Ignacio Palacios Martínez (Team Leader)

Ignacio M. Palacios Martínez currently lectures in the Department of English and German Philology at the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC). He graduated in English from this university in 1981, he next taught for a year in the Department of Modern Languages at the University of Lincoln, Nebraska (USA). In 1982 he obtained a position as teacher of English at the Secondary School level. In 1989, he completed a Master in TEFL (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language) at the University of Reading, UK. Three years later, he was awarded a Ph.D with distinction from the USC. He was Director of the USC Modern Language Centre from 2006 to 2010 and Secretary of AEDEAN (Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies) from 2003 to 2009. He has been invited to lecture at several Spanish and foreign universities including Oviedo, Valencia, Zaragoza, Vigo, A Coruña, Alicante, Almería, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, University College Dublin, University of Minnesota and University of the Balearic Islands. He conducts research in the fields of Second Language Teaching and Learning, Syntax (polarity system) and Sociolinguistics (the language of teenagers, Multicultural London English).  He has published and edited several books and has contributed over 50 articles in various national and international specialized journals, such as Journal of English Linguistics, Journal of Pragmatics, Text and Talk, Spanish in Context, Functions of Language, English World-Wide, etc. He is member of the editorial board of Atlantis, RESLA, VIAL, Miscelánea, Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses, ELIA, ES Review, Spanish Journal of English Studies and ICAME Journal. He has also supervised many Ph.D and master dissertations. He was the director of the doctoral programme in English Studies run by the University of Santiago de Compostela, the University of A Coruña and the University of Vigo from 2012 to 2017. Main investigator of several autonomous, national and European research projects. Main investigator of the SPERTUS (Spoken Research Team at the University of Santiago). He is also the compiler of two learner corpus: SULEC (Santiago University Learner of English Corpus) and CAES (Corpus de Aprendices de Español). He regularly collaborates with the Spanish Ministry of Education, local education authorities and institutions, such as the British Council and the Instituto Cervantes in teacher-training activities. In August 2020, he was promoted to Full Professor of English at the University of Santiago de Compostela.

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Researcher ID (WoS): J-9770-2014

Contact information:
Departamento de Filoloxía Inglesa e Alemá
Facultade de Filoloxía - Despacho 414
Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Avda. de Castelao, s/n
15782 Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN
E-mail: ignacio.palacios@usc.es