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B.A., M.A., Ph.D., higher diploma

I have qualifications in Applied Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, English Language Teaching, and Statistics.

Research Interests:

the role of short-term memory in L2 (English) learning/teaching and in L2 processing, L1 and L2 idiom processing, individual differences in SLA, CALL, the notion of chunking in L2 learning, the concept of frequency in the learning and teaching of L2 vocabulary and collocations, working memory strategy training, phonological processing interventions, computerized working memory training, classroom instruction that supports working memory, cognitive linguistics, educational psychology, research design, learner autonomy in L2 learning

Research Keywords:

short-term memory, phonological short-term memory, working memory, the learning of L2 vocabulary, the learning of L2 collocations

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Research Output 2004 2015

  • 9 Citations
  • 8 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 3 Article

Age and Identity

Skrzypek, A. & Singleton, D., Dec 2015, Language, Identity and Migration: Voices from transnational speakers and communities. Diskin, C., Martyn, J. & Regan, V. (eds.). Oxford: Peter Lang, p. 83-97 15 p. (Language, Migration and Identity; vol. 1).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Age and the classroom learning of additional languages

Singleton, D. & Skrzypek, A., 2014, Classroom-oriented Research: Achievements and Challenges. Pawlak, M., Bielak, J. & Mystkowska-Wiertelak, A. (eds.). Berlin: Springer , p. 3-13 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Attitudes towards and perceptions of English L2 acquisition among adult Polish migrants in Ireland

Skrzypek, A., Kopečková, R., Bidzińska, B. & Singleton, D., 31 Jul 2014, Intercultural Contact, Language Learning and Migration. Geraghty, B. & Conacher, J. E. (eds.). London: Bloomsbury Academic, p. 112-130 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

1 Citation (Scopus)

Cross-linguistic influence in L2 writing: The role of short-term memory

Skrzypek, A., 2014, Essential Topics in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism: Studies in honor of David Singleton. Pawlak, M. & Aronin, L. (eds.). Berlin: Springer , p. 69-88 20 p. (Second Language Learning and Teaching).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

language acquisition
1 Citation (Scopus)

Phonological short-term memory and the operation of cross-linguistic factors in elementary and pre-intermediate L2 adult learners’ collocational usage

Skrzypek, A. & Singleton, D., 2014, Language Learning, Discourse and Communication: Studies in Honour of Jan Majer. Szubko-Sitarek, W., Salski, L. & Stalmaszczyk, P. (eds.). Berlin: Springer , p. 193-214 22 p. (Second Language Learning and Teaching).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

language course
English language