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Pawel Szudarski

Distance Learning Convenor, Faculty of Arts

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Biography

I work in the area of applied linguistics, corpus linguistics and TESOL. More specifically, I focus on the acquisition and use of vocabulary by second/foreign language learners, with a particular focus on phraseology. In the past, I was actively involved in the development of large-scale language assessment tools for English Language Learners in the USA. My other interests include corpus-based linguistic analysis, the status of English as a global language and digital pedagogy.

Expertise Summary

BA, MA, PhD

areas of experise: applied linguistics; second language acquisition; corpus linguistics; TESOL

Teaching Summary

I mainly teach on the School's MA programme via distance learning. As Distance Learning Convenor, my responsibilities include overseeing all distance courses, teaching the entry Descriptive… read more

Research Summary

I am currently co-editing a volume which will showcase the current state of knowledge in the field of vocabulary studies (Szudarski & Barclay 2021, Multilingual Matters). In 2018, I published my… read more

Recent Publications

  • SZUDARSKI, P. AND BARCLAY, S., ed., 2021. Vocabulary Theory, Patterning and Teaching. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. (In Press.)
  • SZUDARSKI, P., 2020. Using the BNC to teach phrases from spoken and academic English. In: VIANA V., ed., New ways in teaching with corpora. TESOL Press. (In Press.)
  • SZUDARSKI, P., 2020. Diagnoza sprawności i płynności językowej a zaburzenia komunikacji [Diagnosing the language skills and fluency of speakers with communication disorders] Forum Logopedy. 35, 61-66
  • SZUDARSKI, P., 2019. Effects of data-driven learning on enhancing the phraseological knowledge of secondary-school learners of L2 English. In: P. Crosthwaite (ed.) Data-driven learning for the next generation: Corpora and DDL for pre-tertiary learners. Routledge. 133-149

I mainly teach on the School's MA programme via distance learning. As Distance Learning Convenor, my responsibilities include overseeing all distance courses, teaching the entry Descriptive Linguistic Analysis module and supervising dissertations in the area of applied linguistics. But I also contribute to the on-site MA programme, with my teaching experience including modules on corpus linguistics and second language acquisition.

Current Research

I am currently co-editing a volume which will showcase the current state of knowledge in the field of vocabulary studies (Szudarski & Barclay 2021, Multilingual Matters). In 2018, I published my first monograph, Corpus Linguistics for Vocabulary, which introduces the use of corpora to students, language teachers and materials developers.

I also participate in two international projects focused on the importance of replication research in SLA. By employing both classroom and psycholinguistic measures, we aim to explore the effects of attention on a range of aspects of L2 performance including comprehension and knowledge of L2 grammatical and lexical features.

In the past, I was actively involved in research on language testing. Through my work at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) in Washington, I gained experience in the development of large-scale language assessment tools for English Language Learners in the USA.

For a number of years, I have been a member of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL). Also, since 2018 I have been a member of the Coordinating Committee of the BAAL Vocabulary Studies Special Interest Group (the role of Treasurer).

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