Virginia recently successfuly defended her thesis: "The acquisition of variable past-time expression in L2 Spanish: combining concept-otiented, form-oriented, and variationist research traditions within functionalism"
Virginia Teran is a Spanish Lecturer at Georgia College & State University. She does research in L2 Spanish acquisition of Tense and Aspect morphology, specifically the acquisition of past-time expression/morphology in instructed college level learners with a focus on functionalist concept-oriented approaches to SLA and variationist SLA. She also examines variable structures in Argentinian Spanish varieties (e.g., intensifier variation, adjective position, and PP-PRET variation). Recently she presented her research in Going Romance (2018, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands) on variable past-time expression in Tucuman and rioplatense Spanishes in Argentina.