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José Jorge Amigo Extremera

Research Fellow (FPI), Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain

Research field: Linguistics - Theoretical Linguistics
Cognitive Translatology, Cognitive Theory of Metaphor, Cultural Studies, Corpus Linguistics, Specialized Translation


Awards and Grants

  •  Jul 2011 
    Research Fellowship (FPI) - School of Translation & Interpreting (ULPGC) View website

Biographical Information

I was born in Jaén (Spain) on the 8th November 1984.
I have lived in many cities in Spain and almost one year in UK. Beautiful places, I'll always have good memories of all of them.
I have many hobbies (none of them special, by the way) - reading every kind of novels, writing short histories, travelling and listening sweet melancholic pop music.
I'm scared of a lot of things, except challenges.
A long time ago, someone gave me a card with the following quote: "The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. " (Mark Twain).
That is what I try to do every day, at every minute.


Professional Experience

2011 - Present
Research Fellow (FPI) at Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
Las Palmas, Spain
Classes taught:
Culture and Civilization of English Speaking Countries
General Translation (English-Spanish)
Communication Techniques in Engineering I
English Language I
English Language III
Nov 2010 - Jun 2011
Substitute Teacher at Universidad de Córdoba
Córdoba, Spain
Classes taught:
Text Linguistics
Applied Linguistics B (Lexicography)
Culture and Civilization of English Speaking Countries
English Language (BII)
Psycholinguistics and English Language Acquisition
Technical English (Civil and Mining Engineering)
Jun 2009 - Nov 2010
Accounts Payable Administrator at Northgate Arinso
Granada, Spain
Jul 2008 - Apr 2010
Freelance Translator (Spanish, English, French) at Modern Languages School (Translators & Interpreters)
Jaén, Spain
Oct 2007 - Jul 2008
Foreign Language Assistant (Spanish) at Monkseaton Community High School and Middle School
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Classes taught:
Basics of Conversation in Spanish (Years 6 & 8)
Advanced Spanish (Sixth Form, years 12 & 13)
GCSE Spanish (Years 10 & 11)
Spanish for Beginners (Adults)
Jul 2007 - Oct 2009
Freelance Translator (Spanish, English) at Servicio de Traducción Universitario (Universidad de Granada)
Granada, Spain

2006 - Present
Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jaén, Spain
Sworn Translator (Spanish, English)
Jul 2011 - Sep 2013
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
PhD in Spanish and its Culture: Research, Development and Innovation
Nov 2008 - Jul 2009
Universidad de Jaén in Jaén, Spain
M.A. in English as a Means for Intercultural Communication
Oct 2006 - Oct 2007
Universidad de Granada in Granada, Spain
M.A. in Research in Translation and Interpreting
Oct 2002 - Jul 2006
Universidad de Granada in Granada, Spain
B.A. in Translation and Interpreting (English Language)

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