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Papers and book chapters


  • Otwinowska, A., Marecka, M., Casado, A., Durlik, J., Szewczyk, J., Opacki, M. and Wodniecka, Z. (2021) Does L2 Proficiency Impact L2-L1 Transfer While Reading L1 Collocations? Evidence From Behavioral and ERP Data. Frontiers in Psychology 12:673761. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.673761
  • Marecka, M., Szewczyk, J., Otwinowska, A., Durlik, J., Foryś-Nogala, M., Kutyłowska, K., & Wodniecka, Z. (2021) False friends or real friends? False cognates show advantage in word form learning. Cognition206, 104477. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2020.104477
  • Silva, B. 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, https://doi.org/10.1177/13621688211020421
  • Marecka, M., Otwinowska, A. & Jelec, A. (2021). Standardized and tailor-made tests probe different factors influencing the acquisition of second language vocabulary by children. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching, 59(3), 335-368. https://doi.org/10.1515/iral-2016-0140
  • Otwinowska, A., Meir, N.,  Ringblom, N., Karpava S., & La Morgia F. (2021). Language and literacy transmission in heritage language: evidence from Russian-speaking families in Cyprus, Ireland, Israel and Sweden, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 42(4), 357-382. DOI: 10.1080/01434632.2019.1695807


  • Zembrzuski, D., Marecka, M., Otwinowska, A., Zajbt, E., Krzemiński, M., Szewczyk, J., & Wodniecka, Z. (2020). Bilingual children do not transfer stress patterns: Evidence from suprasegmental and segmental analysis of L1 and L2 speech of Polish–English child bilinguals. International Journal of Bilingualism, 24(2), 93-114. https://doi.org/10.1177/1367006918810957
  • Marecka, M., Wrembel, M., Otwinowska, A., Szewczyk, J., Banasik-Jemielniak, N., & Wodniecka, Z. (2020). Bilingual children’s phonology shows evidence of transfer, but not deceleration in their L1. Studies in Second Language Acquisition 42, 89-114. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0272263119000408
  • Otwinowska, A., Opacki, M., Mieszkowska, K., Białecka-Pikul, M., Wodniecka, Z., & Haman, E. (2020). Polish–English bilingual children overuse referential markers: MLU inflation in Polish-language narratives. First Language (online first) 1-25. DOI: 0142723720933769.
  • Otwinowska, A., Mieszkowska, K., Białecka-Pikul, M., Opacki , M. & Haman, E. (2020). Retelling a model story improves the narratives of Polish-English bilingual children, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 23:9, 1083-1107. DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2018.1434124
  • Mieszkowska, K., Otwinowska, A., Białecka-Pikul, M., Kiebzak-Mandera, D., Opacki, M., & Haman, E. (2020). Polish MAIN: how was it developed and how has it been used so far?. ZAS Papers in Linguistics, 64, 169-181.
  • Otwinowska, A., Foryś‐Nogala, M., Kobosko, W., & Szewczyk, J. (2020) Learning Orthographic Cognates and Non‐Cognates in the Classroom: Does Awareness of Cross‐Linguistic Similarity Matter?. Language Learning 70(3), 685–731. https://doi.org/10.1111/lang.12390
  • Foryś‐Nogala, M., Broniś, O., Opacki, M. & Otwinowska, A. (2020) Cross-linguistic influences, language proficiency and metalinguistic knowledge in L3 Italian subject placement International Journal of Multilingualism. (online first)​​​​​​​,  DOI: 10.1080/14790718.2020.1811710


  • Wrembel, M., Marecka, M., Szewczyk, J., & Otwinowska, A. (2019). The predictors of foreign-accentedness in the home language of Polish–English bilingual children. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 22(2), 383-400.
  • Otwinowska A. & Szewczyk J.M. (2019). The more similar the better? Factors in learning cognates, false cognates and non-cognate words, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 22:8, 974-991, DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2017.1325834
  • Silva, B. B., & Otwinowska, A. (2019). VST as a reliable academic placement tool despite cognate inflation effects. English for Specific Purposes, 54, 35-49. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.esp.2018.12.001


  • Silva, B. & Otwinowska, A. (2018). Vocabulary acquisition and young learners: Different tasks, similar involvement loads. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching IRAL 56:2, 205-229. DOI: 10.1515/iral-2016-0097
  • Broniś O. (2019). Inventori consonantici dell’italiano e del polacco a confronto. Forum Filologiczne Ateneum, 1(7), 27-41. https://www.ateneum.edu.pl/assets/Uploads/004-bronis.pdf


  • Haman E., Wodniecka Z., Marecka M., Szewczyk J., Białecka-Pikul M., Otwinowska A., Mieszkowska K., Łuniewska M., Kołak J., Miękisz A., Kacprzak A., Banasik N. and Foryś-Nogala M. (2017). How Does L1 and L2 Exposure Impact L1 Performance in Bilingual Children? Evidence from Polish-English Migrants to the United Kingdom. Frontiers in Psychology 8:1444. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01444
  • Otwinowska, A. & Foryś, M. (2017). They learn the CLIL way, but do they like it? Affectivity and cognition in upper-primary CLIL classes. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 20(5), 457-480.  DOI: 10.1080/13670050.2015.1051944
  • Otwinowska, A. (2017). English teachers’ language awareness: away with the monolingual bias?, Language Awareness, 26:4, 304-324, DOI: 10.1080/09658416.2017.1409752



  • Mieszkowska, K., Otwinowska, A. (2015). Is A2 in German Better than B2 in French when Reading Danish? The Role of Prior Language Knowledge when Faced with an Unknown Language. W: G. De Angelis, U. JessnerM. Kresic (red). Crosslinguistic Influence and Crosslinguistic Interaction in Multilingual Language Learning (pp. 213-234). London: Bloomsbury Academic.
  • Marecka, M., Wrembel, M., Zembrzuski, D., Otwinowska-Kasztelanic, A. (2015). Phonological development in the home language among early Polish-English bilinguals.  In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: the University of Glasgow. Paper number 714. Retrieved from http://www.icphs2015.info/pdfs/Papers/ICPHS0714.pdf
  • Marecka, M., Wrembel, M., Zembrzuski, D., & Otwinowska-Kasztelanic, A. (2015). Do early bilinguals speak differently than their monolingual peers? Predictors of phonological performance of Polish-English bilingual children. In E. Babatsouli & D. Ingram (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2015 (pp. 207-213). ISBN: 978-618-82351-0-6. URL: http://ismbs.eu/publications


  • Otwinowska, A. (2015). Cognate Vocabulary in Language Acquisition and Use. Attitudes, Awareness, Activation. Bristol: Multilingual Matters. ISBN-13: 978-1-78309-438-7