mgrZuzanna Witt

Websites/Profiles

Degrees

  • B.A. in English (Translation Specialization), Poznań 2021
  • M.A. in English (Translation), Poznań 2023

Research interests

  • History and development of (American) English
  • 19th-century Southern American English
  • literary dialect
  • (historical) morphology

Papers read at international conferences

  • Ogólnopolska Konferencja Naukowa "Wydarzenia, odkrycia i jednostki, które ukształtowały kulturę XXI wieku", June 2019.
  • II Ogólnopolska Konferencja Naukowa "Motyw kobiety – matki, bohaterki, opiekunki", September 2020.
  • III Ogólnopolska Konferencja Naukowa Człowiek i Społeczeństwo, August 2020.
  • Konferencja Naukowa Młodych Lingwistów ATENA, University of Rzeszów, April 2021.
  • Ogólnopolska Konferencja Naukowa "Konferencja młodych lingwistów", September 2021.
  • I Ogólnopolska Multidyscyplinarna Studencka Konferencja Naukowa, University of Szczecin, December 2021.
  • 51st Poznań Linguistic Meeting September 2022.
  • 12th Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN) Conference 2023 (co-authored with Radosław Dylewski), May 2023.
  • 13th International Society for Historical Lexicography and Lexicology (ISHLL), "More than Words: Lexical Variation and Change across Cultures, Time, and Space" (co-authored with Radosław Dylewski), September 2023.
  • 2nd Scientific Symposium “Egodocuments, Life-writing and Autobiographical Texts. Cultural Otherness and Estrangement in the Egodocumental Perspective Through the Ages”, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Faculty of History. Paper coauthored with Radosław Dylewski and Bartosz Suchecki; 21-22 March 2024.
  • 4th Young Linguists' Conference ATENA, University of Rzeszów; 24 April 2024.

Other talks and presentations

  • Lecture at Multigenre Fan Convention "Pyrkon" (with Radosław Dylewski), April 2019.

Research projects

  • "Gender paradox and prescriptivism in 18th-century England based on The Bluestocking Society" (leader) – 2021-2022; funded by the "Excellence Initiative – Research University" (ID-UB).
  • "Verifying the faithfulness of the portrayal of mid-19th century literary Southern dialect in Fisher's River (North Carolina) Scenes and Characters by Hardin E. Taliaferro" (participant, PI: Radosław Dylewski) - 2021-2023; funded by the "Excellence Initiative – Research University" (ID-UB).

Scholarships

  • Kościuszko Foundation Fellowship, East Tennessee State University; winter semester of the academic year 2024/2025

Organizational work

  • 6th Young Linguists' Meeting in Poznań 2018 (helper)
  • 8th Young Linguists' Meeting in Poznań 2023 (helper)

Honours

  • Rector's scholarship for the best students (2019/2020, 2020/2021, 2021/2022, 2022/2023).
  • The scholarship for students for significant scientific, artistic or sports achievements of the Minister of Education and Science (2022/2023).