Noelia Castro-Chao holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Santiago de Compostela (September 2014) and an MA in English Studies (September 2015). In October 2015 she started work on her PhD, under funding from a four-year postgraduate grant (ref. FPU 2014/03208; 28/10/2015-27/10/2019) from the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture. Her advisors are Teresa Fanego and Nuria Yáñez-Bouza (UVigo).
As an ERASMUS exchange student (2012-2013) Noelia studied at the University of York, UK. Since then she has been actively involved in ESN Santiago (International Erasmus Student Network Santiago). She has also some teaching experience as English language assistant (2013-2014) at the Galician School of Higher Studies in Hotel Management ('Centro Superior de Hostelería de Galicia').
In June 2016 Noelia was awarded an ISLE bursary to participate in ISLE Summer School 2016 at the University of Amsterdam. Recently, she obtained the ‘Catalina Montes’ Award to the best paper presented by a postgraduate student at the 40th AEDEAN International Conference (University of Zaragoza at Huesca, 9-11 November 2016).
Department of English and German
Facultad de Filología
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
E-15782 Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN
Phone: +34 981 56 31 00 ext. 11974
Office: Room B15, first floor
MA Dissertation (September 2015):
Changes in argument structure: developments in impersonal constructions since Late Middle English. A preliminary corpus-based study. Supervisor: Teresa Fanego.
(Forthcoming). “Impersonal constructions in Early Modern English: A case study of like and please”. In Proceedings of the 40th AEDEAN Conference, University of Zaragoza at Huesca, 9-11 November 2016.
(2016). "Changes in argument structure: The development of English impersonal constructions from 1350 onwards. A corpus-based study". Actas de las II Jornadas Doctorales de la Universidad de Murcia, 31 mayo-2 junio 2016. Murcia: Escuela Internacional de Doctorado. ISBN 978-84-608-9778-1. [Published online, 5 pages].
4-5 April 2017: Santiago-Leuven-Edinburgh Seminar on Grammatical Variation and Change in English, KU Leuven: “Impersonal constructions in Early Modern English: A case study of long (for)”
9-11 November 2016: 40th AEDEAN Conference, University of Zaragoza (Huesca): “Impersonal constructions in Early Modern English: A case study of like and please”
31 May-2 June 2016: II Jornadas Doctorales de la Universidad de Murcia, University of Murcia: "The development of English impersonal constructions from 1350 onwards"
19 May 2016: IDAES Graduate Day 2016, University of Santiago de Compostela: "Changes in transitivization in the history of English: From impersonal to personal constructions"
15 May 2015: IDAES Graduate Day 2015, University of Vigo: "Changes in argument structure: Developments in impersonal constructions from Late Middle English onwards. A corpus-based study"