Rosalía Rodríguez-Vázquez

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

Rosalía graduated in English Language and Literature from the University of Vigo (2001). She also completed a degree in Music (Flute Performance Major) at the Conservatoire of Vigo (2002).

She studied for an MSc by Research in Linguistics and Music at LEL (University of Edinburgh). In 2003, she was awarded the Ailie Donald Postgraduate Prize for her master's thesis.

In 2004 she embarked on a PhD at the University of Edinburgh funded by the AHRC and the Xunta de Galicia. In the period 2005-2007 she colllaborated with the Institute for Music in Human and Social Development (IMHSD).

She obtained a PhD in Phonology and Music (2007) 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. She gained her second doctorate in English Language from the University of Vigo (2007) with a dissertation supervised by Dr. Javier Pérez-Guerra, for which she obtained the Premio Extraordinario de Doutoramento (Doctoral Award).

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

From October 2010 until September 2011 she held a position as invited research fellow at the CNRS / Paris 8 (funded with a postdoctoral grant by the Fundación Barrié).

She has been a member of the LVTC Research Group since 2001.

Rosalía is currently working as visiting researcher at the LASLAB, where she collaborates with Dr. Mª Luisa García-Lecumberri's research team.

Research Interests

  • Interface between suprasegmental phonology, metrics and music (synchronic and diachronic).
  • Text-setting in English, Galician and Spanish (OT framework).
  • Stress and intonation in English.