dr hab. Piotr Twardzisz

Position Associate Professor
Department Discourse Studies
Room 00.095
Telephone +48 22 5526080
E-mail p.twardzisz(at)uw.edu.pl
Duty hours Tuesdays 11.00-12.00, Thursdays 10.00-11.00; on leave: 17.07-20.07, 24.07-31.08; 10.09-17.09; 19.09-21.09.2018


  • MA in English Linguistics, Catholic University of Lublin, 1992
  • Ph.D. in Linguistics, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, 1996
  • Habilitacja postdoctoral degree in Linguistics, University of Warsaw, 2014


Postgraduate studies/diplomas:

  • Diploma for Graduates (International Relations), University of London, 2010


Postdoc grants and fellowships:

  • Umeå University, Sweden, 1998, postdoc grant awarded by Svenska Institutet, Stockholm
  • University of California at San Diego, 1999/2000, Senior Scholar Fulbright Grant


Scholarly interests:

  • cognitive linguistics
  • general linguistics
  • corpus linguistics
  • specialist discourse (politics, law, international relations)



  • Teaching Assistant, Dept. of English, Catholic University of Lublin, 1992-1995
  • Teaching Assistant, Dept. of English, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, 1995-1996
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of English, Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, 1996-2002
  • Freelance (sworn) translator, 2003-2006
  • Head of Centre for International Cooperation, Warsaw University of Technology, 2007
  • Assistant/Associate Professor, Institute of Specialist and Intercultural Communication, University of Warsaw, 2007-2015
  • Associate Professor, Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, 2015-



  • external reviewer for LinguistikOnline


Research projects:

  • The semantics of the term ‘Eastern Europe’ and related terms in international media discourse, NCN grant (the Polish National Science Centre) no. 2013/11/B/HS2/02852, OPUS 6, 2014-2016, function – principal investigator



  • The International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE)
  • The International Association of Forensic Linguists (IAFL)
  • The British Association for Slavonic, and East European Studies (BASEES)


Guest lecturer:

  • Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden, 1998
  • Rice University, Houston, Texas, United States, 2000

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