question tags in spoken discourse: evidence from English, Spanish and Portuguese”, 8th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC8). Athens, Greece.