New Activities

  • 12 September 2017: I was elected Treasurer of the Societas Linguistica Europæa (SLE) for three years.

Conferences and Workshops

  • 28-30 September 2017: "The syntax of an emotional expletive in English", 7th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (7BICLCE2017), University of Vigo, Galicia, Spain.
  • 19 October 2017: Attending Jornada de Investigación del Proyecto EMO-FUNDETT, UNED, Madrid.
  • 8-10 November 2017: Plenary lecture on self-prefixed verbs to the 41st Annual Conference of the Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos (AEDEAN), La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain.

Organization of Future Workshops, etc.

  • 27-28 August 2018: Organization of the ESSE Doctoral Symposium for PhD students in English Language & Linguistics, Literatures in English, and Cultural & Area Studies at the ESSE Conference to be held at the University of Brno, Czechia. The deadline for applications is 31 January 2018.

Future Courses

  • 23-25 June 2018: Teaching on the International Postgraduate Course in Functional Discourse Grammar, Salvador de Bahía, Brazil. Register here.

Past Distinctions

  • On 8 October 2004 I was the recipient of the Festschrift:
    • Aertsen, H., M. Hannay and R. Lyall (eds), 2004. Words in their places: A Festschrift for J. Lachlan Mackenzie, Amsterdam: VU University Amsterdam.
  • On 2 April 2007 another Festschrift in my honour was published:
  • I was awarded a Giner de los Rios fellowship to spend two months (February and March 2009) at the University of Alcalá (Spain) as a consultant for a project on autonomous learning and lexical acquisition.
  • From 15 September to 15 December 2012 I worked, thanks to a grant for prestigious researchers from the Banco Santander, as a consultant for the Research Group ACTUALing in the Faculty of Philology at the UNED, the Spanish National University of Distance Education in Madrid (Spain).

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