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Eliecer Crespo Fernández
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha
Plaza de la Universidad, 302071AlbaceteEspaña
Eliecer Crespo-Fernández, Ph.D. in English Linguistics, Senior lecturer in the Department of Modern Philology, University of Castilla-La Mancha. My research interests focus on the lexical, semantic and pragmatic dimensions of euphemism and dysphemism in different areas of interdiction (sex and death among others) which I have approached from different frameworks like (critical) discourse analysis, applied cognitive semantics and critical metaphor theory. I have recently focused on the persuasive nature of political language, with special attention to the role of metaphor, and the axiological potential of anglicism in discourse.
I have authored five books: Anglicismos sexuales en español. El inglés como recurso eufemístico y disfemísrtuco en la comunicación virtual (2018, Comares, co-authored with Carmen Luján-García), Describing English. A Practical Grammar Course (2016, Grupo Editorial Universitario), Sex in Language. Euphemistic and Dysphemistic Metaphors in Internet Forums (2015, Bloomsbury), El lenguaje de los epitafios (2014, Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha) and El eufemismo y el disfemismo (2007, Universidad de Alicante). I have also edited the collective volumes Discourse Studies in Public Communication (2021, John Benjamins) and Taboo in Discourse. Studies on Attenuation and Offence in Communication (2018, Peter Lang) as well as the special issues entitled Euphemism as a Word Formation Process (2012, co-edited with Denis Jamet, Keith Allan and Kate Burridge) and Current Trends in Persuasive Discourse (2009). I have published a number of book chapters and research articles in major journals such as Journal of Politeness Research, Journal of Language and Politics, Text&Talk, Spanish in Context and Review of Cognitive Linguistics, among others.