prof. UAM dr hab.Matylda Włodarczyk

Matylda Włodarczyk
University professor (profesor nadzwyczajny)

Websites / Profiles


  • MA in English, Poznań 2001
  • Ph.D in English, Poznań, 2005
  • D.Litt. in English, Poznań, 2017

Research interests

  • Historical linguistics
  • Historical pragmatics
  • History and structure of new Englishes
  • Early South African English
  • Historical genre studies

Teaching experience

  • History of English
  • Descriptive grammar of English: Phonetics and phonology
  • ESL at the university level
  • Practical English phonetics
  • Practical English grammar
  • Translation
  • BA supervision
  • MA supervision
  • Polish-English contrastive grammar
  • Polish-English-Afrikaans contrastive grammar
  • Polish-English-Afrikaans contrastive syntax
  • New developments in historical pragmatics
  • Academic Writing

Professional organizations

  • Polish Association for the Study of English (PASE)
  • International Pragmatics Association (IPrA)
  • The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas

Guest Lectures

  • University of Bamberg, July 2008


  • University College Northampton, 2000
  • University of Helsinki, 2002
  • University of Bamberg, 2003
  • Beneficiary of the Polish Ministry of Education PhD project grant, 2004-2006

Peer reviewer for

  • Journal of Pragmatics
  • Social Semiotics
  • Łódź Papers in Linguistics
  • Studia Anglica Posnaniensia
  • Medieval English Mirror
  • Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics
  • John Benjamins monographs
  • Corpus Pragmatics

Papers read at international conferences and congresses

  • 35th SELIM Conference, Murcja, 2003
  • 2nd Mediaeval English Studies Symposium, Poznań, 2003
  • International Congress on Mediaeval Studies at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, 2004
  • 35th Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Poznań, 2004
  • 3rd Medieval English Studies Symposium, Poznań, 2004
  • 3rd Łódź Symposium New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics, 2006
  • 18th Biennial Conference of the Southern African Society for Medieval and Renaissance Studies: Knowledge and Power, Stellenbosch, 2006
  • 5th Medieval English Studies Symposium, Poznań, 2006
  • 10th International Pragmatics Conference, Geteborg, 2007
  • Political Linguistics, Warszawa, 2007
  • 38th Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Gniezno, 2007
  • 10th MESEA Conference (The Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas), Leiden, 2008
  • International Congress of Historical Linguistics, Nijmegen, 2009
  • 41st Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Gniezno, 2010
  • „Wspólnoty komunikacyjne”. Konferencja naukowa dedykowana Profesorowi Ludwikowi Zabrockiemu. Sesja specjalna: „Wspólnoty komunikacyjne angielszczyzny: Wczoraj i dziś”, Poznań 2011
  • HiSon Conference: Touching the Past: (Ego) documents in a linguistic and historical perspective, Leiden 2011
  • CLAVIER (Corpus Linguistics and Language Variation in English Research) conference "Tracking Language Change in Specialised and Professional Genres", Modena 2011
  • 6th HiSoN Summer School, Fraueninsel 2012
  • 17th ICEHL (International Congress of English Historical Linguistics), Zurich 2012
  • 6th Lodz Symposium: New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics, Łódź 2012
  • Impolin - Impoliteness and Interaction/"Niegrzecznosc, interakcja, komunikacja", Bydgoszcz 2013
  • 5th International Conference on Late Modern English, Bergamo 2013
  • Poznań Historical Sociopragmatics Symposium, Poznań 2014
  • Mobility, variability and Changing Literacies in the Modern Times, Utrecht 2014
  • From Data to Evidence in English Language Research: Big Data, Rich Data, Uncharted Data (d2e) – Helsinki, 2015
  • "Functions of code-switching in the Electronic Repository of Greater Poland Oaths (1386-1444) (ROThA)", Historical Sociolinguistics and Socio-Cultural Change (HiSoN), Helsinki 2016
  • European Society for the Study of English Conference,  Galway 2016
  • New Developments in Linguistic Pragmatics, Łódź 2017
  • 6th International Conference on Late Modern English, Uppsala, 2017
  • 47th Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Poznań, 2017
  • IV Konferencja DARIAH-PL "Humanistyka cyfrowa a instytucje dziedzictwa”  (2017, Toruń)
  • History of the English Language in Poznań (HEL-P) (2017, Poznań)
  • Konferencja Taal en Tongval: Monolingual histories – Multilingual practices. Issues in historical language contact (2017, Ghent)
  • Understanding multilingual sermons of the Middle Ages (2018, Wiedeń)
  • 48th Poznan Linguistic Meeting (2018, Poznań)
  • Historical Corpora and Variation Conference (2019, Cagliari
  • VII Conference on Historical News Discourse (2019, Barcelona)

Editorial and advisory boards

  • Studia Anglica Resoviensia

Member of the organising committees / Conference organiser

  • Session convener: "On the development of extraterritorial varieties: Migrants, women, and other providers of 'bad data'", 43rd Poznan Linguistic Meeting, Poznan 2012
  • Head, organising committee, Poznań Historical Sociopragmatics Symposium, Poznań 2014
  • Session convener (with Minna Nevala) “Social identities in public texts”, European Society for the Study of English Conference, Galway 2016
  • Session convener (with Joanna Kopaczyk and Elżbieta Adamczyk) "Multilingualism and multimodality across periods, languages and channels: in search of patterns”, 48th Poznan Linguistic Meeting, Poznań 2018
  • HERA Uses of the Past and Public Spaces Conference, Chair of the panel “Associated partners: Creating novel research environments”, Gdańsk 2019