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Dr Rocío Díaz Bravo

Rocio Diaz Bravo
Position(s): 
Affiliated Lecturer
Hispanic Linguistics Supervisor
Department/Section: 
Spanish & Portuguese
Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Contact details: 
Location: 

Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages
Raised Faculty Building
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
United Kingdom

About: 

Rocío Díaz Bravo is an Affiliated Lecturer in Hispanic Linguistics.

Having completed an MA in Digital Humanities (King’s College London), an MA in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language and a PhD in Spanish Linguistics (University of Málaga), she has varied research interests, which include the study of Variation and Change in the History of the Spanish Language with a focus on orality in sixteenth-century Spanish, Computational Linguistics and Digital Humanities applied to Spanish Linguistics, TELL (Technology-Enhanced Language Learning), and Teaching and Learning Varieties of Spanish.

She is currently conducting research on ‘learnèd’ borrowings in the Retrato de la Loçana andaluza, as a member of the Loaded Meanings strand of the Language Acts and Worldmaking project (funded by the AHRC Open World Research Initiative). Her PhD thesis examined the orality of this sixteenth-century literary work. Her forthcoming edition of the Retrato de la Loçana andaluza will be published by the Modern Humanities Research Association. Rocío has recently joined the research team of the online corpus Oralia Diacrónica del Español (University of Granada). Furthermore, she is a member of the research group LiSLaT (Linguistics in Spanish Language Teaching), co-led by lecturers from the Open University and currently investigating the teaching and learning of varieties of Spanish from the teachers’ and the students’ perspectives (including the flipped classroom). She is particularly interested in teaching innovation and has participated in different projects, such as teaching and learning Spanish in Second Life and e-marking and e-feedback with iPads (funded by the London School of Economics and Political Sciences).

Rocío is one of the Editorial Assistant of the Journal of Spanish Language Teaching.

Teaching interests: 
Research interests: 

• Variation and Change in Spanish: orality of sixteenth-century Spanish, ‘learnèd’ borrowings

• Computational Linguistics and Digital Humanities applied to Spanish Linguistics: online diachronic corpora

• TELL (Technology-Enhanced Language Learning) applied to Spanish Language Teaching: virtual worlds, electronic marking and the use of songs

• Teaching and Learning Varieties of Spanish: technology and the flipped classroom

Recent research projects: 

Loaded Meanings, Language Acts and Worldmaking (funded by the AHRC Open World Research Initiative), King’s College London

Hispanae Testium Depositiones. Las declaraciones de testigo en la historia de la lengua española (1492-1833) (funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities 2018-2021), Oralia diacrónica del español (ODE), University of Granada

• Linguistics in Spanish Language Teaching (LiSLaT), Open University

Published works: 

Selected Publications

Books

R. Díaz Bravo (forthcoming): Francisco Delicado: Retrato de la Loçana andaluza. A critical edition with introduction and notes, Modern Humanities Research Association, Critical Text 56, Cambridge. http://www.mhra.org.uk/publications/Francisco-Delicado-Retrato-de-la-Lo%C3%A7ana-andaluza

R. Díaz Bravo (2010): Estudio de la oralidad en el Retrato de la Loçana andaluza (Roma, 1524), PhD Thesis in CD-ROM, Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Málaga. Online at: http://riuma.uma.es/xmlui/handle/10630/4575.

Articles

R. Díaz Bravo and M. Fernández Alcaide (2018): “La oralidad en el siglo xvi: lo literario y lo privado. Marcadores discursivos”, Bulletin of Hispanic Studies, vol. 95, nº 4, pp. 357–382.

S. Robles and R. Díaz Bravo (2017): “Prácticas virtuales en Second Life: telecolaboración entre profesores nativos en formación y estudiantes de ELE”, RILE: Revista Internacional de Lenguas Extranjeras, nº 6, pp. 55-78. Online at:  https://revistes.urv.cat/index.php/rile/article/view/1824

R. Díaz Bravo (2015): “Canciones en la enseñanza-aprendizaje de ELE en la era digital”, Porta Linguarum, International and Interuniversity Journal of Foreign Language Didactics, nº 24, June 2015, Granada, University of Granada, pp. 203-214. Online at:              http://www.ugr.es/~portalin/articulos/PL_numero24/15Rocio.pdf. ISSN: 1697-7467. (Indexed in JCR).

R. Díaz Bravo (2006): “Estudio léxico del concepto ‘rocío’ en Andalucía: análisis de un mapa lingüístico del ALEA”, Interlingüística, nº 17, Logroño, Universidad de Logroño, pp. 288-296.

R. Díaz Bravo (2006): “La música española en clase de E/LE: una propuesta didáctica”, Interlingüística, nº 16, Málaga, Universidad de Málaga, pp. 299-310. Online at: http://dialnet.unirioja.es/descarga/articulo/2514226.pdf.

Contributions to books/monographs and digital resources

R. Díaz Bravo (forthcoming): “Las Humanidades Digitales y los corpus diacrónicos en línea del español: problemas y sugerencias”, Territorios Digitales: construyendo unas ciencias sociales y humanidades digitales, Granada & New York, University of Granada and Downhill Publishing.

Muñoz-Basols, Javier & Manel Lacorte, con la colaboración de Rocío Díaz Bravo, Elisa Gironzetti, Nina Moreno & Inma Taboada (2017): Lingüística Hispánica actual: Guía didáctica y materiales de apoyo, London & New York, Routledge.

R. Díaz Bravo (2015): “Herramientas computacionales aplicadas al estudio de la historia de la lengua española”, in Sánchez Méndez, Juan and Mariela de la Torre (eds.): Problemas y métodos en la edición de documentos antiguos, Valencia, Tirant lo Blanch, pp. 377-393.

Inés and Pilar Carrasco Cantos (dirs.)  (2014): Diccionario de Textos Concejiles de Andalucía (siglos xiii-xvi). R. Díaz Bravo et al, Universidad de Málaga. Electronic dictionary online at: http://www.arinta.uma.es/contenidos/diteca_buscador.action.

R. Díaz Bravo (2012): “Estudio variacionista del léxico anatómico-sexual en el español del siglo xvi”, en Antoni Nomededeu Rull, Esther Forgas Berdet and Maria Bargalló Escrivà (coord.): Avances de Lexicografía Hispánica (II), Tarragona, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, “Lexicografía especializada”, pp. 315-328.

R. Díaz Bravo (2010): “Glosario de voces de la prostitución en el siglo XVI”, Marta Concepción Ayala Castro and Antonia Mª Medina Guerra: Diversidad Lingüística y Diccionario, Universidad de Málaga, Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Málaga.