Short CV/Education and training

Currently

  • Since 2008
    Associate professor at the University of Wrocław

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    Head of the Center for Experimental Research on Natural Language

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    Director of the MA programme "Empirical and Theoretical Linguistics" (ETHEL)

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    Director of the Publishing House "Center for General and Comparative Linguistics"

Academic degrees

  • 1995
    MA in Linguistics, Humboldt University of Berlin

  • 2000
    Ph. D. in Linguistics ("summa cum laude"), Humboldt University of Berlin

  • 2008
    Dr. phil. habil. (doctor philosophiae habilitatus) in Linguistics, University of Potsdam

  • 2008
    PD Dr. (Privatdozent / private docent), University of Potsdam

Academic positions

  • 1999 – 2000
    Research assistant in the syntax project of the Innovationskolleg Fomal Models of Cognitive Complexity, University of Potsdam

  • 2000
    – 2001 Research assistant in the DFG Research Group Conflicting Rules, Project A3 on Minimality in Optimality Theory, University of Potsdam

  • 2001
    Research assistant in the DFG Research Group Conflicting Rules, Project A3 on Minimality in Optimality Theory, University of Potsdam and in the DFG Research Project Non-Structural Case, University of Potsdam/Humboldt University of Berlin

  • 2001 – 2008
    Assistant professor at the University of Potsdam, Linguistics Department, Syntax and Morphology Section, Chair: Prof. Dr. Gisbert Fanselow; also associated with the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 632) Information Structure: The Linguistic Means for Structuring Utterances, Sentences and Texts, funded by the DFG

  • 2008
    Research assistant in the project Languages in Germany's Schools, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) in Berlin

  • Since 2008
    Professor of linguistics at the Department of English Studies, University of Wrocław; Head of the Center for General and Comparative Linguistics (CGCL)

  • 2009
    Guest researcher at the ZAS in Berlin; SS 2009 (May and June) substitute professor at University of Potsdam, Linguistics Department (substiute for Prof. Gisbert Fanselow)

  • 2009
    Research stay at the ZAS in Berlin

  • 2009 – 2011
    Professor of linguistics at the English Department, University of Szczecin

  • 2010
    and 2011, 2012, 2013 Research stays at the ZAS in Berlin

Selected publications

  • 2020. The puzzling FUTURE. In Radeva-Bork, T. and P. Kosta (eds.), Current Development in Slavic Linguistics. Twenty Years After (based on selected papers from FDSL 11). Berlin: Peter Lang, 67–90.

  • 2020. Can tense be subject to grammatical illusion? Part 2: Evidence from an ERP study on the processing of tense and aspect mismatches in compound future constructions in Polish. Studies in Polish Linguistics 15(1): 7–36 [joint paper with Juliane Domke]

    DOI 10.4467/23005920SPL.20.001.11958

  • 2019. Can tense be subject to grammatical illusion? Part 1: A design of an ERP study on the processing of tense and aspect mismatches in compound future constructions in Polish. Studies in Polish Linguistics 14(4): 149–170. [joint paper with Juliane Domke]

  • 2019. Why is a predicate inversion analysis problematic? Insights from existential, locative and possessive constructions. In Brown J. M. M., M. Wierzba, and A. Schmidt (eds.), Of Trees and Birds. A Festschrift for Gisbert Fanselow. Potsdam: Potsdam University Press, 119–133. DOI: 10.25932

  • 2019. “Be future” – Old and Modern Views on FUTURE: Typological, Diachronic and Psycholinguistic Aspects. Poznań: Adam Mickiewicz University Press.

  • 2019. When verbs have bugs: lexical and syntactic processing costs of split particle verbs in sentence comprehension. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience 34(3): 326–350. [joint paper with Anna Czypionka, Felix Golcher, and Carsten Eulitz], DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2018.1539756

  • 2018. Clause structure, case and agreement in Polish existential, possessive and locative sentences: A phase-based account. Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics 54(4): 637–696. (Special issue: "Through a minimalist lens: Issues in Polish syntax and morpho-syntax", guest-edited by Przemysław Tajsner and Jacek Witkoś), DOI:10.1515/psicl-2018-0025

  • 2018. Nicht perfekt, aber zufrieden. Aus dem Sprachleben deutsch-polnischer Schüler in Berlin: Eine Fragebogenstudie. In Hufeisen, B., D. Knorr, P. Rosenberg, C. Schroeder, A. Sopata, and T. Wicherkiewicz (eds.), Sprachbildung und Sprachkontakt im deutsch-polnischen Kontext. Unter Mitarbeit von Barbara Stolarczyk. (Forum Angewandte Linguistik — F.A.L.). Peter Lang Verlag, 19–43. [joint paper with Marzena Żygis]

  • 2018. On the relevance of the syntactic flexibility of an idiom for its recognition: Experimental evidence from Polish. Anglica Wratislaviensia 56: 179–204 [joint paper with Hanna Kędzierska, Wojciech Witkowski, Dorota Klimek-Jankowska, and Piotr Gulgowski]

  • 2018. Guest editor's note. Acta Linguistica Academica: An International Journal of Linguistics 65(2–3): 197–200, DOI: 10.1556/2062.2018.65.2–3.0



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • 2020 – 2023: Grant from the German-Polish Science Foundation (Deutsch-Polnische Wissenschaftsstiftung – DPWS), research project "Grammatical tinnitus and its role in the perception of foreign language accent. A comparison of German and Polish (GRANITUS)" (Principal Investigators: Prof. Joanna Błaszczak (University of Wrocław) and Dr Marzena Żygis PD (Leibniz-ZAS & Humboldt University of Berlin))

  • 2019 – 2021: Funds within the programme "Ostpartnerschaften” (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD) (collaboration with Prof. Manfred Krifka and his colleagues from the Humboldt University of Berlin)

  • 2018 – 2019: Funds within the DAAD Programme for Project-Related Personal Exchange, research project "The perception and processing of foreign accent from a German-Polish perspective" (Principal Investigators: Prof. Joanna Błaszczak (University of Wrocław) and Dr Marzena Żygis PD (Leibniz-ZAS & Humboldt University of Berlin))

  • 2017 – 2018: Funds within the DAAD Programme for Project-Related Personal Exchange, research project "Linguistic predictions in context: Collocations and selection from a psycholinguistic and corpus linguistic perspective" (Principal Investigators: Prof. Joanna Błaszczak (University of Wrocław) and Prof. Roland Meyer (Humboldt University of Berlin))

  • 2015 – 2018: Funds within the programme "Ostpartnerschaften” (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst – DAAD) (collaboration with Prof. Manfred Krifka and his colleagues from the Humboldt University of Berlin)

  • 2014 – 2017: Grant from the National Science Centre (NCN), Poland, program OPUS 5, Principal Investigator, research project "Psycholinguistic Investigations into Number and Quantification in Natural Language"; in addition, an eyetracking laboratory and experimental software (Presentation, E-Prime, SPSS)

  • 2014 – 2016: Grant from the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP), program FOCUS, Principal Investigator, research project "Focus on Linguistic Categories Expressing Eventualities"

  • 2011: Grant from the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) for setting up a psycholinguistic EEG laboratory

  • 2010 – 2013: Grant from the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP), program FOCUS, Principal Investigator, research project "Understanding Categories: Three Approaches to Temporality [TRAIT]"

  • 2001 – 2008: Research assistant in the project Languages in Germany's Schools, Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (ZAS) in Berlin

  • 2003 – 2008: Associated with the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 632) "Information Structure: The Linguistic Means for Structuring Utterances, Sentences and Texts", funded by the DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgesellschaft)

  • 2001 Research assistant in the DFG Research Group "Conflicting Rules", Project A3 on "Minimality in Optimality Theory", University of Potsdam and in the DFG Research Project Non-Structural Case, University of Potsdam/Humboldt University of Berlin

  • 2000 – 2001: Research assistant in the DFG Research Group "Conflicting Rules", Project A3 on "Minimality in Optimality Theory", University of Potsdam

  • 1999 – 2000: Research assistant in the syntax project of the Innovationskolleg Fomal Models of Cognitive Complexity, University of Potsdam

  • Con­fer­ence / Work­shop orga­ni­za­tion

  • Main organizer of the inter¬na¬tional con¬fer¬ence “Psycholinguistic Investigations into Number and Quantification in Natural Language”, Uni¬veristy of Wro¬claw, August 29–30, 2016

  • Co-organizer of the Sec­ond Sym­po­sium of Euro­pean Slav­is­tic Lin­guis­tics (POLYSLAV 2), Hum­boldt Uni­ver­sity, Berlin, Octo­ber 8–10.

  • Co-organizer of the Fourth Euro­pean Con­fer­ence on For­mal Descrip­tions of Slavic Lan­guages (FDSL 4), Uni­ver­sity of Pots­dam, Novem­ber 28–30.

  • Co-organizer of the Sixth Euro­pean Con­fer­ence on For­mal Descrip­tions of Slavic Lan­guages (FDSL 6), Uni­ver­sity of Pots­dam, Novem­ber 30– Decem­ber 2

  • Prepa­ra­tion work­shop for The Sixth Inter­na­tional Olympiad in The­o­ret­i­cal, Math­e­mat­i­cal and Applied Lin­guis­tics for sec­ondary school stu­dents (held in Sunny Beach, Bul­garia, from 4th to 9th August, 2008)

  • Co-organizer of the Work­shop on 'Clausal Struc­ture: How universal/variable is it?', Poz­nań Lin­guis­tic Meet­ing, Gniezno, Sep­tem­ber 2–5, 2009

  • Co-organizer of GLOW 33, Uni­ver­sity of Wro­claw, April 13–16, 2010

  • Co-organizer of GLiP-7 (Gen­er­a­tive Lin­guis­tics in Poland 7), Uni­ver­sity of Wro­claw, Decem­ber 2–4, 2011

  • Co-organizer of the inter­na­tional work­shop "How cat­e­gor­i­cal are cat­e­gories?", Uni­versity of Wro­claw, Jan­u­ary 7–9, 2013

  • Co-organizer of the inter­na­tional con­fer­ence "'Insuf­fi­cient strength to defend its case': Case attrac­tion and related phe­nom­ena", Uni­versity of Wro­claw, Sep­tem­ber 18–19, 2015

  • Main orga­nizer of a spe­cial lin­guis­tic work­shop in hon­our of Prof. Bożena Rozwad­owska, Uni­versity of Wro­claw, Novem­ber 4, 2015

  • Orga­nizer of a spe­cial psy­cholin­guis­tic work­shop with Prof. Colin Phillips (Uni­ver­sity of Mary­land), Uni­versity of Wro­claw, Decem­ber 16–18, 2015

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Internationaler Wissenschaftlicher Rat, Leibniz-Institut für deutsche Sprache, Mannheim

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the book series Open Slavic Linguistics, Language Science Press

  • 2018 [guest editor]. Acta Linguistica Academica: An International Journal of Linguistics, Volume 65, Issue 2–3, June 2018. (A special double issue with selected contributions providing new theoretical and psycholinguistic insights into number, quantification, and eventualities in a broad sense)

  • 2016. Questions and Answers in Linguistics, Volume 3, Number 2, November 2016. Special issue in honour of Prof. Bożena Rozwadowska. Center for General and Comparative Linguistics, University of Wrocław, Poland. [with Piotr Gulgowski and Marcin Orszulak]

  • 2016. Mood, Aspect, Modality Revisited. New Answers to the Old Questions. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. [with Anastasia Giannakidou, Dorota Klimek-Jankowska, and Krzysztof Migdalski]

  • 2015. How categorical are categories? New approaches to the old ques¬tions of Noun, Verb, and Adjective. (Stud¬ies in Generative Grammar. 122). Boston/Berlin: Wal¬ter de Gruyter, Inc. [with Dorota Klimek-Jankowska and Krzysztof Migdalski]

  • Editor-in-Chief of the E-book series "Generative Linguistics in Wrocław" (GLiW) (Center for General and Comparative Linguistics, University of Wrocław)

  • Member of the Editorial Board of Anglica Wratislaviensia

  • Collaborating referee for Studies in Polish Linguistics (The Jagiellonian University Press)

(Ad-hoc) reviewer for

  • Journal of Slavic Linguistics, Linguistic Inquiry, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Lingua, Folia Linguistica, Acta Linguistica Hungarica, IBERIA, Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, Anglica Wratislaviensia

  • conference abstracts (e.g., for FASL, FDSL, WCCFL, GLOW, ConSOLE)

  • various programmes/applications for the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP), also for the DFG

  • Reviewer of Ph.D. dissertations and Habilitations in Poland

Additional qualifications

  • 2010: Humboldt-University of Berlin / Institute of Psychology, Workshop on PRESENTATION / MATLAB

  • 2011: Humboldt-University of Berlin / Institute of Psychology, Practical training in a psycholinguistic (EEG) laboratory

  • 2011: Humboldt-University of Berlin, Psycholinguistischer Methodenworkshop

  • 2012: Munich, Germany, Brain Products EEG Beginner Workshop

  • 2012: Humboldt-University of Berlin / Department of German Language and Linguistics / Psycholinguistics, Practical training in the EEG-data analysis

  • 2013: Wrocław, Statistics course (SPSS)

  • 2013: Warsaw, Workshop "What makes successful researchers? Supporting career development in science"

  • 2013: Kraków, Training on self-presentation and public speaking

  • 2014: Wrocław, Training in priming experiments for psychology and linguistics (E-Prime)

  • 2014: Wrocław, Training in eyetracking experiments (SR Reseach, EyeLink 1000 Plus, Experiment Builder and Data Viewer Software)

  • 2015: Wrocław, Statistics course (R)

International Cooperation

  • Cooperation partner in the Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) project "Formal approaches to number in Slavic" (Principal Investigator: Prof. Mojmír Dočekal), Masaryk Uni¬ver¬sity, Brno, Czech Republic, 2017-2020

  • Cooperation partner in the German Research Foundation (DFG) project "Definiteness in articleless Slavic languages” (Principal Investigator: Dr. Radek Šimik), Humboldt Uni¬ver¬sity of Berlin, Germany, 2016-2019

Administrative work:

  • Co-organizer of B.A. and M.A. linguistics programmes at the University of Potsdam

  • Director of the Master Programme "Empirical and Theoretical Linguistics" (University of Wrocław)

  • Member of the Examination Committee, Linguistics Department, University of Potsdam; Tutor, Linguistics Department, University of Potsdam

  • Member of various Habilitation and Ph.D. Committes Committes at the University of Potsdam and at the University of Wrocław

  • Supervision of Master and PhD Theses

  • Co-supervisor of 6 M.A. theses (University of Potsdam)


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