Visiting Professor of Pragmatics
Jesús Romero-Trillo is Full Professor of Pragmatics at the Department of English Philology (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid). After finishing his BA in English Philology at Universidad Complutense de Madrid (with honours), he obtained an MSc in Applied Linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, as a Stevenson Scholar (1990) and defended his PhD at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (1994).
His research focus is on the pragmatics-intonation interface in English as a first and a second/foreign language and on the theory and application of corpus linguistics to intercultural communication and social conflict.
Dr Romero-Trillo has over a hundred publications in top rank journals, such as the Journal of Pragmatics, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, Journal of Linguistics, Intercultural Pragmatics, Pragmatics and Cognition, etc. and in volumes of prestigious publishers such as Oxford University Press, Springer-Nature, DeGruyter, Elsevier, John Benjamins, etc. Dr Romero-Trillo is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Corpus Pragmatics (Springer-Nature), the Review Editor of the journal Intercultural Pragmatics (DeGruyter) and the Editor-in-Chief of the book series Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics (Springer-Nature).
He has also edited volumes including Pragmatics and Corpus Linguistics (Mouton de Gruyter, 2008), Pragmatics and Prosody in English Language Teaching (Springer, 2012), Research Trends in Intercultural Pragmatics, with Istvan Kecskes (Mouton de Gruyter, 2013), The Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics: New Domains and Methodologies (Springer, 2013), The Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics: New Empirical and Theoretical Paradigms (Springer, 2014), The Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics 2015: current approaches to discourse and translation studies (Springer, 2015), and The Yearbook of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics 2016: Global implications for culture and society in the networked age (Springer, 2016). He is currently editing the Handbook of Language and Context (Cambridge University Press).
- Corpus Pragmatics
- Pragmatics, prosody and intercultural communication
- Language and conflict
The general topics of the PhD theses that I supervise are the following:
- Pragmatics and prosody.
- Functional and prosodic description of pragmatic markers.
- Language, emotions and intercultural pragmatics.