prof. dr hab. Wiaczesław Nowikow

Position Professor ordinarius
Department Discourse Studies
Room 00.092
E-mail w.nowikow(at)
Duty hours Wednesdays 11.30-12.00, 16.30-17.00

Education and degrees:

  • MA in Spanish Philology, University of Leningrad, 1972

  • PhD in the Humanities, Jagiellonian University, 1981

  • D.Litt. in the Humanities, University of Lodz, 1993

  • scientific title (professorship), University of Lodz, 2002

  • professor ordinarius, University of Lodz, 2004

Academic interests:

  • Spanish linguistics (descriptive and historical)

  • the Spanish language in America

  • linguistics of the Romance languages

  • contrastive linguistics

  • semantics

  • pragmatics

  • sociolinguistics

  • ethological linguistics

Teaching experience:

  • phonetics and phonology of the Spanish language

  • descriptive grammar of the Spanish language

  • historical grammar of the Spanish language

  • Spanish-Polish contrastive grammar

  • introduction to linguistics

  • semantics and pragmatics

  • sociolinguistics

  • MA seminars

Thesis supervision:

  • completed MA theses – over 200

  • completed PhD theses – 9 (UŁ, UJ, UAM, UWr,)

Visits abroad:

a) visiting professor

  • Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico): 1988/1989, 1999/2000

  • Universidad de Valladolid (Spain): 1990/1991

  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (Spain): 1995

  • Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico): 2004/2005

b) lectures

  • Universities of Barcelona, Seville, Granada, Valladolid, Santiago de Compostela, Lugo, Giessen, Udine, Venice: 1989-2006

c) head of research projects

  • Universidad Autónoma de Puebla: 1999/2000

  • Universidad de Guadalajara: 2004/2005

d) PhD thesis reviewer and member of PhD examination commission

  • Universidad de Santiago de Compostela: 1995, 1996

  • Universidad de Valladolid: 1996

e) research fellowships

  • 6 research grants from the Ministries of Education and Foreign Affairs of Spain: 1989-2001

Membership in scientific editorial boards and associations:

  • Scientific Committee of the international periodical Moenia. Revista Lucense de Lingüística y Literatura (Spain).

  • Advisory Committee of the international periodical Estudios Hispánicos (University of Wroclaw).

  • Scientific Committee of the Linguistic Series Colección Grammaton of the Tris Tram, S.L. publishing house (Spain).

  • Advisory Committee of the international periodical Lodz Papers in Pragmatics (University of Lodz)

  • Scientific Committee of the Linguistic Series Colección Ariadna of the Axac publishing house (Spain)

  • Polish Linguistics Society

  • Polish Association of Hispanists (Asociación Polaca de Hispanistas)

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