dr Grzegorz Kowalski

kowalski grzegorz

  • 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

Publications list