Dr. JoAnne Neff van Aertselaer is an Honorary Professor in the Department of English Language and Linguistics at the Complutense University, Madrid. She holds a BA degree in Spanish and English from Indiana University, a Master’s degree in Linguistics from Lancaster University and a PhD in English from the Complutense University. From 1994 to 2000, she was Head of Department of English Language and Linguistics at the Complutense University and Director of the University Language Institute from 2001 to 2009. From 2000 to 2001, she carried out postdoctoral research at the Linguistics Department, University of California at Santa Barbara.
She has been the principal researcher of 5 projects, among them, the Spanish component of the International Corpus of Learner English Project (Louvain) and of the English Profile Network (Cambridge). She has published more than 60 articles on academic English, EFL in Europe, discourse and critical discourse analysis. The most recent is the chapter on “Discourse” in the Cambridge Handbook of Learner Corpus Research, edited by Granger et al, 2015. She has co-edited 4 volumes: Contrastive Pragmatics: Interlanguage and Cross-cultural Perspectives with Martin Pütz (Mouton, 2008); Along the Routes to Power: Explorations of Empowerment through Language, with Martin Pütz and Joshua Fishman (Mouton, 2006); A Pleasure of Life in Words: A Festschrift for Angela Downing, Vol. I y II (Cersa, 2006); and Communicating Ideologies: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Language, Discourse and Social Practice, with Martin Pütz and Teun van Dijk (Peter Lang, 2004. She has also co-edited 7 volumes on women’s studies (Fomento, Madrid) and 8 book reviews.