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Rocío Jiménez Briones

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Rocío Jiménez-Briones is Senior Lecturer in English language and Linguistics in the Department of English Philology at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM, Spain).  

In June 1993 she obtained an exchange scholarship to start her M.A. in Linguistic Studies at Syracuse University (USA). During the academic year 1994-1995, she worked as Teaching Assistant in the Department of Languages, Literature and Linguistics at Syracuse University, where she taught two courses in English Linguistics to finish off her M.A. In 2004 Rocío Jiménez Briones was awarded her Ph.D. from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain). Her Ph. D. dissertation, entitled La interficie semántica-sintaxis en una gramática léxico-funcional: el Modelo de Gramáticas Léxicas y su aplicación a los verbos de sentimiento de la lengua inglesa [The semantics-syntax interface in a lexico-functional grammar: The Lexical Grammar Model and its application to the English verbs of feeling], earned the UNED Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award in 2005. In the summer of 2006 she was Visiting Scholar at NYU (New York, USA).

Rocío Jiménez-Briones is particularly interested in the relationship between syntax and semantics, in both functional and constructional approaches to language, and has also carried out research in the representation of lexical knowledge in English and Spanish. She has lately focused on the field of natural language processing and its relation with theoretical linguistics, contributing to the design and implementation of FunGramKB, a multipurpose lexico-conceptual knowledge base. To date she has been an active member in ten research projects funded by the Spanish National Research Plan I+D+i, by the Regional Government of Madrid, and by UAM.

Rocío Jiménez-Briones has published in national and international books and journals (i.e. Círculo, RESLA, Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses, Onomázein, Akal, Peter Lang, Mouton de Gruyter and John Benjamins). She has also presented papers at international and national conferences and seminars such as the The International Conference on Role and Reference Grammar, The International Conference on Meaning and Knowledge Representation, The Societas Lingüística Europaea (SLE), The International Conference on Construction Grammar, The International Contrastive Linguistics Conference, La Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada (AESLA) or La Asociación Española de Lingüística Cognitiva (AELCO). She is currently Associate Editor of RESLA (Spanish Journal of Applied Linguistics)

Dr. Jiménez-Briones graduated in English Philology in 1993 at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM, Spain). She obtained an exchange scholarship to do her M.A. in Linguistic Studies at Syracuse University (USA) from 1993 to 1995. In 2004 she was awarded her Ph.D. from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (Spain). Her dissertation, entitled "The semantics-syntax interface in a lexico-functional grammar: The Lexical Grammar Model and its application to the English verbs of feeling" and supervised by Dr. Mairal Usón, earned the UNED Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award in 2005. This university education continues to this day with her participation in conferences and courses that focus on the latest developments and research in linguistics as well as on updating the teaching methodology and educational technologies in the university classroom.

[last 10 years: the rest upon request]

Luzondo Oyón, A. and Rocío Jiménez-Briones (2017): “Enhancing a Role and Reference Grammar approach to English motion constructions in a Natural Language Processing environment”. Círculo de Lingüística Aplicada a la Comunicación 70, 183-204. http://dx.doi.org/10.5209/CLAC.56322. https://revistas.ucm.es/index.php/CLAC/article/view/56322

Jiménez-Briones, Rocío (2016): “A computational account of illocutionary meaning”. Research in Corpus Linguistics 4, 51-60. http://www.aelinco.es/ojs/index.php/ricl/article/view/41

Luzondo Oyón, Alba & Rocío Jiménez-Briones (2014): “FrameNet and FunGramKB: A comparison of two computational resources for semantic knowledge representation”. In B. Nolan & C. Periñán (eds.), Language processing and grammars: The role of functionally oriented computational models (pp. 197-231). Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins. https://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/slcs.150/main. pdf

Jiménez-Briones, Rocío & Alba Luzondo Oyón (2013): “Constructions in Role and Reference Grammar: The case of the English resultative”. In B. Nolan & E. Diedrichsen (eds.), Linking constructions into functional linguistics: The role of constructions in grammar [Studies in Language Companion Series 145] (pp. 179-204). Amsterdam: John Benjamins. https://benjamins.com/#catalog/books/slcs.145/main. pdf

Cortés Rodríguez, Francisco J., Carlos González Vergara & Rocío Jiménez-Briones (2012): "Las clases léxicas. Revisión de la tipología de predicados verbales". In R. Mairal, L. Guerrero y C. González Vergara (eds.), El funcionalismo en la teoría lingüística: la Gramática del Papel y la Referencia. Introducción, avances y aplicaciones (pp. 59-84). Madrid: Akal. http://www.akal.com/libros/El-funcionalismo-en-la-teorIa-lingIstica-la-G.... pdf

Jiménez-Briones, Rocío, Alba Luzondo Oyón & Mª Beatriz Pérez Cabello de Alba (2011): "FunGramKB y la organización ontológica", Anglogermánica online 8: 16-36. pdf

Jiménez-Briones, Rocío & Mª Beatriz Pérez Cabello de Alba (2011): "An account of selection restrictions in Role and Reference Grammar", Revista Canaria de Estudios Ingleses 62: 99-123. pdf

Bernardos Galindo, Mª Socorro, Rocío Jiménez-Briones & Mª Beatriz Pérez Cabello de Alba (2011): "Una aplicación informática para la gestión de las plantillas léxicas del Modelo-Léxico Construccional", Revista de Lingüística y Lenguas Aplicadas 6: 53-69. http://ojs.upv.es/index.php/rdlyla/issue/view/124. pdf

Jiménez-Briones, Rocío & Alba Luzondo Oyón (2011): "Building ontological meaning in a lexico-conceptual knowledge base", Onomázein 23 (2011/1): 11-40. http://www.onomazein.net/03_Numeros/N23/N23.html. pdf

Jiménez-Briones, Rocío (2009): “Lexical templates for the Spanish verbs of feeling: A further elaboration of RRG logical structures”. In L. Guerrero, S. Ibáñez & V. A. Belloro (eds.), Studies in Role and Reference Grammar (381-403). México, D.F.: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. pdf

Jiménez-Briones, Rocío & Mª Beatriz Pérez Cabello de Alba (2008): “Lexical representation within the Lexical Constructional Model: An analysis of verbs of happiness and happening”, Revista española de lingüística aplicada (RESLA) 21: 129-146. http://dialnet.unirioja.es/servlet/ejemplar?codigo=218329. pdf

[last 5 years: the rest upon request]

Jiménez-Briones, R. 2016. “A computational account of illocutionary meaning” 34TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SPANISH SOCIETY OF APPLIED LINGUISTICS (AESLA). Universitat d’Alacant. Alicante. Spain.

Jiménez-Briones, R. 2015. “Una introducción a Corel y a la creación de conocimiento en FunGramKB”. SEMINARIO DE FORMACIÓN (Empresa Solabento). Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Madrid. Spain.

Jiménez-Briones, R & A. Luzondo Oyón. 2014. “Approaching illocutionary constructions within a computational environment”. 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEANING AND KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION: LCM & FUNGRAMKB. Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. Valencia. Spain.

Jiménez-Briones, R. 2013. “Employing constructionist views to enhance Role and Reference Grammar’s Constructional Schemas”. 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEANING AND KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION: LCM & FUNGRAMKB. Universidad de Granada. Spain.

Jiménez-Briones, R & A. Luzondo Oyón. 2013. “A first approximation towards a computational implementation of argument structure constructions”. 31st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE AESLA: COMMUNICATION, COGNITION & CYBERNETICS. Universidad de La Laguna. Spain.

Jiménez-Briones, R & A. Luzondo Oyón. 2012. “Revising and enhancing Levin’s (1993) alternations for the lexico-grammatical modules in FunGramKB”. I INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MEANING AND KNOWLEDGE REPRESENTATION: LCM & FUNGRAMKB. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Madrid. Spain.

Since September 2016, Dr. Jiménez-Briones is Academic Secretary in the Department of English Philology (UAM). She has also held various posts there -where she works since 1996-, actively participating in the following Departmental Committees:
- Finance Committee (1997-2000)
- Committee on Cultural Activities (2000-2003)
- Library Committee (2009-2012)
- Committee on Academic Planning (2010-2014)
She has been a member of two committees of the Facultad de Filosofía y Letras (UAM): the Committee on the Language Laboratory (2000-2004) and the Facilities Committee (2004-2014). For four years (2000-2004) she was Assistant Director of the Language Laboratory and co-organizer of the open house.
She has worked as abstract reviewer in various international conferences and as peer-reviewer for John Benjamins and journals such as Círculo and RAEL (Spanish Electronic Journal of Applied Linguistics).

Supervision of Ph.D. dissertations.
2012. Andreea Rosca: Bases for the Development of Ontological Semantics within the Conceptual Domains of Change and Possession. Implementations and Implications for the Lexico-syntactic-cognition Interface and the Development of Intelligent Agents. Universidad de La Rioja. Facultad de Letras y de la Educación. Logroño (International Ph.D. Program).
Co-supervisors: Dr. Francisco José Ruiz de Mendoza and Dr. Rocío Jiménez-Briones.
Supervision of M.A. theses.
2014. Leah M. Ramsey: “La ingeniería del conocimiento: La polisemia de las unidades léxicas de uso más frecuente y su integración en FunGramKB”. A Master’s Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of M.A. in SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN LINGUISTIC, LITERARY, AND CULTURAL STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY-MADRID. Department of Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures. New York University. USA.
2013. Roberto García Peral: “Adquisición y gestión del conocimiento para un sistema de recuperación de información con recetas de cocina”. (Mark: 9). Máster Universitario en Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación en la Enseñanza y el Tratamiento de Lenguas. Dpto. de Filologías Extranjeras y sus Lingüísticas. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Spain.  
2012. María José Ruiz de Frutos: “Resolución de la anáfora correferencial con FunGramKB”. (Mark: 9,5). Máster Universitario en Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación en la Enseñanza y el Tratamiento de Lenguas. Dpto. de Filologías Extranjeras y sus Lingüísticas. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Spain.  
2012. Diana Hernández Pastor: “Un enfoque computacional a la preposición in en los adjuntos periféricos de la Gramática del Papel y la Referencia”. (Mark: 9,5). Máster Universitario en Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación en la Enseñanza y el Tratamiento de Lenguas. Dpto. de Filologías Extranjeras y sus Lingüísticas. Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Spain.
Research projects.
To date Dr. Jiménez-Briones has been a member in ten research projects funded by the Spanish government (FFI2014-53788-C3-1-P, FFI2013- 43593-P, FFI2011-29798-C02-01, FFI2010-17610, FFI2008-05035-C02-01, HUM2007-65755/FILO, HUM2005-01728/FILO and PS95-0049) and by the regional government of Madrid and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (CCG07-UAM/HUM 1829 and 09-SHD-016). During the summer of 2006, and linked to the research project HUM2005-01728/FILO, Dr. Jiménez-Briones pursued her research interests as Visiting Scholar at New York University (USA).