Universidade de Vigo

Contact Details

Facultade de Filoloxía e Tradución (office N1) · Campus Universitario · E-36310 Vigo (Spain)

Education

  • 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

Employment

  • 2017-2019 - Postdoc researcher and lecturer (Juan de la Cierva, 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 at ‘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. Foreign Languages, Central Michigan University

Research Interests

Corpus linguistics, Cognitive linguistics, Construction Grammar, Extra-clausal constituents, Frequency effects in language, Language processing, Phonetic reduction, Experimental Linguistics, Language variation and change, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Academic Writing / English Composition

Research stays

  • June 2017 - Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg   (superv. Prof. Christian Mair)
  • May 2014 - May 2015 – University of Edinburgh   (superv. Dr. 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)

Publications

Conference presentations and seminars (last 3 years)

  • “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

  • Workshop “Constructions and language processing: Performance-driven constraints on perception and production” within the 7th Biennial International Conference of the Linguistics of Contemporary English (Univ. de Vigo, 09/2017)
  • International Workshop “Frequency Information in Speech Perception” (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, 05/2017)
  • Research Seminar “Introduction to R: Linguistic Data Analysis and Statistics” (Univ. de Vigo, 2015)
  • 2nd ELC International Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics (Univ. de Vigo, 2009)
  • 1st ELC International Postgraduate Conference on English Linguistics (Univ. de Santiago de Compostela, 2008)

Awards

  • 2014 - Honourable Mention, ESSE Book Awards on Language and Linguistics by the European Society for the Study of English.
  • 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’)
  • 2008 - Obtained permanent position as Secondary School/EOI Instructor (Oposicións Xunta de Galicia)

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