Natalia Judith Laso



  Bill Phillips  

Natalia Judith Laso is a lecturer and researcher in the Department of English and German Philology at the University of Barcelona. She holds a PhD in English Philology from the University of Barcelona and is also a member of the GRELIC-Lexicology and Corpus Linguistics Research Group.


   Her research interests are in syntactic and semantic analysis of scientific discourse as well as learner corpus studies so as to explore the difficulties that English academic writing poses for Spanish writers. She is a member of a research project, co-ordinated by Isabel Verdaguer, which consists in the building of a lexical database of English collocations and phraseological units used in the biomedical discourse.


She currently teaches undergraduates and postgraduates at the Department of English and German Philology. Primarily, her teaching has been in the fields of lexicology, morphology, semantics, descriptive grammar of English and lexicography. She is also in charge of a teaching innovation group (GID- Gramàtica i Lingüística Anglesa) that is currently developing a database (i.e. Clause Pattern Database) which gives account of the valency patterns performed by a selection of prototypical verbs.

She has co-edited the volume Biomedical English: a corpus-based approach (by Isabel Verdaguer, Natalia J. Laso & Danica Salazar. Eds.), published by John Benjamins Publishing.