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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).

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Professor of General Linguistics (1995), Humboldt Scholarship Holder (Heidelberg, 1991-92), Gastprofessor (Saarbrücken, 1997-2009) and Guest Professor in other universities abroad, his 188 publications in high-impact academic journals and prestigious publishers –on Semantics, Lexicology, Lexicography, Terminology, Linguistic Historiography and Language Variation– earned him some academic awards (eg. Conde de Cartagena (RAE) and UCA Research Excellence Award). Dr. Casas is the director of research group Semaínein and Institut of Applied Linguistics (ILA), has directed numerous doctoral theses, projects and contracts, and gained recognition for his quality research and transfer of knowledge.

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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
Text Linguistics
Linguistics of Communication and Types of Languages
Interface between Lexicon and Syntax
Clinical Linguistics
Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis
Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Historiography
Forensic Linguistics


Representative publications

1. "Conceptual relationships and their methodological representation in an dictionary of terminological uses of lexical semantics" Casas Gómez, Miguel Fachsprache. Journal of Professional and Scientific Communication   (2020) Vol: XLII, 1-2. Pgs: 2-26
2. “Aproximación teórico-práctica al procesamiento lingüístico de neologismos léxicos“  (Theoretical-practical approach to the linguistic processing of lexical neologisms: A theoretical and practical approach to the linguistic) Varo Varo, Carmen Revista Signos. Estudios de lingüística. 2013. Vol. 46. Núm. 81. Pgs. 132-152.
3. “La enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras con fines profesionales y académicos” ("Teaching foreign languages ​​for professional and academic purposes") 105209/rev_CLAC.2013.v53.41650 Rodríguez-Piñero Alcalá, Ana Isabel Revista del Círculo de Lingüística Aplicada a la Comunicación. 2013. Vol. 53. Pgs. 54-94.
4. “Neology and cognition”, “Studies on Lexical Availability: The Current Situation and some Future Prospects“, "Specialised communication and language teaching for specific purposes” Díaz Hormigo, María Tadea y Varo Varo, Carmen; Fernández Smith, Gérard, Sánchez-Saus Laserna, Marta y Escoriza Morera, Luis; Rodríguez-Piñero Alcalá, Ana Isabel y García Antuña, María Eizaga, Bárbara (ed.). Studies in Linguistics and Cognition. Linguistics Insights: Studies in Language and Communication. 2012. Vol. 158. Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang. Pgs. 15-34, 35-57 y 249-274.
5. “The influence of the degree of formality on lexical variation in Spanish” Escoriza Morera, Luis Spanish in Context. 2015. Vol: 12. Núm: 2. Pgs. 199-220.

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Technology Expertise

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).