prof. UAM dr hab.Hanna Rutkowska

Hanna Rutkowska
University professor (profesor nadzwyczajny)

Websites / Profiles


  • M.A. in English, Poznań, 1997
  • Ph.D. in English, Poznań, 2001
  • D.Litt. in Linguistics, Poznań, 2015


  • Diplôme Supérieur d’Etudes Françaises, Université Rennes II Haute Bretagne, 1995
  • Diplôme Approfondi de Langue Française (DALF), Centre international d'études pédagogiques, Ministère de l’Education nationale, France, 1997
  • Professional Certificate in University Teaching, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Department of Higher and Community Education, University of Edinburgh, 2004

Research interests

  • Late Middle English and Early Modern English orthography, phonology and morphosyntax
  • Writing systems and orthographic systems
  • Early books printed in English (15th-17th century)
  • Historical sociolinguistics
  • Corpus linguistics

Teaching experience

  • MA supervision
  • BA supervision
  • History of English
  • Descriptive grammar (phonology&phonetics, morphology, and syntax)
  • TEFL at university level
  • Accents of standard English in Britain and overseas
  • Standard and dialect in England and Scotland
  • Social variation
  • Style and structure in English Texts
  • Pragmatics of English
  • Early Modern English

Professional organizations

  • Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE)


  • Library search, University of Edinburgh, UK, January/ February 1999
  • Team Member in the project entitled “Digitising the manuscripts of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Man of Law's Tale”, in cooperation with the University of Birmingham, UK; financed by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education grant, N104 04532/4256, Principal Investigator: dr Jacob Thaisen, 2007-2009
  • Principal Investigator in the post-doctoral individual project entitled “The development of the standard in English: Graphemics and orthography in the sixteenth-century and seventeenth-century editions of the Kalender of Shepherdes”, N N104 055438, financed by Ministry of Science and Higher Education, 2010-2013
  • Team Member in the international project entitled “Corpus electrónico de manuscritos ingleses de índole científica: el período moderno temprano (1500-1700)” [An electronic corpus of scientific English manuscripts: the early modern period (1500-1700)], ref: FFI2014-57963-P, Principal Investigator: dr Javier Calle Martín (University of Malaga), financed by Ministerio de Economía y Competividad [Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness], Spain, 2015-2017

Editorial and advisory boards

  • Member of the advisory board, De Gruyter Open 2014-

Visiting lecturer

  • University of Edinburgh, 2001-2003
  • Sound Changes in the History of English Ph.D. course, University of Stavanger, Norway, 31 March  - 4 April, 2014

Papers read at international conferences and congresses

  • 33rd Annual Meeting of Societas Linguistica Europaea, Poznań 2000
  • 11th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Santiago de Compostela 2000
  • 4th International Conference on Middle English, Vienna 2002
  • 12th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Glasgow 2002
  • 35th Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Poznań 2004
  • 16th International SELIM Conference, Sevilla 2004
  • 40th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo 2005
  • 14th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Bergamo 2006
  • 5th Medieval English Studies Symposium, Poznan 2006
  • 19th International SELIM Conference, Almagro 2007
  • 15th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Munich 2008
  • 20th SELIM Conference, Oviedo 2008
  • 16th International Medieval Congress, Leeds 2009
  • International Conference on Historical Language and Literacy in the North Sea Area, Stavanger 2009
  • 16th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Pécs 2010
  • „Wspólnoty komunikacyjne”. Konferencja naukowa dedykowana Profesorowi Ludwikowi Zabrockiemu. Sesja specjalna: „Wspólnoty komunikacyjne angielszczyzny: Wczoraj i dziś”, Poznań 2011
  • 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics, Osaka 2011
  • 11th Medieval English Studies Symposium, Poznań 2012
  • 8th International Conference on Middle English, Murcia 2013 (book of abstracts)
  • 34th International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English, Santiago de Compostela 2013 (book of abstracts)
  • 4th Conference on Prescriptivism, Leiden 2013 (conference programme)
  • 18th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Leuven 2014 (book of abstracts)
  • 2nd Southern Englishes Workshop, Cambridge 2015 (book of abstracts)
  • "A late medieval French almanac and its early modern Scots and English translations", 9th International Conference on Middle English (ICOME 9), Wrocław 2015 (conference website)
  • Revolution, Evolution and Endurance in English Language and Anglophone Literature and Culture, Rzeszów 2015 (programme)
  • "Orthographic regularisation in the early modern editions of The Schoole of Vertue", 19th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics, Essen 2016 (book of abstracts)
  • "Medieval heritage in early printed books in English", 29th SELIM Conference, Málaga 2017 (invited speaker)
  • “Multi-word sequences in the early modern French, Scots and English versions of Le Compost et kalendrier des bergiers”, 5th Conference on the Diachrony of English (CBDA-5), Tours 2017 (programme and book of abstracts)
  • - 48th Poznań Linguistic Meeting  (PLM2018), Poznań (Poland), 13-15 September 2018, paper title: ‘Visual pragmatics of an early modern book: Printers’ paratextual choices in the editions of The School of Vertue’
  • 20th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL20), Edinburgh (UK), 27-31 August 2018, paper title: ‘Morphological spelling: Verb inflection in the early editions of the Book of good maners’ (book of abstracts:
  • History of English Language in Poznań (HEL-P) 2019, Poznań 2019, paper title: 'Paratextual pragmatic markers in title pages of early printed books'

Member of organising committees of international conferences and congresses

  • Organising Committee member: 3rd Medieval English Studies Symposium, Poznań, 2004
  • History of English Language in Poznań (HEL-P) 2017, Poznań 2017
  • History of English Language in Poznań (HEL-P) 2019, Poznań 2019