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Dr Carmen Rios Garcia

Senior Teaching Associate

Carmen Rios Garcia

Lancaster University

Bowland North



Tel: +44 1524 592667

Career Details

I joined DELC as a Senior Teaching Associate in Spanish in 2011. Prior to this I was a part-time Lecturer in Spanish at Manchester Metropolitan University, a Lecturer in Spanish at Bournemouth University, and a Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University. Following my departure from Northumbria, I worked as a Teaching Fellow in Spanish at the University of Exeter between 2009-2010.


Licenciatura en Filosofía y Letras, Especialidad de Filología Moderna (Inglés), Universidad de Murcia (Spain), 1991.

Modular MA Applied Language Studies, University of Salford, 1995. Dissertation on "Hedges, Discourse Markers, Deixis: Problems in Literary Translation".

PhD Linguistics, University of Manchester, 2002: "The Pragmatics of NP-Anaphora in Spanish Conversation".

MA English Language and Linguistics, Newcastle University, 2010. Dissertation on "Definiteness in L2 English: An On-line Approach to Genericity".


Metropolitan Police Test in Spanish Translation and Interpreting, Institute of Linguists, 2008.

Module 2 of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Lancaster University, 2015.

Current Teaching

SPAN100: Course convenor of First Year Intensive Spanish. Teaching Oral/Aural Skills.

SPAN101: Course convenor of First Year Advanced Spanish. Teaching General and Writing Skills.

DELC215: Course convenor of Language and Identity in France, Germany and Spain. Lectures and seminars on language and identity in the Spanish-speaking world, with a focus on Spain.

SPAN300: Course convenor of Final Year Spanish Oral Skills. Teaching Oral/Aural Skills.

SPAN301: Course convenor of Final Year Spanish Written Skills: Teaching Translation English>Spanish.

DELC310: Year Abroad dissertation.

DELC320: Dissertation supervision.

DELC420: Postgraduate translation project supervision.

DELC423: Course convenor of Introduction to Liaison Interpreting, MA Translation. Teaching Interpreting English<->Spanish.

Research Interests

Pragmatics, sociolinguistics, second language acquisition, interpreting. Legal, medical and literary translation.

Web Links

 Pragmatics and Stylistics Research Group (PaSTY)  http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/groups/pasty/index.htm

Additional Information

Departmental NSS Champion, 2015-2017

Departmental representative, FASS Distance Learning Project Group. Currently developing the Online MA Translation.

Resource Centre Director, 2011-2016

Routes into Languages coordinator, 2013-2016


Membership of Associations

Association of Hispanists of Great Britain and Ireland (AHGBI)

Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB)

National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI) (interim)

Association of Police and Court Interpreters (APCI)

European Legal Interpreters and Translators Association (EULITA)

International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)

Other Interests and Hobbies

World cinema, jogging, meeting friends on quiz

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