Francisco Alonso Almeida



Education
Licenciado en Filología Inglesa (English Philology). 1995. University of La Laguna, Spain.
Licenciado con Grado en Filología Inglesa (Research, 1997). University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
Master of Philosophy (Research) in Middle English. Glasgow, Scotland.
Doctoral dissertation: Edition and Study of GUL Hunter 185. 2000. University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.


Research interests
My research interests concern the following fields: English medical discourse; changing patterns, charms and prognostication, astrology (basically medieval), women & witchcraft (medieval and renaissance), historical pragmatics and sociolinguistics, (historical) discourse analysis, dialectal analysis of English texts, editing & palaeography, corpus linguistics, genre analysis, the study of stance and evidentiality in research academic papers.



Departamental service
Jefe de servicio, Departamento de Filología Moderna


Teaching
41036 - Pragmática de la lengua inglesa


Publications
(For information on studies in preparation, please feel free to email me)

  • Alonso Almeida, F. forthcoming, 2015. On the mitigating function of modality and evidentiality. Evidence from English and Spanish medical research papers. Intercultural pragmatics 12.1.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. forthcoming, 2015. Sentential epistemic and evidential strategies in Spanish and English texts on computing. Thinking modally: English contrastive studies on modality. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Alonso Almeida, F. forthcoming, 2015. The functions of seem and parecer in early medical writing. Discourse Studies 12.1.
  • Alonso Almeida, F. forthcoming, 2014. Sixteenth century punctuation in the Booke of soueraigne medicines. Onomazéin Revista de lingüística, filología y traducción 30.2. [with I. Ortega]
  • Alonso Almeida, F. forthcoming, 2015. Sobre la categorización de seem en inglés y su traducción en español. Análisis de un corpus paralelo. Revista Signos. Estudios de Lingüística 48. [With ML Carrió]
  • Alonso Almeida, F. Teaching and learning stance in specialized English for computing. A corpus linguistics approach. Actas de las I Jornadas Iberoamericanas de Innovación Educativa en el Ámbito de las TICs. ISBN 978-84-617-1860-3.
  • Alonso Almeida, F. forthcoming, 2015. The status of may in Middle English medical writing. Evidence from MEMT and the Málaga Corpus of Late Middle English Scientific Prose. Approaches to Middle English. Ed. by Javier Calle & Juan C. Conde Silvestre. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang [with M. Mulligan and E. Quintana].
  • Alonso Almeida, F. 2014. English for ICT and Maths. Servicio de publicaciones: Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. forthcoming, 2015. Legitimising linguistic devices in A cheering voice from Upper Canada (1834). Transatlantic perspectives on Late Modern English. Ed. by Marina Dossena. Series Advances in Historical Sociolinguistics, General Editors Marijke J. van der Wal & Tertu Nevalainen. Amsterdam and New York: John Benjamins [with N. Vázquez].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. forthcoming, 2015. The status of seem in the nineteenth-century Corpus of English Philosophy Texts (CEPhiT). "The conditioned and the Unconditioned": Late Modern English Texts on Philosophy. Amsterdam: John Benjamin Publishing [with I. Lareo].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco 2014. A Middle English remedy book from Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 185. Middle English Texts 50. Heidelberg: Carl T. Winter.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2014. English as a second language: variations and pedagogical implications. Procedia - Social and behavioral sciences [with Carrió Pastor].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2014. Evidential devices in a corpus of adverts in English. Comunicación, cognición, cibernétic@ Actas del XXXI Congreso Internacional de AESLA. 978-84-616-8680-3, pp. 643-654 [with Cruz García].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2014. Evidential and epistemic devices in English and Spanish medical, computing and legal scientific abstracts: A contrastive study. Abstracts in academic discourse: variation and change. Ed. by Marina Bondi & Rosa Lorés. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 21-42.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco 2014. Stancetaking in seventeenth century prefaces on obstetrics. Journal of historical pragmatics 15.1: 1-35 [with Mele-Marrero].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2013. An analysis of the grammatical and pragmatic values of 'seem' in the Corpus of English Philosophy Texts. Procedia - Social and behavioral sciences. 95: 178-203. 10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.10.637
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2013. Genre conventions in English recipes (1600-1800). Reading and writing recipe books 1550-1800. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 68-92.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2013. Corpus of Early English Recipes: Design and Implementation. Creation and use of historical English corpora in Spain. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing [with Ortega Barrera and Quintana Toledo].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco 2012. Sentential evidential adverbs and authorial stance in a corpus of English computing articles. Revista española de lingüística aplicada 25.1: 15-31.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2012. Implicaciones de las redes sociales como herramienta de formación en una segunda lengua. EDUTEC [with Carrió Pastor].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco 2012. Sententential evidentials in English medical research papers. Revista de lingüística y lenguas aplicadas 7: 9-21.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco 2012. Exploring male and female voices through epistemic modality and evidentiality in some early English travel texts on the Canaries. Research in language 10.3: 323-343 [with González-Cruz].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2012. An Analysis of Hedging in Eighteenth Century English Astronomy Texts. Astronomy 'playne and simple': The Writing of Science between 1700 and 1900. Amsterdam: John Benjamin Publishing, 199-220.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2011. The roles of the pronouns he and she in seventeenth- century obstetric directives. Studia neophilologica 83: 169-181 [with Mele Marrero].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco 2011. The value of may as an evidential and epistemic marker in English medical abstracts. Studia anglica posnaniensia 46.3: 59-73 [with Cruz García].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco (ed.). 2011. Diachronic English for Specific Purposes. Special Issue of Revista de lenguas para fines específicos 17 [with Marrero Morales].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2011. Introduction to the. Special Issue of Revista de lenguas para fines específicos 17: Diachronic English for Specific Purposes [with Marrero Morales].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2010. Oral traces and speech acts in a corpus of medieval English healing charms. American notes and queries 23.1: 6-14.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2010. Modality and stance in the modern English part of the Corpus of Early English Recipes. A survey on corpus-based research. Murcia: Editum, 1171-1179 [with N. Vázquez].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2010. Evidential 'may' in medical scientific abstracts. Language windowing through corpora. Coruña: Servicio de Publicaciones, 29-37.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2010. El término 'agua' en los textos médicos medievales ingleses (s. XV): Análisis de corpus textual. Cuadernos del Cemyr 18: 11-38.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2010. Compiled Rather for Those Which Are to Vse it, then for the Learned? The Concept of Audience in Fifteenth and Sixteenth Century Texts on Medicine. Los caminios de la lengua. Estudios en homenaje a Enrique Alcaraz Varó. Alicante: Servicio de publicaciones, 40-49.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2009. The vernacularisation of medieval medical texts. Estudios de traducción. Perspectivas. Zinaida Lvóvskaya in Memoriam. Studien zur romanischen Sprachwissenschaft und interkulturellen Kommunikation 5. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 191-207 [with Sánchez Cuervo].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2009. Stance marking and register in Middle English charms. Studia anglica posnaniensia 45: 13-29.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2009. Pronouns with directives in early English manuals on childbirth. Actas VIII AELFE [with Mele Marrero].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2009. Null object in Middle English medical texts. Textual healing: Studies in Middle English medical and scientific texts and manuscripts. Linguistic Insights 101. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 1-27.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2009. Mujeres: Lo natural y lo sobrenatural en Inglaterra desde la época moderna hasta 1750. A contracultura. Insurrectos, subversivos e insumisos. Cádiz: Aduana Vieja, 137-156 [with Ortega Barrera].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2009. Modal verbs in early modern English recipes. A mosaic of corpus linguistics. Selected appraches. Studien zur romanischen Sprachwissenschaft und interkulturellen Kommunikation 66. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 237-247 [with N. Vázquez].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2009. Evidentiality and stance in medical research papers. Actas VIII AELFE [with Cruz García].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2008. The pragmatics of and-conjunctives in Middle English medical recipes. A relevance theory description. Journal of historical pragmatics 9.2: 171-199.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2008. The Middle English medical charm: register, genre and text type variables. Neuphilologische mitteilungen 109.1: 9-38.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2007. Middle English books as examples of discourse colonies: GUL Hunter 307. Bells chiming from the past. Cultural and linguistic studies on early English. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 55-80.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2006. Structure signalling devices in Middle English manuscripts on the diseases of women. Boletín Millares Carlo 24-25: 327-342.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2006. Interdisciplinary studies of structure-signalling devices in palaeography: Introduction. Special issue. Boletín Millares Carlo 24-25: 303-304 [with R. Carroll].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2006. Acpustic phonetics and EFL teaching on CD-ROM. AESLA. Aprendizaje de lengua, uso del lenguaje y modelación cognitiva. Perspectivas aplicadas entre disciplinas [with Cabrera Abreu and Vizcaíno].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2005. Discourse within discourse? A preliminary study of slogans in British television commercials. Philologica canariensia 10-11: 39-80 [with Cabrera-Abreu & Cruz-García].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2005. All gathered together: On the construction of scientific and technical books in fifteenth-century England. International journal of English studies 5.2: 1-25.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2004. Voices on the Past. Studies in Old and Middle English language and literature. Coruña: Netbiblo [with Rodríguez-Álvarez].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2004. Maldita seáis entre todas las mujeres. Estigmas de los femenino en la cultura medieval y renacentista. Metáforas de perversidad. Percepción y representación de los femenino en la literatura y las artes, 75-94. Mapfre.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2004. Estudios de filología moderna y traducción en los inicios del nuevo milenio. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: ULPGC [with Bravo Utrera et al.].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2004. A new proposal for the classification of Middle English medical manuscripts. Voices on the Past. Studies in Old and Middle English language and literature. Coruña: Netbiblo, 21-33 [with R. Carroll].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2003. Changes in regional scribal practice: degrees of standardization in 15th century English legal copies from the county of Durham. Revista canaria de estudios ingleses 46: 67-83.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2003. An assessment of punctuation in some Middle English Gilbertus Anglicus's versions of The Sekenesse of Wymmen. Philologica canariensia 8-9: 13-42.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2002.The formulation of promise in medeval English medical recipes: A relevance theoretic approach. Neophilologus 86.1: 137-154 [with Cabrera-Abreu].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2002. Review of Andreas H. Jucker, Gerd Fritz and Franz Lebsanft (eds.). Historical Dialogue Analysis. Amsterdam/ Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 1999, 478 pp. Discourse studies 4.2: 254-256.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2002. La formulación de la promesa en el caso de los recetarios médicos medievales españoles. Studia humanitatis in honorem Antonio Cabrera Perera. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Servicio de Publicaciones, 353-363 [with Cabrera Abreu].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2002. Estudio comparativo de los textos receta en español medieval e inglés medieval. Studia humanitatis in honorem Antonio Cabrera Perera. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria: Servicio de Publicaciones, 649-676.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2001. Punctuation practice in a late medieval English medical remedybook. Folia linguistica historica 21.1-2: 207-232.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 2000. Review of Campbell, Lyle. 1998. Historical Linguistics. An Introduction. Edinburgh University Press, 396 pp. Revista canaria de estudios ingleses 40: 411-413.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 1999. Review of Rodríguez Alvarez, Alicia. Documentos notariales vernáculos del condado de Durham (siglo XV): Estudio y edición. Córdoba: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Córdoba y Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 1997, 253 pp. Revista alicantina de estudios ingleses 12: 223-225.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 1999. Review of Jeremy J. Smith 1999 Essentials of Early English. Selim. Journal of the Spanish society for mediaeval English language and literature 9: 207-210.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 1999. Finding-information aids in medieval English medical manuscripts: The cases of MS Hunter 117 and MS Hunter 185. Woonderous aenglissce: SELIM studies in medieval English language. Vigo: Universidade de Vigo, Servicio de Publicaciones.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 1999. Discourse organisation in computing science discourse: a preliminary study. Revista de lenguas para fines específicos 5-6: 13-46 [with Cruz-García & González-Ruíz].
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 1999. 'Gyf hyr this medycyn'. Analysing the Middle English medical recipe discourse. Revista de lenguas para fines específicos 5-6: 49-81.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 1998. 'As it ys seyde to fore'. Some linguistic evidence in the process of compiling Middle English recipes. Selim. Journal of the Spanish society for mediaeval English language and literature 8: 171-191.
  • Alonso Almeida, Francisco. 1996. The sekenesse of wymmen revised. Manuscripta. Journal for manuscript research 40.3: 157-164 [with Rodríguez Álvarez] Written in 1998, published as 1996.


PhD Supervision

  • Marta Santana Muñoz. 2014. La huella lingüística de John Caius en "A counseil against the sweat": estudio y edición.
  • Elena Quintana. 2013. The formulation of promise in English medical texts (1500-1600): Description and analysis from a relevance theory perspective.
  • María del Pilar González de la Rosa. 2013. ‘Profitable instructions’ (1633). Edición de texto y análisis de la expresión del punto de vista.
  • Mary Frances Litzler. 2011. A Corpus of Middle English Medical Prologues in the Sloane Collection of the British Library: An Introduction to the Genre in Prose.
  • Amelia Torres Ramírez. 2011. Enseñanza universitaria a distancia de lengua inglesa aplicada a la informática: didáctica de análisis del discurso científico-técnico y de la modalidad evidencial.
  • Alicia Vega Déniz. 2009. A Critical Edition of GUL, Hunter 307 (ff. 149v-165v), with Notes and Glossary.
  • Ivalla Ortega Barrera. 2006. Edición del recetario 'Booke of soueraigne Medicines' de John de Feckenham sobre el manuscrito Hunter 93 (T.4.10.), Biblioteca Universitaria de Glasgow, con descripción, notas y glosario.


Presentations (selection)

  • Finding-information aids in medieval English medical manuscripts: The cases of MS Hunter 117 and 185. 11th International Selim Conference, 1997.
  • Variation in fifteenth century legal documents. 12th International Selim Conference, 1999.
  • The punctuation of medieval English medical recipes. 13th International Selim Conference, 2000.
  • Popular or learned? Noch eimal the question of tradition and indexing. 15th International Selim Conference, 2001.
  • Aproximación al análisis del discurso de anuncios televisivos en lengua inglesa. I Encuentro internacional de estudios de filología moderna y traducción, 2001.
  • La ratonera del diablo: Identidad femenina medieval. La construcción de la identidad femenina. II Congreso internacional género, arte y literatura, 2004.
  • Signalling structures in medical receipts. ESSE 7, European Sociert for the Study of English, 2004.
  • The Middle ENglish therapeutic charm as a text-type. 16th International Selim Conference, 2004.
  • On the verge of scientific thought: the rhetoric of eighteenth century texts on witchcraft. 2nd International conference of the English language in the late Modern English period 1700-1900, 2004.
  • The construction of Middle English medical compilations. 17th International Selim Conference, 2005.
  • Acoustic phonetics and EFL teaching on CD-ROM. XXIV Congreso internacional de AESLA.
  • The prefatory material in 17th century English treatises on midwifery. ESSE 8, European society for the study of English, 2006.
  • The Corpus of Early English recipes: aims and scope. 18th International Selim Conference, 2006.
  • Expressing evaluation in English recipes. Sederi 18, 2007.
  • Evaluative expressions in eighteenth century recipes. University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee linguistic symposium on formulaic language, 2007.
  • The verb drink in the sixteenth century part of the Corpus of Early English Recipes. Sederi 19, 2008.
  • Speech acts and orality in Middle English medical charms. 6th International conference of Middle English, 2008.
  • Genre changes in recipes from 1500-1700: A corpus based study. Reading and writing recipebooks 1600-1800, 2008.
  • Depunctuating early Modern English fachprosa. International conference on English historical linguistics 15, 2008.
  • The expression of stance in Middle English medical charms. 20th International Selim Conference, 2008.
  • Stance in early English texts on the diseases on women. I Congreso internacional sobre el lenguaje de la ciencia y la tecnología, 2008.
  • Lingüística del corpus y diacronía. Necesidades de actuación en torno a la elaboración de CoER. I Congreso internacional de lingüística de corpus, 2009.
  • Modality and stance in the modern English section of the CoER. I Congreso internacional de lingüística de corpus, 2009.
  • A diachronic survey of shall in the early Modern English period: A corpus-based approach. Middle and Modern English corpus linguistics, 2009.
  • Pronouns with directives in early English manuals on childbirth. VIII AELFE, 2009.
  • Evidentiality and stance in medical research papers. VIII AELFE, 2009.
  • May and must as inferential evidential markers in scientific texts. Meaning, context and cognition, 2010.
  • Evidential may in medical scientific abstracts. II Congreso internacional de lingüística de corpus, 2010.
  • Evidentiality and stance in computing English and Spanish abstracts. IV International conference on English modality, 2010.
  • The lexical marking of evidentiality in English medical, computing and legal abstracts. New trends in English linguistics. Second seminar on English and ESP lexicology and lexicography, 2010.
  • Evidentiality and epistemic modality in English and Spanish legal scientific discourse: A corpus-based study. Las tecnologías de la información y las comunicaciones: presente y futuro en el análisis de corpora. III Congreso internacional de lingüística de corpus, 2011.
  • Evidentiality, epistemic modality and (im)politeness in English and Spanish mdeical scientific papers. 2nd International PRISEAL conference. Publishing and presenting research internationally: Issues for speakers of English as an additional language, 2011.
  • Evidentiality and epistemic modality in English and Spanish medical, computing and legal scientific abstracts. Genre variation in English academic communication. Emerging trends and disciplinary insights. International conference hosted by Cerlis, 2011.
  • Evidentiality and epistemic modality in English and Spanish medical scientific papers. A contrastive study. Conference of the international pragmatic association, 2011.
  • Evidential and epistemic adverbial markers in Spanish and English scientific articles. ESSE 11, European society for the study of English, 2012.
  • Los distintos procedimientos para asegurar una evaluación rigurosa en las revistas de letras: desventajas y retos. Simposio de revistas de letras. Visibilidad, proyección y calidad, 2012.
  • La visibilidad de las revistas de letras: el caso de Revista de lenguas para fines específicos. Simposio de revistas de letras. Visibilidad, proyección y calidad, 2012.
  • English for ICT students. telling them how to identify and express stance. 5th BRNO conference on linguistic studies in English 2012: English as the lingua franca of the modern world: New challenges for the academia, 2012.
  • Implicaciones de las redes sociales como herramienta de formación en una segunda lengua. XV Congreso internacional edutec, 2012.
  • La traducción de seem. VI Congreso internacional de la asociación ibérica de estudios de traducción e interpretación (AIETI), 2013.
  • An analysis of the grammatical and pragmatic values de seem in the Corpus of English philosophy texts, 2013.
  • Evidential devices in a corpus of adverts in English. 31 Congreso de AESLA, 2013.
  • English as a second language: variations and pedagogical implications. V World conference on educational sciences, 2013.
  • The status of may in Middle English medical writing. ICOME 8. 8th International conference on Middle English, 2013.
  • Legitimising devices in A cheering voice from Upper Canada. 5th International conference on late modern English, 2013.
  • Póster 'A corpus approach to the study of evidentiality in advertising' 6th International conference on corpus linguistics, 2014.
  • A contrastive analysis of the use of epistemic modals in genres. International conference on evidentiality and modality in European languages, 2014.
  • Teaching and learning stance in specialized English for computing. A corpus linguistics approach. I Jornadas iberoamericanas de innovación educativa en el ámbito de las TICs, 2014.



Projects

  • Tradición e innovación en los tratados ginecológicos ingleses del siglo XV: un enfoque filológico, 1999.
  • Diccionario nuclear sintáctico de base semántica del léxico en inglés antiguo, 1999-2002. Proyecto nacional.
  • Análisis y decsripción de los elementos prosódicos del inglés del Estuario en el discurso oral de los anuncios publicitarios, 2000.
  • Gramática y mecanismos de interficie de las clases léxicas verbales del inglés antiguo, 2002-2005. Proyecto nacional.
  • Evolución de los patrones textuales de los tratados médicos escritos en lengua inglesa durante los siglos XIV a XVII, 2004
  • Adquisición de la entonación del ingles por hablantes del español de Canarias, 2005-2006.
  • ARUCAS Autentificación remota de usuarios mediante códigos de acceso manuscritos, 2009, 2010. Proyecto de Cátedra Telefónica.
  • La interpretación de los textos jurídicos emanados del common law a través de herramientas multidisciplinares como paso previo a su traducción, 2009, 2010.
  • Evidencialidad en un corpus multidisciplinar de arrtículos científico-técnicos en lengua inglesa, 2010, 2011, 2012. Proyecto nacional.
  • PRO-EXT Salvador de Madariaga, 2012, UKLeuven, “Evidentiality and politeness”. Ministerio.
  • Modalidad epistémica, evidencialidad y gramaticalidad: análisis contrastivo inter e intralingüístico en el discurso oral y escrito, 2012-2014 (colaboración). Proyecto nacional.
  • Etiquetado electrónico de textos científico-técnicos en lengua inglesa entre los siglos XVII y XX (3): Coruña Corpus. Ministerio de Ecpnomía y Competitividad. PROGRAMA ESTATAL DE FOMENTO DE LA INVESTIGACIÓN CIENTÍFICA Y TÉCNICA DE EXCELENCIA - SUBPROGRAMA ESTATAL DE GENERACIÓN DE CONOCIMIENTO, 2013-2015.


Editorial work and refereeing


Few snapshots from successful 6th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics, with colleagues and friends
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, May 2014


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