Director of GENTEXT Research Group:

Dr. José Santaemilia Ruiz (Universitat de València – IULMA)

PepeDr José Santaemilia is Associate Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the Universitat de València, as well as a legal and literary translator. His main research interests are gender and language, sexual language and translation. He has edited Género, lenguaje y traducción (Valencia, 2003) and Gender, sex and translation: The manipulation of identities (Manchester, 2005). With José Pruñonosa, he is author of the first critical edition and translation of Fanny Hill into Spanish (Editorial Cátedra, 2000). He has recently co-edited Gender and sexual identities in transition: International Perspectives (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), with Patricia Bou, and Woman and Translation: Geographies, Voices and Identities (MONTI Monographs on Translation and Interpretation, 2011), with Luise von Flotow.

GENTEXT Members:

Dr. Patricia Bou Franch (Universitat de València – IULMA)

patriciaDr Patricia Bou-Franch is Associate Professor at the Department of English and German Philology of the University of Valencia. As of July 2014, she is accredited full Professor of English studies. She teaches English Discourse Analysis and History and Culture of English Speaking Countries to under-graduate students of English Studies.  She teaches a module on  Discourse in the Media at graduate level. She is a member of the Research Institute on Applied Linguistics (IULMA). Her research interests include gender and discourse, interpersonal and cross-cultural communication and television / computer-mediated communication. She has published in international journals like Intercultural PragmaticsJournal of Pragmatics, Journal of Computer-Mediated CommunicationJournal of Politeness Research, Journal of Language and Politics, Gender and Language, Pragmatics and Society and Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict. She is editor of Ways into Discourse (Comares, 2006), and co-editor of Gender and Sexual Identities in Transition: International Perspectives (Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2008). She has recently guest-edited a special issue titled The Pragmatics of Textual Participation in the Social Media (with P. GC Blitvich) for the Journal of Pragmatics, and the special issue titled Language Aggression against Women for the Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict. She serves on the editorial board of Cambridge Scholars Publishers (Series: Advances in Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis) and the editorial board of the Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict. She has evaluated manuscripts for international scholarly journals and publishers. Dr. Bou-Franch is currently involved in the organization of the Internacional Conference Approaches to Digital Discourse Analysis, ADDA 1, which will be held in Valencia in 2015.

Dr. Nuria Lorenzo-Dus (Swansea University)

NuriaDr Nuria Lorenzo-Dus graduated from the University of Valencia with a B.A. Honours degree in English and German Linguistics. She then completed her Diploma in Language and Communication and her PhD in Discourse Analysis at the Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University. Throughout her academic career she has worked on a number of major research projects, including an Arts and Humanities Research Council funded project on media discourse and memory that used the 2005 London bombings as a case study, and several cross-cultural and cross-gender communication projects (funded by Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation). She is the Chair of the International Association for the Study of Spanish in Society and serve as a member of the editorial boards of Memory Studies (Sage), Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict (John Benjamins) and Spanish in Context (John Benjamins).  Her current research focuses on the fields of media discourse analysis (in particular broadcast and online contexts) and (im)politeness.

Dr. Sergio Maruenda Bataller (Universitat de València – IULMA)

sergioDr Sergio Maruenda-Bataller is Associate Lecturer of English Language and Linguistics in the Department of English and German Studies at the Universitat de València. His main research interests are in Social and Cognitive Pragmatics, the interface between Corpus Linguistics-Critical Discourse Analysis (especially semantic and discourse prosodies in the negotiation of meaning) and Translation. He obtained his PhD in 2005 with the dissertation Lexical Pragmatics and Negotiation of Meaning. He has recently co-edited Multiple Voices in Academic and Professional Discourse: Current Issues in Specialised Language Research, Teaching and New Technologies (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011), with Begoña Clavel-Arroitia. He is author of Reformulations and Relevance Theory Pragmatics (SELL Monographs, 2002), and of different articles and book chapters on pragmatics and discourse, including Lexical Pragmatics and Meaning Negotiation in Discourse: Concept Merging and Ad-hoc Category Construction (In Patricia Bou-Franch (ed) Ways Into Discourse, Granada: Comares, 2006) and International Perspectives on Gender and Language (In Cuadernos de Género, Sexo y Lenguaje 3, PUV 2007). He is currently a member of the research group GENTEXT, where he works on the discursive analysis of socio-ideological texts in the digital media. He has recently co-authored articles with Dr. José Santaemilia Ruiz on naming practices and negotiation of meaning in newspaper discourse (Mouton de Gruyter, 2013) and on the linguistic representation of violence against women in Spanish and British contemporary newspapers (Journal of Language Aggression and Conflict, 2014).

Dr. Gora Zaragoza Ninet (Universitat de València)

Dr. Begoña Clavel Arroitia (Universitat de València – IULMA)

Begona_ClavelDr Begoña Clavel-Arroitia is an Associate Lecturer of English at the Universitat de València where she teaches Second Language Acquisition and Teaching English as a Foreign Language modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. She is a member of IULMA-UV (Interuniversity Institute of Applied Modern Languages, Universitat de València) and carries out research in the field of corpus linguistics and its applications to teaching, the implementation of ICT resources in language teaching, and the study of gender and language. She is a member of the research groups Gentext and CASTLE. She has participated in several projects and was the coordinator of the Spanish cluster in the European project TILA, Telecollaboration for Intercultural Language Acquisition (Project Number: 531052- LLP-1-NL-KA2-KA2MP).

Dr. Sandra Vázquez Hermosilla (Universitat de València)

Dr Sandra Vázquez has worked with the research group GENTEXT in different projects related to gender, ideologies and discourse and has contributed to different seminars, conferences etc. and also published several works on these issues. Her research focuses on the phenomenon of indirect linguistic sexism from the perspective of third wave feminism. She analyses how subtle manifestations of the negotiation of gender identities and power are carried out in the context of computer-mediated communication and, also, in how localized practices relate to broader institutional frameworks. She received her PhD in 2013 from the University of Valencia and today she will examine how a specific discourse feature of indirect linguistic sexism –that of humour– is used by digital media user to negotiate their social and gender identities in discourse.


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