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Rosalía Rodríguez-Vázquez is a lecturer at the Department of English, French and German (University of Vigo), where she teaches at both graduate and postgraduate level.

Rosalía graduated in English Language and Literature from the University of Vigo with the Premio Extraordinario Fin de Carreira (University of Vigo Award, Galician Government Award). She also completed a degree in Music (Flute Performance Major) at the Conservatoire of Vigo.

She studied for an MSc by Research in Linguistics and Music at the University of Edinburgh with a grant awarded by the Fundación Caixa Galicia. Her MSc dissertation won the Ailie Donald Postgraduate Prize. She obtained the Diploma de Estudos Avanzados (DEA) in English Language at the University of Vigo.

After that, she embarked on a PhD at the University of Edinburgh funded by the AHRC and the Xunta de Galicia. During her PhD years, she was a member of the Institute for Music in Social and Human Development (IMHSD), where she conducted interdisciplinary research and co-organised the international conference Music, Language and Movement.

She obtained a PhD in Phonology and Music with a dissertation supervised by Prof Heinz Giegerich and Prof Raymond Monelle and entitled From speech to song: an interdisciplinary investigation of rhythm in English and Spanish. During her PhD period, Rosalía worked as a teaching assistant in the department of Linguistics and English Language at the University of Edinburgh. She gained her second doctorate in English Language from the University of Vigo, with a dissertation supervised by Prof Javier Pérez Guerra, for which she obtained the Premio Extraordinario de Doutoramento (Doctoral Award).

Rosalía published the monograph The Rhythm of Speech, Verse and Vocal Music: a New Theory (Bern: Peter Lang) in 2010.

Soon after completing her PhD, she worked as an invited research fellow at the CNRS / Paris 8 (funded with a postdoctoral grant by the Fundación Barrié), where she supervised a master’s dissertation and co-organised the workshop Metrics, Phonology and Acquisition.

She has been a member of the LVTC group since 2001, with whom she has co-organised a number of international conferences, such as the Second International Conference on Late Modern English (2004), the First Vigo-Newcastle-Santiago-Leuven International Workshop on the Structure of the Noun Phrase in English (2009), the 28th International Conference of the Spanish Association for Applied Linguistics (2010), ELLIPSIS2012: crosslinguistic, formal, semantic, discoursive and processing perspectives (2012), Englishes Today (2013), 28th SELIM Conference (2016), 7th BICLCE (2017) , and the Workshop on Language and the Brain (WoLB 2019).

In November 2015 it was announced that Rosalía had passed the 'habilitation' exam qualifying her for promotion to Senior Lecturer (Profesora Titular de Universidad).

Rosalía is a founder member and co-director of the Language and Cognition Lab (Lang&Co. Lab) of the University of Vigo.

As a specialist in Phonology and Music, Rosalía has published extensively on the interface between suprasegmental phonology (rhythm and intonation), metrics and music as well as on text-setting in the framework of Optimality Theory. Her research interests focus, on the one hand, on the relationship between text, melody and musical rhythm from both a synchronic and a diachronic perspective and, on the other, on various aspects of linguistic prosody, with special emphasis on stress and intonation in English, as well as Spanish and Galician.

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