Universidad de Salamanca


Consuelo Montes

Consuelo Montes is Associate Professor at the University of Salamanca (Spain), where she teaches English Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics. She has published books and articles on sociolinguistic stylistics and on the sociolinguistic dimension of teaching language and content subjects. Her published books include D. H. Lawrence: el dialecto en sus novelas (1990) and Sons and Lovers y las tres versiones de Lady Chatterley’s Lover: Interpretación sociolingüística (1993). She is coeditor of Multidisciplinary Studies in Language and Literature: English, American and Canadian (2008).

Areas of Research
Code-switching as a discursive and semiotic strategy in the field of education and in the analysis of the short story (the latter with the support of a research project financed by la Junta de Castilla y León). Explorations into the powerpoint as a pedagogical tool. Cross-cultural politeness. Pragmatic analysis of the visual code in its interaction with processes of inference (with the the support of a research project financed by la Junta de Castilla y León).

Some Relevant Publications
“Brevity, images and metalanguage. Powerpoints: pedagogy and processing effort”. Estudios de Metodología de la lengua inglesa (V). Eds: Pérez Ruíz, Leonor, Isabel Parrado Román, Isabel, Tabarés Pérez, Patricia.  Valladolid: Secretariado de Publicaciones Universidad de Valladolid, 2010, pp. 139-143. 
“Code-switching as a strategy of brevity in Sandra Cisneros’ Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories” (forthcoming).
“Visual Identities in a Liminal Space” (forthcoming).