Department: Filologías Modernas

Area: English Philology

Research group: Grupo Riojano de Investigación en Semántica, Sintaxis y Uso del Lenguaje. GRISSU


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Doctor by the Universidad de Zaragoza with the thesis La teoría de los esquemas o conocimiento previo y su aplicación en los procesos de comprensión del inglés escrito. 1991. Supervised by Dr/a. José Luis Otal Campo.

Francisco J. Ruiz de Mendoza has headed six national research projects and supervised fifteen doctoral dissertations. He is the co-head of the international research group Lexicom ( He has published over 160 papers in international journals and book series, has (co-) edited eight books and (co-)authored seven others, among them Cognitive Modeling. A Linguistic Perspective (2014, John Benjamins), which received the 2015 AESLA Research Award for Experienced Researchers, and Ten Lectures on Cognitive Modeling. Between Grammar and Language-Based Inferencing (Distinguished Lectures in Cognitive Linguistics, vol. 25; 2021, Brill). He has been invited on close to 200 occasions to present his research in universities and conferences across the world. Editor of the Review of Cognitive Linguistics (Benjamins), and co-editor of Applications of Cognitive Linguistics (Mouton), he has served on 35 advisory boards. He presided the Spanish Association of Applied Linguistics (2005-2011).