Elizabeth Galindo-Ortiz

My name is Elizabeth Galindo-Ortiz and I am a second-year PhD candidate in English linguistics at Complutense University of Madrid under the supervision of Dr. Emma Dafouz. Before I started my journey as a doctoral student, I obtained a BSc in Business Management from University of Murcia and University of Birmingham (U.K.) and a BA in Translation and Interpreting from University of Vic. My main research interests included English-Medium Education (EME) and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), thus I decided to specialise through an MA in Bilingual Education at Cardenal Herrera University.

After over thirteen years working as an Associate Professor at University of Murcia and Polytechnic University of Valencia, I have been awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Education to become a full-time researcher as a member of the international research project ‘Understanding Internationalisation in Higher Education from the Student Perspective: A longitudinal Analysis of Disciplinary Literacy in English-Medium Education’ (SHIFT) (2020-2024) at Complutense University of Madrid. Hence, my field of research now focuses on the analysis of Formulaic Language and my thesis is entitled “Exploring Formulaic Language in Students’ Academic Discourse in a Business EMEMUS Context”. I am aiming to explore learners’ awareness and use of formulaic language in their oral discourse, as well as to analyse their learning progress in terms of accuracy and frequency along the years.

My latest contributions to international conferences have been through the papers “Exploring Formulaic Language in Bilingual Third Education Using Corpus Analysis Software” at the Second International Congress on Digital Linguistics (CILIDI) and “Exploring Formulaic Language in an EMEMUS context” at the XIII Congreso Universitario Internacional sobre Contenidos, Innovación, Investigación y Docencia (CUICIID). And this is hopefully just the beginning of a long research pursuit.

At this point of my career, I am eager to apply my broad educational knowledge in linguistics and my teaching background, together with my passion for languages, to the examination of formulaic language in the oral discourse within the context of today’s internationalisation of Higher Education.