Universidade de Vigo

Contact Details

Facultade de Filoloxía e Tradución (office B29) · Campus Universitario · E-36310 Vigo (Spain)


  • 2015-2019 - Postdoc, Universidade de Vigo
  • 2014-2015 - Postdoc, University of Edinburgh
  • 2013-2014 - Postdoc, Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg  
  • 2011 - PhD English Linguistics, Universidade de Vigo
  • 2005 - MA Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Central Michigan University
  • 2004 - MA English Linguistics, Universidade de Vigo
  • 2002 - BA English Language and Literature, Universidade de Vigo and Central Michigan University


  • 2019-2022 - Honorary research fellow and lecturer (Programa de Retención de Talento Investigador, UVigo)
  • 2017-2019 - Senior postdoc researcher and lecturer (Juan de la Cierva - Incorporación, MINECO)
  • 2013-2017 - Postdoc researcher and lecturer (I2C, Xunta de Galicia)
  • 2009-2013 - EFL instructor and head of studies (2011-2013), Escola Oficial de Idiomas, Xunta de Galicia
  • 2005-2009 - EFL instructor, Centro de Linguas, Universidade de Vigo
  • 2004-2005 - Graduate Assistant Lecturer (English College Composition), Dpt. English Language and Literature, Central Michigan University
  • Spring 2004 - Writing Tutor (English College Composition), Writing Center, Central Michigan University
  • Spring 2002 + Spring 2004 - Spanish as a Foreign Language Instructor, Dpt. World Languages and Cultures, Central Michigan University

Research Interests

Cognitive Linguistics, Language Variation and Change, Language Learning 

Research stays

  • May 2019 - Universität Rostock  (superv. Prof. Lucia Kornexl)
  • June 2017 - Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg  (superv. Prof. Christian Mair)
  • May 2014 - May 2015 – University of Edinburgh  (superv. Prof. Graeme Trousdale)
  • April 2013 - April 2014 - Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg  (superv. Prof. Christian Mair)
  • April-May 2009 - Carl Von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg  (superv. Prof. Ronald Geluykens)
  • March 2009 - University of Manchester  (superv. Prof. David Denison)
  • February 2009 - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven  (superv. Prof. Hubert Cuyckens)


Conference presentations and seminars (last 5 years)

  • “Let’s try to/and grow a tree: Determinants of particle alternation after base-form try in five ENL varieties”. 8th Biennial International Conference of the Linguistics of Contemporary English, Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, 09/2019.
  • “What speakers do, what hearers know – Reduction and prediction of 'verb+ to-infinitive' in spoken English”, Linguistics Gastvortrag, Institut für Anglistik/Amerikanistik. Universität Rostock, 05/2019.
  • “Everything matters, or what to do with all those variables”, workshop The “quantitative crisis”, cumulative science, and English linguistics at The 5th International Conference of the International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE 5), University College London, 07/2018. 
  • “Conservative reduction and probabilistic prediction: production and perception of the V-to-Vinf construction”, International Conference “Modelling the Linguistic Architecture of English: Theories and Methods”, Universidade de Vigo, 05/2018.
  • “The V-to-Vinf construction: the role of frequency in the production and processing of reduced and chunked forms”, 7th Biennial International Conference of the Linguistics of Contemporary English, Universidade de Vigo, 09/2017.
  • “The role of frequency information in the perception of reduced words” ICLC-14, The 14th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Tartu Ülikool, 07/2017.
  • “The role of frequency (information) in the production and processing of reduced and coalesced forms: the case of the V-to-Vinf construction”. International Workshop on Frequency Information in Speech Perception, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 05/2017.
  • “How chunking and reduction affect word recognition” XIII International Symposium of Psycholinguistics. Universidade do Minho, 04/2017.
  • “Chunking and reduction in speech perception”. ExAPP 2016: 3rd Conference on Experimental Approaches to Perception and Production of Language Variation. Universität Wien, 09/2016.
  • “Perception of reduced words: Chunking and predictability”. ExLing 2016: Tutorial and Research Workshop on Experimental Linguistics, International Speech Communication Association (ISCA). St. Petersburg State University, 06/2016.
  • “Left-Dislocated Noun Phrases in Modern English Epistolary Prose: A Comparison with Contemporary Spoken Left Dislocation, International Conference Diachronic Corpora, Genre and Language Change, The University of Nottingham, 04/2016.
  • “Coalescence, Reduction, Contraction – some insights from the V to Vinf construction”, Oberseminar, Englisches Seminar, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 12/2015.
  • “Speech rate and phonological environment as determinants of reduction: ‘havda’ and ‘uzda’ in spoken American English”, Phonetics and Phonology Workshop, University of Edinburgh, 03/2015.
  • “A corpus-based account of Left Dislocated Noun Phrases in the recent history of English”, English Language Research Seminar, University of Edinburgh, 11/2014.
  • “The V-to-Vinf construction and its Realization in American English”, 2014 International Symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions, Universidad de La Rioja, 10/2014.
  • “Reducing ‘have to’ to ‘hafta’: Stored pronunciation variant or on-line reduction?”, 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan, 09/2014.
  • “Left-dislocated noun phrases in the recent history of English: evolution, genre distribution and discourse functions”, 18th Internat. Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, 07/2014.
  • “Left-dislocated Noun Phrases in Modern English: Discourse function and genre”. International Workshop ‘Outside the Clause’, Universität Wien, 07/2014.
  • “What makes a contraction: The import of speech rate on the realization of ‘have to’”, International Conference on Spoken English, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 06/2014. 
  • “Left-dislocated NPs across the ‘speech-like’-‘written’ genre continuum in the recent history of English”, International Conference on Spoken English, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 06/2014.

Organization of Events (last 5 years)

  • "Workshop on Language and the Brain" (Univ. de Vigo, Oct 2019).
  • Workshop "Modelling the linguistic architecture of English: theories and methods” (Univ. de Vigo, May 2018).
  • Research Seminar "Frequency Effects in Language" (Univ. de Vigo, Dec 2017).
  • Workshop “Constructions and language processing: Performance-driven constraints on perception and production” at the 7th Biennial International Conference of the Linguistics of Contemporary English (Univ. de Vigo, Sep 2017).
  • 7th Biennial International Conference of the Linguistics of Contemporary English (Univ. de Vigo, Sep 2017).
  • International Workshop “Frequency Information in Speech Perception” (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, May 2017).
  • Research Seminar “Introduction to R: Linguistic Data Analysis and Statistics” (Univ. de Vigo, Sep 2015).


  • 2018 - Obtained permanent position in Specialised Foreign Language Education [Escola Oficial de Idiomas] (Oposicións Xunta de Galicia).
  • 2014 - Honourable Mention, ESSE Book Awards on Language and Linguistics by the European Society for the Study of English (ESSE).
  • 2013 - ‘Leocadio Martín Mingorance’ Award to the best book-long publication in the field of English Language and Linguistics, Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-norteamericanos (AEDEAN).
  • 2012 - PhD Extraordinary Award in 2012 (‘Premio Extraordinario de Doutorado’), Univ. de Vigo.
  • 2008 - Obtained permanent position as Secondary School Instructor (Oposicións Xunta de Galicia).


Research methods in English Ling., Corpus Linguistics, EFL (Integrated skills), Academic Writing, History of English, Syntax 


  • International Cognitive Linguistics Association (ICLA)
  • The International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE)
  • Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE)
  • The European Society for the Study of English (ESSE)
  • Asociación Española de Estudios Anglo-Norteamericanos (AEDEAN)

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