Semaínein is an excellence research group of the PAIDI, formed by an interdisciplinary team whose projects and publications have gained national and international recognition (32 points) and earned several awards. Its main lines of research imply both Theoretical Linguistics (Lexical Semantics, Morphology, Syntax, Pragmatics, Language Variation, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Text Linguistics and Discourse Analysis) and Applied Linguistics (Terminology, Neology, Phraseology, Language Teaching, Clinical Linguistics, Computational and Digital Linguistics, and Forensic Linguistics).
Semantic Relationships and Levels of Language
Syntax and Semantics at Subsentential Level
Foreign Language Teaching Methodologies
Lexical Availability, Language Contact and Variation
Lexicography and Phraseography
Terminology and Specialised Languages
Automatic Processing of Language
Linguistics of Communication and Types of Languages
Interface between Lexicon and Syntax
Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis
Since its constitution in 1995 and the creation of the ILA, the researchers of the group have specialised and gained technical and methodological experience in different fields of Applied and Experimental Linguistics, such as Terminology, Lexicography, Neology, and Corpus Linguistics (Language Industry); Linguistic Consultancy and Style Correction, Language Teaching, Sociolinguistics, Language Variation and Languages for Specific Purposes (Social Communication), and Clinical Linguistics, Computational and Digital Linguistics, and Forensic Linguistics (New Technologies and Language Processing).