Dr Iván García-Álvarez

Senior Lecturer in Linguistics

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  • E: i.garciaalvarez@salford.ac.uk
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Office Times

Wednesdays 1.00pm – 3.00pm.

Biography

I’m a Senior Lecturer in linguistics at the University of Salford, the Programme Leader for the School's undergraduate programmes in Linguistics and English Language, and the School's Director of Postgraduate Research Studies.

I studied linguistics as an undergraduate at University College London and received a Ph.D. in linguistics from Stanford University in 2009. I’m a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a recipient of the Vice-Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award.

Teaching

I teach several modules in our Linguistics and English Language and Linguistics degree programmes, including:

  • The structure of English
  • Meaning in language
  • Semantics
  • Syntax
  • Pragmatics and cognition

Research Interests

My areas of research are semantics, pragmatics, syntax, and their interfaces. In particular, my current research focuses on quantification and exceptives. I’ve supervised postgraduate students on rhetorical questions in Japanese and presentational sentences in English, and I’m keen to supervise postgraduate students working on any of the areas above.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • BA in Linguistics (University College London)
  • RSA/Cambridge DTEFLA
  • MA in Linguistics (Stanford University)
  • PhD in Linguistics (Stanford University)
  • PGCert in Higher Education (University of Salford)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of the Linguistic Association of America
  • Member of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain

Publications

(Forthcoming). Generality and Exception: The Syntax and Semantics of Exceptives. (Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

(2009). 'Model-Theoretic Semantics', in S. Chapman and C. Routledge (eds.), 'Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language', Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp.139-142.

(2009). 'Relevance Theory', in S. Chapman and C. Routledge (eds.), 'Key Ideas in Linguistics and the Philosophy of Language', Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp.193-199.