Notes on contributors
ALEJANDRO ALCARAZ-SINTES has been senior lecturer (tenured) at the University of Jaén since 2011. He has also lectured at various universities (Cergy-Pontoise, Jena, Wurzburg, Tartu, Opole and Toronto) as a guest lecturer. His main research interests lie within English historical linguistics, particularly the complementation of adjectives and medieval medical texts. He has written a monograph, book chapters, and a number of journal articles and reviews, some in international journals, and has co-edited an international monograph. He has co-edited two issues of The Grove (2000 and 2002) and the proceedings of the SEDERI (Spanish Society for English Renaissance Studies) and SELIM conferences for 2004 and 2005, respectively, and is guest co-editor of the first issue of RiCL – Research in Corpus Linguistics .
MIGUEL-ÁNGEL BENÍTEZ-CASTRO has recently completed his PhD at the University of Granada (Spain). From 2009–2013, he held a four-year PhD scholarship funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education, during which time he developed his research on a multifaceted approach to the analysis of English shell nouns. His research output for the past four years has spanned various areas of linguistic enquiry, ranging from derivational morphology, EAP, learner language and systemic-functional linguistics, all of which he has managed to combine in his study on the syntactico-semantic and textual contribution of shell nouns to different types of discourse. As a research visitor at the Centre for Advanced Research in English at the University of Birmingham (UK) in 2011 and 2012, he acquired expertise in...