Universidade de Vigo
Universitat de les Illes Balears

Raquel P. Romasanta

Raquel P. Romasanta
PhD Student  |  PhD Student
Phone: +34 986 812083 (Office B38)


Raquel P. Romasanta has 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.  She completed an MA in Advanced English Studies at the same University, where she also wrote her dissertation on “Synchronic Variation in Clausal Complementation: The case of regret in British and American English” under the supervision of Dr. Elena Seoane.

She is currently working as a research assistant for the ViEW Research Project, coordinated by Elena Seoane. She is in charge of the transcription and codification of texts for the Gibraltar component of the International Corpus of English (ICE-GBR). 

She is also working on her PhD on clausal complementation patterns of REGRET in World Englishes as represented in GloWbE under the supervision of Elena Seoane.



Currently, she is a part-time researcher 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)



  • June (2017) MA Thesis: Synchronic variation in clausal complementation: The case of regret in British and American English, supervised by Elena Seoane
  • June (2016) BA Thesis: Clausal complementation patterns with the verb remember in Present-Day British English: Variation and factors involved in it, supervised by Elena Seoane



(Forthcoming) Contact-induced variation in clausal verb complementation: The case of regret in World Englishes. In J. Sánchez Fajardo & I.M. Palacios (eds.), Language and Dialect Contact in World Englishes. Special issue in Alicante Journal of English Studies.



(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.

(2017) 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.

(2017) 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.

(2016) The compilation of the International Corpus of Gibraltar English: Problems and prospects. Seminar The Sociolinguistics of Gibraltar in the 21st Century. 16 November, University of Vigo [with Elena Seoane].



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:

  • 28-30 September 2017 "7th Biennial International Conference on the Linguistics of Contemporary English" (BICLCE2017)