My interest in the study of language emerged when I was a teenager
fascinated by the grammatical structure and
the historical development of
languages with particular attention to phonetic
changes and processes which led to sound morphophonological
alternations in today’s Polish (which happened to be the topic
of my Baccalaureate Project).
My initial academic research work was within the field of syntax and linguistic typology, which showed my commitment to language structure and language comparison (the perfect tenses in Romance, Differential Object Marking in Romance and Slavic languages, etc.).
I am currently working on a research project on the intelligibility of the pronunciation of English as an international language in bilingual education in Spain. Combining the knowledge of English, Spanish and Polish I am trying to determine the features decisive for intelligibility in English as a Lingua Franca as a code used amongst non-native speakers.
PHONETICS & PHONOLOGY
One of my major research interests: the phonology of English as a Lingua Franca, the pronunciation of Spanish speakers of English, teaching pronunciation to future EMI/CLIL instructors.
CRITICAL THINKING IN LANGUAGE TEACHING
Researching the methodology and assessment of critical thinking and higher order thinking skills (HOTS) instruction in university education (EAP, ESP, EMI).
DIFFERENTIAL OBJECT MARKING
One of my early research areas which I still continue working in was differential object marking (DOM) in Spanish and Polish from a contrastive and typological perspective. I am particularly interested in the degree of grammatical animacy of individual Polish lexemes and grammaticality judgments.