Centro: Facultade de Filoloxía e Tradución

Campus: Vigo

Área: Filoloxía Inglesa

Grupo de investigación: Variación Lingüística e Categorización Textual (LVTC).

Correo el.: jperez@uvigo.es

Web persoal: http://lvtc.uvigo.es/people/jperez

Doutor pola Universidade de Santiago de Compostela coa tese Thematic variation in english a corpus-based study on the thematic organisation of English declarative sentences in the recent history of the language 1999. Dirixida por Dr/a. Teresa Fanego.

Javier Pérez-Guerra holds an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Santiago de Compostela (1990). In 1999 he completed his PhD in English linguistics with a dissertation, supervised by Teresa Fanego, on thematic variation in English. In January 2001 he obtained a position as tenured Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) and in December 2017 became Professor at the University of Vigo, where he coordinates the research group Language Variation and Textual Categorisation. This has received funding from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (grants BFF2001-3505, HUM2005-02351, FFI2009-11274, FFI2013-44065-P and FFI2016-77018-P) and the Autonomous Government of Galicia (grants INCITE 08PXIB204016PR, CN2012/294, GPC2014/060 and ED431C 2017/50). Javier was the supervisor of the PhD dissertations of Victorina González-Díaz, Rosalía Rodríguez-Vázquez, David Tizón-Couto, Beatriz Tizón-Couto, Evelyn Gandón-Chapela, Yolanda Fernández-Pena, Carla Bouzada-Jabois and Sofía Bemposta-Rivas, and is currently supervising the PhDs of other postgraduate students at the University of Vigo. He has organized several national and international conferences, including the Second International Conference on Late Modern English (November 2004), the First Vigo-Newcastle-Santiago-Leuven International Workshop on the Structure of the Noun Phrase in English (October 2009), the 28th International Conference of the Spanish Association for Applied Linguistics (AESLA; April 2010), the International Workshop ELLIPSIS2012: crosslinguistic, formal, semantic, discoursive and processing perspectives (November 2012), 'Englishes Today 2013' (October 2013) and the 28th International Conference of the Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature (SELIM; September 2016), the 7th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE; September 2017) and 'Modelling the linguistic architecture of English: theories and methods' (May 2018) and International Workshop on Language and the Brain (October 2019). He is also heavily involved in journal editing: current review editor of Folia Linguistica, between 2005 and 2008 co-editor of SEDERI (Yearbook of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies), and editor of Research in Corpus Linguistics (RiCL). Over the years he has held visiting positions at the Universities of Manchester, London, Edinburgh, Oxford, Helsinki, MIT, Princeton, Cornell, California at Santa Barbara, Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Georgia, Liverpool, Wolverhampton, Cambridge, Kent, Wisconsin-Madison, Lancaster and Henan University (Kaifeng). He was appointed Adjunct Professor by the School of Foreign Languages in Henan University (China) in October 2019, and Honorary member of the Research Group in Computational Linguistics, University of Wolverhampton. Javier’s main areas of specialization are word order and information packaging in the clause; multidimensional model of register analysis as applied to earlier periods of English; the study of grammatical variation between Early Modern and Present-day English by means of computational techniques; and the impact of performance preferences and ease of processing on the design of grammars.