Raquel P. Romasanta has a BA in Elementary School Teaching (2010) and a BA in Foreign Languages with a specialization in English Linguistics (2016), both from the University of Vigo. She completed an MA in Advanced English Studies at the same University, where she also wrote her dissertation on “Synchronic Variation in Clausal Complementation: The case of regret in British and American English” under the supervision of Elena Seoane.
In November 2015, she was awarded a scholarship from the Spanish Ministry of Education (Beca de Colaboración) to work as a research assistant in the Department of English, French and German of the University of Vigo (from November 2015 to June 2016).
She is currently working on her PhD on clausal complementation patterns of REGRET and FORGET in World Englishes as represented in GloWbE under the supervision of Elena Seoane and Manfred Krug. In December 2017, she was honoured with the Academic Excellence Award within the PhD programme in Advanced English Studies (Premios Excelencia Académica para novo alumnado de Doutoramento) and awarded a two-year predoctoral grant from the University of Vigo. In 2019 she obtained a four-year FPI research grant from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness.
Raquel is a member of the ViEW research project (Variation in English Worldwide), a member of the LVTC (Language Variation and Textual Categorisation) research group and of the ELC (English Linguistics Circle) network.
Currently, I am a full-time researcher in the project Morphosyntactic variation in World Englishes and compilation of resources for its study (the Gibraltar component of the International Corpus of English, ICE-GBR); PI: Elena Seoane (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness; grant FFI2014-53930-P).
I have also participated in the following projects:
In November 2017, I worked as a research assistant in the LVTC group (Regional Government of Galicia; grant ED431C 2017-50).
From July 2016 to August 2017, I worked as a research assistant in the project Morphosyntactic variation in World Englishes and compilation of resources for its study (the Gibraltar component of the International Corpus of English, ICE-GBR); PI: Elena Seoane (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness; grant FFI2014-53930-P). I was in charge of the transcription and codification of texts for the Gibraltar component of the International Corpus of English (ICE-GBR).
(In preparation) Negation and the Cognitive Complexity Principle in the English Clausal Complementation System
(Submitted) Variation in clausal complementation in contemporary American and British English
(Forthcoming) Variability in Verb Complementation: Determinants of Grammatical Variation in Indigenized L2 Varieties of English. In Hanna Parviainen, Mark Kaunisto and Päivi Pahta (eds.), Corpus Approaches into World Englishes and Language Contrasts. Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English eSeries. [pdf]
(2017) Contact-induced variation in clausal verb complementation: The case of regret in World Englishes. In José A. Sánchez-Fajardo & Ignacio Palacios-Mártínez (eds.), Language and Dialect Contact in World Englishes. Special issue of Alicante Journal of English Studies30: 121-147. [pdf]
"Morphosyntactic variation in contemporary American and British English: The sentential complementation profile of emotion verbs." IDAES (Interuniversity Doctoral Programme in Advanced English Studies) Graduate Day 2017. University of Coruña, 30 May.