Jorge Fernández-Avilés holds a BA in English Studies (2019, University of Extremadura – UNEX) and an MA in Secondary Education (2021, UNEX). He is currently completing an MA in Advanced English Studies at the University of Santiago de Compostela, under funding from a research grant (May-November 2022) from the Vicerrectorate for Scientific Policy and the Banco Santander Foundation.
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 has 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 and is preparing his MA thesis within this field.
Department of English and German
Facultad de Filología
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
E-15782 Santiago de Compostela, SPAIN
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.
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."