Since 2002 I have been associated with the research group Santiago-Centred International Milieu for Interactional, Typological and Acquisitional Research, SCIMITAR. We focus on the grammar-discourse interface from the viewpoint of functional-typological linguistics, also considering information processing and the acquisition of languages. SCIMITAR has been coordinated since its inception by Prof. Dr. María de los Ángeles Gómez-González of the Department of English and German Philology of the University of Santiago de Compostela. SCIMITAR has received funding for its research projects from various authorities and organizations, notably the European Regional Development Fund, the Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness and the Xunta de Galicia (the Autonomous Government of Galicia). We organized the international workshop IWoDA'16 (Fourth International Workshop on Discourse Analysis) in Santiago de Compostela on 29-30 September 2016 and are now looking into the possibility of publishing a book arising from the workshop.