Research

2 Trams d’investigaci贸 (sexennis) (2008-2013; 2014-2019), AQU Catalunya.

Research interests

Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning.
Young Language Learners.
CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning).
Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

Funded research projects

2020-2023 – Principal Investigator, PID2019-107328GB-I00 The effects of in-class task-based peer interaction on young learners English as a foreign language // Los efectos de la interacci贸n entre aprendices j贸venes a trav茅s de tareas comunicativas en el aula de ingl茅s como lengua extranjera . Departament de Filologia Anglesa i German铆stica. Universitat Aut貌noma de Barcelona.

2015-2018 – Researcher, FFI2014-54179-C2-1-P La apropiaci贸n del ingl茅s como lengua global en la escuela catalana: Un acercamiento multiling眉e, situado y comparativo (APINGLO-CAT) // The appropriation of English as a global language in Catalan schools: A multilingual, situated and comparative approach. Principal Investigator: Eva Cod贸 Olsina. Departament de Filologia Anglesa i German铆stica. Universitat Aut貌noma de Barcelona.

2010-2014 – Principal Investigator, FFI2010-19997 Los Efectos del Aprendizaje de Contenidos Curriculares y Lenguas Extranjeras (AICLE) en la Adquisici贸n y Desarrollo del Ingl茅s. Un Estudio Longitudinal. Departament de Filologia Anglesa i German铆stica. Universitat Aut貌noma de Barcelona.

2009-2011 – Researcher, FFI2009-09349 Periferias: t贸picos y argumentos en la adquisici贸n y contacto de lenguas. La interacci贸n entre el orden de palabras y las relaciones gramaticales en los sistemas biling眉es. Investigador Principal: Aurora Bel Gaya, Departament de Traducci贸 i Filologia, UPF (dins del grup de recerca ALLENCAM, UPF)

April 2007 鈥 April 2008 – Researcher, 2006ARIE10065 (Ajuts per donar suport al desenvolupament de projectes de recerca i innovaci贸 en mat猫ria educativa i d鈥檈nsenyament formal (reglat) i no formal (no reglat) – AGAUR) Avaluaci贸 de l鈥檈xpressi贸 escrita en llengua anglesa d鈥檃lumnes participants en Projectes Comenius (EEAAC). Principal investigator: Dr Mar Guti茅rrez-Colon, Departament de Filologia Anglogerm脿nica, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, URV.

January 2004 鈥 September 2005 – Research Assistant, BFF2003-08364-C02-02 (A)simetr铆as sint谩cticas en catal谩n y espa帽ol. Principal investigator: 聽Dr Ma Llu茂sa Hernanz, Departament de Filologia Catalana, UAB.

January 2003 鈥 December 2003 – Researcher/Research Assistant, BFF2000-0504 El desarrollo de las categor铆as gramaticales: An谩lisis contrastivo de la adquisici贸n ling眉铆stica temprana del ingl茅s, castellano y catal谩n. Principal investigator: Dr Mireia Llin脿s i Grau, Departament de Filologia Anglesa, UAB.

Research groups

Principal Investigator, Grup de Recerca Consolidat de la Generalitat de Catalunya EFLIC (2017SGR752) English as a Foreign Language in Instruction Contexts, Departament de Filologia Anglesa i de German铆stica, UAB (2017-2019)

Principal Investigator, Grup de Recerca Emergent de la Generalitat de Catalunya EFLIC (2014SGR693) English as a Foreign Language in Instruction Contexts, Departament de Filologia Anglesa i de German铆stica, UAB (2014-2016)

Principal Investigator, Grup de Recerca UAB CLILSLA Project (2502) (Content and Language Integrated Learning and Second Language Acquisition), Departament de Filologia Anglesa i de German铆stica, UAB (2013-2018)

Collaborator, Grup de Recerca Consolidat de la Generalitat de Catalunya ALLENCAM (2009SGR140) Adquisici贸 de Lleng眉es des de la Catalunya Multiling眉e, adscrit al Departament de Traducci贸 i Ci猫ncies del Llenguatge, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Principal Investigator: Dr Carmen P茅rez-Vidal (2009-2014).

Collaborator, Grup de Recerca Interdisciplinar sobre Adquisici贸 i Multiling眉isme 鈥 GRIAM (1475), Departament de Filologia Anglesa i de German铆stica de la UAB (2006-2016)

Research Stays Abroad

2016 July-August Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR). Department of Modern Languages. University of Southampton, UK.
2001-2002: Department of Phonetics and Linguistics, University College London (UCL), MA Linguistics.

Co-director of the Scientific Panel “Adquisici贸n y Aprendizaje”, AESLA (Asociaci贸n Espa帽ola de Ling眉铆stica Aplicada) (elected in April 2021).

Committees

2018, 2020 – Reviewer in Convocatorias de Retos y Plan de Generaci贸n de Conocimiento 2018. Agencia Estatal de Investigaci贸n. Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovaci贸n y Universidades, Spain.

2018 –聽聽聽聽聽 Scientific Board of CLIL Journal of Innovation and Research in Plurilingual and Pluricultural Education, UAB.

2019. Scientific committee AESLA 2019. Universidad de Valladolid.

2018. Scientific committee AEDEAN 2018. Universidad de Huelva.

2018. Scientific committee AESLA 2018. Universidad de C谩diz.

2017. Chair of the organising committee of ASYRAS Barcelona 2017, 5th International Conference of the Association of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies, Universitat Aut貌noma de Barcelona.

2016. Chair of the organising committee of the Workshop 鈥淓nglish as a Foreign Language in Instructed Contexts鈥, UAB, organised by the Research Group EFLIC.

2016. Member of the expert committee for the Italian Research and University Evaluation Agency (ANVUR) which is evaluating the Italian research System for the period 2011-2014 (VQR 2011-2014) https://www.anvur.it/attachments/article/825/Call%20VQR_2011_2014_11nov_~.pdf

2016. Scientific committee. The Seventh International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching 2017, Barcelona (University of Barcelona), Spain

2014. Chair of the organising committee of the Workshop 鈥淟earning English as a Foreign Language in Primary and Secondary School contexts鈥, UAB, organised by the Research Group EFLIC.

2014. Scientific committee. HEPCLIL 2014 (Higher Education Perspectives on Content and Language Integrated Learning). Universitat de Vic.

2011. Steering committe at the 2nd Barcelona Summer School on Bilingualism and Multilingualism. Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

2007. Organising committee at GALA (Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition), Departament de Filologia Catalana, Universitat Aut貌noma de Barcelona.

2006. Organising committee at GLOW (Generative聽 Linguistics in the Old World), Departament de Filologia Catalana, Universitat Aut貌noma de Barcelona.

Reviewer

Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Language and Education

System

Language Teaching Research

Language, Culture and Curriculum

Frontiers in Psychology

Educational Studies

Critical Studies in Education

Sintagma

Languages

Language, Learning and Development

VIAL (Vigo International Journal of Applied Linguistics)

Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education

Atlantis

EUROSLA

AEDEAN

AESLA

“la Caixa” International grants program (2014, 2015)

Academic Associations

AEDEAN (Asociaci贸n Espa帽ola de Estudios Angloamericanos)聽 (2004 to present).

AESLA (Asociaci贸n Espa帽ola de Ling眉铆stica Aplicada) (2006 to present).

EUROSLA (European Second Language Association) (2014 to present)

ASYRAS (Association of Young Researchers on Anglophone Studies) (Member of the Executive Board – 2015 to present)

AILA Research Network in Early Language Learning (2019 to present).

AAAL American Association for Applied Linguistics (from 2020 to present)