The research group ‘English Applied Linguistics’ was founded in the year 1995 by some members of the Department of English at the University of Málaga sharing some scholarly interest in English for Specific Purposes, from the synchronic description of specialized genres as a vehicle of communication to more theoretical approaches to the teaching of English as a foreign language. In the year 1997, the unit progressively developed a growing interest in English Historical Linguistics, Old and Middle English in particular, either synchronically and diachronically. This field of research eventually derived in the adoption of other side areas like Manuscript Studies, on the one hand, and Corpus Linguistics, on the other. Some members have also initiated an alternative line of research on Stylometry and Authorship Attribution, non-traditional approaches in particular.

The unit has been responsible for the following research projects:

As a result of the editorial activity of the unit in the field on Middle English unedited Fachprosa with the electronic edition of a number of Hunterian and Wellcome manuscripts, Drs. Antonio Miranda and Santiago González Fernández-Corugedo have become the general editors of The Late Middle English Texts series, published by Peter Lang Verlag.


Departamento de Filología Inglesa, Francesa y Alemana | Facultad de Filosofía y Letras | Universidad de Málaga