drJoanna Śmiecińska

Joanna Śmiecińska
Senior lecturer (Starszy wykładowca)

Websites / Profiles


  • M.A. in English, Poznań 1999
  • Ph.D. in English linguistics, Poznań 2003

Research interests

  • Syntax-phonology interface
  • Evolution and neurobiology of language
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Prosody

Teaching experience

  • Descriptive grammar of English: syntax, phonetics and phonology
  • Teaching Polish as a foreign language
  • Teaching English as foreign language at university level
  • Generative linguistics
  • Evolutionary and neurobiological roots of language
  • Polish – English contrastive grammar
  • Academic Writing

Professional Organisations


  • University of Wales, Bangor 1999

Visiting lecturer

  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, 2001-2002
  • University of Vienna, 2004-2006

Papers read at international conferences and congresses

  • “Stative verbs and progressive aspect in English”. The Ninth Triennial International Conference on English and American Studies on literature and linguistics: April Conference, Kraków, 2002
  • “On bridge requirements in English”.35th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM), Poznań, 2004
  • “Prosody and syntax”. 37th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM), Poznań, 2006
  • “Wh-scope marking strategies in Polish”. 8th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages, Potsdam, 2010
  • “Colour-word Stroop test in late unbalanced Polish- English bilinguals”. 45th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Stockholm, 2012
  • “Passive prosody skills of Polish children and adults”(poster). Child Language Seminar 2013, Manchester
  • “The development of non-grammatical prosody perception of synthetised speech in children”47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Poznań, 2014
  • “Prosody development in Polish children”. Experimental Psycholinguistic Conference, Madrid 2015 “Testing receptive prosody skills of Polish children and adults”. International Symposium for Monolingual and Bilingual Speech, Chania, Greece 2017
  • “Rainbow Families in Poland – local authorities and NGOs as a force to combat discrimination” (in collaboration with Jowita Wycisk). Angst vor Homosexualität in Mittel- und Osteuropa), Słubice / Frankfurt Oder, 2018
  • “Prosody focus and non verbal IQ (poster)”. International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech2019, Chania, Greece