Born in Barcelona (Spain) in 1972

Nationality: Dutch

 

Nominated member of ‘AcademiaNet: Expert Database of Outstanding Female Scientists and Scholars’ (2012-) [Profile]

 

Education

 

Jan. 2003 Ph.D. Humanities, VU University Amsterdam
Dissertation: “Imaginary Trialogues: Conceptual Blending and Fictive Interaction in Criminal Courts”
Supervisors: Th.A.J.M. Janssen, A.V. Cicourel, F.C. van der Leek
Nov. 1999 M.A. English Language, Autonomous University of Barcelona (cum laude)
Dec. 1996 M.A. English Language and Literature, Universiteit van Amsterdam (cum laude)
Jun. 1995 B.A. Anglo-Germanic Philology, Autonomous University of Barcelona

 

Professional Experience

 

2015- Senior researcher & lecturer (‘100 Talents’ program), School of International Studies, Zhejiang University, China
2009 -2015 Assistant Professor, Communication & Information Sciences Dept, Groningen University, the Netherlands
Feb – Aug 2009 Lecturer, Communication and Information Sciences Dept, Groningen University
2008 – 2009 Lecturer, ITV University of Applied Sciences for Translation and Interpreting, Amsterdam
2006 – 2008 Lecturer, Language and Communication Dept., VU University Amsterdam
2005 – 2009 Post-doctoral researcher, Language and Communication Dept, VU University Amsterdam
Nov – Dec 2004 Post-doctoral researcher, English Dept., Universiteit Gent, Belgium
2003 – 2004 Post-doctoral researcher, English Dept., Universiteit Gent, Belgium and Dept. of Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego
Feb – May 2003 Post-doctoral research assistant, Dutch Dept., VU University Amsterdam
Sep – Dec 2002 Ph.D. researcher, Dutch Dept., VU University Amsterdam
2000 – 2002 Visiting Ph.D. candidate, Cognitive Science Dept. and Center for Research  in Language, University of California, San Diego
1998 – 2000 Junior lecturer, Humanities Dept., Open University of Catalonia
1997 – 1999 Research assistant, Sociology Dept, Complutense University of Madrid
1997 – 2000 Junior lecturer, Linguistics Dept., Autonomous University of Barcelona

 


Professional Activities


– Co-founder and co-editor-in-chief of Language Under Discussion, since June 2013.

 

– Vice president and elected board member of the International Association for Cognitive Semiotics (IACS), since 2016.

 

– Jury member of the 2013 AVT/Anéla Dissertation Award (Dutch Associations for Theoretical and Applied Linguistics)

 

– Founding member and Secretary of the Belgium and Netherlands Cognitive Linguistics Association (BeNeCLA), 2008-2010; board member, 2012-2014.

 

– Editorial board member of Veredas – Journal of Linguistic Studies, since May 2012.

 

– Founding board member of the European Society for Transcultural and Interdisciplinary Dialogue (ESTIDIA), since Jun 2012.

 

– Permanent member of the International Organizing Committee of the Language, Culture, and Mind (LCM) conference series, since June 2010.

 

– Permanent member of the scientific committee of the Spanish Association of Cognitive Linguistics (AELCO), since Sep 2013.

 

– Permanent reviewer of teaching and research projects for: the Catalan Foundation for University Education and Research Grants ( ‘Agència de Gestió d’Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca’, AGAUR), since April 2011.

 

– Ad hoc reviewer of research projects for: Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO: Veni postdoc grants, Innovational Research Incentives Scheme), Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO: Post-doctoral fellow grants), and the Research Council KU Leuven (University of Leuven, Belgium).

 

– Ad hoc reviewer for: Journal of PragmaticsText & TalkPragmatics and Society, Language and CognitionLanguage & Communication, eHumanista/IVITRACambridge University Press, Mouton de GruyterJohn BenjaminsCSDL PublicationsNederlandse TaalkundeLinguistics in the NetherlandsFolia LinguisticaAnuari de Filologia, and Sprøg.

 


Funded Research Projects

Principal Investigator

 

– “The Conversation Frame: Linguistic Forms and Communicative Functions in Discourse” (276-70-019), NWO, Vidi research program, Groningen University, 2010-2015.

 

– “Speech Representation as Re-contextualization: A Comparative Study of Reported and Constructed Questions in Dutch and American Criminal Trials” (275-70-012), NWO, Veni post-doc grant, VU University Amsterdam, 2005-2008.

 

– “An Ethnographic Study of Interaction and Language Use in Criminal Trials before the Flemish Jury” (R 33-302), NWO, Talent travel grant, Ghent University, Nov.-Dec. 2004.

 

– “A Comparative Study of Fictive Interaction Clauses in Dutch and English” (S 20-3), NWO, Talent post-doc grant, Supervisors:Prof. S. Slembrouck and Prof. A.V. Cicourel, Universiteit Gent, and University of California, San Diego, 2003-2004.

 

– “An Ethnographic Study of Discourse Processes in Court” (020033S), Fulbright, Supervisors: Prof. A.V. Cicourel and Prof. G. Fauconnier, University of California,  San Diego, 2000-2002.

 

Member of advisory team

– “Epistemic Strategies in Discourse, Interaction and Communication” (FFI2008-00070/FISO), Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (MEC), P.I.: Prof. T.A. van Dijk, Pompeu Fabra Universiy (Barcelona, Spain), Jan. 2009-Jan. 2012.

 

– “Intertextuality in Judicial Settings: The Interrelations Between Talk and Written Documents in Police Interrogations and Criminal Trials” (PR-05-01), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Principal investigators: Prof. W. Spooren and Dr. M.L. Komter, VU University Amsterdam , Jan. 2007-Jan. 2011.

 

Researcher

 

– “Comparative Research on Waste Management in the United Kingdom and Spain” (ENV4.CT96-0239), European Union, Principal investigator: Prof. E. Laraña, External supervisor: Prof. A.V. Cicourel, Complutense University of Madrid, 1997­-1999.

 

– “Videotapes in the Courts of Justice: Analysis of Ethnographic Data” (PB96-0737), Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (MEC), P.I.: Prof. P. Casanovas, Autonomous University Barcelona, 1996-­1999.

 

– “Analysis of Ethnographic Data on the Practice of the Prosecution’s Office in Spain” (PB94-0737), Spanish Ministry of Education and Science (MEC), P.I.: Prof. P. Casanovas, Autonomous University Barcelona, 1994­-1997.

 

Languages

Catalan (native)
Spanish (native)
English (near-native)
Dutch (very fluent)
German (Mittelstufe III)
French (D.E.L.F. Premier degré)

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