dr hab. Michał Szawerna

EDUCATION

  • 2004 Ph.D. English Linguistics; University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland
  • 1994 M.A. English Studies; University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland
  • 1992 B.A. English Studies; University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland

AWARDS

  • 1992 Tempus scholarship to Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • 2012 A Peircean semiotic characterization of the visual signs used in comics. Word and Image in Contemporary Culture. Nitra, Slovakia.
  • 2011 Towards a cognitive account of comics. Language, Thought and Education. Zielona Góra, Poland.
  • 2010b Superpower corruption: the blended universe of Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins. Alternate Construals in Language, Literature and Culture. Wrocław, Poland.
  • 2010a Deverbal nominalization: A metaphorical or metonymic kind of semantic extension? Syncog: Syntax in Cognitive Grammar. Częstochowa, Poland.
  • 2009 A critical overview of cognitive grammar accounts of deverbal nominalization. SILSE 2009: Silesian Studies in English. Opava, Czech Republic.
  • 2008 A corpus-based survey of nominal periphrasis accompanying English deverbal nouns in tion: a cognitive grammar approach. Semantics Without Borders. Bielsko-Biała, Poland.
  • 2007 Nominal periphrasis accompanying English deverbal nouns in -tion. 10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. Kraków, Poland.
  • 2004 Deverbal nominalization as a type of metonymic extension from processes to things. Perspectives on Metonymy. Łódź, Poland.
  • 2003 Towards a schematic network representation of the category comprising English deverbal nouns in -tion. Imagery in Language. Łódź, Poland.
  • 2002 Nominalizacja odsłowna w gramatyce kognitywnej Ronalda W. Langackera. Seminarium naukowe z okazji jubileuszu pracy naukowej Profesora Jana Cygana. Wrocław, Poland
  • 2001 A corpus-based analysis of selected deverbal suffixal nominalizations in English. Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2001. Łódź, Poland.
  • 1998 Symboliczny charakter gramatyki kognitywnej Ronalda W. Langackera. Zebranie Komisji Językowej Wrocławskiego Towarzystwa Naukowego. Wrocław, Poland.
  • 1997 (with Piotr Czajka) The conceptualization of an abstract notion of discourse as a journey in selected lexical phrases with the noun point. Poznań Linguistic Meeting. Poznań, Poland.
  • 1995 Towards the complex base of the prototype of the lexical category ‘verbs of eating’ in English and in Polish. 29th International Conference on Cross-Language Studies and Contrastive Linguistics. Świeradów, Poland.

MONOGRAPHS

  • 2007 A Corpus-Based Study of Nominalizations Predicated by English De-Verbal Nouns in tion. (European University Studies Series XIV: Anglo-Saxon Language and Literature 437.). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

EDITED BOOKS

  • 2012 (with Zdzisław Wąsik, Piotr Czajka, eds.) Alternate Construals in Linguistics. (Philologica Wratislaviensia: Acta et Studia vol. 8, edited by Zdzisław Wąsik). Wrocław: Wydawnicwo Wyższej Szkoły Filologicznej.

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • in press On developing a cognitive account of comics. In: Leszek Szymański, Marek Kuczyński (eds.) Language, Thought, and Education. Zielona Góra: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Zielonogórskiego.
  • 2012b The characterization of Marv in Frank Miller’s “Sin City”: A cognitive account. In: Maria Kiššová, Simona Hevešiová, Dana Mihăilescu, Dan H. Popescu, Michał Szawerna, Marek Tomášik Literary and Visual Dimensions of Contemporary Graphic Narratives. Nitra: Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, 128–155.
  • 2012a Toward a cognitive linguistic approach to analyzing comics: the contrasting construals of comics in similarity-based views of conceptual representation. In: Zdzisław Wąsik, Piotr Czajka, Michał Szawerna (eds.), Alternate Construals in Linguistics. (Philologica Wratislaviensia: Acta et Studia vol. 8, edited by Zdzisław Wąsik). Wrocław: Wydawnicwo Wyższej Szkoły Filologicznej, 59–74.
  • 2011b Superpower corruption: the blended universe of Watchmen by Alan Moore, Dave Gibbons, and John Higgins. In: Zdzisław Wąsik, Michał Post (eds.), Papers in Axiological Linguistics 1. (Philologica Wratislaviensia: Acta et Studia 7 edited by Zdzisław Wąsik). Wrocław: Wydawnicwo Wyższej Szkoły Filologicznej, 87–101.
  • 2011a Nominalization in cognitive grammar: a metaphorical or metonymic kind of semantic extension? In: Bogusław Bierwiaczonek, Bożena Cetnarowska, Anna Turula (eds.), Syntax in Cognitive Grammar. Częstochowa: Wydawnictwo Wyższej Szkoły Lingwistycznej, 81–90.
  • 2010b A critical overview of cognitive grammar accounts of nominalization. In: Michaela Náhlikova, Maria Crhova (eds.), Silesian Studies in English 2009: Proceedings of the International Conference of English and American Studies. September 7 –8, 2009. Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic. Opava: Slezská Univerzita v Opavě, Filozoficko–Přírodovědecká Fakulta Ústav Cizích Jazyků, 133–153.
  • 2010a The cognitive grammar account of nominal periphrasis revisited: the prototype and the schema of the category comprising periphrastic expressions with of, by, and possessives. In: Bogusław Bierwiaczonek and Anna Turula (eds.), Studies in Cognitive Semantics, 151–157. Częstochowa: Wydawnictwo Wyższej Szkoły Lingwistycznej.
  • 2007 Deverbal nominalization as a type of metonymic extension from processes to things. In: Krzysztof Kosecki (ed.), Perspectives on Metonymy. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 147–156.
  • 2005 Towards a schematic network representation of the category comprising English deverbal nouns in tion. In: Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Alina Kwiatkowska (eds.), Imagery in Language: Festschrift in Honour of Professor Ronald W. Langacker. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 469–477.
  • 2002 The secondary landmark-trajector indeterminacy in selected English deverbal nouns. In: Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Kamila Turewicz (eds.), Cognitive Linguistics Today. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 535–552.

ARTICLES IN JOURNALS

  • in press A Peircean characterization of the semiotic properties of selected visual signs found in comics. Ars Aeterna. Nitra: Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra.
  • 2012 Toward a cognitive linguistic approach to analyzing comics: a frame-theoretic characterization of the conceptual representation of comics. Anglica Wratislaviensia L. Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, 197–211.
  • 2010 Cognitive grammar theory of nominalization and nominal periphrasis: The state of the art. Anglica Wratislaviensia XLVIII. Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, : 115–124.
  • 2008 Nominal periphrasis accompanying trajector and landmark nominalizations predicated by English de-verbal nouns in tion. Anglica Wratislaviensia XLVI. Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, 138–149.
  • 2006 Rekonstrukcja schematycznego modelu sieciowego stanowiącego reprezentację struktury wewnętrznej kategorii złożonej z angielskich rzeczowników odsłownych zakończonych na tion. Kształcenie językowe 5 (15). Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, : 177–193.
  • 2003 Nominalizacja odsłowna w gramatyce kognitywnej Ronalda W. Langackera. Anglica Wratislaviensia XL. Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, 153–165.
  • 1999 Symboliczny character gramatyki kognitywnej Ronalda W. Langackera. Seminaria naukowe Wrocławskiego Towarzystwa Naukowego 1 (52). Wrocław: Wrocławskie Towarzystwo Naukowe, 67–73.
  • 1998 (with: Piotr Czajka) The conceptualization of an abstract notion of discourse as a journey in selected lexical phrases with the noun point. In: Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics 34. Poznań: Adam Mickiewicz University, 273–284.
  • 1997 Towards the complex base of the prototype of the lexical category ‘verbs of eating’ in English and in Polish. In: Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics 32, Poznań: Adam Mickiewicz University, 39–49.

BOOK REVIEWS

  • 2009 Cognitive grammar revisited: A book review of Ronald W. Langacker’s Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction (2008). Anglica Wratislaviensia XLVII. Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, 154–159.

COMMUNICATIONS

  • 2012 (with: Zdzisław Wąsik, Piotr Czajka) Alternate construals in langiage and linguistics. In: Zdzisław Wąsik, Piotr Czajka, Michał Szawerna (eds.), Alternate Construals in Linguistics. (Philologica Wratislaviensia: Acta et Studia vol. 8, edited by Zdzisław Wąsik). Wrocław: Wydawnicwo Wyższej Szkoły Filologicznej, 7–10.
  • 2003 Towards a schematic network representation of the category comprising English de-verbal nouns in -tion. In: Imagery in Language, Obrazowanie w języku, A Cognitive Linguistics Conference in Honour of Professor Ronald W. Langacker, Łódź, Poland, 28-30 September 2003: Abstracts. Łódź: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 83.
  • 2001 A corpus-based analysis of selected de-verbal suffixal nominalizations in English. In: Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2001, 19-22 April 2001, Łódź, Poland: Abstracts. Łódź: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego, 84.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

  • 2012 (with: Marek Kuźniak, Agnieszka Libura, Jacek Woźny, Anna Żurek) Cognitive Linguistics in the Year 2012. Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association and University of Wrocław, Poland, Wrocław, 17–18 September 2012.
  • 2010 (with: Piotr Czajka, Marek Oziewicz) Alternate Construals in Language, Literature and Culture. The Philological School of Higher Education in Wrocław, Poland, Wrocław, 17–18 September 2010.

RELEVANT COURSEWORK

practical English grammar, practical English phonetics, practical English writing, practical English listening comprehension, practical English integrated skills, intermediate- and advanced-level EFL courses, descriptive grammar of English, introduction to linguistics, academic writing, cognitive linguistics tutorial, B.A. seminars in conceptual metaphor theory, M.A. seminars in cognitive prepositional analysis, M.A. seminar in comics studies, monograph lecture in methodologies of cognitive linguistics, M.A. program elective course in cognitive linguistics, M.A. program elective course in comics studies, M.A. program elective course in contrastive cognitive English-Polish grammar

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • 2005-Current Undergraduate Program Practical English Coordinator, Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland
  • 2004-Current Lecturer, Philological School of Higher Education in Wrocław, Poland
  • 2004-Current Assistant Professor, Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland
  • 1995-1999 Lecturer, Foreign Language Teacher Training College, Wrocław, Poland
  • 1994-2004 Teaching Assistant, Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław, Wrocław, Poland

 

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