Doctorado

Juan Antonio Latorre

My name is Juan Antonio Latorre and I am working on my PhD in English Linguistics at Complutense University of Madrid under the supervision of Dr. Elena Martínez Caro. Previously, I graduated in English Studies and took an MA in Applied Linguistics: New Applications and International Communication at the UCM.

My research is focused on the field of Forensic Linguistics, which is a relatively new branch of Applied Linguistics that studies the relationship between language and the law. More specifically, I am conducting an investigation which intends to attribute to a number of historical Shakespearean plays their likeliest authorship, considering the hypothesis that Christopher Marlowe may have participated in the composition of some of the aforementioned works.

In the interest of learning from some of the leading experts in the field, I am a visiting researcher at Aston University (Birmingham), where I am working under the supervision of Dr. Krzysztof Kredens. The main goal of my project is to discern which are the most reliable discriminators to quantify the literary style of Shakespeare and Marlowe in their undisputed works for further comparison with the dubious texts.

Even though my contributions in journals and conferences have been mainly centered on Forensic Linguistics, I have also published articles on Sociolinguistics concerning phonetic variations of native speakers from Madrid, as well as on 20th century literature, since I am deeply fascinated by English and American Modernism, especially when it comes to the figure of Ernest Hemingway.

If you would like to have further information on my research, please do not hesitate to contact me at jualator@ucm.es.