Elena Martínez Caro

FULL NAME: Elena Martínez Caro

POSITION: Associate Professor (Tenured) (TU)

CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS: English grammar, including its contrasts with Spanish, discourse analysis (discourse segmentation, discourse markers and discourse units, the discourse function of digression) and the syntax-pragmatics interface (information structure, especially the functions of topic and focus). Evaluative language; grammar and the expression of emotion. The syntax-semantics and the discourse-pragmatics interfaces. 

PhD SUPERVISION EXPERIENCE: PhD dissertation by Noelia Navarro Gil "Academic discourse at university: Corpus approaches to learner writing" supervised (with Dr. Helena Roquet) and defended in June 2020 (Cum Laude). Currently supervising two PhD Dissertations on author attribution in some of Shakespeare's works and morphosyntactic differences between Trinidad and Standard English in students' writing, in addition to two other prospective PhD dissertations starting in 2020-2021.

I WOULD WELCOME DISSERTATION PROPOSALS FROM CANDIDATES WORKING ON: The research areas stated above, and topics within the areas of English grammar and EFL teaching, and forensic linguistics.