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Name: Eleonora Alexandra  Vraciu
Institution: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
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State and/or Country: Barcelona
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition
Specialty: Second language acquisition
Subject Language(s): English
Selected Publications: Vraciu, Eleonora A. «Verbal morphology in advanced varieties of English L2: aspect or discourse hypothesis?» Comparative Perspectives on Language Acquisition: A Tribute to Clive Perdue. Ed. Marzena Watorek, Sandra Benazzo, and Maya Hickmann. Bristol : Multilingual Matters, 2012. 153-169.
Vraciu, Eleonora A. “L’emploi de la morphologie temporo-aspectuelle en anglais par des apprenants francophones ». Les Cahiers Sens Public 13-14 (2010) : 193-209.
Vraciu, Eleonora A. “Encoding Complex Events in Advanced English L2 Productions: the Role of Aspect in the Expression of Simultaneity”. Cahiers Chronos.(in press)
Courses Taught: 1.Instrumental English
2.Descriptive English Grammar
3.Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
Dissertation Abstract: Tense-Aspect Morphology in the Advanced English L2 Variety: Exploring semantic, discourse and cross-linguistic factors

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