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Department of English and German
Sala de Investigadores, first floor
Facultad de Filología
University of Santiago de Compostela
E-15782 Santiago de Compostela

E-mail: teresa.fanego@usc.es

I work as a Full Professor (Emeritus) of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Santiago de Compostela. I studied Germanic Philology in Santiago de Compostela and specialized (1975-1976) in English Linguistics at University College London, on a British Council scholarship.

In 1978 I completed my doctorate on “Linguistic Variants in Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Editions of Shakespeare” (Extraordinary PhD Award, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters). In 1984 I was appointed Associate Professor of English in Santiago de Compostela and since May 1990 I hold the chair in English Language and Linguistics (from September 2018 as Professor Emeritus).

Most of my published work has been on the English of Shakespeare and his contemporaries and on various aspects of English historical syntax, including sentential complement constructions, the expression of motion events, and the emergence of new periphrases of aspect and modality. More generally, my research focuses on grammaticalization processes, which I examine from the perspective of cognitive and constructional models of grammar. I am also interested in the development of English legal discourse, and on Early Modern Irish English.

Between 1991 and 2023 I was the director of the research unit Variation, Linguistic Change and Grammaticalization (VLCG) at the University of Santiago de Compostela. I was also the coordinator of the research network English Linguistics Circle (ELC), established in 2006 under funding from the European Regional Development Fund, the Regional Government of Galicia, and (between 2014 and 2016) the Spanish National Research Plan.

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