Received the Extraordinary PhD Award, Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, University of Santiago de Compostela.
Received the 1996 Award for Research in the Humanities from the Regional Government of Galicia.
26 December 2001 - 16 March 2005:
Appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Education as the President of the National Committee for the Assessment of Research on Languages and Linguistics ('Comisión Nacional Evaluadora de la Actividad Investigadora').
27 July 2006:
Awarded a Fellowship by the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Regional Government of Galicia (Directorate General for Scientific and Technological Promotion, grant no. 2006/19; 34.000 euros) for one year's research leave.
1 January 2012 - 31 May 2016:
Appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (Directorate General for Research, Development and Innovation) to coordinate the assessment of research projects submitted to the National
Research Plan (areas covered: English Language and Literature, Modern Languages
and Literatures, Translation).
7 November 2016 onwards:
Coordinator, Inter-university Master in Advanced English Studies and Its Applications (IMAES, Universities of Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña and Vigo).
--01/01/2005 - 31/12/2013: Associate Editor, Atlantis. Official Journal of the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies.
--05/09/2005 - 20/09/2013: Editor-in-Chief of Folia Linguistica, the peer-reviewed journal of the Societas Linguistica Europaea published by Mouton de Gruyter.
--1998 onwards: member of the Advisory Board, Complutense Journal of English Studies (Estudios Ingleses de la Universidad Complutense).
I have reviewed widely for journals and presses as well as vetted abstracts for a number of conferences. Between 2000 and 2010 I was a member of the Scientific Committee of the SLE (Societas Linguistica Europaea); I am also on the Editorial Boards of Archivio Glottologico Italiano (Società di Linguistica Italiana), ES (English Studies) (Universidad de Valladolid); Folia Linguistica; Iberia. An International Journal of Theoretical Linguistics; Journal of English Studies (Universidad de La Rioja); Miscelánea. A Journal of English and American Studies (Universidad de Zaragoza); Odisea. Revista de Estudios Ingleses (Universidad de Almería); Revista de Lenguas para Fines Específicos (Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria); SEDERI Yearbook (Official Journal of the Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies); SELIM (Journal of the Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature).
Member of the following scientific associations:
Academy of Europe, ESSE (European Society for the Study of English), ISLE (International Society for the Linguistics of English), LSA (Linguistic Society of America), SLE (Societas Linguistica Europaea), AEDEAN (Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies), AESLA (Spanish Association for Applied Linguistics), AELINCO (Spanish Association for Corpus Linguistics), SEDERI (Spanish and Portuguese Society for English Renaissance Studies), SeL (Sociedad Española de Lingüística), SELIM (Spanish Society for Medieval English Language and Literature).
Positive research assessments received (Spanish Ministry of Education, Comisión Nacional Evaluadora de la Actividad Investigadora):
Six (1977-1982, 1983-1988, 1989-1994, 1995-2000, 2001-2006, 2007-2012).