I work as a Full Professor of English Language and Linguistics at the
University of Santiago de Compostela. I studied English Philology in Santiago (1988-1993) and specialized in English Linguistics at the same university on a grant by the Spanish MInistry of
Education and Science.
In 1993 I completed my doctorade. The title of my thesis was ‘On so-called
appositive structures in English’. In 1996 I was appointed Associate Professor of English in Santiago de Compostela and since December 2007 I hold the chair in English Language and
My published work started with follow-ups to my thesis (so it involved work
on the notion of apposition) but soon morphed into psycholinguistic issues, such as the processing of empty infinitival subjects, relative clauses and agreement. In essence, I am equally
interested in grammar and processing. Right now, both the grammar and the processing of agreement and the relationship between grammars and parsers occupy most of my time.