Welcome to the SPERTUS Project Website

For several decades now, English grammar has been synonym to the grammar of written English, that is, spoken English has been completely neglected to the benefit of writing. The introduction of new technologies in linguistic research and the compilation of linguistic corpora have facilitated the access to spoken English. In answer to this, SPERTUS intends to focus entirely on the description of modern oral English grammar. [Learn more...]

  • Our research group will organise an International Conference from the 4th to the 6th of June, 2014: ICSE2014. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SPOKEN ENGLISH: DESCRIPTIVE AND APPLIED PERSPECTIVES.
  • We are pleased to announce that we have received funding from the Spanish Ministry for Science and Innovation for the research project: "Modern Spoken English: The Interpersonal Component in Informal and Academic Contexts” (grant FFI2012-31450 / €14.000). This project will be carried out at the University of Santiago de Compostela (Principal Investigator: Ignacio M. Palacios Martínez).
  • We are also pleased to announce that we have received funding from the Autonomous Government of Galicia (Directorate General for Universities) under the following research grant: CN2012/81- for the period 1/10/2012 to 1/10/2014 (70.000€).