Wojciech Wachowski, Assistant Professor

  • 18/12/2017

Identifying data

Affiliation: Department of English Linguistics, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz
Mailing Address: ul. Grabowa 2, 85-601 Bydgoszcz, Poland
Office: ul. Grabowa 2, Room 304
Office Hours: sabbatical
Telephone: (+48) 52-341-1402
Email: wwachowski@wp.pl
Personal Page 

Research Interests

core areas: cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, including:
conceptual metaphor and metonymy, cultural taboos, humour analysis, language variation: regional and social varieties of English; English Language Teaching
research languages: English, Polish,

 

Academic Education

Ph.D. in Linguistics, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, 2011
M.A. in English and TESOL (teaching specialization), University of Gdańsk, 2002
B.A. in English and TESOL (teaching specialization), Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, 2000 

 

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Institute of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, 2011-
Research-and-Teaching Assistant, Institute of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, 2003-2011
Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Humanities in Chojnice (PWSH Pomerania), 2015-
Lecturer, University of Economy in Bydgoszcz (WSG), 2011-2012
Instructor, University of Science and Technology in Bydgoszcz (UTP), 2004-2007
Lecturer, Teacher Training College in Bydgoszcz (NKJO), 2002-2015 

 

Visiting Fellowships

University in Mugla, Turkey, 2012
European University Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus, 2013
The University of Münster, Germany 2015
Instituto de Ensenanza Secundaria Jose Zerpa, Spain 2018
Visiting Researcher, University of Queensland, School of Languages and Cultures, Australia, 2018 (Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship) 

 

Esteem Measures: Honors, Grants, Awards

The Australia Awards–Endeavour Fellowship (Australian Government’s Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Queensland), Australia, 2018
Erasmus Scholarship, University Mugla, Turkey, 2012
Erasmus Scholarship, European University Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus, 2013
Erasmus Scholarship, The University of Münster, Germany, 2015
Erasmus Scholarship, Instituto de Ensenanza Secundaria Jose Zerpa, Spain, 2018
Teacher Training College in Bydgoszcz, Headmaster’s Award, 2007
Teacher Training College in Bydgoszcz, Headmaster’s Award,  2013
Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Exceptional Organizational Skills, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, academic year 2014-2015 

 

Research Projects

The Role and Importance of Conceptual Metonymy, 2004 -
The Cognitive and Conversational Principles Governing the Selection of the Metonymic Vehicle, 2005-2006
The Multilevel Character of Metonymy and its Interaction with Other So Called Figures of the Mind, 2006 -
The Analysis of The Extra-Linguistic Basis of Contiguity in a Metonymic Relationship, 2007-2008
Metonymy and Synecdoche - Mother and Daughter or Twin Sisters?, 2008-2009
Metonymy and Cultural Taboos, 2009-
Critical Analysis of The Various Hypotheses Concerning Metonymic Shift, 2010- 

 

Research Trips and Stays

University of Manchester, Great Britain, 2008
Manchester Metropolitan University, Great Britain, 2008
Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 2009
University of Queensland, Australia, 2018 

 

Book Publications

Moving Texts, Migrating People and Minority Languages, Springer International Publishing 2017, with Michał Borodo and Juliane House (ISBN 978-981-10-3799-3)
Zooming In: Micro-Scale Perspectives on Cognition, Translation and Cross-Cultural Communication, Oxford : Peter Lang 2017, with Zoltan Kovecses and Michał Borodo (ISBN: 978-1-78707-257-2) 

 

Book Chapters

Metonimia w myśli i w mowie – opis zjawisk językowych związanych z szeroko rozumianą metonimią konceptualną, [in:] Mariusz Falkowski (Ed.), Europa Multilingua, Bydgoszcz 2004, s. 77-82 (ISBN 83-86311-85-1)
The specificity of emotions experienced by elderly people and the anxiety experienced by them, [in:] Hanna Liberska (Ed.), Current psychosocial problems in traditional and novel approaches: the multiplicity of roles and difficulties experienced by human in life as determinants of well-being. 3, Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Kazimierza Wielkiego, 2014, s. 105-121 (ISBN: 978-83-8018-010-9).
Are metonymic part for whole relations a mere illusion? [in:] Anna Bondaruk, Anna Prażmowska (Ed.),  Within Language, Beyond Theories (Volume I) Studies in Theoretical Linguistics, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2015, Chapter 24, s. 397-407  (ISBN-13:978-1-4438-7204-1).
Radzenie sobie z wielością ról. Pomoc młodym ludziom w podejmowaniu decyzji o wyborze kariery zawodowej [in:] Hanna Liberska, Alicja Malina, Dorota Suwalska-Barancewicz (Eds) Dylematy współczesnych ludzi, radzenie sobie z wielością ról i zadań, Engram Difin 2015, część V, rozdział 4 (ISBN 978-83-7930-720-3)
A Few Remarks on the Distinction between Metaphor, Metonymy, and Synecdoche [in:] Fabiszak Małgorzata, Krawczak Karolina, Rokoszewska Katarzyna (Eds) Categorization in Discourse and Grammar, Peter Lang Frankfurt am Main 2016, s. 43-64 (ISBN 978-3-631-66424-7)
Metonymic hiding and cross-cultural communication [in:] Wojciech Wachowski, Zoltan Kovecses, Michał Borodo (Eds.) Zooming In: Micro-Scale Perspectives on Cognition, Translation and Cross-Cultural Communication, Oxford: Peter Lang, 2017, s. 33-53 (ISBN: 978-1-78707-257-2)
Do women and men hide differently? – How sex and gender influence the selection of the metonymic vehicle Peter Lang Frankfurt am Main 2017

 

Select Papers

Metonymy – a Figure of Speech or a Figure of the Mind, „Linguistica Bidgostiana” III, 2006, s. 194-212 (ISSN 1732-8187).
On Contiguity Relationships and the Nature of Metonymic Shift, „Acta Universitatis Nicolai Copenici” English Studies XV, Toruń 2008, s. 123-135 (ISSN  0860-1232)
Geordie – a language without an army, „Linguistics Applied”, UKW Bydgoszcz 2008, s. 84-105 (ISSN 1689-7765)
Understanding Metonymy – streszczenie rozprawy doktorskiej, Linguistica Bidgostiana 2012 vol. IX, s. 180-185 (ISSN 1732-8187).
Metonimia pojęciowa jako sposób na ukrycie treści objętych tabu, Linguistica Bidgostiana Series Nova Vol. I, Wydawnictwo BEL Studio, Warszawa 2015, s. 35-47 (ISBN 978-83-7798-223-5).
Out in the hall Alex met Grace... – ellipsis as a semantic phenomenon in text analysis, Linguistica Bidgostiana Series Nova Vol. I, Wydawnictwo BEL Studio, Warszawa 2015, s. 47-59 (ISBN 978-83-7798-223-5). 

 

Teaching: Courses Taught Regularly

Introduction to Linguistics B.A. lecture and class, WSG, UKW 2011-
Seminar in Linguistics, B.A. seminar, UKW, 2011-
British Phonetics, B.A. class NKJO, UKW 2003-
Descriptive Grammar - English Phonology, B.A. lecture and class WSG,UKW 2011-
Practical Grammar, B.A. class NKJO, UKW 2002-
Contrastive Grammar, Post Graduate class UKW, 2011-
Translation of Promotional and Advertising Texts, Post Graduate class UKW, 2011-
Varieties of English, B.A. lecture, UKW, 2014-
Academic Writing, UKW, 2004-2008
Listening Comprehension, NKJO, UKW, 2004-2010
Reading Comprehension, NKJO, UKW, 2004-2010 

 

Degree-Work Supervision

Supervisor of over 90 B.A. theses, UKW 2011-
Assistant Supervisor of over 50 B.A. theses, NKJO 2004-2015 

 

Degree-Work Reviewing

Reviewer of over 20 M.A. theses, 2011-
Reviewer of over 80 B.A. theses, 2011- 

 

Conferences and Guest Lectures

The Organizer of the First International TransLingua Conference in Bydgoszcz (Kazimierz Wielki University), Poland, 2015
University in Mugla, Turkey, 2012
State University of Applied Sciences in Konin, Poland, 2013
Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, 2013
European University Cyprus in Nicosia, Cyprus, 2013
Jan Długosz University in Częstochowa, Poland, 2014
University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland 2014
The University of Münster, Germany 2015
University of Łódź, Poland, 2015
Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain, 2016
Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, 2017
Instituto de Ensenanza Secundaria Jose Zerpa, Spain 2018
University of Queensland, Australia, 2018 

UKW University, Department of English Linguistics
ul. Grabowa 2, 85-601 Bydgoszcz, Poland