dr Urszula Okulska-Łukawska

Position senior lecturer; Head of the Department of Discourse Studies
Department Discourse Studies
Room 00.109
Telephone +48 22 5526081
E-mail u.okulska(at)uw.edu.pl
Duty hours Tuesdays 13-14, Fridays 14.45-15.45 (excluding weeks when there are no classes)

Degrees:

Ph.D. in English linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz School of English, Poznań, 2000

M.A. in English linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz School of English, Poznań, 1996

 

Research interests:

discourse of conflict and reconciliation

intercultural dialogue (dialogue studies, philosophy of dialogue)

discourse ethics

philosophical and cultural anthropology

anthropological linguistics

sociolinguistics (contemporary & historical)

pragmatics

text linguistics

discourse analysis

historical linguistics

history of English

corpus linguistics

language communication theory

 

Teaching experience:

Introduction to sociolinguistics

Text and discourse analysis

Discourse of intercultural dialogue

Discourse of conflict and reconciliation

Building identity and social bonds

Fieldwork in sociolinguistics

Conversational analysis

Mechanisms of language change and variation

Language contact and language change

Communication in professional settings

History of English

English syntax

English phonetics and phonology

TEFL at university level

 

Professional experience:

Head of the Department of Discourse Studies, 2016-

Vice-Head of the inter-faculty Masters Programme "Language and Society" (ILS-IS UW), 2016-

ILS Deputy Head for International Affairs, 2005–2008

Editor of the series Language in Social Interaction (LSI), since 2008

Organizer of Political Linguistics Conferences, since 2007

Organizer of Quo vadis Lingua Scholarly Sessions, since 2004

Organizer of GlobE Conferences, since 2002

Head of the ILS Sociolinguists’ Club, since 2000

 

International conferences and scholarly sessions organized:

National Symposium: Text, Discourse, Cross-Cultural Communication – In Memoriam Prof. Anna Duszak (Warszawa, 18.11.2016)

5th International Conference of the Rhetoric Society of Europe - RiS 5: Rhetoric in the Knowledge Society (Warszawa, 24-26.06.2015)

Quo Vadis Lingua XI (Warszawa, 17.05.2014)

Quo Vadis Lingua IX (Warszawa, 28.04.2012)

Quo Vadis Lingua VIII (Warszawa, 16.04.2011)

Quo Vadis Lingua VII (Warszawa, 29.05.2010)

Political Linguistics 2009 (Łódź, 17-19.09.2009)

Quo Vadis Lingua VI (Warszawa, 25.04.2009)

GlobE 2008: Critical Discourse Analysis and Global Media (Warszawa, 18-20.09.2008)

Quo Vadis Lingua V (Warszawa, 26.04.2008)

Political Linguistics 2007 (Warszawa, 13-15.09.2007)

Quo Vadis Lingua IV (Warszawa, 21.04.2007)

GlobE 2006: Communicating Across Age Groups: Age, Language and Society (Warszawa, 21-23.09.2006)

Quo Vadis Lingua III (Warszawa, 27.05.2006)

Quo Vadis Lingua II (Warszawa, 23.04.2005)

GlobE 2004: Bridges and Walls in Metalinguistic Discourse (Warszawa, 18-20.09.2004)

Young Researchers’ Session, GlobE 2004 (Warszawa, 18.09.2004)

Quo Vadis Lingua I, Warszawa, 24.04.2004

GlobE 2002: Globalization: English and Language Change in Europe (Warszawa, 19-22.09.2002)

 

Professional organizations:

International Association for Dialogue Analysis

Societas Linguistica Europaea

International Pragmatics Association

International Society for the Linguistics of English

 

Scholarships/research grants/fellowships:

Universität Hamburg, Germany, 2007, 2008

University of Edinburgh, UK, 1999

Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany, 1998

Nene College of Education, Northampton, UK, 1997

 

Guest lectures:

University of Edinburgh, UK, 1999

 

Papers read at international conferences and scholarly sessions:

  • II Ogólnopolska Konferencja Naukowa: Komunikacja w medycynie, Warszawa 27-28.10.2017
  • IADA 2017: Dialogue, Interaction and Culture. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Language Use in Everyday Life, Bologna 11-14.10.2017
  • Interdisciplinary Conference of the Faculty of Applied Linguistics, Warsaw 23-24.03.2017
  • Communication of Knowledge and Information in Discourses of (Post)modernity Colloquium of the Department of Discourse Studies ILS, Warszawa 3.02.2017
  • National Symposium: Text, Discourse, Cross-Cultural Communication – In Memoriam Prof. Anna Duszak, Warszawa 18.11.2016
  • I Ogólnopolska Konferencja Naukowa: Komunikacja w medycynie, Warszawa 22.10.2016
  • II International Congress of the International Association for Philosophical Anthropology, Warsaw 1-2.08.2016
  • IADA 2016: 14th National Communication Ethics Conference, Pittsburgh (USA) 1-4.06.2016
  • Nieokreśloność i granice, Warszawa 12-13.05.2016
  • IADA 2015: Anthropologies of Dialogue, Nancy (France) 27-29.08.2015
  • Rhetoric in Society 5: Rhetoric in the Knowledge Society, Warszawa 24-26.06.2015
  • Swój – Inny – Obcy, ILS UW, Warszawa 17.01.2015
  • Bridging the Divides, Warsaw 3.11.2014
  • IADA 2014: (Inter)faces of Dialogue. Constructing Identity Through Language Use, Brasov (Romania) 5-7.06.2014
  • Political Linguistics 2014, Warsaw 8-10.05.2014
  • Współczesne dyskursy konfliktu, Wrocław-Jugowice 4-6.04.2014
  • ESTIDIA 2013, Bari (Italy) 3-5.10.2013
  • Kolokwium Zakładu Badań nad Dyskursem ILS UW, Warszawa 13.01.2012
  • 42nd Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Poznań 1-3.05.2011
  • Wspólnoty komunikacyjne, Poznań 11-12.04.2011
  • 41st Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Gniezno (Poland) 23-26.09.2010
  • 16th International Conference in English Historical Linguistics, Pecs (Hungary) 23-27.08.2010
  • Languages in Contact, Wrocław 22-23.05.2010
  • Political Linguistics 2009 (PL2009), Łódź 17-19.09.2009
  • Political Linguistics 2007 (PL2007), Warsaw 13-15.09.2007
  • 10th International Pragmatics Conference, Göteborg (Sweden) 8-13 July 2007
  • International Conference: Modern Developments in Linguistics and Language Teaching, Moscow-Penza 14-15.05.2007
  • 14th International Conference in English Historical Linguistics, Bergamo (Italy) 21-26.08.2006
  • 3rd Łódź Symposium: New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics, Łódź 11-14.05.2006
  • International Conference: Language and Law. Legal Communication in a Cross-Disciplinary Perspective, Warsaw 02-04.12.2004
  • GlobE 2004: Bridges and Walls in Metalinguistic Discourse, Warsaw 18-20.09.2004
  • 13th International Conference in English Historical Linguistics, Vienna 24-28.08.2004
  • 36th Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Poznań 18-20.05.2004
  • PLM 2004 Workshop: Assessing the Potential of Corpora
  • Lingwistyka korpusowa – Korpusy językowe i ich analiza, Sesja Naukowa ILS UW, Warszawa 20.01.2004
  • Anatomia szczęścia. Pozytywne emocje w językach i kulturach świata, Sesja Naukowa ILS UW, Warszawa, listopad 2003
  • GlobE 2002: Globalization. English and Language Change in Europe, Warsaw 19-21.09.2002
  • 34th Societas Linguistica Europaea Meeting, Leuven (Belgium) 28-31.08.2001
  • 33rd Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Bukowy Dworek (Poland) 27-29.04.2001
  • 11th International Conference in English Historical Linguistics, Santiago de Compostela (Spain) 07-11.09.2000
  • 33rd Societas Linguistica Europaea Meeting, Poznań 31.08-02.09.2000
  • Sociolinguitics Symposium 2000, Bristol (Great Britain) 27-29.04.2000
  • 32nd Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Poznań 30.04-02.05.1999

 

 

 

Awards:

Rector of Warsaw University Prize for academic research, 2003, 2005, 2007

 

 


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