TLC: Ángela Almela Sanchez-Lafuente, PhD

Ángela Almela, PhD is a corpus linguist who specializes in English and Spanish. She earned her PhD with distinction and her MA in English Language and Linguistics at Universidad de Murcia (Spain) under the direction of Pascual Cantos Gomez. Her doctoral dissertation (2012) developed and tested a method for deception detection in English and Spanish.

Dr. Almela has taught language and linguistics at the Catholic University San Antonio and at the University Center of Defense at the Spanish Air Force Academy, where she served as the Deputy Head and subsequently the Head of the Department of Foreign Languages. Since 2017, she has been an Associate Professor at Universidad de Murcia, where she is currently teaching corpus and computational linguistics, language in the law, and applied linguistics.

Her lines of research include forensic linguistics, computational/corpus linguistics, and specialized translation, within which she has published several articles in journals, conferences, and book chapters, several of them in top indexed journals. Furthermore, she has been involved in research projects with Indra Software Labs S.L.U. and Universidad Carlos III, among others, and she regularly collaborates with leading researchers such as Carole E. Chaski, PhD and Pascual Cantos, PhD. She has been a visiting scholar at IULMA – Universidad de Valencia (Spain), Fondazione Bruno Kessler (Italy), Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) and Institute for Linguistic Evidence (US-DE). Dr. Almela is the Director of Research for the Institute for Linguistic Evidence.