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Vera Vázquez-López obtained an MA in English Language and Literature from the University of Santiago de Compostela in June 2007 and a PhD in 2013. As an ERASMUS exchange student she studied (2005-2006) at the University of Manchester, where she also worked as an assistant of Spanish at Xaverian College. In October 2007 Vera was admitted to the PhD Programme in English Linguistics of the University of Santiago de Compostela, where she has worked (2008-2012) as an FPU researcher funded by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

In November 2008 Vera received one of the annual awards granted to junior investigators by AEDEAN, the Spanish Association for Anglo-American Studies. She has carried out research at the Departments of English of the Universities of Tampere, under the supervision of Professor Päivi Pahta (autumn 2009), and Freiburg, under the supervision of Professor Bernd Kortmann (autumn 2010).

Vera has now completed her PhD dissertation on "Action nominalizations in Early Modern scientific English", under the supervision of Teresa Fanego and María José López-Couso, and has recently moved to the US, where she has a teaching position at the Department of Spanish and Portuguese of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Contact information:

Dept. of Spanish and Portuguese
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
733 Curtin Hall, P.O. Box 413
3243 N. Downer Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211


PhD Dissertation (defended 25 June 2013): Action nominalizations in Early Modern scientific English. Main supervisor: Teresa Fanego; co-supervisor: María José López-Couso. Examiners: Professors J. Carlos Acuña-Fariña (University of Santiago de Compostela), Javier Calle-Martín (University of Málaga), Belén Méndez-Naya (University of Santiago de Compostela), Javier Pérez-Guerra (University of Vigo), Nila Vázquez (University of Murcia).


(2012). "The role of the audience in the use of action nominalizations in early modern scientific English". In Outposts of Historical Corpus Linguistics: From the Helsinki Corpus to a Proliferation of Resources (Studies in Variation, Contacts and Change in English 10), ed. by Jukka Tÿrkkö, Matti Kilpiö, Terttu Nevalainen & Matti Rissanen. Helsinki: University of Helsinki.

(2012). "Nominalizations in Early Modern English: Internal structure, development and suffixal productivity". In New trends and methodologies in applied English language research II: Studies in variation, meaning and learning, ed. by David Tizón-Couto, Beatriz Tizón-Couto, Iria Pastor-Gómez & Paula Rodríguez-Puente. (Linguistic Insights Series). Bern, etc.: Peter Lang, 223-246.

(2010). "Doublets and nominalization in Early Modern scientific English". In Language windowing through corpora, ed. by Isabel Moskowich-Spiegel et al. A Coruña: Servizo de Publicacións da Universidade de A Coruña, 933-944.

Conference presentations:

See the entry Presentations on this website.

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