dr Grzegorz Kowalski

Position Assistant professor
Department Discourse Studies
Room 00.109
Telephone +48 22 5526081
E-mail g.kowalski(at)uw.edu.pl
Duty hours on leave

Research interests

  • academic and scientific discourse
  • discourse analysis
  • sociolinguistics
  • pragmatics


Teaching experience

  • communicative competence - practical English grammar (full-time studies)
  • Discourse Analysis – lecture & practical classes (full-time studies)
  • scientific discourse (full-time studies)
  • Introduction to linguistics (full-time studies)
  • BA proseminar (full-time studies)
  • BA seminar (full-time studies)

 

Organising experience

  • since 2006 – GlobE – international linguistic conference – Warsaw
  • since 2004 – Quo vadis lingua? – research session organized by the Students’ Club of Sociolinguistics – Warsaw
  • 2004 – “Young Researchers’ Session”, GlobE 2004: Bridges and Walls in Metalinguistic Discourse – Warsaw

 

Professional organisations - membership

  • International Pragmatics Association, Antwerp (2004-2006)
  • Ośrodek Przetwarzania Informacji - Instytut Badawczy (expert/reviewer) (since 2013)

 

Papers read at international conferences 

  • “Markers of reciprocity in British and Polish obituary genres” – Globe 2004: Bridges and Walls in Metalinguistic Discourse – Warsaw – 2004
  • “Renegotiation of academic face: Evolution of student – teacher relations in Polish academic settings” – 9th International Pragmatics Conference – Riva del Garda – 2005
  • “Pragmatic implications of language selection in Polish university communication” - 11th International Conference on Dialogue Analysis – Münster - 2007
  • “Discourse of doubt and discourse of hope: constructing the relevance of a scientific discovery in the context of agora” - GlobE 2008 – Warsaw - 2008
  • “Negocjacja hierarchii ról społecznych w korespondencji elektronicznej studentów z nauczycielami akademickimi” - Tekst (w) sieci – Warsaw – 2008
  • “Self-promotion and other-depreciation in scientific discourse: Cross-cultural corpus research” - Impoliteness And Rudeness II (LIAR II) – Lancaster (UK) – 2009
  • “Pragmatyczne i retoryczne funkcje zaimkow 1. osoby w polskim i angielskim dyskursie naukowym” – Retoryka w komunikacji specjalistycznej – Warszawa – 2010
  • “Discursive construction of the persona of the author, the reader and the scientific community in NS and NNS scientific articles” – PRISEAL 2: Interculturality, cross-culturality and acculturality in academic research – Sosnowiec – 2011
  • "Dyskurs społecznego sceptycyzmu wobec wiedzy naukowej" – GlobE 2013: Tekst naukowy wczoraj i dziś: wiedza – język (dyskurs) – przekład naukowy – Warsaw – 2013
  • "Abstract rhetors in Polish and English scientific discourse: a diachronic study" - International Conference on Communication Styles - Krosno - 2013
  • "Polarization of European research in EU legislative discourse" - GlobE 2015: Past, present and future of discourse studies – Warsaw – 2015
  • "EFL scientific discourse as 'cosmopolitan practice'? Implications of corpus research" - DiscourseNet International Congress #1. Discourse: Language, Society, Critique - Bremen - 2015

 

Scholarships and grants

  • 2009-2011 – Ministry of Science and Higher Education Grant no N N104 012037 for the PhD-related research project “Pragma-rhetorical strategies of claim-making and claim-challenging in Polish and English scientific discourse” 

 

Other

  • 2011-2015 – academic tutor, 1st year of 2nd degree full-time studies
  • since 2009 – participant in Discourse Analysis Workshops
  • 2008 – 2011 – member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Applied Linguistics
  • since 2007 – faculty consultant for University Library e-resources
  • since 2006 – GlobE conference secretary
  • since 2004 – assistant of the research supervisor of the Students’ Club of Sociolinguistics, Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw
  • since 2015 - coordinator: MA studies "Język i społeczeństwo" ("Language and society") at the Institute of Applied Linguistics

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