Ana Isabel Moreno Fernández


  • Departamento de Filología Moderna, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras, Campus de Vegazana, s/n24071LeónEspaña

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Campos científicos de interés

  • Enseñanza de lenguas y diseño curricular
  • Lenguas para fines específicos
  • Análisis del discurso
  • Lingüística de corpus, computacional e ingeniería lingüística

Palabras clave de la investigación desarrollada

  • English for academic purposes
  • Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics
  • Academic Writing in English
  • Intercultural Rhetoric (Spanish-English)
  • Needs Analysis for Academic Writing Courses
  • corpus linguistics
  • Genre analysis
  • Evaluation in Discourse
  • Metadiscourse
  • Linguistic Ethnography

Palabras clave de la transferencia del conocimiento desarrollada

  • The Exemplary Empirical Research Articles in English and Spanish (EXEMPRARES) Corpus is in progress


Current Position 
Professor of English Philology, Department of Filología Moderna at the University of León (Spain).

PhD (English Philology, with Distinction), Universidad. de León, 1995;  MA (English Philology, with Distinction), Universidad de León, 1992;  BA (English-Germanic Philology), Universidad de Salamanca, 1990;  Diploma (Teacher Training in English and Spanish), Universidad de León, 1986. 

With 4 accredited research sexenios, she has over 50 scientific publications. Most scientific articles are in top international SCCI journals in her field (e.g. English for Specific Purposes, English for Academic Purposes, TextandTalk). Many of her book chapters have appeared in collective volumes published by prestigious publishing houses (e.g. John Benjamins, De Gruyter; Palgrave MacMillan, Peter Lang, Rodopi). She has presented papers at over 60 conferences (26 international); been an invited plenary speaker at 7 conferences (3 international) and organized 5 panels (3 international). She has held research appointments at prestigious centres (e.g. University of Birmingham, UK; University of Michigan, USA; Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences at the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). Her major research concerns are to explore the transfer of Spanish scholars’ rhetorical and stylistic habits when writing for publication in English-medium scientific journals. This will help develop useful pedagogic resources from an intercultural perspective to overcome some of the writing obstacles faced in the publication process.

Research management
She has been the Director of the Spanish Team for Intercultural Studies of Academic Discourse (ENEIDA) Research Group, consisting of over 12 researchers from one Spanish research-only institution (the CSIC), four Spanish universities (Universidad de León, Universidad de La Laguna, Universitat Jaume I and Universidad de Zaragoza) and three foreign universities (The University of London, The University of Michigan and the Open University) (2010-2017). She has been the Deputy Head of department, the Coordinator of its Quality Doctoral Program (2005-06) and The AESLA Conference organizer (2001). 

With over 30 years teaching experience, her undergraduate courses have been in English for General, Specific and Academic Purposes from intermediate to proficiency levels, Pragmatics and Discourse analysis, Advanced English Grammar. Her postgraduate teaching has included courses in Discourse Analysis for Language Teaching and Research Writing for Publication Purposes. Her doctoral teaching has been in Cohesion in English and Research Methods in English-Spanish Contrastive Rhetoric. She currently teaches English for Academic Purposes and English for General Academic Purposes to undergraduates; an MA course in Discourse Analysis to students of the Master’s in Teacher Training; and a writing course in English for Publication to PhD students and teaching staff at the University of León. She has supervised 2 PhD students to completion, and over 10 MA and 5 BA dissertations. 

Note: She was the coordinator of the successful 2001 AESLA Conference in León :-)