• Gloria Corpas Pastor (University of Malaga, Spain): "Through the Corpus Glass: diatopy and idiomaticity in translated Spanish"


 PhD in English Philology from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1994). Visiting Professor in Translation Technology at the Research Institute in Information and Language Processing (RIILP) of the University of Wolverhampton, UK (since 2007), and Professor in Translation and Interpreting (2008). Published and cited extensively, member of several international and national editorial and scientific committees. Spanish delegate for AEN/CTN 174 and CEN/BTTF 138,  actively involved in the development of the UNE-EN 15038:2006 and currently involved in the future ISO Standard (ISO TC37/SC2-WG6 "Translation and Interpreting").  Regular evaluator of University programmes and curriculum design for the Spanish Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA) and various research funding bodies. President of AIETI (Iberian Association of Translation and Interpreting Studies), member of the Advisory council of EUROPHRAS (European Society of Phraseology) and Vice-President of AMIT-A (Association of Women in Science and Technology of Andalusia. 


  • Susan Hunston (University of Birmingham, UK): "Words and Phrases: re-thinking corpus-based approaches to lexis and grammar"


Susan Hunston is Professor of English Language at the University of Birmingham, UK. She specialises in corpus linguistics and discourse analysis and teaches in these subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She is the author most recently of Corpus Approaches to Evaluation: Phraseology and evaluative language (2011/Routledge) and previously of Corpora in Applied Linguistics (2002/CUP). She is co-author of Pattern Grammar: a corpus-driven approach to the lexical grammar of English (1999/Benjamins) and co-editor of Evaluation in Text: authorial stance and the construction of discourse (2000/OUP) and System and Corpus: exploring the connections (2005/Equinox). She has also published numerous articles on the expression of stance and evaluation, especially in academic prose, on the use of corpora to describe the grammar and lexis of English, and on the interface between corpus and discourse studies.


  • Aquilino Sanchez Perez (University of Murcia, Spain): "The Cognitive Foundations of Corpus Linguistics"


Aquilno Sanchez Pereiz was the Head of the Official School of Languages in Barcelona and a lecturer at the University of Barcelona and the Universidad Autónoma of Barcelona. He later became a full professor at the English Department at the University of Murcia, where he is still teaching. He has spent several research stays in England, USA and Canada, and has also lectured in various countries and universities. His research and teaching have centred on foreign language teaching and learning, cognitive processes in language learning, lexicology, monolingual and bilingual (English-Spanish) lexicography and  corpus linguistics (corpus design and compilation and automatic disambiguation of meanings).

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