Ana Maria Terrazas Calero


Assistant Professor, English Linguistics



Ana Mª Terrazas-Calero is Associate Professor in English Linguistics at the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Bergen. From 2016 through 2020 she taught in the Spanish Department at the University of Limerick (Ireland), and from 2020 through 2023 she was Lecturer in English Studies in the English Department at the University of Extremadura (Spain). She gives annual guest lectures on Language, Style and Identity for the MA/PhD in Applied Linguistics programs at Mary Immaculate College. She is also the Associate Director of the Center of Irish Studies in Cáceres (UEx).

Her research and publications focus on examining pragmalinguistic elements of Irish English and their representation in fictional Irish English dialogue using corpus stylistics, corpus linguistics, corpus pragmatics, critical discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics as her main analytic methods and approaches. Other interests, on which she also lectures, include Irish English contemporary literature, English varieties worldwide, language variation, historical linguistics, and medieval and Renaissance English history and literature.

She holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from Mary Immaculate College (Limerick, Ireland) for which she received a Postgraduate Studentship Award (2016-2017) and the competitive and prestigious Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship (2017-2020).
She is also the compiler of the Corpus of Contemporary Fictionalized Irish English (ca. 1,2 million words) and the first-ever Ross O’Carroll-Kelly Corpus (ca. 1,6 million words). The compilation of the latter and her PhD led to her currently being writing the monographic How to construct characters: The Language of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly for the Routledge Studies on Irish Literature series.


Currently teaching English Sociolinguistics for ENG227 ENG267 and ENG263 and Corpus Stylistics for ENG349


Subjects dealt with in the modules range from English sociolinguistics, language-style-identity, to T/V systems, sociopragmatic critical discourse analysis, attitudes to regional and social accents and dialects, age and gender in speech, stylistics, corpus linguistics, corpus stylistics, taboo language, and discourse pragmatic items among others.


Book chapters

Terrazas-Calero, A.M. (forthcoming). “‘Er, yeah, no, bummer’: An exploration of 'new' discourse pragmatic marker 'Yeah, No' in contemporary Irish English fiction," in Schweinberger, M. and Ronan, P., (eds.) Socio-pragmatic variation in Ireland and Scotland, Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Amador-Moreno, C.P. and Terrazas-Calero, A.M. (2022). ‘Using corpus linguistics to explore literary speech representation: non-standard language in fiction’, in O’Keeffe, A. and McCarthy, M., (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics (2nd ed.), London/New York: Routledge, 517-531.

Terrazas-Calero, A.M. (2020). ‘‘These kids don’t even sound...Irish anymore’: Representing ‘new’ Irishness in contemporary Irish fiction’, in Hickey, R. and Amador-Moreno, C.P., eds., Irish Identities: Sociolinguistic Perspectives, Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 252-282.



Terrazas-Calero, A.M. (in progress). How to construct characters: The Language of Ross O’Carroll-Kelly. London/New York: Routledge.


Articles in peer-reviewed journals

 Amador-Moreno, C. P. and Terrazas-Calero, A. M. (2017) ‘Encapsulating Irish English in Literature’, World Englishes, 36, p. 254-265.


Book Chapter Translations

Scott, E. (2022). Language and Tears (A.M. Terrazas-Calero trans.), in Paz, M. and Brescia, P., (eds.) Diego Maradona: A Socio-cultural History, London/NY: Routledge.

Sarlo, B. (2022). Children of Maradona (A.M. Terrazas-Calero trans.), in Paz, M. and Brescia, P., (eds.) Diego Maradona: A Socio-cultural History, London/NY: Routledge.

Book reviews

Terrazas-Calero, A.M. (2017). Traducciones by Fernández Suárez, M. Y., reviewed in Estudios Irlandeses, 12, 210-212.


Doctoral Thesis

Terrazas-Calero, A.M. (2022). ‘Jaysus, keep talking like that and you'll fit right in’: An Investigation of Oral Irish English in Contemporary Irish Fiction. [Unpublished doctoral thesis, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland].


Master's Thesis

Terrazas-Calero, A.M. (2014). Proto-Feminist Ideas in Æmilia Lanyer's Salve Deus Rex Iudaeorum. [Unpublished MA thesis, Universidad de Extremadura, Spain].

See a complete overview of publications in Cristin.


Currently writing my monograph (see publications section) and I am also working on an Ecolinguistics project alongside Carolina P. Amador-Moreno (University of Extremadura, Spain) which looks at corporate discourse surrounding lithium mining in Spain.