Universidade de Vigo
Universitat de les Illes Balears

Elena Seoane

Elena Seoane
Associate Professor University of Vigo  |  ViEW Member

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My main interests in ViEW

  • Active / passive variation in academic World Englishes (with Marianne Hundt and Gerold Schneider)
  • Interdisciplinary variation in authorial presence in academic ENL varieties of English (Great Britain, the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Ireland) through the use of self-reference (with Marianne Hundt)
  • Variation in the expression of the perfect in individual varieties of English (with Cristina-Suárez-Gómez)
  • Transnational analysis of the expression of the perfect in World Englishes (with Cristina-Suárez-Gómez)
  • Clausal complementation in World Englishes (with Cristina Suárez-Gómez)
  • Compilation of ICE Gibraltar. Within this project, we are currently working on the compilation of the written component. Data are being retrieved from two sections of the newspapers Gibraltar Chronicle and Panorama: (i) press news reports for the ‘reportage’ section of the ICE, and press editorials for the ‘persuasive writing’ sections (with Cristina-Suárez-Gómez, Lucía Loureiro-Porto and Jennifer Ballantine)

Publications on World Englishes

  • (In preparation) Seoane, Elena. 'The role of cotext and context in the entrenchment of new grammatical markers in World Englishes.'
  • (In preparation) Hundt, Marianne and Elena Seoane. ‘Predicting the use of passive voice across different academic Englishes: a multi-factorial analysis.’
  • (Forthcoming) Seoane, Elena. 'Modelling morphosyntactic variation in World Englishes from a register perspective' Miscelánea
  • (Forthcoming) Seoane, Elena, Cristian Suárez-Gómez and Lucía Loureiro-Porto. " The ICE project looks at Iberia: The International Corpus of Gibraltar English"
  • (Forthcoming) Seoane, Elena and Marianne Hundt. "Styling academic Englishes: authorial presence across disciplines." Journal of English Linguistics.
  • (Forthcoming) Seoane, Elena. 'A Gibraltar in the making: Interview with Dr. Jennifer Ballantine Perera.' Canarian Journal of English Studies 74.
  • (2016) Seoane, Elena. "The perfect in creole-related varieties of English: the case of Jamaican English." In V. Werner, E. Seoane & C. Suárez-Gómez (eds.), Reassessing the Present Perfect. Corpus Studies and Beyond  (Topics in English Linguistics-TiEL91). Mouton de Gruyter, 195-221.
  • (2016). Werner, Valentin, Elena Seoane & Cristina Suárez-Gómez. "Introduction: The present perfect - a re-assessment." In  In V. Werner, E. Seoane & C. Suárez-Gómez (eds.), Reassessing the Present Perfect. Corpus Studies and Beyond. (Topics in English Linguistics-TiEL91). Mouton de Gruyter, 1-19.
  • (2016). Werner, Valentin, Elena Seoane and Cristina Suárez-Gómez (eds.).Reassessing the Present Perfect. Corpus Studies and Beyond (Topics in English Linguistics-TiEL91). Mouton de Gruyter. 
  • (2016).  Seoane, Elena. World Englishes Today. In E. Seoane and C. Suárez-Gómez (eds.). World Englishes: New Theoretical and Methodological Considerations (Varieties of English around the World G57). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins, 1-15.
  • (2016). Seoane, Elena and Cristina Suárez-Gómez (eds.). World Englishes: New Theoretical and Methodological Considerations (Varieties of English around the World G57). Amsterdam and Philadelphia: Benjamins.Reviewed by Pam Peters in English World-Wide 38:2 (2017).
  • (2016) Seoane, Elena. "Telling the true Gibraltarian story: Interview with Gibraltarian writer M.G. Sanchez". Alicante Journal of English Studies 29: 251-258. 
  • (2016). Hundt, Marianne, Gerold Schneider and Elena Seoane "The use of the be-passive in academic Englishes: Local vs global usage in an international language." Corpora 11.1: 29-61.
  • (2015) Suárez-Gómez, Cristina and Elena Seoane (eds.). Englishes Today: Multiple Varieties, Multiple Perspectives. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-8386-3. Reviewed by Ana Lúcia Simões Borges Fonseca, Linguist List, Vol-28-99  ISSN: 1069 - 4875 (Jan 05 2017).
  • (2014). Seoane, Elena. "Exploring variation and change in New Englishes: Diachronic answers to synchronic questions." In Interdisciplinary Approaches to English Studies, ed. by A. Moreno-Álvarez & I. Pérez-Fernández. Palma de Mallorca: Edicions UIB, 209-240.
  • (2014). Suárez-Gómez, Cristina and Elena Seoane “Factors Determining Language Variation in New Englishes: Vernacular Universals versus Contact- induced Change”. In Hopes and Fears: English and American Studies in Spain, ed. by Rosario Arias, Miriam López Rodríguez, Antonio Moreno Ortiz & Chantal Pérez Hernández. Málaga: Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Málaga. ISBN: 978-84-616-6917-2.
  • (2013). Suárez-Gómez, Cristina and Elena Seoane "They have published a new cultural policy that just come out: Competing forms in spoken and written New Englishes". In English corpus linguistics: Variation in time, space and genre, ed. by Kristin Bech & Gisle Andersen. Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, pp. 163-182. 
  • (2013). Seoane, Elena and Cristina Suárez-Gómez "The expression of the perfect in East and South-East Asian Englishes". English World-Wide 34.1: 1-25. 
  • (2012). Seoane, Elena and Cristina Suárez-Gómez"The impact of mode on morphosyntactic variation in Asian New Englishes". In  Sara Martín Alegre, Melissa Moyer, Elisabet Pladevall & Susagna Tubau, eds. At a time of crisis: English and American studies in Spain. Works from the 35th AEDEAN Conference. Barcelona: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 391-398. ISBN-10: 84-695-4273-7. [First author, with Cristina Suárez-Gómez].
  • (2011). Suárez-Gómez, Cristina and Elena Seoane"A transnational approach to south-east Asian Englishes: The case of Singapore and Hong Kong". In A view from the South: Contemporary English and American studies, ed. by José R. Ibáñez Ibáñez & José Francisco Fernández Sánchez. Almería: Editorial Universidad de Almería, 404-411.