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 11.15-12.15 (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 Sessionssince 2004
  • Organizer of GlobE Conferences, since 2002
  • Head of the ILS Sociolinguists’ Club, since 2000

International conferences and scholarly sessions organized:

  • Scholarly Session: Dialogic Responses to Problems of Late Modernity – An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Centre for the Thought of John Paul II, Warszawa 16.07.2018
  • 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)
  • Political Linguistics 2009 (Łódź, 17-19.09.2009)
  • GlobE 2008: Critical Discourse Analysis and Global Media (Warszawa, 18-20.09.2008)
  • Political Linguistics 2007 (Warszawa, 13-15.09.2007)
  • GlobE 2006: Communicating Across Age Groups: Age, Language and Society (Warszawa, 21-23.09.2006)
  • 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, since 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:

  • III Ogólnopolska Konferencja Naukowa: Komunikacja w medycynie, Warszawa 1-2.12.2018
  • Dialogic Responses to Problems of Late Modernity – An Interdisciplinary Perspective, Warszawa 16.07.2018
  • Ogólnopolska Konferencja Naukowa Sacrum i profanum we współczesnym świecie: „Aksjologiczne i normatywne aspekty współczesnej rzeczywistości międzynarodowej”, Pieniężno 2-4 lipca 2018
  • Sympozjum naukowe: Medycyna narracyjna. Wartość opowieści o doświadczeniu choroby w praktyce klinicznej, badaniach i edukacji, Warszawa 8.06.2018
  • Konferencja naukowa: Autodestrukcja. Sytuacje graniczne we współczesnej kulturze, Warszawa 22-23.05.2018
  • Kolokwium Zakładu Badań nad Dyskursem ILS: Interdyscyplinarne spotkania w analizie dyskursu, Warszawa 2.02.2018
  • 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: 14 th 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
  • rd 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

Publications list