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Pawel Szudarski

Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics, 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, distance learning and digital pedagogies.

Expertise Summary

BA, MA, PhD, FHEA

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

Teaching Summary

I mainly teach on the School's MA programme via distance learning (DL). As the Coordinator of DL courses, my responsibilities include overseeing web-based provision, teaching modules (including the… 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 (Vocabulary Theory, Patterning and Teaching, Szudarski & Barclay 2021,… read more

Recent Publications

  • SZUDARSKI, P., 2022. Corpora and teaching vocabulary and phraseology. In: JABLONKAI, R. R. AND CSOMAY, E., ed., The Routledge Handbook of Corpora in English Language Teaching Routledge. (In Press.)
  • SZUDARSKI, P. AND BARCLAY, S., ed., 2021. Vocabulary theory, patterning and teaching. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. (In Press.)
  • SZUDARSKI, P AND BARCLAY, S., 2021. Looking back and moving forward in vocabulary studies. In: SZUDARSKI, P. AND BARCLAY, S., ed., Vocabulary theory, patterning and teaching. Multilingual Matters. (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

I mainly teach on the School's MA programme via distance learning (DL). As the Coordinator of DL courses, my responsibilities include overseeing web-based provision, teaching modules (including the entry Descriptive Linguistic Analysis module) as well as pods on the recently launched innovative Applied English scheme, and supervising MA dissertations. I contribute to the on-site MA programme as well, with my teaching portfolio including modules on corpus linguistics and second language acquisition. I also supervise PhD projects, with my current students exploring topics such as the acquisition of formulaic sequences, the effectiveness of blended learning and CALL, and the application of corpus methods and tools in analysing L2 learning and use.

Current Research

I am currently co-editing a volume which will showcase the current state of knowledge in the field of vocabulary studies (Vocabulary Theory, Patterning and Teaching, 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 reading and listening comprehension, incidental learning of grammatical and lexical features, and learner perceptions.

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). Since 2018, I have also been a member of the Coordinating Committee of the BAAL Vocabulary Studies Special Interest Group (the role of Treasurer).

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