Alfonso Sánchez-Moya

Alfonso Sánchez-Moya
Complutense University of Madrid | UCM · Department of English Studies: Linguistics and Literature

PhD

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Introduction
My research interests are influenced by several fields. As a discourse analyst, the most prominent driving forces in my scholarly work are connected with discourse (in digital contexts in most cases) and social phenomena (especially those in which power imbalances occur). I have used corpus linguistics and sentiment analysis software together with qualitative explorations of textual data. I am currently working on the discursive construction of undocumented immigrants in the US.
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - present
Harvard University
Position
  • PostDoc Position
October 2018 - August 2019
Nebrija Universidad
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2014 - September 2018
Complutense University of Madrid
Position
  • Predoctoral contract
Education
October 2014 - September 2015
Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Field of study
  • Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language
September 2014 - November 2018
Complutense Madrid | VU Amsterdam
Field of study
  • Discourse Studies, Online Communication, Intimate Partner Violence
September 2012 - September 2013
Lancaster University
Field of study
  • Discourse Studies

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Publications (12)
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This essay sets out to compare discourse features and communicative practices in the use of textese in Whatsapp across two different generations. Textese, and other ways of online writing, has been associated with plenty of voices expressing a concern for the way young people adopted this practice (Humphrys, 2007 and Sutherland, 2002). This prompte...
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This paper seeks to contribute to the recent academic study of WhatsApp, the instant messaging (IM) tool that enables people to communicate in a multimodal way mainly via their smartphones and which has impressively become a core form of communication in many social communities (Church & Oliveira, 2013; Sultan, 2014). This study presents research o...
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WhatsApp groups have become a popular way of communication among relatives, colleagues, friends and acquaintances regardless of different backgrounds, such as culture, education or age. When conveyed in digital settings, humour is usually evoked through multimodal elements that can modify the illocutionary force of the text or send complete hilario...
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Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is undoubtedly one of the most worrying concerns in today's global societies. Due to the many intertwined factors that explain the persistence of this reality among people from all sorts of backgrounds, finding a uniform strategy to cope with this social issue is far from unproblematic. In this study, I contribute to...
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Digitally-mediated communication is one of the most rapidly growing areas within the field of applied linguistics (Napoli 2018 ; Bou-Franch & Garcés-Conejos Blitvich 2019). Compared to widely investigated digital media such as Facebook, less attention has been paid to the discourse generated in WhatsApp (Calero-Vaquera 2014). Similarly, there is a...
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This paper is part of the work carried out in the funded research project Stance and subjectivity in discourse: towards an integrated model of the analysis of epistemicity, effectivity, evaluation and intersubjectivity from a critical discourse perspective (PGC2018-095798-B-I00).In this paper we propose a protocol for the annotation of evaluative s...
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Despite its ubiquity, Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is still under-researched from a Critical Discourse Studies (CDS) perspective. Thus, this paper investigates the discourse of women survivors of IPV focusing on a corpus-driven examination of the data. This is done after applying the text-analysis software tool LIWC (Linguistic In-quiry and Word...
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This study seeks to explore the wide range of strategies that online users employ to express their linguistic support in computer-mediated-communication environments. Based on a purely semantic definition of the term support, this research puts forward a taxonomy containing several strategies by means of which support can be discursively transmitte...
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La instrucción escrita es posiblemente la tipología discursiva menos estudiada por la literatura sobre lingüística textual y aplicada, a pesar de su importancia en la enseñanza-aprendizaje de lenguas. La investigación que se presenta ofrece los resultados del análisis discursivo de un corpus de instrucciones procedentes de una muestra de seis manua...

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The main goal is the development of an integrated framework for the analysis of stance and inter/subjectivity in discourse from a critical discourse analytical perspective. Title: Stance and Subjectivity in Discourse: Towards an Integrated Framework for the Analysis of Epistemicity, Effectivity, Evaluation and Inter/Subjectivity from a Critical Discourse Perspective Acronym: STANCEDISC Reference: PGC2018-095798-B-I00 Funding entity: Proyectos de I+D de Generación de Conocimiento, Agencia Estatal de Investigación, Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades.
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FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS The Department of English Studies: Linguistics and Literature of the Complutense University of Madrid is pleased to announce the International Conference on Evidentiality and Modality 2018 (ICEM’18), which will take place at the Facultad de Filología, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 19-22 September 2018. ICEM’18 invites you to submit abstracts for the general session (papers or posters) and also welcomes proposals for theme sessions. The conference aims to cover a wide range of research concerning the domains of evidentiality and modality, with special interest in empirical work, discourse-pragmatic perspectives and cross-linguistic studies. Some proposed research areas include: - Epistemicity: relation between evidentiality and epistemic modality - Cross-linguistic and typological studies on evidentiality - Corpus-based studies on evidentiality and/or epistemic modality - Evidential lexical units and constructions and their relation to evidential grammatical markers - Types of evidentiality: direct vs. Indirect - Reported speech and reportative evidentiality - Epistemic stance and inter/subjectivity in discourse - Interactional approaches to evidentiality and/or epistemic modality - Epistemic vigilance A selection of papers based on contributions presented in this conference will be published in a special issue of an international journal and/or a prestigious academic publisher. PLENARY SPEAKERS Kasper Boye (University of Copenhagen) Nicolas Tournadre (University of Aix-Marseille) Gabriele Diewald (University of Hannover) GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION: GENERAL SESSION PAPERS AND POSTERS Paper presentations will be allowed 20 minutes, plus 10 minutes for questions and discussion. There will also be a poster session. The language of the conference for the plenaries and the general session is English. An anonymous copy of your abstract (max. 500 words, excl. references), in Word or PDF format, should be submitted via email to: icem18@ucm.es Please include your name, affiliation and contact details in the text of the e-mail message. Participants may submit abstracts for no more than one single-authored paper and one joint-authored paper. All abstracts will be double-blind peer-reviewed. They should include research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION: THEME SESSIONS Proposals for theme sessions should include the name(s) of the convenor(s), title and a 1000-word description of the topic (see instructions for paper abstracts above), and a list of participants, including 300 word abstracts of their papers. Theme convenors are encouraged to distribute an open call for papers on the Linguist List, or other distribution lists. The theme sessions will consist of a maximum of 10 slots, each with the same time format as the general sessions papers (20 min. + 10 min. discussion). Each theme session should include an introductory paper by a keynote speaker, and an additional 30-minute slot for final discussion on the topic, further issues and questions for future research. The languages for the theme sessions may be any European languages. Proposals should be sent by e-mail to: icem18@ucm.es Deadline for submission of proposals: 15 March 2018. Theme session organisers will be notified by 30 April. KEY DATES AND INFORMATION Abstract submission deadline: 15 March 2018 Notification of acceptance: 7 May 2018 Early bird registration opens: 8 May 2018 Registration (full fee): 1 July 2018 Registration closes: 20 September 2018 Conference dates: 19-22 September 2018 REGISTRATION Conference fees (including coffee breaks, wi-fi access, and a conference pack): (a) Early bird registration (from 8 May to 30 June 2018): - Regular participants: 150 Euros - Students (with valid ID): 70 Euros (b) Late registration: - Regular participants: 180 Euros - Students (with valid ID): 100 Euros ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Marta Carretero (Chair) Elena Domínguez Romero (Secretary) M. Victoria Martín de la Rosa (Treasurer) Jorge Arús Hita Yolanda Berdasco Gancedo Karlos Cid Abasolo Laura Hidalgo Downing Julia Lavid López Carmen Maíz Arévalo Juana I. Marín Arrese M. Ángeles Martínez Alfonso Sánchez Moya Sarah Schlemmer Juan Rafael Zamorano Mansilla CONTACT E-mail: icem18@ucm.es ICEM’18 Organizing committee Departamento de Filología Inglesa I Facultad de Filología Universidad Complutense de Madrid Ciudad Universitaria, s/n E-28040 Madrid Spain
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My PhD thesis seeks to explore a social problem which, despite relative improvement & more awareness in recent years, still deserves urgent attention: intimate partner violence (IPV). In short, I am exploring the discourse of women who have experienced IPV in their lives and paying attention to, inter alia, the discursive strategies used to represent the perpetrator. I am working under the supervision of Professor Juana I. Marín-Arrese (Complutense Madrid). I am also working with Professor Alan Cienki (VU Amsterdam) in the attempt to pursue a joint PhD programme. My thesis is likely to be defended in Amsterdam, September 2018.