Inés de la Villa

My name is Inés de la Villa Vecilla and I graduated in English Philology (English Studies) at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. As a graduate student, I obtained several grants. I was awarded with the Erasmus+ Studies scholarship (2018-2019), through which I spent two semesters in Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem (Budapest, Hungary). Moreover, I obtained the excellent grades award (2019-2020, Autonomous Community of Madrid) and the collaboration grant (2019-2020), granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education (Ministerio de Educación y Formación Profesional) meant for last-year graduate or masters students to develop research tasks in university departments (Departamento de Estudios Ingleses: Lingüística y Literatura, UCM). In 2021 I completed the MA in English Linguistics: New Applications and International Communication offered by UCM, where I was awarded with the excellent grades award (2020-2021, UCM).Currently, I hold a predoctoral contract (FPU) at UCM, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation, and Universities (Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades). My PhD thesis, which deals with research methods in the area of linguistic attitudes and cognitive sociolinguistics, is being tutored by Dra. Gitte Kristiansen and Dr. Mario Serrano Losada. My interest areas include cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, and Queer linguistics.

My teaching experience (2020-2022) includes lectures in the subjects ‘English Language for Commerce Management’ (BA in Commerce), ‘English Literature until the 1800s’ (BA in English Studies).

As part of my formative process, I have attended and participated in a number of international conferences such as CIVINEDU (2020), SIENG III (2020), YRCL (2021), UPCEL (2022), L Simposio y IV Congreso de la Sociedad española de Lingüística (2022), AESLA (2022) and SEING IV (2022). Additionally, I have published two articles:

  • (2021) “You are a TERF”: Discursive-semantic analysis of the use of the acronyms TERF and TRA and in the trans-inclusive and trans-exclusionary radical feminism conflict. Estudios Interlingüísticos 9: 60-76. ISSN: 2340-9274.

  • (2020) Attitudes and impact of peer review inside group work in Spanish higher education: a case study. E-Prints Complutense [Trabajo Fin de Grado]. Código ID: 63436.

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