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Yolanda Xavier is currently a PhD candidate in Linguistics (specialty area of Psycholinguistics) with FCT PhD grant (2022.13977.BD) and an Integrated Researcher without PhD at the Linguistic Research Center of NOVA FCSH. She completed her Bachelor degree in Languages, Literatures and Cultures (English Studies) from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (University of Lisbon) and her Master in English Didactics, a collaboration between NOVA FCSH and Aberta University. She worked as an English teacher at different study centers in the Lisbon area and as a technical translator from Portuguese and English to Russian. Additionally, she also worked as teacher of Portuguese as a Foreign Language for Ukrainian students on beginner level. Her PhD research focuses on the effects of pronunciation in linguistic stereotyping. Main areas of interest: Second Language Acquisition, Phonetics and Phonology, Linguistic Stereotyping.
Identification

Personal identification

Full name
Yolanda Xavier
Date of birth
1994/01/21
Gender
Female

Citation names

  • Xavier, Yolanda
  • Xavier, Y.

Author identifiers

Ciência ID
2219-BAA6-5B48
ORCID iD
0000-0001-6627-7676

Email addresses

  • yolandaxavier@fcsh.unl.pt (Professional)
  • yolandax@campus.ul.pt (Personal)

Websites

Knowledge fields

  • Humanities - Other Humanities
  • Humanities - Languages and Literatures - Linguistics
  • Humanities - Languages and Literatures

Languages

Language Speaking Reading Writing Listening Peer-review
Ukrainian (Mother tongue)
Russian (Mother tongue)
Portuguese Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2) Proficiency (C2)
English Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
German Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1) Intermediate (B1)
Polish Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1)
Spanish; Castilian Beginner (A1) Intermediate (B1) Upper intermediate (B2)
Italian Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2) Elementary (A2)
Belarusian Advanced (C1) Advanced (C1)
Education
Degree Classification
2021/09/20 - 2025
Ongoing
Linguistics (Doktor (PhD))
Major in Psycholinguistics
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2022/08/18 - 2022/08/23
Concluded
TESOL certificate (Outros)
World TESOL Academy, United Kingdom
95/100
2019/09/08 - 2021/04/23
Concluded
English Didactics (Master)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Universidade Aberta, Portugal
"L2 acquisition and digital media world: the importance of modern media tools in ELT" (THESIS/DISSERTATION)
2012/09/15 - 2015/07/31
Concluded
Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Bachelor)
Major in English Studies
Universidade de Lisboa - Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
2006/09/01 - 2010/05/31
Concluded
Full Secondary School (Ensino secundário)
Rivne Regional Scientific Lyceum , Ukraine
Affiliation

Science

Category
Host institution
Employer
2022/01/18 - Current Researcher (Research) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Centro de Linguística, Portugal
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal

Others

Category
Host institution
Employer
2019/07/22 - 2022/12/31 Quality Analyst Majorel Portugal, Portugal
2022/07/18 - 2022/07/29 Visiting student - Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
2017/05/01 - 2022/02/25 Technical Translator QVO Legis, Lda., Portugal
2018/02/02 - 2021/08/01 Freelance English Teacher Freelancer, Portugal
2018/10/01 - 2019/06/01 English Teacher Aprende Mais, Portugal
2018/04/15 - 2018/07/01 English Teacher Scool Tutor, Portugal
2017/10/12 - 2018/07/01 English Teacher Teens Academy, Portugal
2018/01/24 - 2018/05/05 English Teacher Nota Êxito, Portugal
2017/07/01 - 2017/12/31 Teacher of Portuguese as a Foreign Language for Ukrainian students Aprender Centro de Estudos, Portugal
2017/01/01 - 2017/06/01 English Teacher Study and Smile Academy, Portugal
2015/11/01 - 2016/11/23 Freelance Teacher Freelancer, Portugal
Projects

Grant

Designation Funders
2023/01/01 - Current Foreign accent, linguistic stereotyping, and their connection with social integration
2022.13977.BD
PhD Student Fellow
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Centro de Linguística, Portugal
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
Ongoing
Outputs

Publications

Thesis / Dissertation
  1. Xavier, Yolanda. "L2 acquisition and digital media world: the importance of modern media tools in ELT". Master, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/10362/119258.

Other

Other output
  1. Biblical expressions in the poem of I.Y. Franco "Moises". Linguistic analysis of the biblical expressions. 2010. Xavier, Yolanda. http://man.rv.ua/tezy-naukovyh-robit/tezy-naukovyh-robit-2010.html.
Activities

Oral presentation

Presentation title Event name
Host (Event location)
2023/11/16 Nasal vowels and primary word stress production by adult L1 Ukrainian speakers of Portuguese as an L2 Vienna Workshops on Portuguese Linguistics. Acquisition Across Varieties: New Perspectives from Portuguese
University of Vienna (Vienna, Austria)
2023/11/05 Nasal vowels and primary word stress production by adult L1 Ukrainian speakers of Portuguese as an L2 NLT L2 Phonology Research Forum
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas - Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)
2023/08/31 Nasal vowels, primary word stress, and their role in foreign-accented speech of L1 Ukrainian speakers of Portuguese as an L2 The 32nd Conference of the European Second Language Association (EuroSLA32)
University of Birmingham (Birmingham, United Kingdom)
2022/12/02 Foreign accent, linguistic stereotyping and their connection with social integration NLT L2 Phonology Research Forum
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas - Universidade NOVA de Lisboa (Lisbon, Portugal)

Event organisation

Event name
Type of event (Role)
Institution / Organization
2022/10/18 - Current NLT (NOVA, Lancaster, Toronto) L2 Phonology Research Forum (2022/11/04)
Meeting (Co-organisor)
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal

Event participation

Activity description
Type of event
Event name
Institution / Organization
2023/12/14 - 2023/12/15 Poster presentation: "Nasal vowels and primary word stress production by adult L1 Ukrainian speakers of Portuguese as an L2"
Workshop
2023 Winter Retreat
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2023/07/03 - 2023/07/07 Researching L2 speech perception and production in instructed SLA: tasks, measures, and cognitive individual differences (Professor Joan Carles Mora)
Seminar
Lisbon Summer School in Linguistics 2023
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2023/07/01 - 2023/07/01 Attendee
Meeting
XVII Fórum de Partilha Linguística - Jovens Investigadores do CLUNL
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2023/04/11 - 2023/04/11 O Fluxo editorial no Open Journal Systems
Workshop
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2023/03/21 - 2023/03/21 Depósito de Dados de Investigação no Zenodo
Workshop
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal
2023/01/25 - 2023/03/13 Introduction to Bayesian Data Analysis (online course)
Workshop
Open HPI
Hasso-Plattner-Institut für Digital Engineering gGmbH, Germany
2023/02 - 2023/02 Linear Regression and Modeling
Other
Online Course - Coursera
Duke University Department of Statistical Science, United States
2023/02 - 2023/02 Introduction to Probability and Data with R
Other
Online Course - Coursera
Duke University Department of Statistical Science, United States
2023/02 - 2023/02 Inferential Statistics
Other
Online Course - Coursera
Duke University - Coursera online course, United States
2023/02 - 2023/02 Data Analysis with R Specialization
Other
Online Course - Coursera
Duke University - Coursera online course, United States
2022/12/09 - 2022/12/09 How to write a (really) good conference abstract (online)
Meeting
Social webinar for Early Career Researchers
European Second Language Association (EuroSLA), United Kingdom
2022/10/25 - 2022/10/26 Introduction to Bayesian inference for the quantification of phonetic data (online)
Workshop
Introduction to the Bayesian framework for linguists and speech scientists using R
Universität Konstanz, Germany
2022/07/18 - 2022/07/29 Linguistic Fieldwork: A critical approach. 5 ECTS obtained. Score: 8.3/10.
Seminar
Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics
Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
2022/07/18 - 2022/07/29 Training in hands-on field methods. 2 ECTS
Seminar
Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics
Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
2022/07/18 - 2022/07/29 Introduction to phonetics and phonology. 5 ECTS. Score: 7.5/10
Seminar
Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics
Universiteit Leiden, Netherlands
2022/07/04 - 2022/07/08 L2 speech learning: The effects of phonetic training. Methodology review of production/perception evaluation for phonetical training. Research project on perception assessment of L1 Ukrainian adult learners of European Portuguese as an L2. 5 ECTS. Score: 17/20
Seminar
Lisbon Summer School in Linguistics 2022
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Centro de Linguística, Portugal
2022/07/04 - 2022/07/08 Bilingual children¿s syntactic knowledge: Ways of assessing its multifaceted dimensions. Methodology review on syntax acquisition in bilingual/monolingual children. 5 ECTS. Score: 19/20.
Seminar
Lisbon Summer School in Linguistics 2022
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Centro de Linguística, Portugal
2022/07/01 - 2022/07/01 Attendee
Meeting
XVI Fórum de Partilha Linguística - Jovens Investigadores do CLUNL
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Centro de Linguística, Portugal
2022/04/21 - 2022/04/21 Research with Infants: Tips and Tricks (online)
Workshop
EMLAR XVIII
Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
2022/04/19 - 2022/04/19 Praat (beginners) (online)
Workshop
EMLAR XVIII
Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
2022/04/19 - 2022/04/19 Ethics and Privacy (online)
Workshop
EMLAR XVIII
Universiteit Utrecht, Netherlands
2021/11/12 - 2021/11/12 Event participation (listener)
Conference
Jornadas dos dicionários
Universidade Nova de Lisboa Centro de Linguística, Portugal
2021/10/28 - 2021/10/29 Attendee (online conference)
Congress
37.º Encontro da Associação Portuguesa de Linguística (APL)
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
2015/07/02 - 2015/07/03 Colaboration with the organization committee
Congress
Colour and colour naming: crosslinguistic approaches
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
2015/06/23 - 2015/06/27 Volunteer
Conference
Kings&Queens: Dynastic changes and Legitimacy
Universidade de Lisboa - Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
2013/04/10 - 2013/04/12 Collaboration with the organization commitee
Other
UL Open Night 2013
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal

Association member

Society Organization name Role
2022/03/19 - Current International Phonetic Association Member
2022/02/08 - Current Associação Portuguesa de Linguística Member
2022/09/05 - 2023/10/13 Núcleo Jovens Investigadores do CLUNL (Junior Researchers of Linguistic Research Center of Nova University of Lisbon)

Consulting

Activity description Institution / Organization
2022/03/18 - 2023/03/01 Community interpreting for Ukrainian refugees (Ukrainian/Russian - Portuguese) together with SoS Ucrânia Project (Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, Serviço Municipal de Proteção Civil) Camara Municipal de Lisboa, Portugal
2017/09/05 - 2017/12/31 Subtitling (English for Ukrainian/Russian speech) for the "Stalking Chernobyl: exploration after apocalypse" movie. Cultures of Resistance, United States

Course / Discipline taught

Academic session Degree Subject (Type) Institution / Organization
2023/03/22 - 2023/03/22 Research and Applications in Language Sciences BA (Licenciatura) Universidade Nova de Lisboa Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Portugal

Journal scientific committee

Journal title (ISSN) Publisher
2023/04/24 - Current Journal of the Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain (JoULAB) (2754-0820) Undergraduate Linguistics Association of Britain
2023/04/03 - Current LingUU Utrecht University
Distinctions

Award

2023 Junior Researcher LAB Award
Linguistic Approaches to Bilingualism Journal, Netherlands

Other distinction

2014 Social Scholarship "U CAN"
ESG- Programa Escolhas, Portugal
2014 Social Merit Scholarship
Universidade de Lisboa - Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
2013 Social Merit Scholarship
Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Letras, Portugal
2013 Sports Merit Scholarship
Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
2010 II place diploma for an outstanding research work
Junior Academy of Sciences , Ukraine