Researchers

Jesús Romero-Trillo

Jesús Romero Trillo is an Associate Professor at the Department of English Philology (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). He obtained an MSc in Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh (1990) and a PhD at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1994). He specializes in the pragmatics-intonation interface in English and Spanish, and has published several articles on this topic in the Journal of Pragmatics and the Journal of Linguistics. He leads the CLAN Project (Corpus of Language & Nature) and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics (Springer)

Anna Gladkova

Anna Gladkova is a Lecturer in Linguistics at the School of Behavioral, Cognitive and Social Sciences at the University of New England (Armidale, Australia). Anna received her PhD in Linguistics from the Australian National University in 2008. Anna's research and teaching interests are in cultural semantics, lexical semantics, cultural psychology, ethnopragmatics, cross-cultural communication and bilingualism.

Silvia Riesco-Bernier

Silvia Riesco-Bernier holds a permanent position at the Official Language School in Madrid as an English teacher and EFL teacher-trainer. She’s been teaching phonetics and phonology at university since 2008 (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). She gained a PhD in Applied Linguistics, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, in 2007. She is a member of the CLAN project and is a member of the editorial board of TESOL-Spain and Classroom Discourse. Her research interests focus on the interface between discourse, grammar and phonology.

Teresa Gerdes

Teresa teaches at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid in the infant and primary bilingual education programme where she trains future teachers. She also teaches a module in CLIL (secondary education) at the Master’s level. She has been involved in the fields of bilingual education, ESL/EFL since 1984, and has worked as a teacher, teacher-trainer, educational consultant and ELT author. Currently she is pursing a PhD in Applied Linguistics at the Universidad Autónoma Madrid. Her main area of interest is teaching and learning strategies in a CLIL context.

Tí­scar Espigares

Tí­scar Espigares is an Associate Professor at the Department of Ecology (Universidad de Alcalá¡). She obtained her PhD at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (1994). She has worked in the ecology of Mediterranean pastures, with special attention to the restoration of ecosystems and the interaction between vegetation and erosion in the processes of ecological succession. She is interested in the methodological aspects of Environmental Impact Assessment and of Landscape Ecology. Tíscar has also carried out research on the ecological history of Equatorial Guinea.