Manuel Padilla Cruz, Associate Professor at the Department of English Language, University of Seville. He received his PhD in English Linguistics from this University, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in pragmatics, English as a second language, English for Tourism and translation. His research interests revolve around cognitive pragmatics (mainly, Sperber and Wilson’s Relevance Theory), social pragmatics (politeness theory), as well as historical, intercultural and interlanguage pragmatics. From a pragmatic perspective, he has analysed different phenomena such as phatic communion, interjections, pragmatic failure and misunderstanding, (im)politeness, the evolution of English verb morphology from Old English to Modern English or English learners’ pragmatic problems. Now he is examining the role of epistemic vigilance in comprehension.
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