Cristina Fernández Alcaina

Malostranské náměstí 25
118 00 Praha 1
Czech Republic

Main Research Interests

Lexical resources; Verb valency; Semantics; Derivational morphology


Since 2022: Researcher in Language Understanding: from Syntax to Discourse (LUSyD), supported by Grant Agency of the Czech Republic (GX20-16819X).

Curriculum Vitae


2021 PhD in Languages, Texts and Contexts (English linguistics) (University of Granada, Spain)

Doctoral Thesis: Competition in the derivational paradigm of English verbs

2016 MA in English Literature and Linguistics (University of Granada, Spain)

Master Thesis: Availability and unavailability in English word formation

2015 BA in English Philology (University of Granada, Spain)

Selected Bibliography

As author

Fernández-Alcaina, Cristina. 2021. The competition of word-formation processes in the derivational paradigm of verbs. Berlin: Peter Lang.

Fernández-Alcaina, Cristina & Čermák, Jan. 2018.  Derivational paradigms and competition in English: a diachronic study on competing causative verbs and their derivatives. SKASE Journal of Theoretical Linguistics 15, 3: 69–97.

Fernández-Alcaina, Cristina. 2017. Availability and unavailability in English word-formation. In Juan Santana-Lario & Salvador Valera (eds.), Competing patterns in English affixation, 163–206. Bern: Peter Lang.

As editor

Díaz-Negrillo, Ana & Fernández-Alcaina, Cristina (Eds.) 2018. Conversion: limits, interpretations. Word Structure 11(2). Edinburgh University Press.

Ruz, Alba E., Cristina Fernández-Alcaina & Cristina Lara-Clares (Eds.) 2022. Paradigms in word formation: Theory and application. John Benjamins.


"Conversion/zero-affixation: Theories, data". Word-Formation Theories VI Typology and Universals in Word-Formation V (Košice, 23–26 June 2022). Co-author: Salvador Valera

(Un)resolved Competition? Empirical Evidence for the Resolution of Competitionin the Paradigm of English Verbs. 21st International Conference of the Department of Linguistics (Bucharest, 1920 November 2021)

 “When domains overlap: competition in verbal doublets in English”. 8th meeting Linguistics Beyond And Within - International Linguistics Conference (Lublin, 14–15 October 2021)

“Paradigm pressure and competition in English derivation”. Word-Formation Theories III & Typology and Universals in Word-Formation (Košice, 27–30 June 2018)

“Affix rivalry in English derivation: An onomasiological approach”. 9th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics (CILC) (Paris, 31 May–2 June 2017). Co-authors: Jesús Fernández-Domínguez and Cristina Lara-Clares

“Competition in English plural inflection”. 4th meeting Linguistics Beyond And Within - International Linguistics Conference (Lublin, 20 – 21 October 2016)

“Availability and unavailability in English word-formation”. IV Congreso Internacional de Lingüística y Literatura (Santander, 20–22 June 2016)