dr Martín Testa

Academic profile:

Assistant professor at the Institute of Iberian and Iberoamerican Studies (University of Warsaw)

Specialization: psycholinguistics, second & third language acquisition

Academic career:

Martín Testa (Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Warsaw, 2019) specializes in psycholinguistics with particular focus on second and third language acquisition. He also holds an M.A. in English Philology (2013) from the University of Vigo, Spain. In 2011 he taught Spanish summer courses at the University of Bielsko-Biała (Poland) under the Erasmus Practice programme. Around that time he also started collaborating with several language centers as a teacher of English, Spanish and Italian. In May 2019 he defended his doctoral dissertation entitled Análisis de variables psicolingüísticas en la interlengua de alumnos polacos de español L3 (‘Analysis of psycholinguistic variables in the interlanguage of L1 Polish students of L3 Spanish’) under the supervision of Prof. Jacek Perlin. His current main area of research is the role of motivation and learner agency in the foreign language learning process from a Complex Dynamic Systems Theory perspective.

Interests and research areas:


Second and third language acquisition

Acquisition of Spanish articles by Polish L1 learners

Southern Italian dialects

E-mail address: m.testa@uw.edu.pl

Office hours: Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (room 220)


(forthcoming) “The acquisition of L3 Spanish articles: What can be learned from a simple linear regression analysis?”. Research in Corpus Linguistics.

(forthcoming) “Va bbùonu: una classificazione degli avverbi cosentini nella traduzione di Il Piccolo Principe”. Acta Philologica.

(forthcoming) “The acquisition of Spanish articles by L1 Polish students”. Neofilologia: perspektywy transdyscyplinarności.

(2019) “Elecciones léxicas de los estudiantes polacos de ELE: ¿venir or llegar?”. Itinerarios: Revista de estudios lingüísticos, literarios, históricos y antropológicos, 29: 317-334. doi: 10.7311/itinerarios.29.2019.14

(2018) “The psycholinguistic background of L1 Polish students of L3 Spanish”. Crossroads: A Journal of English Studies, 22: 69-90. doi: 10.15290/cr.2018.22.3.0