Violeta Demonte#

Violeta Demonte
Membership Number:6429
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:SPAIN

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014 - present Emerita Full Professor, Instituto Universitario de Investigación de Estudios de la Mujer, U. Autónoma de Madrid
  • 2008 - 2014 Researcher (on secondment, "Comisión de Servicios" in Spanish), Institute for Language, Literature and Anthropology, Center for Human and Social Sciences (CCHS), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC); Institute director, 2011 - 2014
  • 2004 - 2007 Director General for Research, Ministry of Education and Science, Government of Spain
  • 1988 - 2014 Full Professor of Spanish Language (Catedrática numeraria), Department of Spanish Philology, U. Autónoma de Madrid
  • 1989 (three months) Visiting Professor, El Colegio de México (Centro de Estudios Lingüísticos y Literarios)
  • 1988 (three months) Visiting professor, University of Minnesota (Department of Spanish and Portuguese)
  • 1980 - 1988 Lecturer in Spanish Language with tenure (Profesora adjunta numeraria), Dept. of Spanish Language, U. Autónoma de Madrid
  • 1975 - 1980 Lecturer in Spanish Language (Profesora adjunta interina, profesora agregada interina). Department of Spanish Language, U. Autónoma de Madrid
  • 1973 - 1975 Instructor (Profesora encargada de curso), Department of Spanish Language, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
  • 1972 - 1973 Teaching assistant, Indiana University, Bloomington

Fields of Scholarship
  • Foundations and methodology of linguistic theory
  • Spanish grammar
  • Lexical theory and the lexicon/syntax interface
  • Formal grammar
  • Theoretical linguistics
  • Syntax/semantics/pragmatics interface

Honours and Awards
  • 2022 Honorary doctorate, Universidad de Alcalá de Henares (Spain)
  • 2017 - 2019 Member of the Scientific Board of the Agencia Estatal de Investigación [National Research Council]] by appointment of the Secretary of State for Research
  • 2015 Corresponding member, Real Academia Española
  • 2015 - 2018 Member of the Scientific Board for the EU Program COST
  • 2014 National Research Prize in Humanities (Premio Nacional de Investigación en Humanidades "Ramón Menéndez Pidal"), awarded by the Spanish government for scientific merit
  • 2007 Commander with plaque, Civil Order of Alfonso X the Wise, awarded by the Spanish Government for activities in the fields of education, science, culture, higher education, and research
  • 2004 Spanish representative to the Standing Committee for the Humanities-ESF
  • 1993 (three months) Visiting researcher, University of Southern California, LA (Department of Linguistics) (awarded by the Spanish Government)
  • 1984 - 1985 (one year) Visiting scholar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Department of Linguistics, with a Fullbright fellowship for distinguished researchers)

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