Research

RESEARCH PROJECTS

Member / Research Project UCM / State funded: TÉCNICAS EXPERIMENTALES EN SOCIOLINGÜÍSTICA: EFECTOS METODOLÓGICOS EN EL ESTUDIO DE LAS ACTITUDES LINGÜÍSTICAS (PI: Gitte Kristiansen, 2022-25) (€65,307)

JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Pietraszek, M. (forthcoming, 2024). “Voiced obstruent mispronunciations in advanced English speakers: a qualitative study of intelligibility breakdowns” in English linguistics meets the 21st century. Madrid: Dykinson S.L. (ISBN: 978-84-1070-062-8).

Pietraszek, M. (forthcoming, 2024). “Direct or indirect? Private or public? Attitudes to classroom feedback in the Spanish university” in English linguistics meets the 21st century. Madrid: Dykinson S.L. (ISBN: 978-84-1070-062-8).

Pietraszek, M. (forthcoming, 2024). The sun was rising: a new elicitation paragraph for English pronunciation research and assessment” in English linguistics meets the 21st century. Madrid: Dykinson S.L. (ISBN: 978-84-1070-062-8).

Pietraszek, M. (2024) “Associating speaker variables with English pronunciation ratings in Spanish tertiary education” in Porta Linguarum, 41. 189-207. (ISSN paper edition: 1697-7467, ISSN digital edition: 2695-8244 DOI: https://doi.org/10.30827/portalin.vi41.27083) Read here.

Pietraszek, M. (2021). “Gender and level differences in the attitudes to English pronunciation at a Spanish university” in Belgrade English Language and Literature Studies, 13(1). 123-138. (ISSN: 1821-3138, Online ISSN: 1821-4827, DOI: https://doi.org/10.18485/bells.2021.13.5) Read here.

Pietraszek, M.  (2020). “A Lexical Study of Differential Object Marking (DOM) in Polish” in Álvarez López, C. J. (ed.), Lingüística prospectiva: tendencias actuales en estudios de la lengua entre jóvenes investigadores. Seville: Editorial Universidad de Sevilla. Pp: 327-340 (ISBN: 978-84-472-2120-2, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12795/9788447221202)

Sotelo, X.* & M. Pietraszek* (2018). “Teaching thinking: practice and assessment”in TESOL-SPAIN Selected Papers 2016-2017.  Salamanca: TESOL-Spain. Pp. 114-128  (ISBN: 978-84-697-9036-6) 

Sotelo, X. , Pietraszek, M. & F. Prieto (2016) “Critical Thinking in Academic Language Teaching: Practical Application and the Project-Based Learning Method” (2016) in Caminos de Aprendizaje. Experiencias de Aprendizaje en la Universidad Francisco de Vitoria. Madrid: Francisco de Vitoria. Pp. 98-103. (ISBN 978-84-16552-00-9) 

Pietraszek, M. (2012). “Architecture Projects In English: A Content-Based Instruction Experience from an English Teacher’s Perspective” (2012) in This is Tomorrow. Madrid: Universidad Francisco de Vitoria. Pp. 87-94 (ISBN 978-84-15423-13-3). 

Pietraszek, M. (2010) “Un análisis contrastivo del funcionamiento de la categoría de la animacidad en polaco y en español” (2010)  in Interlingüística. Revista de la Asociación de Jóvenes Lingüistas, 21. Valladolid: Universidad de Valladolid. Pp. 951-961 (ISSN 1134-8941).

CHAPTERS AND ARTICLES CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW / IN PREPARATION

Pietraszek, M. (under review as of 2023) “Voice onset time and pronunciation performance in Spanish-accented English as a lingua franca” (journal article).

Pietraszek, M. (under review as of 2024) “Intelligibility benefits and attitudinal disadvantages: the listener’s mother tongue and level as variables affecting the pronunciation ratings of Spanish speakers’ English” (journal article).

Pietraszek, M. (in preparation as of 2024) “Polyglots: identity and attitudes to target language pronunciation” (journal article).

MONOGRAPHS

Sotelo, X.* & M. Pietraszek* (2020). “Show Me Your Evidence. A Basic Interdisciplinary Toolkit for the Teaching of Critical Thinking Skills.” Madrid (ISBN 978-84-09-34009-5).

Download at: https://www.ucm.es/siim/transferable-skills-for-students-and-early-career-researchers

EDITOR

Editor of the English version of “Time and Cities” (2011) Farini de Orleans-Borbón, E. (ed.), Madrid: Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (ISBN 978-84-89552-83-8).

PhD THESIS

Pietraszek Mateusz (Author), Elena Orduna Nocito (Supervisor) (2022). The intelligibility, comprehensibility and foreign-accentedness of Spanish university students in English. A study of sociodemographic and phonological factors. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

CONFERENCES AND CONGRESSES

“Live or leave! Vowel length and vowel quality in advanced English speakers: production and international intelligibility” (5/2024), 8th International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices (EPIP8), Universidad de Cantabria, Santander, Spain

“Segmental features in advanced Spanish speakers of English: Associating production rates and pronunciation ratings” (4/2024), 41. Congreso Internacional de AESLA (Asociación Española de Lingüística Aplicada), Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain

“Designing an elicitation paragraph for the assessment and analysis of English pronunciation” (3/2024), I International Conference on English Linguistics in the 21st Century, Egregius / Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

“Feedback acceptability judgments among university-level English learners: the case of Spain from an intercultural perspective” (3/2024), I International Conference on English Linguistics in the 21st Century, Egregius / Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

“Voiced obstruent mispronunciations in advanced English speakers: how are they decoded by international listeners?” (3/2024), I International Conference on English Linguistics in the 21st Century, Egregius / Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

“The Effect of Aspiration on the Intelligibility of Spanish-Accented English” (6/2023), 16th International Conference on Native and Non-Native Accents of English ACCENTS 2023, University of Łódź, Poland

“Polyglots’ Attitudes to Accent and Pronunciation” (6/2023), Polyglot Gathering 2023, Poland

“Investigating the Effects of EMI on Pronunciation Performance: Pedagogical Implications and Future Research” (11/2022), International Conference Bilingualism and Bilingual Education: Sociolinguistic Approaches, UNED (Madrid)

“IPA for Polyglots” (6/2022), Polyglot Gathering 2022, Poland (click here for the material from the session)

Polyglot Gathering, Teresin, Poland 2022

The Accuracy of L2 Pronunciation Self-assessment: Evidence from Advanced Spanish Learners of English” (3/2022), Sixth Belgrade International Meeting of English Phoneticians. BIMEP 2022, Belgrade, Serbia

“Basic Interdisciplinary Toolkit for the Teaching of Critical Thinking Skills” (3/2021), TESOL Spain 44th Annual Conference, Madrid, Spain (Online), with Xiana Sotelo (website).

“The Attitudes to English Pronunciation Among Advanced English Speakers in The Spanish University” (3/2020), Fifth Belgrade International Meeting of English Phoneticians. BIMEP 2020, Belgrade, Serbia (watch on YouTube)

“Profiling Attitudes to English Pronunciation Among Spanish University Students” (1/2020), UPCEL, Madrid, Spain

“Making yourself understood in international English” (5/2019), Polyglot Gathering 2019, Bratislava, Slovakia (watch on YouTube)

Polyglot Gathering, Bratislava 2019

“The Comprehensibility and Intelligibility of Spanish University Students’ English: A Pilot Study” (5/2019) SEING, Research in a Globalised World, Seminar in English Studies, Universidad de Zaragoza / (6/2019) WOSSP Workshop on Syntax, Semantics and Phonology, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

“Assessing Critical Thinking Skills Through Design for Change Methodology” (3/2019) TESOL Spain 42nd Annual Conference (Oviedo, Spain). A 60-minute theoretical talk with Xiana Sotelo.

“Curricular priorities for the pronunciation of internationally intelligible English” (05/2018) Challenges and Opportunities of Internationalization, Complutense University of Madrid

“Phonetic checklists: a formative assessment tool in the education of future CLIL teachers” (03/2018) I International Conference on Research in Multilingualism: Innovation and New Challenges, Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo

“A Lexical Study of Differential Object Marking in Polish” (11/2017)XXXII International Congress of the Young Linguists’ Association, Universidad de Sevilla, Seville

“Pronunciation for Future CLIL/EMI Teachers: Insights from English as a Lingua Franca Research” (10/2017) IV Congreso Internacional de Enseñanza Bilingüe en Centros Educativos: el bilingüismo a debate, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid

“English as an International Language in Bilingual Education. The Intelligibility of Spanish University Students” (9/2017)  II UCM Post-Graduate Conference on English Linguistics (UPCEL 2017)
Chaired a panel on Critical Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics

“English as a Lingua Franca in the Internationalisation of Spanish Universities” (7/2017)  X Congreso de la Asociación de Centros de Lenguas en la Enseñanza Superior (ACLES), Universidad de Vigo

“Teaching Thinking” (3/2016)  TESOL Spain Convention (Vitoria-Gasteiz). A 60-minute practical session dedicated to critical thinking activities in the classroom and the assessment of higher order thinking skills; with Xiana Sotelo.

“Critical Thinking in Language Teaching and Assessment at University Level” (6/2015)  IX Congreso de la Asociación Española de Centros de Lenguas en Enseñanza Superior (ACLES). Universidad de León; with Xiana Sotelo. 

“Un análisis contrastivo del funcionamiento de la categoría de la animacidad en polaco y en español” (4/2010)  XXI Congreso de Jóvenes Lingüistas. Universidad de Valladolid

OTHER TALKS AND SEMINARS

“Acentos: poder e identidad (4/2024), ¿Qué (no) sabemos sobre las actitudes lingüísticas?, Jornada sobre la variación y diversidad lingüística, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

“Submission of thesis: last steps” (3/2022), Advanced English Linguistics Seminar, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain

“Comunidad Docente para el aprendizaje de idiomas: el día internacional de las lenguas. International Language Day” (9/2021), IX Jornada de Innovación y Mejora Docente, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain

“Critical Thinking in Academic Teaching: Practical Application and the ProjectBased Learning Method” (6/2015), III Jornada de Innovación y Mejora Docente, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, Madrid, Spain

REVIEWER

ELIA: Estudios de Lingüística Inglesa Aplicada (Studies in Applied English Linguistics
Journal of English Studies (University of La Rioja)

ABSTRACTS AND SUMMARIES (with ISBN)

Pietraszek, M. (2024) “Designing an elicitation paragraph for the assessment and analysis of English pronunciation” (2024) In Reflexiones Lingüísticas: Enfoques del I Congreso Internacional de Lingüística Inglesa en el Siglo XXI, Egregius Editorial (ISBN 978-84-1177-071-2)

Pietraszek, M. (2024) “Feedback acceptability judgments among university-level English learners: the case of Spain from an intercultural perspective” In Reflexiones Lingüísticas: Enfoques del I Congreso Internacional de Lingüística Inglesa en el Siglo XXI, Egregius Editorial (ISBN 978-84-1177-071-2)

Pietraszek, M. (2024) “Voiced obstruent mispronunciations in advanced English speakers: how are they decoded by international listeners?” In Reflexiones Lingüísticas: Enfoques del I Congreso Internacional de Lingüística Inglesa en el Siglo XXI, Egregius Editorial (ISBN 978-84-1177-071-2)

Pietraszek, M. (2023) “The Effect of Aspiration on the Intelligibility of Spanish-Accented English” In Accents 2023. Accent perception and production. 16th International Conference on Native and Non-native Accents of English, Łódź, 30 Nov – 2 Dec, 2023. The Book of Abstracts. (Pp. 52-54). Łódź: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego. (e-ISBN 978-83-8331-376-4). https://doi.org/10.18778/8331-376-4

Pietraszek, M. (2022) The Accuracy of L2 Pronunciation Self-assessment: Evidence from Advanced Spanish Learners of EnglishIn Sixth Belgrade International Meeting of English Phoneticians. BIMEP 2022: Book of Abstracts. Belgrade: University of Belgrade. (Pp. 25.) (ISBN 978-86-6153-662-5)

Pietraszek, M. (2020) “The Attitudes to English Pronunciation Among Advanced English Speakers in The Spanish University” In Fifth Belgrade International Meeting of English Phoneticians. BIMEP 2020: Book of Abstracts. Belgrade: University of Belgrade. (Pp. 29-31.) (ISBN 978-86-6153-629-8)

PERSONAL BLOG

Pietraszek, M. (2013-2018) http://schwalosophy.wordpress.com (no longer active)