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Current Research in Applied Linguistics

Issues on Language and Cognition

Editor(s): Paula Rodríguez-Puente, Teresa Fanego, Evelyn Gandón-Chapela, Sara María Riveiro-Outeiral, María Luisa Roca-Varela

Book Description

This volume offers a representative selection of the papers presented at the Third ELC International Postgraduate Conference on Language and Cognition (ELC3), held in Santiago de Compostela, 21–22 September 2012.

The book is structured into four parts. Part I comprises syntactic studies on the auxiliary verb get in Indian English, the grammar of verbs capable of occurring with or without an object in Contemporary English, and isolated if-clauses. Part II includes two papers dealing with word formation patterns and with crosslinguistic influences on motion expression in English and Spanish. The studies in Part III discuss topics related to second language acquisition, such as the difficulties encountered by Spanish speakers in learning English pronunciation, verbal morphology production by Japanese learners of English, and the effects of elicitation on students’ production of English past tense forms. The papers in Part IV revolve around discourse analysis and psycholinguistics, addressing topics such as automatic sentiment detection, perspectival construal patterns in language and cognition, and the effect of emotional valence on disambiguation processes.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-5354-5
ISBN-10: 1-4438-5354-2
Date of Publication: 01/01/2014
Pages / Size: 310 / A5
Price: £49.99


Paula Rodríguez-Puente is a Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics at the University of Cantabria and a member of the Research Unit for Variation, Linguistic Change and Grammaticalization at the University of Santiago de Compostela. Her research interests include (historical) linguistics, sociolinguistics, and grammaticalization and lexicalization processes.

Teresa Fanego has been Full Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Santiago de Compostela since 1990, and is the coordinator of the research network English Linguistics Circle, responsible for the organization of the ELC3 Conference.

Evelyn Gandón-Chapela holds an MA in English Linguistics from the University of Vigo, where she is a member of the Language Variation and Textual Categorisation research group. Her research focuses on grammatical change in the recent history of the English language. She is currently writing her PhD dissertation on post-auxiliary ellipsis from early modern to present-day English.

Sara María Riveiro-Outeiral holds an MA in English Linguistics from the University of Santiago de Compostela. She is an active member of the research group Cognitive Processes and Behaviour at the same University. She is currently working on her PhD thesis entitled “The syntax-semantics interface in the production of number agreement: A crosslinguistic perspective”, which will be defended in 2014.

María Luisa Roca-Varela holds a PhD from the University of Santiago. She is a member of the Spoken English Research Team at the same university. Her main research interests include EFL teaching, corpus linguistics and CLIL programmes. Luisa has carried out research at the universities of Birmingham (England) and Swansea (Wales) and collaborated in national and international research projects.