We are linguists working at the Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. That’s what we do:
Karolina Rataj

Karolina Rataj

Head

PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psycholinguistic Studies. I am interested in language processing, especially in creativity, the role of executive functions in semantic processing, and semantic processing disorders. I examine the neurocognitive processes that underlie creative and novel figurative language comprehension and how these processes are reflected in event-related potentials and neural oscillations. I explore these aspects in various contexts, including monolingual and bilingual language processing and comprehension.

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Agnieszka Lijewska

Agnieszka Lijewska

Acting Head

PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psycholinguistic Studies. I am interested in how people knowing more than one language process words and sentences. In particular, I examine how the languages known to an individual interact during reading and speech comprehension and how this process is affected by similarities across languages. My recent research interests also focus on language processing in simultaneous interpreters and translators.

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Paula Orzechowska

Paula Orzechowska

PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Contemporary English Language. I am interested in the neuro-cognitive foundations of phonological processing. My research centres on uncovering the mental representation and processes through which words in typologically different sound systems are processed. In particular, I work on phonotactics and word stress of selected Slavic, Germanic and Afro-Asiatic languages, and look for evidence for abstract typological complexity using response latencies and electrophysiological responses of the brain.

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Patrycja Kakuba

Patrycja Kakuba

PhD student in the Department of Psycholinguistic Studies. I am interested in bilingual figurative language processing. Her current PhD research focuses on the role of animacy violation in novel metaphor and idiom comprehension.

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Rafał Jończyk

Rafał Jończyk

Past Member

PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Pragmatics of English. I am interested in how people anticipate, perceive and produce emotional content when they communicate in their first and second language(s). My recent research interests also include investigating brain dynamics during creative ideation and exploring the dynamics and constraints on moral decision making.

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Katarzyna Jankowiak

Katarzyna Jankowiak

Past Member

PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psycholinguistic Studies. In my research, I examine psychophysiological correlates of bilingual language processing, with a focus on electrophysiological correlates of bilingual semantic processing as well as the interaction between bilingualism and emotions.

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Marcin Naranowicz

Marcin Naranowicz

Past Member

PhD student of the Interdisciplinary PhD Programme (POWR.03.02.00-IP.08-00-DOK/17) in the Department of Pragmatics of English.The underlying theme of my PhD project is the role of affective states (i.e., positive and negative moods) in bilingual language comprehension.

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