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