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Keynote speakers

Professor Aidan Doyle (University College Cork, Ireland)

Dr Doyle

M.A. in Modern Irish, University College Cork, 1983
Ph.D. in Linguistics, Catholic University of Lublin, 1992
D.Litt. in Linguistics, Catholic University of Lublin, 2004

Research Interests:

  • Morphology and syntax of Irish
  • Translation studies, especially in Early Modern Irish
  • Language contact
  • Historical linguistics

Author of A short history of Irish to appear in 2015.

Professor Alexander Grosu (Department of Linguistics, Tel Aviv University, Israel)

prof. Grosu

M.A. in Linguistics, Ohio State University, 1971
Ph.D. in Linguistics, Ohio State University, 1972

Research Interests:

  • Syntax-semantics interface
  • Relative clauses in the languages of the world
  • Degree constructions
  • 'Reconstruction' effects

[Website: https://www.tau.ac.il/~grosua/]

Professor Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska (Maria-Curie Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland)

prof. Szpyra-Kozłowska

JOLANTA SZPYRA-KOZŁOWSKA is Associate Professor of English Linguistics and Chair of Phonetics and Phonology in the Department of English at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, Poland. She has published extensively (7 books and over 100 papers) on English and Polish phonology, the phonology-morphology interaction, acquisition of phonetics and phonology, pronunciation pedagogy, and gender linguistics. Her books include The Phonology-Morphology Interface. Cycles, Levels and Words (1989, London and New York), Three Tiers in Polish and English Phonology (1995, Lublin), Wprowadzenie do współczesnej fonologii (Introduction to Contemporary Phonology, 2002, Lublin), Lingwistyka płci. Ona i on w języku polskim ((Gender Linguistics. Her and Him in Polish, co-authored by M. Karwatowska), 2005, Lublin)). Her latest book entitled English Phonodidactics. A Research-based Approach is currently being published by Multilingual Matters.

Professor Pavol Štekauer (P. J. Šafárik University in Kosice, Slovakia)

prof. Štekauer

MA (1979), P. J. Safarik University, Slovakia (English language – German language)
PhD (1991), Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia (English language)
Habilitation (1995), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (English language)
Full professor (2002), Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic (English language)

Research Interests:


  • Onomasiological theory of word-formation
  • Meaning predictability of novel complex words
  • Cross-linguistic research into word-formation

[Website: https://kaa.ff.upjs.sk/en/people/120/prof-pavel-stekauer-dr-sc]

Professor Jacek Witkoś (School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland)

prof. Witkoś

M.A. in political science, University of Poznań, 1986
M.A. in English, University of Poznań, 1987
Ph.D. in English, University of Poznań, 1993
D.Litt. in English linguistics, University of Poznań, 1998
Titular Professor, 2006
Full Professor, University of Poznań, 2010

Research Interests:

  • Syntactic theory
  • Contrastive linguistics
  • Minimalism
  • Diachronic syntax

[Website: https://wa.amu.edu.pl/wa/witkos_jacek]