Grupos de investigación

Dra. María Ángeles Jurado-Bravo

Contacto

María Ángeles Jurado-Bravo 

Porfesora Visitante (URJC)

Departamento de Economía Financiera y Contabilidad e Idioma Moderno


Mª Ángeles Jurado-Bravo holds a PhD in English Linguistics (UCM). She graduted in English Philology (Highest Grades Award) at the Universidad de Zaragoza and she took an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Secondary Education at the same university.

Her PhD dissertation was funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education (FPU2013). Her PhD dissertation deals with the pronunciation of Spanish speakers of English under an English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) approach. More specifically, she studied the intelligibility problems Spanish speakers of English present when speaking the foreign language and the degree of intelligibility improvement after taking a short course on English pronunciation.

Her main areas of interest are English phonetics and phonology, dialectology (especially foreign accents and attitudes towards accents), dialectometry, the teaching of English pronunciation and English as a Lingua Franca (ELF).

Since 2019, Maria Ángeles Jurado-Bravo is a lecturer at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (URJC) in Madrid (Spain). 


Publications

  • Jurado-Bravo, Mª Ángeles (2021, en prensa). “Exploring the Use of Levenshtein Distances to Calculate the Intelligibility of Foreign-accented Speech”, in G. Kristiansen, K. Franco, S. De Pascale, L. Rosseel & W. Zhang (Eds.), Cognitive Sociolinguistics Revisited. De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110733945
  • Jurado-Bravo, Mª Ángeles & Kristiansen, Gitte. (2019). ASPA Tools or how to measure foreign-accentedness and intelligibility in an objective manner. In Juan-Andrés Villena-Ponsoda, Francisco Díaz-Montesinos, Antonio Ávila-Muñoz and Matilde Vida-Castro (eds.), Language Variation – European Perspectives VII, 119-131. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, Studies in Language Variation (SILV).
  • Jurado-Bravo, Mª Ángeles (2018). “Vowel quality and vowel length in English as a Lingua Franca in Spain”. Miscelánea, 57.
  • Jurado-Bravo, MA (2016). [Book review: English Pronunciation for Speakers of Spanish by M.A. Gómez González and T. Sánchez Roura] Linguist List. Available from: http://linguistlist.org/issues/27/27-5069.html

Participation in conferences

  • Jurado-Bravo, Mª Ángeles (2019). “An empirical analysis of foreign-accented speech: the intelligibility of Spanish speakers of English”. I Seminar in English Studies. Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, 10 May 2019.

  • Jurado-Bravo, Mª Ángeles (2017). "¿Es posible calcular matemáticamente la inteligibilidad en inglés? Aunando dialectometría e inteligibilidad". PhDay Complutense (Filología) [contest], Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, 13 December 2017 [1st prize ex aequo]
  • Jurado-Bravo, Mª Ángeles (2017). "The present of English: should we continue doing research?" UPCEL2017 [invited presentation]. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, 20-22 September 2017
  • Jurado-Bravo, Mª Ángeles (2017). "The pronunciation of Spanish speakers of English: does my birthplace matter?" Sociolinguistics Summer School 8. Barcelona, 4-7 July 2017
  • Jurado-Bravo, Mª Ángeles and Kristiansen, Gitte (2017). "How to measure foreign-accentedness and intelligibility in an objective way". iClave9. Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, 6-9 June 2017
  • Jurado-Bravo, Mª Ángeles (2016). "Improving Spanish speakers' intelligibility: the importance of vowel length". ELF9. Univesitat de Lleida, Lleida, 27-29 junio 2016 (poster).
  • Jurado-Bravo, Mª Ángeles (2016). "The importance of vowel quality in English as a Lingua Franca (Spanish context): a preliminary study" Sociolinguistics Symposium 21. Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, 15-18 junio 2016 (Oral presentation).
  • Jurado-Bravo, Mª Ángeles (2016). "The intelligibility problems of speakers of English from Madrid". AESLA 2016. Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, 14-16 abril 2016.
  • Jurado-Bravo, Mª Ángeles (2015). "ASPA Tools. A new instrument for the analysis of accentedness and intelligibility". UPCEL2015. Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, 17-18 septiembre 2015.
  • Jurado-Bravo, Mª Ángeles (2014). "Teaching English as a Lingua Franca tailored to regional varieties of Spanish: influence on intelligibility and attitudes". VI CIFE. Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, 5-7 noviembre 2014.

Organisation of events

  • YRCL2021. 2nd International Conference for Young Researchers on Cognitive Linguistics. Universidad de Alcalá. 25-26 November 2021.
  • UPCEL2020. English Linguistics and Diversity Awareness. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 29-30 January 2020.

  • YRCL2019. 1st International Conference for Young Researchers on Cognitive Linguistics. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 28-29 November 2019.

  • UPCEL2017. Language in Society. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 20-22 septiembre 2017.
  • AELCO2016. Discurso, Cultura y Contextos. Universidad de Alcalá. 26-28 octubre 2016
  • UPCEL2015. Social, Cognitive and Functional Perspectives. Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 17-18 septiembre 2015.

Seminars delivered

  • An introduction to statistical hypothesis testing in Linguistics: key concepts and tests. (Máster en Lingüística Inglesa). Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 3 de noviembre y 23 de noviembre de 2020.
  • Tame your linguistic data: Introduction to descriptive statistics. (Máster en Lingüística Inglesa). Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 15 de noviembre de 2019.
  • Dialectometry and foreign-accented speech. (Máster en Lingüística Inglesa). Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 26 de octubre de 2018.
  • Does Spanish regional accent affect L2 pronunciation? A critical empirical analysis. (Máster en Lingüística Inglesa). Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 25 de octubre de 2018.
  • Language attitudes. (Máster en Lingüística Inglesa). Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 19 de octubre de 2018.
  • Conceptual metaphor and metonymy. (Máster en Lingüística Inglesa). Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 20 de marzo de 2018.
  • Image schemas. (Máster en Lingüística Inglesa). Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 13 de marzo de 2018.
  • International Intelligibility and regional accents. (Máster en Lingüística Inglesa). Universidad Complutense de Madrid. 28 de marzo de 2017.
  • Applying the Lingua Franca Core to varieties of Spanish: a needs analysis. (Grado en Estudios Ingleses). Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. 23 de septiembre de 2016.