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. 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).