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I have 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.  I completed an MA in Advanced English Studies at the same University, where I also wrote my 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, I 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).

In December 2017,  I was awarded a two-year predoctoral grant from the University of Vigo to condunct my PhD research. In 2019 I obtained a four-year FPI research grant from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. My PhD is entitled "Variation in the clausal complementation system in World Englishes: A corpus-based study of REGRET" [International doctorate; Cum Laude] and my advisors were Elena Seoane (University of Vigo) and Manfred Krug (University of Bamberg).

Currently I am a full-time postdoctoral fellow at the University of Vigo on a competitive one-year grant funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

I am 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.

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Projects

Currently, I am a full-time posdoctoral researcher in the project A register approach to morphosyntactic variation in World Englishes and compilation of resources for its study (The International Corpus of English - Gibraltar); PI: Elena Seoane (Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness; grant FFI2017-82162-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).

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Dissertations

(December 2020) PhD Dissertation: Variation in the clausal complementation system in World Englishes: A corpus-based study of REGRET (International Doctorate; Cum Laude). Supervisors: Elena Seoane and Manfred Krug. Examining board members: Sarah Buschfeld (TU Dortmund), Lucía Loureiro Porto (University of the Balearic Islands), and Javier përez Guerra (UVigo). 

(June 2017) MA Dissertation: Synchronic variation in clausal complementation: The case of regret in British and American English, supervised by Elena Seoane

(June 2016) BA Dissertation: Clausal complementation patterns with the verb remember in Present-Day British English: Variation and factors involved in it, supervised by Elena Seoane

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Awards

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Publications 

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  • (Submitted) Variation in clausal complementation in contemporary American and British English
  • (Submitted) A morphosyntactic approach to language contact in African varieties of English
  • (Submitted) Negation as a predictor of clausal complement choice in World Englishes
  • (Under contract) Clausal complementation in World Englishes (Varieties of English Around the World, VEAW). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

2019

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 Studies 30: 121-147. [pdf]

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Presentations

2021

2020

  • "Determinants of variation in sentential complementation in World Englishes: A corpus- based approach." International Conference ICAME 41. Heidelberg, Germany, 20-24 May. Link to video here.

2019

2018

2017 

  • "‘I regret that I spoke’ vs. ‘I regret speaking’: Variability in sentential verb complementation in British and American English." 7th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English (BICLCE 2017). University of Vigo, 28-30 September.
  • "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.
  • "The clausal complementation profile of the verb regret in British and American English." Santiago-Leuven-Edinburgh seminar on Grammatical Variation and Change in English. 4-5 April, University of Leuven.

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Research stays

2021 

2020

2019

2018

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Conference organisation

As a member of the LVTC research group, I have been involved in the organisation of the following international conferences held at the University of Vigo:

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Teaching

I have taught and collaborated in different modules in the Degrees of Foreign Languages and Translation and Interpretation at the University of Vigo:

  • Language and society of the first foreign language: English (4th year, Degree in Foreign Languages)
  • First foreign language VI: English (2nd year, Degree in Foreign Languages)
  • Modern language: First foreign language II: English (1st year, Degree in Foreign Languages)
  • Modern language: Language 1, IV: English (2nd year, Degree in Translation and Interpretation)
  • Modern language: Language 1, I: English (1st year, Degree in Translation and Interpretation)
  • Modern language: Language 1, II: English (1st year, Degree in Translation and Interpretation)

In the spring of 2021 (April - May), I held a visiting professorship at the University of Dortmund, to lecture on World Englishes.

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