Department of Discourse Studies (DDS)


dr Urszula Okulska-Łukawska [PL] [EN]


prof. dr hab. Wiaczesław Nowikow [PL] [EN]
dr hab. Łucja Biel [PL] [EN]
dr hab. Urszula Topczewska [PL] [EN]
dr hab. Piotr Twardzisz [PL] [EN]
dr Karolina Broś [PL] [EN]
dr Krzysztof Drużycki [PL] [EN]
dr Marta Gruszecka [PL] [EN]
dr Anna Jopek-Bosiacka [PL] [EN]
dr Tomasz Konik [PL] [EN]
dr Grzegorz Kowalski [PL] [EN]
dr Marta Krajewska [PL] [EN]
dr Agnieszka Kulczyńska [PL] [EN]
dr Janina Mołczanow [PL] [EN]
dr Ewa Nowik-Dziewicka [PL] [EN]
mgr Lydia Moschinger [PL] [EN]
mgr Jan Wawrzyniak [PL] [EN]

PhD Students: 

mgr Agnieszka Hein [PL] [EN]
mgr Dariusz Koźbiał [PL] [EN]
mgr Julita Śmigielska [PL] [EN]
mgr Katarzyna Wasilewska [PL] [EN]
mgr Kamil Zubrzycki

Fields of academic research

theory of verbal communication; applied linguistics; cross-cultural communication; sociolinguistics; linguistic pragmatics; text linguistics; (critical) discourse analysis; text-type and genre analysis (specialized texts – institutional discourse, professional discourse, academic discourse, media discourse, discourse of legal systems, political discourse, discourse of economic texts, etc.); diachronic discourse analysis; multimedia texts; social semiotics; corpus linguistics; grammar; contrastive grammar; social and intercultural dialogue


Collective research and educational projects


CONDA: Contrastive Discourse Analysis (for linguists, translators, foreign language teachers and cultural mediators)
We are working on a research-educational project exploring cultural (and linguistic) profiles in text, discourse, and genre studies. The ultimate purpose of the project is to prepare an academic course-book (multiauthorial monograph) linking theory and practical text analyses in several languages. The book will be addressed to translators, foreign language teachers and other cultural mediators.



Communicating knowledge and information in discourses of (post-)modernity - project of a collective monograph in the LSI publication series


Anthology of Prof. Anna Duszak's texts - collective volume in preparation

Book in memoriam Prof. Anna Duszak (1950-2015) - in preparation


Colloquium of the Department of Discourse Studies:


The DDS Colloquium is an interdisciplinary scholarly meeting organized each year as a collegial panel held at “a common table”. Invited guests and other participants are asked to take the floor on the suggested leitmotif, and they give (semi-formal) presentations (c. 15-25 minutes), which are followed by a general discussion on debated issues. Such an ‘open’ convention of the Colloquium aims to create direct, interesting, dynamic and friendly atmosphere for an exchange of academic experience and ideas on the selected topic.


COLLOQUIUM announcement 2017

COLLOQUIUM programme 2017


Book series

Urszula Okulska, Agnieszka Kulczyńska, Tomasz Konik (eds.) Language in Social Interaction (LSI) / Język w Interakcji Społecznej. ILS UW


The series groups publications (monographs and collected volumes) dedicated to specialised communication in a wide range of social contexts: media, business, professions, politics, international relations, diplomacy, healthcare, religion, etc. It invites studies incorporating diverse branches of linguistics, esp. sociolinguistics, conversational analysis, linguistic pragmatics, discourse analysis and texts linguistics, to illustrate recent interactive processes operating within and across selected cultural domains. Of special interest are contributions informed by interdisciplinary approaches that respond to and reflect the ongoing exchange between theoretical and applied linguistics.


The languages of the series are English and Polish.


Contact address: lsi.ils(at)



Łucja Biel / Andrzej Kątny / Piotr Ruszkiewicz (eds.): Studies in Language, Culture and Society. Peter Lang.


The series will publish books addressing the nexus between language, culture and society. Contrastive studies are welcome in particular, whether of a synchronic or diachronic orientation. Various perspectives on language/communication are of interest: grammatical, pragmatic, sociolinguistic, discoursal and semiotic. A wide range of theoretical and methodological positions is accepted: cognitive / anthropological / corpus linguistics, as well as pragmatics, interactional sociolinguistics, (specialized) genre analysis, or critical discourse studies.


The cutting edge of the series is to publish innovative research elucidating the processes of inter- and intra-language variation and change, and – at the same time – relating them to flows in and across cognate categories of culture, community and society.


The series will publish monographs and edited volumes reporting on data-driven research that carries a potential for application in translation studies, language teaching, multilingual (multicultural) education, and interdisciplinary critical discourse studies.


The languages of publication will be English and German, yet book proposals in other major languages will also be considered, if centrally contributive to the main aim of the series.


Contact address: l.biel(at)

Latest publications

2015 Broś Survival

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