My daily work
I am an Associate Professor in Linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. I spend most of my time researching on Semantics, Discourse, Grammar, Computational Linguistics, and(Speech/Multimodal) Corpus Linguistics. Examples of topics I find especially interesting are:
- The relationship between pragmatics, semantics and grammar of natural languages: How does the context influence our way of expressing ideas?
- Computer mediated communication and the language of the new media. Are we actually speaking differently?
- The formalization of grammars using current mathematical theories: Can we analyze natural languages with logical rules?
- The grammar of orality: What do our writing and our speech have in common?
Dealing with these problems, my research brings together linguists, discourse analysis, technology studies, and computer science. I apply this interdisciplinary approach to the study of Computer-Mediated-Communication, and of what impact new ways of communication can have in our society.
I am a member of the Wor(l)ds Lab research group.