The Doctorate in Advanced English Studies: Languages and Cultures in Contact provides an in-depth study of English and tries to apply the results to English language teaching.

The Doctorate in Advanced English Studies: Languages and Cultures in Contact at the University of Salamanca supports the notion of specialised knowledge of the English language, literature and culture. Different studies aim to provide out a more in-depth understanding of the relationship between the language and society, and to find formulas to improve language learning.

Paula Schintu is pursuing a doctoral thesis on the dialect spoken in Derbyshire, specifically a diachronic study from a sociolinguistic perspective spanning the XIX and XX centuries.

The challenge to better understand the English language

 

Another student, Elisa Perez Garcia, is working on applied linguistics to English language teaching. “I want to see if English students can deal with the emotional language, if they are capable of expressing their emotions, working with the language function to express themselves, and if this contributes toward enhancing their motivation when it comes to learning English”, she stated.

The challenge to better understand the English language

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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