Faculty



Academic research

The research conducted at the Faculty concerns four main areas: pure linguistics, applied linguistics (glottodidactics, translation, etnolinguistics and sociolinguistics), literature and intercultural communication. The Faculty may boast of considerable academic accomplishments in the abovementioned fields. This is especially the case in the fields of text and discourse theory, lexicology, lexicography, comparative linguistics, corpus linguistics, foreign-language grammar theory, language acquisition, glottodidactics, translatorics, theory of specialized languages, history of Slavonic literature, comparative literature, and cultural studies.

  1. Institute of Anthropocentric Linguistics and Culturology
  2. Institute of Applied Linguistics
  3. Institute of Russian Studies
  4. Department of Belarusian Studies
  5. Department of Central and East European Intercultural Studies
  6. Department of Ukrainian Studies

The Faculty employs many distinguished academics, with an established international reputation - English specialists, Germanists, and specialists in Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian studies. Their publications are widely recognized, not only in Poland, but also abroad. This applies to, among others, numerous monographs, phrasal, terminological, specialized and literary dictionaries, editorships, secondary school and academic course books.

The Faculty is very active in its publishing efforts, among others it edits the following titles: Lingwistyka Stosowana (Applied Linguistics), which replaced, while broadening the subject area, the Przegląd Glottodydaktyczy (Glottodidactic Review) published until 2009, Języki Specjalistyczne (Languages for Specific Purposes), Studia Rossica, Warszawskie Zeszyty Ukrainoznawcze (a yearly devoted to Ukrainian studies), Acta Albaruthenica, Kwartalnik Neofilologiczny (the Neophilological Quarterly), Studia Interkulturowe Europy Środkowo-Wschodniej (Inter-Cultural Studies of Central and Eastern Europe), Komunikacja Specjalistyczna (Specialist Communication). Some employees of the Faculty are members of the editorial boards of foreign journals and enjoy a well-deserved reputation on the international scene.

A measurable example of the Faculty's academic activity are the annual international conferences, organized by the particular Institutes and Departments (e.g. the annual Faculty of Specialized Languages Academic Conference, where the topics examined include questions regarding specialized language theory, terminological and terminographical research, research in translation and translation didactics; the Institute of Applied Linguistics "GlobE" linguistics conference; the "Imago Mundi" translation conference; conferences organized by the institute of Russian Studies), with both Polish and foreign scholars participating. Post-conference publications, which attract the interest of many academic institutions throughout Europe, are the fruit of these conferences.

The doctoral studies conducted at the Faculty ensure a regular inflow of young and well educated academic personnel.

The Faculty of Applied Linguistics is authorised to grant posiada uprawnienia do nadawania stopni naukowych doktora nauk humanistycznych i doktora habilitowanego nauk humanistycznych w in the areas of linguistics and literary studies.

In some areas, the Faculty is a unique research center on an international level, such as in the fields of specialized languages, text and discourse theory, translation theory, foreign-language grammar theory, comparative linguistics, literary studies, and foreign-language pedagogy, among others.

The faculty is also the seat of national and international academic associations, for example the Polish Association of Applied Linguistics (PTLS, www.ptls.uw.edu.pl), the Association of Polish Germanists (SGP, www.sgp.uw.edu.pl), and the International Association for Germanic Studies (IVG, www.ivg.uw.edu.pl). It also closely and actively cooperates with the Polish Society of Sworn and Specialized Translators TEPIS (http://www.tepis.org.pl/). The Faculty of Applied Linguistics closely cooperates with domestic academic institutions in Łódź, Kraków, Poznań, Gdańsk, Wrocław, Olsztyn, Opole, Zielona Góra, Białystok and Lublin. In addition, each of the Faculty's units has been involved in academic projects with various foreign institutions for many years.