Department: Estudios Ingleses: Lingüística y Literatura

Faculty: Filología

Area: English Philology

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


Doctor by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with the thesis El sistema dialogal en los "Canterbury Tales" 2001. Supervised by Dr. Ana Pinto Muñoz.

Carmen Maíz-Arévalo obtained her PhD in English Linguistics in 2001. She has worked at the department of English Linguistics at the Complutense University of Madrid since 2006, where she currently holds a position of Associate Professor. She teaches Pragmatics, TEFL Methodology and Intercultural Studies, among other things. With regard to her research interests, her fields are pragmatics, intercultural pragmatics and computer-mediated communication, with a special focus on (im)politeness and humour. She has published many articles and given numerous talks in national and international conferences in these fields. Her most recent research includes articles in the Journal of Pragmatics, Journal of Politeness Research, Internet Pragmatics and Computer Assisted Language Learning, among others. Besides her research and teaching, Carmen Maíz-Arévalo has also worked for years as teacher trainer, giving a great number of courses in different universities. She also collaborates as a reviewer in the scientific board of different journals connected with pragmatics and EFL teaching such as the Journal of Pragmatics, Gist Journal of Education, Language Resources and Evaluation, Sage Open or the Journal of Politeness Research, among others. Currently, she is the Academic Head of the Centre of Modern Languages at the University Complutense of Madrid and has recently been elected as the convenor of the pannel in language acquisiton at the Spanish Association of Corpus Linguistics (AELINCO).