Spela Mezek photo

Senior Lecturer

Room: E898 


Špela Mežek is a researcher and teacher at the Department of English. She teaches English linguistics and academic writing. Her research interests are English for academic purposes, English as a medium of instruction, genre theory, advanced second-language reading, second language acquisition, and vocabulary learning.


Mezek, S., McGrath, L., Negretti, R., & Berggren, J. (2021). Scaffolding L2 academic reading and self‐regulation through task and feedback. TESOL Quarterly, early view. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tesq.3018

Negretti, R., & Mezek, S. (2019). Participatory appropriation as a pathway to self-regulation in academic writing: The case of three BA essay writers in literature. Journal of Writing Research, 11(1), 1-40.

Mezek, S. (2018). Laughter and humour in high-stakes academic ELF interactions: An analysis of laughter episodes in PhD defences/vivas. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, 7(2), 261-284.

Malmström. H., Mezek, S., Pecorari, D., Shaw, P., & Irvine, A. (2017). Engaging with terminology in the multilingual classroom: Teachers’ practices for bridging the gap between L1 lectures and English reading. Classroom Discourse. DOI: 10.1080/19463014.2016.1224723

McGrath, L., Berggren, J., & Mezek, S. (2016). Reading EAP: Investigating high proficiency L2 university students’ strategy use through reading blogs. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 22, 152-164.

Mezek, S., & Swales, J. (2016). PhD defences and vivas. In Hyland, K. and Shaw, P. (eds.), The Routledge Handbook of English for Academic Purposes, pp. 361-375. London: Routledge.

Mezek, S., Pecorari, D., Shaw, P., Irvine, A., & Malmström, H. (2015). Learning subject-specific L2 terminology: The effect of medium and order of exposure. English for Specific Purposes, 38, 57–69.

Mezek, S. (2013). Advanced second-language reading and vocabulary learning in the parallel-language university (Doctoral dissertation). Stockholm, Sweden: Department of English, Stockholm University. http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:su:diva-94766

Mezek, S. (2013). Learning terminology from reading texts in English: The effects of note-taking strategies. Nordic Journal of English Studies, 13(1), 133-161.

Mezek, S. (2013). Multilingual reading proficiency in an emerging parallel-language environment. Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 12, 166–179.

Pecorari, D., Shaw, P., Irvine, A., Malmström, H., & Mezek, S. (2012). Reading in tertiary education: Undergraduate student practices and attitudes. Quality in Higher Education, 18(2), 235-256.

Mezek, S. (2011). [Review of the book Academic Writing in a Global Context: The Politics and Practices of Publishing in English, by T. Lillis and M. J. Curry]. Ibérica, 22, 179-198.

Mezek, S. (2009). English in Slovenia: status, functions, and features. English Today, 25(4), 28-38.