Ignacio Bosque is a numbered member of the Real Academia Española and Honorary Professor of Spanish at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM). An expert in Spanish grammar and grammatical theory, he was co-editor with Violeta Demonte of the 1999 Gramática descriptiva de la lengua española and was also the academician tasked with coordinating Nueva gramática de la lengua española (2009), the first comprehensive grammar drawn up with the participation of all academies of the Spanish language. He has also edited two combinatorial dictionaries (Redes and Práctico) and published extensively on the relationship between lexis and grammar. As well as supervising 20 PhD theses, he has held visiting or guest professorships at international centers like Sophia University (Japan), and the University of Minnesota and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States). His distinctions include the Alfonso Reyes International Prize (from the Government of Mexico) and Spain’s Ramón Menéndez Pidal National Research Prize in the Humanities.