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Esther Linares Bernabéu

Profesora Ayudante Doctor del Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana de la Universidad de Valencia, Universitat de València

Esther Linares Bernabéu, Summa Cum Laude Ph.D. in Linguistic Studies, MA in Spanish and English as Second/Foreign Languages, MA in Education and BA in English Studies from the University of Alicante. She is a full-time associate professor at the Department of English and German Philology of the University of Valencia. Her main research interests are in the field of pragmatics, sociolinguistics and gender studies. In particular, she focuses on verbal humour, the discursive construction of identity, mediation and dispute resolution in digital and everyday contexts.
Currently, she is a member of the CEMID research group at the Institute for Culture and Society of the University of Navarra. Likewise, she is part of the GRIALE research group of the Department of Spanish, General Linguistics and Theory of Literature of the University of Alicante. In fact, apart from being Co-PI, together with Dr. Inés Olza, of the project "Towards an interdisciplinary theory in mediation: new scenarios and tools for the study of the discursive construction of social ties (InMedio)" funded by the ICS- UNAV, she collaborates in two national research projects: "The Formation of Figurative Consciousness in the Primary Education Stage: Humor and Phraseology", FFI2016-76047-P (AEI / FEDER, EU) (IP: Larissa Timofeeva-Timofeev) and "Interactional humor in Spanish. Oral, written and technological genres (HUMORACTION) "PID2019-104980GB-I00 (MICIN / FEDER, EU) (PI Leonor Ruiz Gurillo). Previously, during the year 2020-2021, she was a research fellow at the University of Navarra. Likewise, during the years 2017 and 2019, she was a pre-doctoral researcher for the research project PROMETEO 2016/052" Gender humor: observatory of the identity of women and men through humor”.
With regard to research, she has published more than twenty papers and, among the most relevant works, it is worth highlighting the articles published in high impact journals such as Signos, Humor, Sociocultural pragmatics, Pragmalingüística or ELUA, as well as the two books published in prestigious publishers: Peter Lang & Iberoamericana Vervuert. Likewise, she has disseminated her research findings in more than 35 international conferences in different venues like the Queens College of the City University of New York, Molloy College, Università degli Studi di Palermo, University of La Habana, University of Wolverhampton, Universiy Ricardo Palma in Perú or the University of Tallinn, among others. Finally, she had done several research visits to the Open University and to the Università di Bologna.


  • –present
    Profesora Ayudante Doctor del Departamento de Filología Inglesa y Alemana de la Universidad de Valencia, Universitat de València


  • 2020 
    Universidad de Alicante, Doctora en Filosofía y Letras