Universidade de Vigo
Universitat de les Illes Balears

Héctor Agrafojo-Blanco

Héctor Agrafojo-Blanco
Secondary School Teacher  |  PhD Student
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Héctor Agrafojo-Blanco holds a BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Santiago de Compostela (June 1999). He defended his BA and MA theses at the same university on the diachronic evolution of English semi-auxiliary verbs, with particular reference to be obliged to and be supposed to. In July 2002 he joined the Department of English and German on a four-year research grant (ref. FP-2001-0018) from the Spanish Ministry of Education, and in November 2004 he received an Award for Academic Excellence from the University of Santiago de Compostela for his outstanding record as an undergraduate student.

In September 2006 he became a Secondary School Teacher and is now working at IES Sierra del Valle (La Adrada, Ávila, Spain).

Héctor is currently writing his PhD at the University of Vigo under the supervision of Elena Seoane and Lucía Loureiro-Porto on the use of kind of and sort of in World Englishes.

MA Dissertation (April 2003): A corpus-based approach to the diachronic evolution of the English semi-auxiliary verbs: the case of be supposed to. Supervisor: Elena Seoane.

Publications

  • Agrafojo-Blanco, Héctor (2003) “On the Diachronic Evolution of the English Semi-Auxiliary Verb Be supposed to”. In I.M. Palacios Martínez, M.J.López Couso, P. Fra López and E. Seoane Posse (eds.), Fifty Years of English Studies in Spain (1952-2002). A Commemorative Volume. Santiago de Compostela: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 295-300. 
  • Agrafojo-Blanco, Héctor (2002) “Evolución diacrónica de los verbos semi-auxiliares en inglés: un estudio de corpus”. Interlingüística 13 (I): 101-113.

Conference presentations

  • Agrafojo-Blanco, Héctor (2016), "The expressions kind of & sort of: Present & past". IDAES (Interuniversity Doctoral Programme in Advanced English Studies) Graduate Day 2016. University of Santiago de Compostela, 19 May.
  • Agrafojo-Blanco, Héctor (2015) "Kind of and sort of in World Englishes". IDAES (Interuniversity Doctoral Programme in Advanced English Studies) Graduate Day 2015. University of Vigo, 15 May.
  • Agrafojo-Blanco, Héctor (2004) “The semantics of semi-auxiliary verbs in Late Modern English: the case of be supposed to”. Second Late Modern English International Conference. University of Vigo, 25-27 November.
  • Agrafojo-Blanco, Héctor (2003) “The rise of modal meanings in Early Modern English: the case of the verb BE supposed to”. SEDERI XIV. 14th International Conference of the Society for English Renaissance Studies. University of Jaén, 20-22 March.
  • Agrafojo-Blanco, Héctor (2002) “On the Diachronic Evolution of the English Semi-Auxiliary Verb Be supposed to”. XXVI Congreso Internacional de AEDEAN. University of Santiago de Compostela, 12-14 December.
  • Agrafojo-Blanco, Héctor (2002) “Evolución diacrónica de los verbos semi-auxiliares en inglés: un estudio de corpus”. XVII Encuentro Internacional de la Asociación de Jóvenes Lingüistas. University of Alacant, 18-20 April.