Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw

mgr Kamil Zubrzycki

Education and degrees:

  • MA in Applied Linguistics (teaching and translation; languages: English and German), Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, 2008
  • PhD programme, University of Seville (Spain), Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw (continuation)

Research interests:

  • intercultural pragmatics
  • interlanguage pragmatics
  • second language acquisition (critical period hypothesis and the age factor, individual differences in SLA, advanced L2 learners and near-native L2 speakers)
  • bilingualism and multilingualism
  • foreign language teaching

Teaching experience:

  • academic writing in English

Professional experience:

  • teacher of English and Spanish (preparation for Cambridge English exams and Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera, Business English)
  • public relations (media analysis, liaison with journalists, specialized translation (real estate, retail centre management and leasing, transportation and food processing industry)

Papers read at conferences:

  • “Prawiek – a place in the centre of Poland or universe?” (translation of proper names and culture-bound items in the prose of Olga Tokarczuk) – Language of the Third Millenium V, TERTIUM, Cracow, March 2008
  • “Borrowings as a discursive means of constructing social identity” – National Symposium: Text, Discourse, Cross-Cultural Communication – In Memoriam of Prof. Anna Duszak, Institute of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, November 2016
  • “The role of formulaic language in constructing common ground in intercultural communication” – Conference cycle Mind. Culture. Communication (“Language and cognition in the (inter)cultural perspective”), Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, September 2017
  • “Bilingual or bicultural? Linguistic, sociobiographical and cultural factors in bilinguals’ self-identification”, 30th International Conference on Foreign/Second Language Acquisition, University of Silesia, Szczyrk, May 2018
  • “Near-native, nativelike or native? Some terminological and conceptual remarks on L2 ultimate attainment research”, conference “Understanding Multilingualism”, Faculty of Applied Linguistics, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, June 2018

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