Professor Maria J Arche PhD

Professor of Linguistics & Spanish, Director of the Centre for Research & Enterprise in Language

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Maria J Arche

Professor Maria J Arche

Professor of Linguistics & Spanish, Director of the Centre for Research & Enterprise in Language


Professor María J Arche is Professor in Linguistics and Director of the Centre for Research & Enterprise in Language (CREL). She obtained a PhD in Theoretical Linguistics & Language Acquisition under the supervision of Tim Stowell (University California Los Angeles) and Violeta Demonte (Autonomous University of Madrid). Based on her doctoral dissertation she published the monograph Individuals in Time: Tense, aspect and the individual/stage distinction, in the collection Linguistics Today, John Benjamins Publishing (Amsterdam/Philadelphia) in 2006.

She was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Southampton funded by the UK Economic and Social Research Council and has been a visiting scholar at the Universities of California Los Angeles, Massachusetts Amherst, Groningen and Tromsø as well as part of several research projects. She is currently the Principal Investigator of an international team that has been awarded a theme-group fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

Her research falls within the syntax-semantics interface focusing on Tense, Aspect, Argument Structure and copular verbs. She has studied these topics in the grammar of Spanish and has also investigated their crosslinguistic variation and acquisition.

Recent works include the edition of a Special Issue for the journal Natural Language and Linguistic Theory  Arche, M.J. (ed.) 2014. Aspect across languages: semantic primitives, morpho-syntactic representation and the limits of cross-linguistic variation and Arche, M.J.,A. Fábregas and R. Marín (eds.) 2019. The Grammar of Copulas Across Languages, published by Oxford University Press in its collection of Theoretical Linguistics. These works comprise both extensive empirical data (from 17 and 12 languages respectively) and detailed theoretical analyses with consequences that go beyond the main topics of the works.

Responsibilities within the university

Awards

Erasmus + Scheme, University of Groningen. 2018

As Principal Investigator

  • 2021-2022 Accessible Tool for Language Assessment at Schools (ATLAS)
    Theme-Group Fellowship, Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Lorentz Centre.
  • 2018-2019 Tense as a clinical marker, University of Greenwich Competitive Round
  • 2014-2015 Copulas across languages, University of Greenwich Competitive Round
  • 2011-2014 The morpho-syntax of adjectives, University of Greenwich Competitive Round

As Project member and beneficiary in different roles

  • 2014-2017 Grasping Meaning across Languages and Learners (GraMALL), Dutch NWO
  • Workgroup Leader, Grammar tools and Perspective Taking
  • 2013-2015 Semantic and procedural content of Spanish categories, Spanish Ministry of Economy

PhD scholarships

  • 2017 50% University of Greenwich 50% University of Groningen
  • 2012 University of Greenwich

Recognition

Professor Maria J Arche was elected to the national committees of Linguistics in Education in 2018 and of Language Analysis in Schools: Education & Research in 2019. She is a commissioned member for the Spanish Research Agency, and has read for the journals Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Syntax, Second Language Research, Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, Journal of Linguistics, and The Linguistic Review.

Invited talks and Interviews

  • Invited talk Arche, M.J. 2014. On Perfective but incomplete situations. SOAS, 18th November. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zXJtPW6fYs
  • Interview Arche, M.J. 2013. The construction of viewpoint aspect. Faculti Media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O92PeHW09vk
  • Invited talk at the Department of Linguistics of the University of California San Diego: Arche, M.J. 2012. The construction of viewpoint aspect: cooling 'aspect clashes' down, 25 April 2012.

Conference and workshop organization

  • Lead organizer of international conference series: Workshop of Aspect and Argument Structure of Adjectives & Participles (2014, 2016, 2018, 2020).
  • Co-organizer of Tenselessness (2017, 2019) in collaboration with colleagues from University of Lisbon.
  • Organizer Syntax of Tense Day 2018, 2019
  • Main Organizer of the "Copulas Across Languages", celebrated in Greenwich, 18&19 June 2015: http://www.gre.ac.uk/copulas
  • Organizer of the peer-reviewed panel "Aspect across Languages" within the Chronos X conference, taken place in Aston University, Birmingham April 2011.

Referee and consultancy

  • Invited Visiting Scholar, University Massachusetts at Amherst, 2011; University of Groningen 2018
  • Selected representative of the UK Committee for Linguistics in Education CLiE, (LAGB & BAAL); 2018-
  • Selected committee member of UK Language Analysis in Schools: Education and Research LASER; 2019-
  • Commissioned member of the National Research Agency of Spain (2019, 2021)
  • Permanent Commissioned member of the international conference on acquisition of Romance languages The Romance Turn
  • Reviewer for ESRC, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Syntax, Journal of Linguistics, Second Language Research, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, The Linguistic Review, Journal of Child Language, Child Language Teaching & Therapy, Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, a.o.
  • Referee for the UK Economic and Social Research Council
  • Referee for journal Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
  • Referee for journal Syntax
  • Referee for journal Second Language Research
  • Referee for journal Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism
  • Referee for Journal of Linguistics
  • Referee for The Linguistic Review
  • Member of editorial board of the series Studies in Instructed Second Language Acquisition: Bloomsbury Publishing Company
  • Committee member of the international conference Romance Turn (conference on generativist studies on language acquisition).
  • External PhD Examiner, Cristina Sanchez Marco, University Pompeu Fabra. Tracing the development of Spanish Participial constructions. 2012.
  • Committee member for European PhD of Raquel González Rodríguez (2008, Complutensis University of Madrid)
  • Committee member for European PhD of Maria Angeles Cano (2013, Autonomous University of Madrid, University of Tromsø).
  • Invited professor, University of Tromsø, Summer course on Aspect across languages and linguistic schools, September 2019
  • Invited Visiting Scholar, University Massachusetts at Amherst, 2011
  • External examiner for PhD examinations (Spain, Norway, UK)
  • External examiner for the postgraduate provision in Linguistics, Manchester University; 2020-
  • External examiner for the Undergraduate provision in Linguistics, Roehampton University; 2019-
  • Selected representative of the UK Committee for Linguistics in Education CLiE, (LAGB & BAAL); 2018-
  • Selected committee member of UK Language Analysis in Schools: Education and Research LASER; 2019-
  • Commissioned member of the National Research Agency of Spain (2019)
  • Reviewer for ESRC, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Syntax, Journal of Linguistics, Second Language Research, Studies in Second Language Acquisition, The Linguistic Review, Journal of Child Language, Child Language Teaching & Therapy, Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism, a.o.

Research / Scholarly interests

Arche's research focuses on the grammar of Tense, Aspect, copular verbs and their acquisition in a second language. She has worked on these topics as a sole author and in collaboration with colleagues from the Universities of California Los Angeles, Southampton, Essex, Tromsø, Lille-CNRS and Groningen. Her publications include monographs (e.g., Individuals in Time; John Benjamins 2006), edited volumes, (e.g., The grammar of copulas across languages; Oxford University Press 2019), special issues (e.g., Aspect across languages, Natural Language & Linguistic Theory 2014; Aspect and argument structure of adjectives and participles, Lingua 2014), and journal articles.

Key funded projects

Recent funded research projects

  • 2014-2017

Member of international consortium (of 9 institutions) for the project "Grasping Meaning across learners and languages", funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.

  • 2014-2015

PI for the project Copulas Across Languages,

Competitive Investment Round, University of Greenwich

With Edward Garrett (SOAS), Rafael Marín (University of Lille) and

Antonio Fábregas (University of Tromsø).

  • 2011-2014

PI for the project The morpho-syntax of adjectives. Towards an electronic dictionary

Competitive Investment Round, University of Greenwich

With Rafael Marín (University of Lille) and Antonio Fábregas (University of Tromsø).

Recent publications

Article

Arche, María J. , Fábregas, Antonio, Marin, Rafael Marín (2021), On event-denoting deadjectival nominalizations. De Gruyter Mouton. In: , , , . De Gruyter Mouton, The Linguistic Review, 38 (2) . pp. 191-231 ISSN: 0167-6318 (Print), 1613-3676 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1515/tlr-2021-2063) NB Item availability restricted.

Domínguez, Laura , Arche, María J., Myles, Florence (2017), Spanish Imperfect revisited: exploring L1 influence in the reassembly of imperfective features onto new L2 forms. SAGE Publications. In: , , , . SAGE Publications, Second Language Research, 33 (4) . pp. 431-457 ISSN: 0267-6583 (Print), 1477-0326 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0267658317701991) NB Item availability restricted.

Arche, María J. , Fábregas, Antonio, Marín, Rafael (2014), Argument structure and aspect in adjectives and participles: Where are we?. Elsevier. In: , , , . Elsevier, Lingua (Special Issue: Aspect and Argument Structure of Adjectives and Participles), 149 (Part B) . pp. 95-117 ISSN: 0024-3841 (Print), (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2014.08.002) NB Item availability restricted.

Arche, Maria J. and , (2014), The construction of viewpoint aspect: the imperfective revisited. Springer Netherlands. In: , , , . Springer Netherlands, Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, 32 (3) . pp. 791-831 ISSN: 0167-806X (Print), 1573-0859 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11049-013-9209-5) NB Item availability restricted.

Arche, Maria and , (2014), About the primitives of aspect across languages. Springer. In: , , , . Springer, Amsterdam / Philadelphia Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, 32 (3) . pp. 711-733 ISSN: 0167-806X (Print), 1573-0859 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11049-014-9242-z) NB Item availability restricted.

Arche, María J. and , (2014), About the primitives of aspect across languages. Springer Netherlands. In: , , , . Springer Netherlands, Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, 32 (3) . pp. 711-733 ISSN: 0167-806X (Print), 1573-0859 (Online) (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11049-014-9242-z).

Domínguez, Laura and , Arche, María J. (2014), Subject inversion in non-native Spanish. Elsevier B.V.. In: , , , . Elsevier B.V., Lingua, 145 . pp. 243-265 ISSN: 0024-3841 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lingua.2014.04.004) NB Item availability restricted.

Book

Benati, Alessandro , Laval, Cécile, Arche, Maria (2013), The grammar dimension in instructed second language learning. Bloomsbury Academic. In: , , , . Bloomsbury Academic, London, UK . ISBN: 9781441162045 (doi: ).

Book section

Arche, María J. , Fábregas, Antonio, Marín, Rafael (2019), Main questions in the study of copulas: categories, structures and operations. Oxford University (OUP). In: , , In: María J. Arche, Antonio Fábregas, Rafael Marín (eds.), The Grammar of Copulas Across Language. Oxford University (OUP), Oxford (1st) . pp. 1-30 . ISBN: 9780198829850 (doi: ) NB Item availability restricted.

Arche, Maria J. , Fábregas, Antonio, Marín, Rafael (2017), Towards a unified treatment of Spanish copulas. John Benjamins. In: , , In: Silvia Perpiñán, David Heap, Itziri Moreno-Villamar, Adriana Soto-Corominas (eds.), Romance Languages and Linguistic Theor. John Benjamins, Amsterdam, The Netherlands , 11 (44) . pp. 33-52 . ISBN: 9789027203915 (doi: https://doi.org/10.1075/rllt.11.02arc) NB Item availability restricted.

Arche, Maria and , (2016), Aspecto Léxico. Routledge. In: , , In: J. Gutiérrez (ed.), Enciclopedia de Lingüística Hispánic. Routledge, New York (1st) . pp. 405-415 . ISBN: 9780415840866 (doi: ).

Arche, Maria J. and , Marin, Rafael (2015), On the edge: Nominalizations from evaluative adjectives in Spanish. John Benjamins Publishing Company. In: , , In: Jason Smith, Tabea Ihsane (eds.), Romance Linguistics 2012. Selected papers from the 42nd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Cedar City, Utah, 20-22 April 2012. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (7) . pp. 261-274 . ISBN: 9789027203878 (doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1075/rllt.7.17arc) NB Item availability restricted.

Conference item

Arche, Mariá J. and , (2018), The Seeds of Aspect. In: Invited Talk at Pompeu Fabra university, 22nd April 2018, Barcelona, Spain , . , (doi: ).

Arche, María J. and , (2018), Mini Course on the Syntax & Semantics of Aspect. In: Invited_Mini Course on Aspect, 19/01/2018, University of Southampton , . , (doi: ).

Arche, Maria and , (2017), Layers of Aspect. In: Seminar on Theoretical Syntax and Semantics, 17/11/2017, Groningen , . , (doi: ).

Arche, M. J. and , Vázquez-López, P. (2017), Syntax matters in the acquisition of Spanish copulas. In: Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition, 7-9 September 2017, University of the Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca , . , (doi: ).

Arche, Maria and , (2017), Notes on the syntax of deadjectival nominalizations. In: Workshop on Morphosyntax, 17 - 18 July 2017, Girona , . , (doi: ).

Arche, María J. and , (2017), Perfective but incomplete accomplishments. In: LEL (Linguistics and English Language) Research Seminar, Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 4.15 pm - 5.30 pm., Ellen Wilkinson Building, room A2.6,Department of Linguistics and English Language at The University of Manchester , . , (doi: https://manling.wordpress.com/2017/02/27/maria-j-arche-at-lel-research-seminar-feb-28/).

Arche, María J. and , (2017), The semantics of viewpoint aspect in nonculminating accomplishments. In: TELIC 2017, 12-14 January 2017, Stuttgart, Germany , . , (doi: https://telic2017.wordpress.com/).

Conference proceedings

Arche, María J. and , Marín, Rafael (2014), Edgy nominalizations. Cascadilla Press. In: , , In: Robert E. Santana-LaBarge (ed.), Proceedings of the 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistic. Cascadilla Press, Somerville, MA, USA . pp. 21-30 . ISBN: 9781574734621 (doi: http://www.lingref.com/cpp/wccfl/31/) NB Item availability restricted.

Edited book

Arche, María J. , Fábregas, Antonio, Marín, Rafael (2019), The Grammar of Copulas Across Languages. Oxford University Press (OUP). In: , , , . Oxford University Press (OUP), Oxford (1st) . ISBN: 9780198829850 (doi: http://global.oup.com/academic/product/the-grammar-of-copulas-across-languages-9780198829867?lang=en&cc=gb) NB Item availability restricted.

Arche, María J. and , (2014), Natural Language & Linguistic Theory: Aspect across languages: semantic primitives, morphosyntactic representation and the limits of cross-linguistic variation. Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. In: , , , . Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht, Dordrecht, Netherlands , 32 (3) ISSN: 0167-806X (Print), 1573-0859 (Online) (doi: http://link.springer.com/journal/11049/32/3/page/1) NB Item availability restricted.

Other

Arche, Maria and , (2018), Syntax, semantics and morphology in second language acquisition. Invited Keynote Lecture. In: , , , . Invited Keynote Lecture, (doi: ).

Arche, Maria and , (2018), Rethinking the syntax of aspect. Invited Talk Autonomous University of Barcelona. In: , , , . Invited Talk Autonomous University of Barcelona, (doi: ).