Departamentos

Carretero Lapeyre, Marta

Marta Carretero Lapeyre is Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the Department of English Studies UCM. Since 2018 she is also the Chair of the department.

Education and Degrees:

  • PhD in English Philology (English Language and Linguistics), Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1995. (Award: Premio Extraordinario de Doctorado 1995)
  • Licenciate (MA) in English Philology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 1989.

Main research interests

  • Epistemic modality and evidentiality (conceptual issues and English-Spanish contrastive analysis).
  • Evaluative language.

Publications

(i) Co-edited books:

  • Marín-Arrese, J.I.; Carretero, M., Arús Hita, J. & van der Auwera, J. (2013). English Modality: Core, Periphery and Evidentiality. Berlin & Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Carretero, M., Hidalgo Downing, L.., Lavid, J., Martínez Caro, E., Neff, J., Pérez de Aya la, S. & Sánchez-Pardo, E. (eds.) (2006) A Pleasure of Life in Words: A Festschrift for Angela Downing. (2 vols.) Madrid : Universidad Complutense. (ISBN: 84- 611-3485-0) More information:http://www.ucm.es/info/circulo/no30/downing.pdf
  • Carretero, M., Herrera-Soler, H., Kristiansen, G. and Lavid López. J. (2004). Estudios de lingüística aplicada a la comunicación. Madrid: Universidad Complutense. (ISBN: 84-608-0186-1).

(ii) PhD Dissertation:

  • La pragmática de las expresiones de modalidad epistémica en el inglés hablado. (Translation: The pragmatics of the expressions of epistemic modality in spoken English) . Supervised by Professor Angela Downing. Written in Spanish. Published in CD-ROM format by  Madrid : Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad Complutense.  ISBN: 84-8466-295-0. ABSTRACT. Full text available at http://eprints.ucm.es/tesis/19911996/H/3/AH3009201.pdf

(iii) Articles in journals:

  • Carretero, Marta (2007). Subjectivity in epistemic modality: a two-resource based approach. BELLBelgian Journal of English Language and Literatures New Series 5, 97-111. (ISSN: 1376-295824).ABSTRACT
  • Carretero, Marta (2002). The influence of genre on epistemic modality. Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense 10, 11-41. (ISSN print: 1133-0392; ISSN online: 1988-3005). ABSTRACTFull text available at http://revistas.ucm.es/fll/11330392/articulos/EIUC0202110011A.PDF
  • Carretero, M. (1998). On the intraclausal verbal present high probability in Spanish and English.Multilingua 17-4, 329-360. (ISSN print: 0167-8507; ISSN online: 1613-3684) ABSTRACT
  • Downing, Angela; Neff, JoAnne; Carretero, Marta; Martínez-Caro, Elena; Pérez de Ayala, Soledad; Marín Juana and Simón, José (1998). Structuring and signalling topic management.Proceedings of the XXIV Lacus Forum , pp. 267-278. 
  • Carretero, M. (1995-96). The relevance of politeness in the epistemic interpretation of the English modals. Pragmalingüística , 3-4, 241-257. (ISSN: 1133-682X) ABSTRACT
  • Carretero, M. (1993). A semantic-pragmatic analysis of the English imperative. Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense 1, 55-67. (ISSN print: 1133-0392; ISSN online: 1988-3005).ABSTRACT Full text available athttp://revistas.ucm.es/fll/11330392/articulos/EIUC9393110055A.PDF
  • Carretero, M. (1992). The role of epistemic modality in English politeness strategies. Miscelánea13, 17-35. (ISSN: 1137-6368). ABSTRACT Full text available athttp://www.miscelaneajournal.net/images/stories/articulos/vol13/Carretero13.pdf
  • Carretero, M. (1992). Una propuesta de tipología de la modalidad: la aceptación como categoría modal. Dicenda 10, 41 -61. (ISSN print: 0212-2952 ; ISSN online: 0212-2952) Full text available at http://revistas.ucm.es/fll/02122952/articulos/DICE9192110041A.PDF  

(iv) Articles in collective volumes:

  • Carretero, Marta (2009). Naturally versus naturalmente From will to well. Studies in Linguistics Offered to Anne-Marie Simon-Vandenbergen. Eds. Stef Slembrouck, Miriam Taverniers and Mieke Van Herreweghe. Ghent : Academia Press. 93-104. (ISBN: 978-90 -382-1496-2).
  • Zamorano, Juan Rafael and Carretero, Marta (2009). The expression of deduction referring to past time within the Verbal Group: an English-Spanish contrastive analysis. Studies on English Modality. In honour of Frank Palmer. Eds. Anastasios Tsangalidis and Roberta Facchinetti. Bern : Peter Lang. 229-258. (ISBN: 978-3-0343-0310-1). ABSTRACT.
  • Carretero, Marta; Zamorano, Juan Rafael; Arús, Jorge; Nieto, Francisco; Alonso, Cristina and Villamil, Asunción (2007). An approach to modality for higher education studies of English. InPANORAMA DE LAS LENGUAS EN LA ENSEÑANZA SUPERIOR (ACLES 2005). Eds. Marta Genís, Elena Orduna y David García Ramos. Madrid: Universidad Antonio de Nebrija. 91-101. Published in CD-ROM format. (ISBN: 978-84-88957-54-2) ABSTRACT
  • Zamorano, Juan Rafael and Carretero, Marta (2007). Explotación didáctica de la generación computacional en el campus virtual: diferencias aspectuales en la expresión del tiempo pasado en inglés y en español. In Campus virtual UCM 3: III Jornada Campus Virtual UCM. Eds. por Alfredo Fernández-Valmayor Crespo, Ana Fernández-Pampillón Cesteros, Jorge Merino Granizo. 51-58. (ISBN. 978-84-7491-811-3). ABSTRACT
  • Carretero, Marta (2006). An overview of predictions. In A Pleasure of Life in Words: A Festschrift for Angela Downing. Eds. M. Carretero, L. Hidalgo Downing, J. Lavid, E. Martínez Caro, J. Neff, S. Pérez de Ayala & E. Sánchez-Pardo. Madrid: Universidad Complutense. Vol. I, 467-488. (ISBN: 84- 611-3485-0) ABSTRACT FULL TEXT
  • Carretero, Marta (2004). Explorations on the use of English will / be going to contrasted with Spanish future indicative / ir a. In English Modality in Perspective: Genre Analysis and Contrastive Studies . Eds. R. Facchinetti & F. R. Palmer. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 205-230. (ISBN: 3-631-51476-X). ABSTRACT
  • Carretero, Marta (2004). The role of evidentiality and epistemic modality in three English spoken texts from legal proceedings. In Perspectives on Evidentiality and Modality in English and Spanish . Ed. Juana I. Marín-Arrese. Madrid: Editorial Complutense. 25-62. (ISBN: 84-7491-755-7). PDF
  • Carretero, Marta (2004). Levinson"s Presumptive Meanings: a Neo-Gricean approach to pragmatics. In Estudios de lingüística aplicada a la comunicación . Eds. M. Carretero, H. Herrera Soler, G. Kristiansen & J. Lavid. Madrid: Universidad Complutense. 65-80. (ISBN: 84-608-0186-1).ABSTRACT
  • Carretero, Marta (2000). On lexical and grammatical metaphor, and their teaching in a linguistics curriculum. In Estudios de Filología Inglesa. Homenaje a Jack White (2000). Eds. J. Bregazzi, A. Downing, D. López and J. Neff. Madrid : Editorial Complutense. 49-63. (ISBN: 84-7491-273-3).

(v) Review articles

  • Carretero, Marta (1998). A proposal of a topic structure model for expository texts. Review article of Goutsos, D. (1997) Modeling Discourse Topic . Norwood: Ablex. Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense 6, 223-237. (ISSN print: 1133-0392; ISSN online: 1988-3005). Full text available athttp://revistas.ucm.es/fll/11330392/articulos/EIUC9898110223A.PDF
  • Carretero, Marta (1996). A new angle on an old theme: epistemic modality reconsidered. Review article of Nuyts, J. (1994) Epistemic Modal Qualifications: On their Linguistic and Conceptual Structure . Antwerp Papers in Linguistics 81. Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense 4, 253-263.  (ISSN print: 1133-0392; ISSN online: 1988-3005). Full text available athttp://revistas.ucm.es/fll/11330392/articulos/EIUC9696110253A.PDF

(vi) Reviews

  • Carretero, Marta (2008). Review of Simon-Vandenbergen, A. M. & Aijmer, K. (2007). The Semantic Field of Modal Certainty. A Corpus-Based Study of English Adverbs. Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter. Journal of Pragmatics 40.9, 1640-1644.
  • Carretero, Marta (2008). Triple review of: Frawley, W. (ed.) (2006). The Expression of Modality.The Expression of Cognitive Categories (ECC) 1. Berlin , New York : Mouton de Gruyter; Klinge, A. & Müller, H. H. (eds.) (2005). Modality. Studies in Form and Function. London and Oakville : Equinox; Wärnsby, A.. (2006).( De)coding Modality: the Case of Must, May, Måste and Kan. Lund Studies in English 113. Lund : Lund University . Functions of Language 15.1, 152-170.
  • Carretero, Marta (2006). Review of Kärkkäinen, E. (2003). Epistemic Stance in English Conversation: A description of its interactional functions, with a focus on I think. Amsterdam / Philadelphia : John Benjamins. Journal of Pragmatics 38.8, 1352-1356.
  • Carretero, Marta (2002). Review of Nuyts, J. (2001). Epistemic Modality, Language and Conceptualization. A Cognitive-pragmatic Perspective. Amsterdam / Philadelphia : John Benjamins.Functions of Language 9.1, 111-121.
  • Carretero, Marta (2002). Review of Collins, P. & Hollo, C. (2000) English Grammar: an Introduction.London : Macmillan. Miscelánea 25, 163-168.
  • Carretero, Marta (2001). Review of Hidalgo Downing, L. (2000). Negation, Text Worlds and Discourse: The pragmatics of fiction . Stamford, Connecticut : Ablex. Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense 9, 339-345. Full text available athttp://revistas.ucm.es/fll/11330392/articulos/EIUC0101110339A.PDF
  • Carretero, Marta (2000). Review of Radford, A. (1997) Syntactic Theory and the Structure of English.A Minimalist Approach . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense 8, 327-334. Full text available athttp://revistas.ucm.es/fll/11330392/articulos/EIUC0000110327A.PDF
  • Carretero, Marta (1996). Review of Berbeira Gardón, J.L. (1996). Los verbos modales ingleses. Estudio semántico-pragmático. Cádiz: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Cádiz.Pragmalingüística 5-6, 451-459.
  • Carretero, Marta (1996). Review of Maynard, S.K. (1993) Discourse Modality. Amsterdam / Philadelphia: John Benjamins. Revista Española de Lingüística 26.1, 232-234.

(vii) Short book notices

  • Carretero, Marta (2003). Short book notice of Capone, A. (2000). Dilemmas and Excogitations. An Essay on Modality, Clitics and Discourse. Messina: Armando Siciliano. Language 79.2, 430-431.
  • Carretero, Marta (2003). Short book notice of Papafragou, A. (2000). Modality: Issues in the Semantics-Pragmatics Interface. Oxford : Elsevier. Language 79.2, 448.
  • Carretero, Marta (1997). Short book notice of Tanskanen, S-K. and W å rvik, B. (eds.) (1994).Topics and Comments: Papers from the Discourse Project. Turku : University of Turku . Functions of Language 4.1, 140-142.

Funded research projects:

•  Title: Creación y validación de descripciones contrastivas (inglés-español) a través del análisis y la anotación de corpus: aspectos lingüísticos, metodológicos y computacionales (“Creation and validation of contrastive descriptions (English-Spanish) through corpus analysis and annotations: linguistic, methodological and computational aspects. Reference: FFI2008-03384. Funding entity: Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. Duration: January 2009 - December 2011. Principal Applicant and Research Coordinator: Julia Lavid.

•  Title: Las funciones discursivas de las expresiones de modalidad epistémica en inglés y en español.(“Discourse functions of modal expressions in English and Spanish”). Reference: PR41/06-15038. Funding entity: Banco de Santander. Duration: January 2007 – December 2008. Principal Applicant and Research Coordinator: Marta Carretero.

•  Title: La adquisición de los verbos modales en inglés como segunda lengua por los hispanohablantes.(“The acquisition of modal verbs in English as a Second Language by Spanish speakers”). Reference: PR/105-13277. Funding entity: Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Duration: January 2005 – December 2005. Principal Applicant and Research Coordinator: Marta Carretero.

•  Title: Articulación del tópico en inglés y en español. (“Topic management in English and Spanish”). Funding entity: Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia. Duration: August 1996 – December 1998. Principal Applicant and Research Coordinator: Angela Downing.

Membership of Scientific Associations:

  • Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos (AEDEAN).
  • Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada (AESLA).
  • Member of the following international e-mail lists:
  • Funknet (Functional Linguistics)
  • Sysfling (Systemic-Functional Linguistics)