Name: Vanessa López

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Professional Status: Research assistant

CLUL's Research Sector: Grammar & Resources

Research Areas: Syntax, Semantics

Other Areas of interest: Portuguese in Africa, L2 acquisition, Indo-Portuguese Creoles

Academic Degrees

  • 2019: Master in Linguistics, University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2015: Bachelor in Translation and Interpretation, University of Granada, Spain



Oral presentations and posters


  • Conditional clauses in Southern Indo-Portuguese (with Patrícia Costa). Communication presented at Syntax of the World's Languages 8, INALCO, Paris, September 3-5, 2018.
  • Los valores temporales del gerundio compuesto en portugués, español y gallego. Communication presented at the XIII Congreso de Lingüística Xeral, Universidad de Vigo, June 13-15, 2018.
  • The temporal values of the compound gerund in Romance languages. Poster presented at the 48th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages, York University, Toronto, Canada, April 25-28, 2018.
  • Los valores temporales del gerundio compuesto en portugués. Invited speaker at the seminar of the Centre de Lingüística Teòrica (CLT), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, January 26, 2018.
  • Infinitivos flexionados no COPLE2. Poster presented at the Jornadas de PLE, Universidade do Minho, January 19-20, 2018.


  • Os valores temporais do Gerúndio Composto em português. Communication presented at the XII Fórum de Partilha Linguística, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, November 23, 2017.
  • Inflected Infinitives in European Portuguese: some reflections on the connection between L2 error annotation and L1 phenomena. Communication presented in the conference Bringing together Research and Practice: Language teaching, language learning and teacher training in Portuguese and Spanish, University of Lisbon, November 2-3, 2017.
  • Parasitic temporal morphology: the case of the Gerúndio Composto in Portuguese. Communication presented in the Tenselessness Workshop, University of Greenwich, October, 5-6, 2017.
  • Particípios parasíticos em português? O caso do Gerúndio Composto. Poster presented in XXXIII Encontro Nacional da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística, Évora, September 27-29, 2017.



López, Vanessa (2019). The non-anteriority compound gerund and its licensing conditions. MA dissertation, Universidade de Lisboa. Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Inês Duarte and Prof. Dr. Telmo Móia. [pdf]