Francisco J. Cortés Rodríguez
I studied English Philology in the University of Granada. In 1994 I completed my doctorate on “Onomasiological Lexicon of English and Spanish Nominalization Affixes” in the University of La Laguna. In 1997 I was appointed Associate Professor of English in this University, and since 2007 I hold a chair in English Language and Linguistics.
My broader research areas cover word-formation, lexical structure, the
interaction between lexis and grammar within functional and cognitive
and diachronic lexicology. I have been the head of various research
funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education and the Regional
Canary Islands (references HUM2005 07651-C02-01, BFF2002 0659,
dealt with the structure of the lexicon and linking mechanisms in Old
I am currently leading a research project entitled “Construction
of a Core
Grammar Spanish-English database within the Lexical Constructional
no. FFI2008-05035-C02-02. This project is coordinated with another one headed by
Mairal at the National University of Distance Education at Madrid, and
part of the Research carried out as part of the Lexicom
Project . The title for the coordinated
research project is “Creating a contrastive English-Spanish
hierarchical networks of linguistic constructions: a study of its
to language teaching and linguistic engineering”.
I am also the representative of the GILGLI Research Group.