dr Breno B. Silva
Department of Applied Linguistics and Translation Studies
Room number: 341
Phone: +48 (22) 553 14 14
M.A., University of Warsaw, 2016
M.A., University of Nottingham, 2017
Ph.D., University of Warsaw, 2021
TESOL Diploma (270 hours), Coventry House International, Canada.
TESOL Certificate (120 hours), Victoria International Academy, Canada.
Research interests and projects
- Second language acquisition
- Academic vocabulary
- Incidental lexical learning (reading and writing)
- Bilingualism and multilingualism
- Cognate vocabulary
- Eye-tracking research
- Vocabulary learning and teaching
- Vocabulary research methodology
- Teaching English to adults
- Silva, B., Kutyłowska, K., & Otwinowska, A. (2021). Learning academic words through writing sentences and compositions: Any signs of an increase in cognitive load? Language Teaching Research, 1-33. DOI: 10.1177/13621688211020421.
- Silva, B., & Otwinowska, A. (2019). VST as a reliable academic placement tool despite cognate inflation effects. English for Specific Purposes, 54, 35-49.
- Silva, B., & Otwinowska, A. (2018). Vocabulary acquisition and young learners: Different tasks, similar involvement loads. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, 56(2), 205-299.
- Foryś-Nogala, M., Silva, B., Ambroziak, A., Broniś, O., Janczarska, A., Królak, D., and Otwinowska, A. (2021, July). Adapting the Vocabulary Knowledge Scale to measure L3 lexical learning. International Symposium of Bilingualism (ISB). University of Warsaw, Poland.
- Silva, B., Kutylowska, K., and Otwinowska, A. (2021, July). Learning academic words through writing timed essays, untimed essays, or sentences: Does increased cognitive load affect task involvement? European Second Language Acquisition Conference (EuroSLA). University of Barcelona, Spain.
- Silva, B. and Otwinowska, A. (2019, May). The lexical learning potential of writing in light of the Involvement Load Hypothesis. 31st International Conference on Foreign and Second Language Acquisition (ICFSLA). Szczyrk, Poland.
- Silva, B. and Otwinowska, A. (2018, September). Knowledge of academic words predicted by a combination of tests, despite cognate inflation effects. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Conference on Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing. Berlin, Germany.
- Silva, B. and Otwinowska, A. (2018, November). VST as a reliable academic placement tool despite cognate inflation effects. Young Linguists Meeting in Poznan – From exploration to explanation in the study of language. Poznan, Poland.
Learning academic words via sentence and essay writing: Any signs of increased cognitive load? (funded by NCN grant 2019/35/N/HS2/03550).