Amaya Mendikoetxea

Amaya Mendikoetxea Pelayo's talk “‘It exist(s) many problems’: exploring word order in L2 English”, delivered on 17 Nov 2015 at the Faculty of Philology and Translation in Vigo, focused on the production of postverbal subjects in L2 English by L1 speakers of languages characterised as allowing ‘free inversion’ of the subject in V(erb) S(ubject) structures, such as Spanish and Italian.

Atlantic Communities

On 17-18 September, the harbour city of Vigo, traditionally an important site of migration and socioeconomic exchange, hosted the I International Conference Atlantic Communities: Translation, Mobility, Hospitality. The event was a joint initiative of Teresa Caneda Cabrera (UVigo), Rui Carvalho Homem (U Porto) and David Johnston (Queen’s U Belfast) and was organized by members of the UVigo NETEC research group, Martín Urdiales Shaw, Jorge Figueroa Dorrego, Araceli González Crespán and José Carregal Romero. Seeking to address the growing interest in the Atlantic as a transnational and cross-cultural space of transit, the conference brought together scholars from the social sciences and the humanities who embarked on fruitful dialogues about confluences and encounters between communities and individuals on both sides of the Atlantic.

Bodies in Transit

The International Conference Bodies in Transit: Violence, Conflict, Healing was held at the University of Huelva, October 8-9, 2015 as part of the project “Bodies in Transit/ Cuerpos en Tránsito” (refs. FFI2013-47789-C2-1-P and FFI2013-47789-C2-2-P). The conference delegates addressed questions pertaining to the various ways in which bodies are produced through various literary and cultural representations, with emphasis on the way in which the process, that is the movement or bodily transit, are productive of identities.

Symposium

MMTAFL (Methods and Materials for the Teaching and Acquisition of Foreign Languages) is an applied linguistics research group. The group’s research area is second language (L2) acquisition. This group has participated in the International Symposium on Language Processing in Bilingual Children and Adults: Psycholinguistic and educational perspectives, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. 19 June  within the ELC network.

SELIM BICLCE

LVTC is organising two international conferences, which will take place in 2016 and 2017: the 28th International Conference of the Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature (SELIM), on 17-19 September 2016, and the 7th International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE2017), on 28-30 September 2017.