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Dr. Gitte Kristiansen

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Gitte Kristiansen

Profesora Titular de Universidad

Departamento de Estudios Ingleses: Lingüística y Literatura (UCM)

Despacho: A-40


Gitte Kristiansen is Associate Professor of Linguistics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, where she lectures on Semantics, Cognitive Linguistics, and Sociolinguistics. Between 2004 and 2012 she coordinated the PhD programme in English Linguistics at the Department of English Language and Linguistics (High Quality Award from the Ministry of Science and Innovation). Her research focuses on Cognitive Sociolinguistics, and more specifically on language perception and attitudes, semantic variation and research methods. Her publications include Contexts of Use in Cognitive Sociolinguistics, special issue of the Journal of Pragmatics 52 (co-edited with Dirk Geeraerts, 2013), Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Language Variation, Cultural Models, Social Systems (co-edited with René Dirven, 2008) and Advances in Cognitive Sociolinguistics (co-edited with Dirk Geeraerts and Yves Peirsman, 2010). She is also author of articles and book chapters such as "Social and linguistic stereotyping: a cognitive approach to accents" (2001), "How to do things with allophones: linguistic stereotypes as cognitive reference points in social cognition" (2003), "Towards a Usage-based cognitive phonology" (2006) and "Style-shifting and shifting styles: a socio-cognitive approach to lectal variation" (2008). Gitte Kristiansen has been President of the Spanish Association of Cognitive Linguistics (2016-2020) and has lectured and coordinated theme sessions on Cognitive Sociolinguistics at numerous conferences in Europe and Asia. Since 2004 she is founding and managing editor of the book series Applications of Cognitive Linguistics (Mouton de Gruyter) and she is also associate editor of the Journal of Cognitive Semantics (Brill) and member of the editorial board of Cognitive Linguistic Studies (John Benjamins) and Language and Cognition (Cambridge University Press). From 2014-2020 she was also editor-in-chief of The Complutense Journal of English Studies. 


Publications

BOOKS

  • Cognitive Sociolinguistics Revisited. Gitte Kristiansen, Karlien Franco, Stefano De Pascale, Laura Rosseel, Weiwei Zhang (Eds.) 2021. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 1-635.
  • New Perspectives on Lexical Borrowing. Language Contact and Bilingualism. Eline Zenner and Gitte Kristiansen (Eds.) 2014. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Contexts in Use in Cognitive Sociolinguistics. Journal of Pragmatics 52: 1-104. Special Issue. Gitte Kristiansen and Dirk Geeraerts (Eds.) 2013. Elsevier.
  • Advances in Cognitive Sociolinguistics. Dirk Geeraerts, Gitte Kristiansen and Yves Peirsman (Eds.) 2010. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Language Variation, Cultural Models, Social Systems. Cognitive Linguistics Research 39. Gitte Kristiansen and René Dirven (Eds.) 2008. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Cognitive Linguistics: Current Applications and Future Perspectives. Gitte Kristiansen, Michel Achard, René Dirven and Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza Ibáñez (Eds.) 2006. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.    
  • Referencia Exofórica y Estereotipos Lingüísticos: Una Aproximación Socio-Cognitiva a la Variación Alofónica Libre en el Lenguaje Natural. Gitte Kristiansen. 2003. Madrid: Servicio de Publicaciones UCM

 

SELECTED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Kristiansen, Gitte and Jesús Martin Tévar. To appear. Revisiting linguists´ use of question types in attitude research: why Cognitive Semantics matters.
  • Kristiansen, Gitte, Mariana Montes and Weiwei Zhang. 2021. Cognitive Sociolinguistics in the 21st Century. In Gitte Kristiansen et al. (Eds.) Cognitive Sociolinguistics Revisited, 3-19. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter. 
  • Xiong, Liqin and Gitte Kristiansen. 2021. Chinese listeners´ attitudes towards Shanghai-accented Standard Chinese across five regions. In Gitte Kristiansen et al. (Eds.) Cognitive Sociolinguistics Revisited, 279-294. Berlin/Boston: Mouton de Gruyter. 
  • Jurado Bravo, Maria Angeles and Gitte Kristiansen. 2019. ASPA Tools or how to measure foreign accentedness and intelligibility in an oblective manner. In Juan-Andrés Villena-Ponsoda, Francisco Díaz-Montesinos, Antonio-Manuel Ávila-Muñoz and Matilde Vida-Castro (Eds.) Language Variation - European Perspectives VII, 119-131. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 
  • Kristiansen, Gitte, Eline Zenner and Dirk Geeraerts. 2018. English as a Lingua Franca in Europe: The Identification of L1 and L2 accents. A multifactorial analysis of Pan-European data. Review of Cognitive Linguistics 16 (2): 495-518.
  • Zenner, Eline, Gitte Kristiansen and Dirk Geererts. 2016. Individual differences and in situ identity marking: Colloquial Belgian Dutch in the reality TV show "Expeditie Robinson". In Manuela Romano and M. Dolores Porto (Eds.) Exploring Discourse Strategies in Social and Cognitive Interaction, 37-77. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 
  • Geeraerts, Dirk and Gitte Kristiansen. 2015. Variationist linguistics. In Dagmar Divjak and Ewa Dabrowska (Eds.) Handbook of Cognitive Linguistics, 366-389. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Geeraerts, Dirk and Gitte Kristiansen. 2014. Cognitive linguistics and language variation. In Jeanette Littlemore and John R. Taylor (Eds.) The Bloomsbury Companion to Cognitive Linguistics 202-217. London/New York: Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Kristiansen, Gitte. 2014. Pluricentricity, language-internal variation and Cognitive Linguistics. In Augusto Soares da Silva (Ed.) Pluricentricity, Language Variation and Sociocognitive Dimensions, 1-15. Berlin/New York: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • Kristiansen, Gitte. 2010. Lectal acquisition and linguistic stereotype formation: an empirical study. In Dirk Geeraerts, Gitte Kristiansen and Yves Peirsman (Eds.) Advances in Cognitive Sociolinguistics. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Kristiansen, Gitte. 2008. Style-shifting and shifting styles: A socio-cognitive approach to lectal variation. In Gitte Kristiansen and René Dirven (Eds.) Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Language Variation, Cultural Models, Social Systems, 45-88. Cognitive Linguistics Research 39. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.          
  • Kristiansen, Gitte. 2008. The group as a variable in the development of cognitive schemata. In Roslyn M. Frank, René Dirven, Tom Ziemke and Enrique Bernárdez (Eds.) Body, Language and Mind, Vol. II, 409-432. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Kristiansen, Gitte and Dirk Geeraerts. 2007. On non-reductionist intercultural pragmatics and methodological procedure. In Istvan Kecskes and Laurence R. Horn (Eds.) Explorations in Pragmatics. Linguistic, Cognitive and Intercultural Aspects, 257-285. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Kristiansen, Gitte. 2006. Towards a usage-based cognitive phonology. International Journal of English Studies 6 (2): 107-140.
  • Kristiansen, Gitte. 2003. How to do things with allophones: Linguistic stereotypes as cognitive reference points in social cognition. In René Dirven, Roslyn M. Frank and Martin Pütz (eds.) Cognitive Models in Language and Thought, 69-120. Cognitive Linguistics Research 24. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Kristiansen, Gitte. 2002. On the Role and Functions of Phonetic Markers as a Linguistic Variable in Social Categorizations. LAUD Series A: General & Theoretical Papers.  Paper No. 538.  Essen: LAUD 2002.
  • Kristiansen, Gitte. 2001. Social and linguistic stereotyping: A cognitive approach to accents. Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense 9: 129-145.

Selected Talks and Invited Lectures

 

  • January 2021. Cognitive Sociolinguistics and Attitude Research. Invited Conference. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. January 28. 
  • February 2021. Attitude Research and Cognitive Sociolinguistics: an Experimental Study. Máster de Formación de Profesorado de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria y Bachillerato. Departamento de Filologías y y su Didáctica. Facultad de Formación de Profesorado y Educación. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 
  • May 2021. 

    La Sociolingüística Cognitiva 

    y un estudio experimental sobre 

    acentos L1 y L2. Master en Lingüística Aplicada, Universidad Nebrija, Madrid. May 7. 

  • February 2020. Experimental Research on Attitudes towards Linguistic Varieties and Social Groups: A Practical Tour. February 10.Máster de Formación de Profesorado de Educación Secundaria Obligatoria y Bachillerato. Departamento de Filologías y y su Didáctica. Facultad de Formación de Profesorado y Educación. Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 
  • August 2019. Asymmetries in Pluricentric Language Perceptions. 15th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. August 6-11, Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan. 
  • August 2019. Cognitive Grammar Matters: Revisiting Linguists´ Use of Questions Types in Attitude Research. With Jesús Martin Tevar. 15th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. August 6-11, Kwansei Gakuin University, Nishinomiya, Japan. 
  • April 2019. Experimental research methods in cognitive linguistics. Specialised postgraduate seminar. Research Center for Modern Linguistics and Foreign Language Education. Southwest University, Chongqing, People´s Republic of China. 
  • April 2019. The Empirical Turn in Conceptual Metaphor Theory. Honorary plenary speaker. 12th International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics. College of International Studies, Southwest University, Chongqing, People´s Republic of China. 
  • March 2018. Language Perceptions in China: Attitudes of Native Chinese Speakers towards Native and Non-Native Accents of Standard Chinese. With Liqin Xiong. Guest lecture. School of International Studies, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, People´s Republic of China.
  • March 2018. When Do Spanish Children Learn how to Distinguish Spanish Accents? And How Do they Learn? An Experimental Study on Lectal Acquisition in Madrid. Guest lecture at the School of International Studies, Hangzhou, People´s Republic of China. 
  • March 2018. The Scope of Cognitive Sociolinguistics. Why Meaning and Methods Matter. Invited lecture for the 10th International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics. March 12-16, College of Infernational Studies, Southwest University, Chongqing, Peoplé Republic of China. 
  • March 2018. Language Perception and Attitudes II: Experimental Cognitive Sociolinguistics in the Mainland of China. With Liqin Xiong. Invited lecture for the 10th International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics. March 12-16, College of International Studies, Southwest University, Chongqing, People´s Republic of China. 
  • March 2018. Language Perception and Attitudes I: Experiments on Language Acquisition and the Case of Europe. Invited lecture for the 10th International Forum on Cognitive Linguistics. March 12-16, College of International Studies, Southwest University, Chongqing, People´s Republic of China. 
  • August 2017. Measuring the Strength of Factors on the Implicitness-Explicitness Continuum. With Jesús Martín Tevar. 16th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology. NINJAL, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics.  Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan. 
  • June 2017. How to Measure Foreign Accentedness and Intelligibility in an Objective Way. With Maria Angeles Jurado Bravo. 9th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE9). University of Málaga, Spain. 
  • May 2017. The Rationale behind Gut Reactions to Language: A Case Study in Cognitive Sociolinguistics. Invited lecture for the Interphilological lecture series LinguA, Leibniz Universität Hannover.
  • July 2016. European Perceptions of English as a Lingua Franca: a Multifactorial Analysis of Experimental Data. The 6th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Bangor University, United Kingdom. 
  • June 2016. Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Status quo and Challenges. Introduction to invited colloquio on Cognitive Sociolinguistics at the 21st Sociolinguistic Symposium. Universidad de Murcia, Spain.
  • June 2016. Code-switching is not only the Case of Bilinguals: Proactive Identity Construal. With Tamara Guliashvili. 21st Sociolinguistic Symposium. Universidad de Murcia, Spain.
  • March 2016. Cognitive Semantics vs. Reductionist Semantics. Invited keynote lecture. 11th International Chinese Lexicology Conference. Pekin University, People´s Republic of China. 
  • March 2016. The Acquisition of Lectal Perception in Young Children: a Multivariate Analysis of Experimental Data. Invited keynote talk. School of Language Sciences. Beijing Language and Culture University, People´s Republic of China.
  • September 2015. Spanish-English Codeswitching in the Language of Spanish Youth: Proactive Identity Construal. With Tamara Gulishvili. Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association Conference. Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, Poland.  
  • July 2015. Attitudes towards L2 Accents: An Experimental Study of English as a Lingua Franca. With Sarah Maria Schlemmer. 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. University of Northumbria, United Kingdom.   
  • July 2015. A Corpus-Based Approach to Fictive Motion: A Contribution to Usage-Based Cognitive Linguistics. With Sheila Martín Píriz. 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. University of Northumbria, United Kingdom.    
  • May 2015. How the French Perceive (and are Perceived by) their European Peers. 6th International Conference of the French Association of Cognitive Linguistics, AFLiCo6. Université Stendhal-Grenoble 3.
  • October 2014. Awareness and Perceptions of L2 Accents: An Experimental Study of English as a Lingua Franca in Europe. IX International Conference of the Spanish Association of Cognitive LinguisticsUniversidad de Badajoz, Spain. 
  • October 2014. Native Speakers´ Perceptions of Native and Non-Native Mandarin Accents: An Empirical Study. With Liqin Xiong. IX International Conference of the Spanish Association of Cognitive Linguistics. Universidad de Badajoz, Spain.
  • September 2014. The Perception of Non-Native Varieties: Methods and Findings in Perceptual Dialectology. 47th International SLE Conference. University of Poznan, Poland.
  • April 2014. The construal of empathy in language: Strategies at the level of speech sounds. Empathy in Language, Literature and Society. University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland. 
  • November 2013. Perceptions of L1 accents through English as a Lingua Franca: a Pan-European Experimental Study. Invited lecture. Circle of Linguists of the University of Copenhagen.  
  • October 2013. Perceptions of L2 accents: Linguistic and social stereotyping through English as a Lingua Franca. Invited lecture for research unit Savoirs, Textes, et Langage. University of Lille, France.  
  • September 2013. Stereotypes of English as a Lingua Franca in Europe: An Experimental study. 46th International Annual Meeting of the Societas Lingüística Europeae. University of Split, Croacia.  
  • June 2013. An Experimental Study of Perceptions of L2 accents: Linguistic and Social Stereotypes of English as a Lingua Franca. 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
  • April 2012. Acquisition of Linguistic Stereotypes and Lectal Categorisation: a Multivariate Analysis of Experimental Data. X International Conference of General Linguistics. Universidad de Zaragoza. Spain. 
  • September 2011. The Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics of Borrowing. With Eline Zenner. 44th International Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Universidad de la Rioja, Spain. 
  • July 2011. Child Language Acquisition and Lectal Categorization: a Multivariate Analysis of Experimental Data. 11th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Xi ´an, People´s Republic of China.
  • May 2011. Metaphor and Metonymy in Social Cognition. Invited keynote talk. RaAM Specialized Seminar: Metaphor Across Time and Genre. Palacio de Valdeparaíso, Almagro, Spain.
  • October 2010. Usage-based Perceptual Dialectology: Why Some Schemas Become Entrenched and Others Don't. Invited talk. Theme session The Interaction of Entrenchment and Conventionalization. Organisers: Friedrich Ungerer y Hans-Jörg Schmid. Fourth International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association. Cognitive Linguistics: Reflections and Connections. University of Bremen, Germany.
  • October 2010. Issues in Cognitive Dialectology. 7th International Conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association. Palacio Cardenal Lorenzana, Toledo, Spain. 
  • September 2010. Pluricentricity: Theoretical and Methodological issues. Plenary talk. International Conference on Pluricentric Languages: Linguistic Variation and Sociocognitive Dimensions. Catholic University of Portugal, Braga.
  • March 2010. On the necessity of a Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Dialectology as a non-modular approach to lectal variation. Plenary talk. 34th International LAUD Symposium. Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Language Variation in its Structural, Conceptual and Cultural Dimensions. Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany.
  • September 2009. Linguistic Variation, Social Cognition and Pluricentric Languages. University of Lisbon, Portugal. 
  • June 2009. Cognitive Dialectology. Languages and Varieties from a Cognitive Linguistics Perspective. Plenary talk. 7th International China Forum on Cognitive Linguistics. University of Beihang, Beijing, People´s Republic of China. 
  • October 2008. Lectal Acquisition and Linguistic Stereotype Formation: An Empirical Study. VI International Conference of the Spanish Association of Cognitive Linguistics. Universidad de Castellón, Spain. 
  • August 2008. The Acquisition of Lectal Recognition. XIII International Conference Methods on Methods in Dialectology. University of Leeds, United Kingdom.  
  • July 2008. The Scope of Cognitive Sociolinguistics. Language, Culture and Mind III. Odense, University of Southern Denmark.
  • February 2008. The Multilectal Child: Phonetic Acquisition and Cognitive Pragmatics. III Symposium on Intercultural, Cognitive and Social Pragmatics. Universidad Pablo Olavide, Sevilla, Spain. 
  • November 2007. Awareness, Distribution and Acquisitional Patterns in Social Cognition: Putting Theory to the Test through Cognitive Sociolinguistic Methods. 1st SALC Conference. Lund University, Sweden. 
  • August 2007. On the Necessity of  a Cognitive Sociolinguistics: The case of Lectal Varieties and Language Acquisition. New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Cardiff University, Wales, United Kingdom. 
  • July 2007. Lectal Varieties and Child Language Acquisition. 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Jagellionian University, Krakow, Poland. 
  • June 2006. Applied Cognitive Linguistics. Language Acquisition and Lectal Varieties: An Empirical Study. Second Biennial Conference on Cognitive Science. Philological Research Institute, St. Petersburg State University, Russia. 
  • March 2006. On Usage-Based Intercultural Pragmatics and Methodological Procesdures. Invited Plenary Talk with Dirk Geeraerts. 31st International LAUD Symposium. Intercultural Pragmatics: Linguistic, Social and Cognitive Approaches. Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany. 
  • July 2005. Codes, Styles and Shifts from a Cognitive Linguistics Perspective. 9th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. 
  • July 2005. Towards a Usage-Based Cognitive Phonology: On Phonemic Description and Speech Styles as Experientially Grounded Construals. 9th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. 
  • July 2004. But that is Amoral! .. and the Gut Reaction. Rethinking Morals and Social Stereotypes: Deontic vs Epistemic Social Schemata. Language Culture and Mind, Integrating Perspectives and Methodologies in the Study of Language. University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom. 
  • May 2004. What is it that We Shift Between? and Why? Styles, Style-Shifting, Construal and Subjectification. 4th International Conference of the Spanish Association of Cognitive Linguistics. Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain. 
  • April 2004. The Socio-Cognitive Basis of Empowerment through Language: Style-Shifting and Shifting Styles. 30th International LAUD Symposium. Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany. 
  • July 2003. Phonological Description and Levels of Abstraction: On Linguistic Varieties and Phonemes as Prototype Categories. 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Universidad de la Rioja, Spain. 
  • July 2003. Categorisation and Counterfactual Reasoning: Challenging Research Questions from the Field of Social Psychology. 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Universidad de la Rioja, Spain. 
  • April 2003. Conceptual Operations in Social Categorisation and Interaction: on the Interplay between Metonymy and Social Deixis. International Workshop on Metaphor and DIscourse: The Interrelation between Cognitive and Discourse Approaches to Metaphor and Metonymy. Jaume I University. Castellón, Spain. 
  • May 2002. How to do Things with Allophones: on Performativity and Conceptual Integration. 3rd Spanish Conference of Cognitive Linguistics. University of Valencia, Spain. 
  • May 2001. No Glottal Stops (as in Ga´wick). Prestige on the Move: Categorisation and Social Markedness in the RP-Cockney Continuum. XIX Conference of the Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics. Universidad de León, Spain. 
  • January 2001. How to do Things with Variants: some Recent Approaches to Accents, Attitudes and Variation. Pensamiento Británico Moderno XIII. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. 

Theme session and conference organisations

  • January 2022. Cognitive Linguistics and its Applications in Spain. 50th Conferene of the Spanish Society of Linguistics. CSIC, Madrid. Organiser: Gitte Kristiansen.
  • November 2021. 2nd International Young Researcers in Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Main organiser: M. Dolores Porto Requejo. Co-organisers: Gitte Kristiansen, Manuela Romano, María Muelas Gil, María Ángeles Jurado Bravo. Universidad de Álcalá de Henares. 
  • November 2019. 1st International Young Researchers in Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Main organiser: Gitte Kristiansen. Co-organisers: Manuela Romano Mozo, M. Dolores Porto Requejo, Maria Muelas Gil, Maria Angeles Jurado Bravo, Inés de la Villa. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • October 2018. 11th International Conference of the Spanish Association of Cognitive Linguistics. Member of the Organising Committee. Main Organiser: Antonio Barcelona. University of Córdoba, Spain, October 17-19, 2018.
  • October 2018. The Social and Linguistic Construal of Normative Age: Diachronic and Synchronic Perspectives. Theme Session celebrated at the 11th International Conference of the Spanish Association of Cognitive Linguistics. University of Córdoba, Spain, 17-19 October, 2018.
  • October 2016. 10th International Conference of the Spanish Association of Cognitive Linguistics. Main organizer: M. Dolores Porto. Member of the Organizing Committee. Co-organizers: Manuela Romano Mozo and Maria Angeles Jurado Bravo. Universidad de Alcalá de Henares.
  • June 2016. Cognitive Sociolinguistics. Invited Colloquio. 21st Sociolinguistic Symposium. University of Murcia, Spain.
  • September 2015. 1st UCM Pre-doctoral Conference on English Linguistics. (UPCEL15). Co-organizers: Maria Angeles Jurado Bravo, Alfonso Moya, Yolanda Berdasco. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
  • September 2014. The Perception of Non-Native Varieties: Methods and Findings in Perceptual dialectology. Theme Session celebrated at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Co-Organiser: Marinel Gerritsen (Radboud University, Holland). Adam Mickiewicz, University of Poznan, Poland. 
  • June 2013. Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Variationist & Interactional Sociolinguistics from a CL Point of View. Co-organisers: Dirk Geeraerts and Eline Zenner (K.U. Leuven). Theme session organised in the context of the 12th International Cognitive Linguistics Association. University of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
  • September 2011. Semantic Borrowing. Co-organiser: Eline Zenner (K.U. Leuven). Theme session celebrated at the 44th International Conference of the Societas Linguistica Europeae. Universidad de La Rioja, Spain.
  • October 2010. Cognitive Sociolinguistics Theme Session celebrated at the 7th International Conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association. Palacio Cardenal Lorenzana, Toledo, Spain. 
  • March 2010. 34th International LAUD Symposium. Cognitive Sociolinguistics: Language Variation in its Structural, Conceptual and Cultural Dimensions. Co-organised with René Dirven, Dirk Geeraerts, Martin Pütz and Monica Reif. Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany. 
  • September 2009. Pluricentric Languages. Social Cognition and Linguistic Variation. Co-organiser: Augusto Soares da Silva (Universidad de Braga, Portugal). Theme session held at the 42nd International Conference of the Societas Linguistica Europeae, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  • July 2008. Lectal and Multilingual Variation. Co-organised with Dirk Geeraerts and Yves Peirsman (K.U. Leuven) and Raphael Berthele (Université de Fribourg). Theme session celebrated during the 3rd Language, Culture and Mind Conference, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark.  
  • July 2007. Cognitive Sociolinguistics. Co-organised with Dirk Geeraerts and Yves Peirsman (KU Leuven). Theme session held at the 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Jagellionian University, Krákow, Poland.
  • July 2005. Lectal Variation and the Conceptualisation of Lectal Varieties. Co-organised with Dirk Geeraerts (KU Leuven). Theme session celebrated at the 9th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Corea. 

PhD supervision

Jesús Martín Tevar

Jesús Martín Tevar                    

  • Perceptions of English Varieties in the Spanish context: Gender Effects, Visual Priming and Question Types. An Empirical Approach. Defended on June 27, 2017. Sobresaliente Cum Laude.

 

Tamara Guliashvili

Tamara Guliashvili                    

  • English Insertions in the Discourse of Spanish Youth: Proactive Identity Construal. Defended on June 28, 2017. Sobresaliente Cum Laude.

 

Silvia Pereira Rojas

  • Raising Metaphorical Awareness of Specialised Reading Discourse in University Settings.  Thesis co-supervised with Emma Dafouz Milne. Defended on July 11, 2017. Notable.

 

Liqin Xiong

Liqin Xiong

  • Chinese Listeners´ Perceptions of Native and Non-native Accents of Standard Chinese. An Experimental Study.

Liqin Xiong held a competitive 4-year PhD grant from the Research Council of the  People´s Republic of China. She is the first scholar to conduct a really large-scale pan-China experiment on the identification of Standard Chinese varieties and attitutes towards L1 and foreign varieties of Mandarin and other Standard varieties. Defended on January 17, 2020. Sobresaliente.

 

Maria Angeles Jurado Bravo

Maria Angeles Jurado Bravo

  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language tailored to regional varieties of Spanish: influence on intelligibility and attitudes

Maria Angeles held a competitive 4-year PHD grant  (FPU) from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Science. She has developed a tool that objectively measures the relative distance between a prototypical standard variety (type) and a variety of regionally based varieties (tokens). In her PhD she measured the relative success of L2 regional varieties within the context of English as a Lingua Franca through experimental intelligibility tests. Defended on September 27, 2018. Sobresaliente Cum Laude. 

 

Daniel Martín

Daniel Martín         

  • The Influence of Evangelical Theology in the Translation and Composition of Educational Books from English into Judeo-Spanish by the Reverend Alexander Thomson (1820-1899).

Daniel held the competitive PhD grant Universidad Complutense de Madrid-University of Harvard. Co-directors: Aitor García Moreno  (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas) and  Luis Manuel Girón-Negrón (University of Harvard). Defended on January 13, 2020. Sobresaliente Cum Laude. Currently Daniel is a Lecturer (Profesor Ayudante Doctor) at the Department of English Studies: Linguistics and Literature at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

 

Sarah Schlemmer

Sarah Maria Schlemmer

 

Margarita García Romero 

  • “Estás más buena que la cerveza” and how lectal variation plays a crucial role in Cognitive Metaphor Theory (CMT).

 

 


Editorial and academic functions