Pilar Pérez Ocón is currently a Ph. D. Assistant Professor of Spanish Linguistics at the Castilla-La Mancha University (UCLM) in Ciudad Real, Spain. From 2009 to 2014 she was Adjunct Professor at the National Distance Education University (UNED) in Madrid. From 1996 to 2009 she worked in the Grammatical Archive of Spanish Language at the Cervantes Institute in Madrid. She holds a Ph. D. in Linguistics from the Alcalá University (UAH) in 2008.
Her main areas of research are Spanish syntax, syntax-pragmatic interface, generative grammar, wh- constructions, pied piping phenomena and Spanish grammar teaching. Her latest publications in linguistic journals include articles on the accent in relative words (in Estudios de fonética experimental, with E. Gutiérrez y N. Polo, in press) and lexical constraint phenomena applied to writing teaching (in Lingüística en la Red, with E. Gutiérrez, 2017). Other recent publications include book chapters on free relative constructions (in Las relaciones interoracionales en español, M. V. Pavón, ed., Mouton de Gruyter, with E. Gutiérrez, 2016), the relationship between intonation and evaluation (in Evaluation in Context, L. Alba-Juez y G. Thompson, eds., John Benjamins, with V. Escandell y V. Marrero, 2014), the evaluative function in interrogatives (in Actas del XVI Congreso Internacional ALFAL, Universidad de Alcalá, 2011), procedural mismatches in interrogatives (in Actas del XII Congreso Internacional de Lingüística General, Universidad de Alcalá, in press) and pied piping (in El movimiento de constituyentes, J. M. Brucart y A. J. Gallego, eds., Visor, 2012).
She has participated in funded research projects on evaluation on different text types (FUNDETT, headed by L. Alba Juez) and interpretative/procedural mismatches (SPYCE, headed by M. Leonetti, and SPIRIM, headed by V. Escandell).