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Viviana Cortes


 Viviana Cortes received her PhD in Applied Linguistics from Northern Arizona University in 2002 and she worked for the Program of Applied Linguistics and TESL at Iowa State University for six years before coming to Georgia State in the fall of 2008. At Iowa State she taught Descriptive Grammar, Discourse Analysis, English for Specific Purposes, and Advanced Academic Writing for international graduate Students. Before coming to the United States to pursue her graduate studies, she worked as an EFL teacher in Buenos Aires, Argentina, her hometown in different elementary and high schools as well as in a teaching training program. Her research interests include the analysis of recurrent word combinations, such as lexical bundles, in different academic registers, and different types of corpus-based grammatical studies as well as the use of corpora in the teaching of academic writing. She has presented her research at numerous local conferences and in conferences and symposiums in Spain, Mexico, and Argentina. Her research articles can be found in journals such as English for Specific Purpose, Applied Linguistics, the Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Linguistics and Education, and Corpora, and in several edited books.