Department: English Studies

Center: 1FA

Area: English Philology

Research group: University of Valladolid Language Acquisition Lab (UVALAL)


Doctor by the Universidad de Valladolid with the thesis English/spanish syntactic contrast minimalism and optimality 2001. Supervised by Dr. Juana Muñoz Liceras, Dr. José María Bravo Gozalo.

Raquel Fernández Fuertes is an associate professor in the Department of English at the University of Valladolid (Spain) and she is the director of the UVALAL research group (University of Valladolid Language Acquisition Lab). She specializes in linguistic theory, comparative grammar and bilingual acquisition. In her research she makes use of linguistic theory and, in particular, of minimalist premises in order to account for language-contact phenomena and the latent relationship between native and non-native acquisition. This is achieved by means of the analyses of spontaneous and experimental data elicited via different methodologies.