VI International Conference on Innovation in Philology and Communication Studies


When philologists think outside the box: practical ideas for innovation and research”

VI International Conference on Innovation in Philology and Communication Studies

Saló d’Actes Manuel Sanchis Guarner – Facultat de Filologia, Traducció i Comunicació

Universitat de València

October 25-27 2017

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Certificate of attendance – 25 hours

Message for students

Book of abstracts



Wednesday, October 25

08:30-09:00 Registration
09:00-09:30 Opening ceremony

Dr Andreea Rosca and Dr Francisco Miguel Ivorra Pérez (Conference Convenors); Dr Carles Padilla Carmona (Faculty Dean); Dr Patricia Bou Franch (Director of IULMA), Dr Maria Jesús Martínez Usarralde (Head of the SFPIE); Dr Miguel Martínez López (Head of the Department of English and German Studies)

09:30-10:40 Session 1Chair: Dr Francisca Suau Jiménez

09:30-09:50 – Joaquín Primo Pacheco (University of Valencia)

Exploring sexual identity labels in television series

09:50-10:10 – Javier Ibáñez Ibáñez (University of Valencia)

Programa Fulbright FLTA: una visión personal y profesional desde Pensilvania

10:10-10:30 – Dr Miguel Ángel Candel Mora (Polytechnic University of Valencia)

Post-editing strategies for machine translation output of user generated content

10:30-10:40 – Q&A

10:40- 11:00 Coffee break
11:00-12:30 Workshop 1 ‘Doing research towards a DFD: Bibliographical resources and databases’  (ROOM 01) WORKSHOP IN ENGLISH

Dr Sergio Maruenda Bataller (University of Valencia)

12:30-13:15 Plenary speaker 1Chair: Dr Rosa Giménez Moreno

Dr Victoria Guillén-Nieto (University of Alicante)

Educational Innovation and Plagiarism Detection

13:15-14:05 Session 2Chair: Dr Carmen Piqué Noguera

13:15 – 13: 35 – Dr Rosa Giménez Moreno (University of Valencia)

Who’s speaking please? Variation in the pragmatic meaning of common roles

13:35 – 13:55 – Dr María Luisa Carrió Pastor (Polytechnic University of Valencia)

METOOL: The tagging of rhetorical strategies in scientific texts

13:55 – 14: 05 – Q&A

14:05 – 15:30 Lunch break
15:30-17:30 Workshop 2 ‘The Final Degree Project in English: structure and form’ (ROOM S06) – WORKSHOP IN ENGLISH

Dr Begoña Bellés Fortuño (University of Jaume I)

17:30-18:00 Coffee break
18:00-18:45 Plenary speaker 2Chair: Dr Barry Pennock Speck

Dr Marina Orsini-Jones (Coventry University, UK)

Through the looking glass: An action-research and threshold-concept-informed approach to research in languages and linguistics

18:45 –19:35 Session 3 Chair: Dr Paula Rodríguez Abruñeiras

18:45 – 19:05 – María Clavel Arroitia (Colegio Guadalaviar)

Differentiation in the language teaching context: One size does not fit all

19:05 – 19:25 – Patricia Colin, Ana Castaño Sánchez  & María Asunción Cornelles Company (University of Valencia)

The use of ICTs in the teaching/ learning process in oral presentations in the ESL class

19:25 – 19:35 – Q&A


Thursday, October 26

09:20-10:30 Session 4 – Chair: Joaquín Primo Pacheco

09:20 – 09:40 –Dr Hanna Skorczynska (Polytechnic University of Valencia)

Building a professional online profile: post-graduate students’ pre- and post-instruction perceptions

09:40 – 10:00 – Dr Margarida Castellano i Sanz (Head of CEFIRE Plurilinguism, Conselleria d’Educació, Investigació, Cultura i Esport) & Vicent Roig Estruch (Assessor del CEFIRE Específic de Plurilingüisme)

L’educació plurilingüe del professorat valencià

10:00 – 10:20 – Dr Antonio José Silvestre López & Dr Vicente Beltrán Palanques (University of Jaume I)

Conceptual metaphor as a pedagogical tool to deal with the vocabulary of emotions in higher-education settings

10:20 – 10:30 – Q&A

10:30-11:30 Workshop 3 ‘Brainstorming for research in translation and interpreting’ (ROOM 104) – WORKSHOP IN ENGLISH

Dr José Santaemilia Ruíz (University of Valencia)

11:30-11:50 Coffee break
11:50-12:40 Session 5 – Chair: Joaquín Primo Pacheco

11:50 – 12:10 – Garikoitz Knörr de Santiago (University of Valencia/ E.O.I. Valencia)

Challenges and advances in natural language processing for Basque: from the Translate Facebook app to a corpus-driven analysis of hotel websites

12:10 – 12:30 – Alfonso Sánchez Moya (Complutense University of Madrid)

Investigating discourse in online environments: opportunities, challenges and controversies

12:30 – 12:40 – Q&A

12:40 -13:25 Plenary speaker  3Chair: Dr Carmen Gregori Signes

Miquel Alandete Ballester (Conselleria d’Educació, Investigació, Cultura i Esport)

Teaching in the Big House

14:00-15:30 Lunch break
15:30-16:30 Workshop 4 ‘The oral presentation of your DFD: the icing on the cake’ (ROOM 104)

Dr Jesús Tronch Pérez (University of Valencia)

16:30-16:50 Coffee break
16:50-18:20 Workshop 5 ‘Performing Sentiment Analysis’ (Salón de Actos Manuel Sanchis Guarner) – WORKSHOP IN SPANISH. BRING LAPTOPS WITH WINDOWS 7/LATER VERSIONS OR MAC.

Dr Miguel Fuster Márquez & Dr Carmen Gregori Signes (University of Valencia)

18:20-19:30 Session 6 – Chair: Dr Ana Belén Cabrejas Peñuelas

18:20 – 18:40 – María Asunción Cornelles Company (University of Valencia)

Educational coaching: A powerful tool in an ESL class

18:40 – 19:00 – Dr Ana Sevilla Pavón (University of Valencia)

 Fostering learning through world tales: the “Spanish Language and Culture through Tales around the World” MOOC

19:00 – 19:20 – Dr Beatriz Cerezo Merchán &  Dr Ana Sevilla Pavón  (University of Valencia)

Fomento del espíritu emprendedor en el aula de inglés para fines específicos

19:20 – 19:30 – Q&A


Friday, October 27

09:30-10:15 Plenary speaker 4 Chair: Dr Miguel Fuster Márquez

Dr Pascual Cantos-Gómez (University of Murcia)

Language Impairment in Alzheimer Disease: a Case Study

10:15-11:05 Session 6 – Chair: Dr Paula Rodríguez Abruñeiras

10:15 – 10:35 – Dr Moisés Almela Sánchez (University of Murcia)

The learner as linguist: Using corpora for case study teaching in a semantics course

10:35 – 10:55 – Dr Mike Bilbrough (University of Seville)

Breaking down the communication barrier in the foreign language classroom – a gestural solution.

10:55-11:05 – Q&A

11:05-11:35 Coffee break
11:35 – 12:15 Plenary speaker  5Chair: Dr Carmen Gregori Signes

Dr Michael McCarthy (University of Nottingham, UK)

Spoken grammar 20 years on: where are we now?

12:15-13:00 Plenary speaker  6 Chair: Dr Patricia Bou Franch

Dr Jo Angouri (University of Warwick, UK)

From quantitative/qualitative/mixed to critical research-implications for the  design and  carrying out of empirical studies

13:00-13:30 Closing ceremony

Dr Andreea Rosca and Dr Francisco Miguel Ivorra Pérez (Conference Convenors) & Dr Miguel Fuster Márquez (Conference Secretary)




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