Jorge Fernández-Avilés holds a BA in English Studies (2019, University of Extremadura – UNEX) and an MA in Secondary Education (2021, UNEX). He also has an MA in Advanced English Studies from the University of Santiago de Compostela, which he completed under funding from a research grant (May-November 2022) from the Vicerrectorate for Scientific Policy and the Banco Santander Foundation. He now holds a position as FPU researcher at the Department of English and German, funded by a four-year grant from the Spanish Ministry of Education (FPU21/05035; 15/12/2022 - 14/12/2026).
As an ERASMUS exchange student (2017-2018) Jorge studied at the National University of Ireland Galway. In 2018 he received a collaboration scholarship (November 2018 - June 2019) from the Spanish Ministry of Education, to carry out research on CORIECOR (Corpus of Irish English Correspondence) at the Department of English at UNEX. He also obtained a ten-month grant (2019-2020) from the UNEX which enabled him to stay at Kalamazoo College (Michigan, USA) as a teaching assistant of Spanish.
Jorge is interested in the construction of stance from the perspective of ecolinguistics. He is preparing his PhD under the supervisión of María José López-Couso and Teresa Fanego.
Department of English and German
Facultad de Filología
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
E-15782 Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN
Office: B15, first floor
MA dissertation (12 September 2022): An ecolinguistic approach to stance constructions in the Coronavirus Corpus: A pilot study. Supervisors: María José López-Couso & Belén Méndez-Naya.
16-18 November 2022: 45th AEDEAN Conference, University of Extremadura (Cáceres): "Exploring stance constructions in the Coronavirus Corpus: An ecolinguistic approach."
19-20 May 2022: IDAES GRADUATE DAY 2022, University of Santiago de Compostela: "An ecolinguistic approach to the analysis of stance and facticity in Corporate Discourse."