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EPA

Name

Professional and Academic Spanish (EPA)

Members

Santamaría Pérez, M. Isabel (director) (100%), Alvarado Ortega, Mª Belén (50%), Azorín Fernández, Dolores (100%), Barrajón López, Elisa (30%), Marimón Llorca, Carmen (50%), Martínez Egido, José Joaquín (50%), Martínez Linares, Mª Antonia (100%), Medina Soler, M. Isabel (100%), Mura, Giovanna Angela (50%), Pastor Cesteros, Susana (30%), Ruiz Gurillo, Leonor (30%).

Objectives

To study in depth the levels and domains of Spanish as a specialised language both from a descriptive point of view and from the perspective of teaching it as a foreign language.

Lines of research

  1. Lexicon. From the common lexicon to the speciality lexicon. Study of the Spanish lexicon in different specialised fields. Analysis of specialised dictionaries. Databases and models for the creation of specialised dictionaries for language mediators. Creation of specialised dictionaries for language mediators.
  2. Grammar. From the common language to professional and academic Spanish. Study of categories and constructive schemes that characterise the orational and discursive grammar of texts belonging to different fields of specialisation.
  3. Pragmatics, text and discourse. From the common language to professional and academic Spanish. Study of textual genres and rhetorical-communicative strategies in professional and academic Spanish. Pragmatic-discursive mechanisms in the negotiation of meaning.
  4. Teaching-learning of professional and academic Spanish. Research on models and resources for teaching and learning specialised discourse in Spanish as a mother tongue and as a foreign language.

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