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After a research stay in the University of Texas at Austin supervised by Professor Elaine Horwitz, I completed a PhD in Applied Linguistics in 1999 at the University of Murcia, Spain. My main research interests are quantitative research on register variation, the compilation and use of language corpora and the implementation of Information and Communication Technologies in the field of applied linguistics. I have been project coordinator of a MINERVA initiative funded by the European Commission SACODEYL (System-Aided Compilation and Distribution of European Youth Language); project coordinator of TELL-OP (Transforming European Learner Language into Learning Opportuniies), an ERASMUS + Strategic Partnership in Higher Education, coordinator in Spain on VGCLIL (Vocational Guidance in Content Language Integrated Learning), coordinator in Spain on Corpora for Content & Language Integrated Learning, a LLP K2 Transversal programme, co-responsible for the Spanish EFL component of the Louvain International Database of Spoken English Interlanguage (UCL) and research member of The International Corpus of Crosslinguistic Interlanguage (TUFS, Japan).


Some of my recent publications include the co-edited Software-aided analysis of language, with Mike Scott and research papers on JCR-indexed journals such as ReCALL, the International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, System, Language, Learning and Technology and CALL, all of them dealing with the interplay of language corpora, language analysis and language education. In 2009 and 2010, I was a Research Fellow with the English Department in Northern Arizona University, developing research with Douglas Biber. I was the Principal Investigator (PI) for Languages for specific purposes, language corpora, and English linguistics applied to knowledge engineering at UMU for almost a decade.


My book, Researching Specialized Languages, co-edited with V. Bhatia and P. Sánchez, John Benjamins, was awarded the “Enrique Alcaraz” research award by the European Association of Languages for Specific Purposes in 2013. I served as Chair of the Corpus CALL SIG at Eurocall from 2013 to 2015. I am an Official Translator (English-Spanish) appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Quantitative research on register variation, compilation and use of language corpora, applied linguistics.

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Dr Pascual  Perez-Paredes

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