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As a novelty of this year’s ASYRAS Conference we will include our workshop, which used to be biennial, on the first day of the event (29th May 2024). This workshop aims to provide young and potential researchers of English studies with tools to help them advance in their academic careers.

Javier Ruano-García, “Publish or Perish? Some advice to deal with academic publishing during your PhD (and beyond)”

Our keynote speaker in this workshop will be Dr. Javier Ruano-García (University of Salamanca), the first president of ASYRAS. Javier Ruano García is an Associate Professor at the University of Salamanca, teaching courses on the History of the English Language, Historical Linguistic Variation, Dialect Phonology, and Academic Writing. His research focuses on historical dialectology, sociolinguistics, historical dialect lexicography, and corpus linguistics. He authored «Early Modern Northern English Lexis: A Literary Corpus-Based Study» (2010) and edited «White Kennett’s Etymological Collections of English Words and Provincial Expressions» (2018) for Oxford University Press. He is also the PI of the research group DING, which created The Salamanca Corpus, the first digital archive of historical English dialect texts. Besides his lifelong interest and fascination with why and how language varies, Javier is keen on indie gigs, travelling, running, pop art, practising yoga, and reading detective stories like Cormoran Strike’s adventures.

Workshop Round Table

Moreover, this workshop will include a round table with some of the association’s founders of the University of Salamanca: Dr Javier Ruano García, Dr Blanca García Riaza, Dr Miriam Borham Puyal and Dr Pedro Álvarez Mosquera. They will explore the origins of ASYRAS in 2007 as a postgraduate organization, which they created alongside Irene Pagola Montoya, María Jesús Fernández Gil, María José Díez García and Santiago Bautista Martín.