Language and Speech Laboratory

María Martínez Adrián

María Martínez Adrián is currently an Associate Professor at the University of the Basque Country where she received her PhD. in English Philology in 2006 with a thesis entitled "The role of the L2 in the acquisition of L3 German word order". She was also a teacher at the Public University of Navarre for two years. She has been a visiting scholar at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg (Germany) and at the University of Iowa (USA). Her current teaching involves undergraduate courses in English Language and Linguistics in the B.A. in English Studies, as well as postgraduate courses in the Master's program in Language Acquisition in Multilingual Settings. At present, she is the Academic Secretary of the Department of English, German and Translation and Interpretation Studies, an assessor for the Spanish State Research Agency and a member of the AESLA Scientific Committee.

Research Interests

  • Cross-linguistic influence in L2 and L3 acquisition
  • The acquisition of morpho-syntactic features from the generative perspective in CLIL and  NON-CLIL settings
  • The acquisition of productive and receptive vocabulary
  • The oral presentation as a learning tool
  • The use of communication strategies
  • Interaction and focus on form
  • The application of form-focused instruction in English pronunciation