CV English May 2017


European-American scholar born in Madrid in 1946

Professor of Spanish Linguistics in the University of Texas at San Antonio (2004). Distinguished Professor (Professore ordinario per chiara fama) in the Università degli Studi di Roma "La Sapienza" since 2002 (Spanish Language and Translation). Professor of General Linguistics in the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (retired). PhD Madrid (U. Complutense, 1969). Previous Teaching experience in Spain as Full Professor (since 1975), Associate Professor (1974-75) and Assistant Professor (1968-74) at the University level, and Junior College Professor (1973-74). Teaching and research experience in Algeria, Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Egypt, France, Gabon, Germany (DDR and BRD), Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Morocco, Norway, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Paraguay, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, United States of America and Venezuela.

Visiting Professor in the Université d'Alger, Beijing University of Foreign Studies, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Universidad de Asunción, Universität Heidelberg, Universität Augsburg, Universität Regensburg, Universitetet i Oslo, UC Berkeley, Brigham Young University, University of Arizona, UNC Chapel Hill, University of Texas at San Antonio.

Expert of the European Research Council. Academic Director of the Instituto Cervantes (1999-2001). UNESCO consultant in China (1981). Director of the Area of Language Industries in the Spanish National Agency for the Quincentennial of the Discovery of America (1990-1992). Director of the Report for the Spanish Government on the Spanish Language in the Information Highway (1995-96). Tutor of the Agreement between Beijing University of Foreign Studies and the Autónoma University of Madrid (1984-1993.) Scientific Director of ADMYTE, the Digital Archive of Spanish Manuscripts and Texts (3 CDs published, I: 1991, 0: 1993, II: 1999, since 2002 online only), General Coordinator of the electronic corpora: Corpus de Referencia del Español in Argentina and Chile, and also of the Spoken Corpus of  Centro-Peninsular Spanish. Director of the Cooperation Project of Argentina and Spain for the Cataloguing of the Foulché-Delbosc Collection in the National Library of the Republic Argentina. Member of the Commission for the Diccionario del Español Medieval (Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften.) Membro del Consiglio Scientifico, Progetto Lingua Italiana Dante Alighieri, Società Dante Alighieri, Italy. Several times Department Chairman in the Universities of Valladolid and Autónoma of Madrid (UAM). Coordinator of the section of Philology in the UAM. Chair of different commissions and juries in universities of several countries and for the Ministries of Education of Egypt, Italy, Spain and Tunisia.

Humboldt Research Award (2004). Corresponding Fellow of the Academia Argentina de Letras (2002). Corresponding Fellow of the Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española (2001). Titular Member ad honorem of the Hispanic Arabic Institute of Culture, honorary member of the Moroccan Association of Comparative Literature. Member of the AATSP since 1970, of different national and international associations and of the Executive Committee of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (1986-88, 1992-1997), former president of the Association of Philological Studies Fontefrida. Honorary President of the Asociación Argentina para la Elaboración del Corpus de Referencia de la Lengua Española Contemporánea. Honorary Citizen of San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Director of Revista Iberoamericana de Lingüística (2012). Member of the Advisory Board of several journals and bodies, such as Studia Hispanica Californiana, Telos, Fundesco, (1986-1996) and Fundación Telefónica (2001-...). Also a member of the Advisory Council of Notas y estudios filológicos, journal of the Associated Centre of the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Open National University) in Pamplona, Spain, of the Anuario del Instituto de Estudios Canarios and of several electronic journals. Spanish Official Representative for the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC).

Visiting Scholar at the International Summer School of Computational Linguistics in Pisa and in the Linguistic Institute of the Linguistic Society of America. Graduated in Language Problems by the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Director of the Research "Public Health in infantile population and language problems", supported by the Research Funds of the Social Security (1983).

Director of the program of Cooperation on Philology and Computers between the Chair of General Linguistics of the UAM and IBM in the Research Center UAM-IBM (1984-1987). Director (1987-1993) of the working group of EUROTRA-SPAIN in Madrid. Managing Director in Madrid of several projects of Computational Linguistics funded by IBM (Sylvia) or the European Union (CRATER, Gramcheck). A permanent member of the Institute of Knowledge Engineering, UAM - IBM.

A scholarship holder from different national and international institutions, among those: Fundación Juan March and Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung.

The author of more than fifty books, among them: Poesía Narrativa Arabe y Epica Hispánica, Madrid (Gredos), Estudios sobre el Pronombre, Madrid (Gredos), El Comentario Lingüístico, Madrid (Cátedra), Reforma y Modernización del Español, Madrid (Cátedra), Literatura Castellana Medieval, Madrid (Cincel), Libro de Alexandre, Estudio y edición, Madrid (Alianza), Introducción a la Lingüística: Historia y Modelos, Madrid (Síntesis), Lingüística Aplicada, in collaboration with J. Sánchez Lobato, Madrid (Síntesis), Informática y Humanidades, Madrid (Gredos), El Comentario Filológico con Apoyo Informático, Madrid (Síntesis), Cantar de Mio Cid, (ed. crítica. versión modernizada, estudio y notas), Madrid (Biblioteca Nueva), Gramática Española, in collaboration with F.J. Satorre & M.L. Viejo, Madrid (Síntesis), Guía de la Gramática de la Lengua Española, in collaboration with Paloma España, Madrid (Espasa), Los retos del español, Frankfurt am Main (Vervuert) - Madrid (Iberoamericana), 2006. Author of chapter 18, "Los cuantificadores: Los numerales", of the Gramática Descriptiva de la Lengua Española, Madrid (Espasa). He has also translated books and papers from English and Portuguese into Spanish and published more than three hundred contributions in scientific journals, collective volumes or Festschrifts in Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, P.R. of China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Spain,Thailand, Switzerland, and the United States of America. He has delivered more than one hundred and fifty papers, read at national and international scientific Meetings, and has taught in more than one hundred and twenty workshops of specialization in different countries.

Current areas of Research and Teaching: Linguistics and Typology, Cultural History of Medieval Spain, History of the Spanish Language and the Romance languages of Roman Africa and Hispania, the Linguistic History of Texas, Historic Rock Art and Semiotics of Rock Art..

He collaborates regularly with Spanish and American (North and South) newspapers and electronic press services, has also published poems and short stories in journals such as Caracola, Papeles de Son Armadans and Idea Viva, and the books of poetry Odysseos, Florence (Cadmo) 1999, and Lectura de su pluma, Madrid (Biblioteca Nueva) 2002. He coordinated programs broadcasted by several radio stations, such as Radio Nacional Argentina and Radio Exterior de España, and has collaborated with a wide range of radio and TV programs, for the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Discovery Channel, Antena3 TV, CNN+, Canal 41 Univisión, or Radio Televisión Española, among several others.

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