Biodata of Ana Piquer Píriz

Ana Mª Piquer-Píriz is a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Education and Psychology (University of Extremadura, Spain). Her research interests concern 1) EFL learning and teaching, 2) L2 vocabulary acquisition, 3) figurative language, and 4) CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning). Her work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Pragmatics, System, Language, Culture and Curriculum, Language Teaching Research, Review of Cognitive Linguistics, Metaphor and the Social World, VIAL. She has recently published the book E-learning in English Medium Instruction (EMI): Academic language for university students (2023, Peter Lang). She has co-edited three volumes: Metaphor in Foreign Language Instruction (2020, Mouton de Gruyter), Applying Cognitive Linguistics: Figurative language in use, constructions and typology (2018, John Benjamins), and Metaphor in Use: Context, culture, and communication 2012, John Benjamins) as well as several book chapters with John Benjamins, Mouton de Gruyter, Routledge and Springer. She has taken part in research projects at different levels: European (Interdisciplinary collaborative approaches to learning and teaching INCOLLAB – 2019-1-CZ01-KA203-061163; CLIL for young European citizens – CLIL4YEC – 2019-1-IT02-KA201-063222), national (Metaphor in Academic Talk: L2 metaphor production in Higher Education CLIL discussion Seminars – METCLIL: EuroCoAT Second phase, FFI2017-86320-R; Metaphor use in one-to-one academic consultations in English: Implications for Spanish student mobility in Europe- EuroCoAT FFI2011-22809) and regional. She was the PI of the regionally-funded project, Developing virtual collaborative learning environments for content and language integrated learning (CLIL) in Higher Education adapted to the University of Extremadura (ICLUEx IB18055), and is currently also PI of the nationally-funded project, Exploring the EFL productive vocabulary of L2 and L3 (heritage) learners in a secondary school context: the cognitive dimension (HERCOG PID2022-137337NB-C22), in coordination with the University of La Rioja.