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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. Currently, he is also involved in the organization of the XXXVIII Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Jóvenes Lingüistas, to be held at Santiago de Compostela in October 2024. 

Contact information:

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.


2023. “Exploring stance constructions in The Coronavirus Corpus: An ecolinguistic approach”. In Bridging Cultures: English and American Studies in Spain, ed. by Luis Javier Conejero Magro, Cristina Blanco García, Laura Méndez Márquez & Jennifer Ruiz-Morgan. Cáceres: Universidad de Extremadura, Servicio de Publicaciones, pp. 129-136. ISBN 978-84-9127-212-0.

conference presentations:

26-28 September 2024: 10th Biennial Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE), University of Alicante: "(De)Constructing trust in Corporate Social Responsibility reports: An ecolinguistic analysis of attitudinal stance".

15-17 May 2024: AFLiCo 9 - "Embodied and Ecolinguistics Approaches to Cognitive Linguistics", Lyon (France): Jorge Fernández-Avilés, "Stance and legitimation in corporate responsibility reports: A corpus-based ecolinguistic approach".

6-8 November 2023: IV Congreso Internacional de Lenguas 2023-B, Centro Universitario UAEM Texcoco: “A corpus-based analysis of stance in corporate discourse from an ecolinguistic perspective: A pilot study”.

24 May 2023: IDAES GRADUATE DAY 2023, University of A Coruña: “An ecolinguistic analysis of corporate responsibility reports, with a focus on stance and facticity”. 

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."


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