Welcome to the SPERTUS Project Website

For several decades now, English grammar has been synonym to the grammar of written English, that is, spoken English has been completely neglected to the benefit of writing. The introduction of new technologies in linguistic research and the compilation of linguistic corpora have facilitated the access to spoken English. In answer to this, SPERTUS intends to focus entirely on the description of modern oral English grammar. [Learn more...]

  • We are pleased to announce that we have received funding from the Autonomous Government of Galicia (Directorate General for Universities) under the following research grant: ED431B 2018/05; for the period 01/01/2019 - 30/11/2020; funding €90,000.
  • ICNICE2018: Pushing English to the limit. Innovation, creativity and communicative negotiation in native and non-native contexts. Facultad de Filología-USC; 14-15 June 2018.
  • We are pleased to announce that our team has received funding from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness for the research project "Conversation in Contemporary English: Innovation, Creativity and Communicative Negotiation in Native and Non-native Contexts": grant FFI2015-64057-P; for the period 01/01/2016 to 31/12/2018; funding: €46,222,20 (co-financed with ERDF funds).