Department: Estudios Ingleses: Lingüística y Literatura

Faculty: Filología

Centre/Institute: Instituto Universitario de Lenguas Modernas y Traductores (IULMyT)

Area: English Philology

Research group: Discurso y comunicación en lengua inglesa: estudios de lingüística cognitiva y funcional


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Doctor by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with the thesis La pasiva en inglés un estudio funcional-tipológico 1992. Supervised by Dr. Enrique Bernárdez.

Dr. Juana I. Marín-Arrese is Full Professor of English Linguistics in the Department of English Studies: Linguistics and Literature at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. As part of her academic service, she has been Adviser to the Vice-Rector for the European Higher Education Area, from December 2008 to April 2011. She was also Coordinator of the Master’s programme, Master en Lingüística Inglesa: Nuevas Aplicaciones y Comunicación Internacional, during the academic years 2006-2007 to 2009-2010. Dr. Marín was Head of the Department of English Philology I from February 2007 to December 2008. Dr. Marín holds a PhD in English Philology (English Language and Linguistics), with Outstanding Doctoral Award (academic year 1991-92), from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, and a Master of Arts in Linguistics for English Language Teaching, from the University of Lancaster (UK). She was awarded the Fleming Award, Ministerio de Educación y Ciencia-British Council, 1984-1985, and the Fulbright/Hays Scholarship, Comisión de Intercambio Cultural entre España y los Estados Unidos de América, 1988-1989. Her main research interests involve the fields of discourse, semantics and pragmatics, with specific interest in cognitive linguistics, critical discourse studies and cross-linguistic studies. Her recent research focuses on stancetaking and the expression of subjectivity and inter-subjectivity in discourse, and more specifically on the domains of evidentiality and modality. She has also carried out research on transitivity and voice, the middle domain, passive and impersonal constructions in Spanish and English. Her research interests also include studies on metaphor and metonymy, and humour studies. Dr. Marín has published extensively in various journals and collective volumes, and has contributed papers to over a hundred international conferences. Recent publications include papers in international journals (Discourse Studies 2015; Critical Discourse Studies 2015; Belgian Journal of Linguistics 2015), chapters in collective volumes (John Benjamins 2017; Peter Lang 2017; Routledge 2016; John Wiley 2015; Mouton de Gruyter 2013), and edited books (John Benjamins 2017; Peter Lang 2017; Belgian Journal of Linguistics 2015; Mouton de Gruyter 2013). Dr. Marín is coordinator and leading researcher of the UCM research group Discourse and Communication in English: Cognitive and Functional Perspectives(930160) ( She has been principal investigator in the project The expression of evidentiality and modality in English and other European languages: Crosslinguistic perspectives (EUROEVIDMOD) (FFI2011-23181) (, and in other related research projects on evidentiality (BFF2000-0699-C02-02), subjectivity (PR34/07-15798), and discourse and genre (06/HSE/0272/2004). She has been and is currently a research member in a number of other research projects: FFI2015-65474-P; FFI2014-59110-P; 05817/PHCS/07; HUM2005-08221-C02-01/FILO; BFF2003-07300; BFF2000-0934; PS/94-0014; PS/91-0026. Dr. Marín is member of the scientific committee or advisory board in a number of refereed journals, and has served as reviewer in miscellaneous journals indexed in JCR and similar journal rankings. She has been convenor of two international conferences on evidentiality and modality, Fourth International Conference on Modality in English (ModE4), September 2010, and the International Conference on Evidentiality and Modality in European Languages (EMEL’14), October 2014.