I am a linguistics researcher/lecturer at Universidad de Sevilla, Facultad de Filología, where I work at the English Department. I'm currently teaching intermediate ESL to undergraduate students. I am also teaching a couple of online intermediate ESL courses to faculty members of other departments at the University of Seville.
I am also an active researcher at the department. My main area of expertise is theoretical (Generative) and comparative linguistics, and I specialize in syntax, morphology, argument structure and lexical semantics. Spanish, English and the Amerindian language Hiaki (Yaqui) have been so far the central languages in my research, but as a student, researcher, teacher and supervisor, I've come to know many interesting aspects of many other languages. And as an MA and Ph.D. student and teacher, I've been fascinated by other areas of language including its social aspects, its sounds and its evolution -both the biological evolution of language and the history of languages such as English and Spanish. I feel very lucky to work in such an exciting field.
I hold a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Arizona, Department of Linguistics, where I graduated in May 2010. If you'd like to read my dissertation on the different ways in which languages may express causation, it is available in the following link Contrasting causatives: A minimalist approach.
During my PhD years and my time as an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the Universidad de Sonora, Letras y Lingüística, México I had the opportunity to do research on the Uto-Aztecan language Hiaki (Yaqui) - an SOV language spoken in Sonora, Mexico, and Arizona, USA. If you'd like to read a bit more on the syntax of this pretty language, you may find some papers in my 'publications' section.