dr Wojciech Witkowski

dr Wojciech Witkowski
Position Assistant Professor
Department Department of English and Comparative Linguistics
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Office hours http://www.ifa.uni.wroc.pl/dla-studenta/office-hours/?lang=pl
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Wojciech Witkowski

Assistant Professor

 Contact

Office: IFA, room 317

 Academic degrees

MA in Linguistics, University of Wrocław, 2009,

Thesis: The Verbal Character of Old English Periphrasis ‘bēon + present participle’ in Prose Texts of Non-Latin Origin. A Minimalist Approach

 Ph.D. in Linguistics (with distinction), University of Wrocław 2015,

Dissertation: Phase Syntax Account of OV and VO Variation in the History of English. A Feature Composition Based Model with Reference to Properties of Phases

 Research interests

Historical linguistics

Minimalist syntax

Diachronic syntax

Syntax-morphology interface

Corpus Linguistics

Publications

2010. “A Correspondence Between Old and Present Day English Progressive Periphrasis. A Syntactic Account of the Data in The  Anglo-Saxon Chronicle”. Anglica Wratislaviensia LXVIII
2015. with Rudnicka, E“Towards the Methodology of Extending Princeton WordNet.” Cognitive Studies 15; pp. 335-351
2015. with Rudnicka, E., Kaliński, M. “A Semi-Automatic Adjective Mapping between plWordNet and Princeton WordNet”[In:] P. Kral and V. Matoušek (eds.) Text, Speech, Dialogue. 18th International Conference, TSD 2015, Pilsen, Czech Republic, September 14-17, 2015, Proceedings. [Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence Series]; pp. 360-368
2016. with Rudnicka, E., Grabowski, Ł. “Towards a methodology for filtering out gaps and mismatches across wordnets: the case of noun synsets in plWordNet and Princeton WordNet” [In:] Mititelu, V.B., Forascu, C., Fellbaum, Ch., Vossen P. (eds.) Proceedings of the Eight Global WordNet Conference. pp. 344-351 [ISBN 978-973-0-20728-6]
2016 "OV and VO in Old English: a feature-splitting account." [In:] Łozowski, P. and Stadnik, K. (eds.) Visions and Revisions. Studies in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics [Łódź Studies in Language 44]. pp. 218-233
2017. with Bondaruk, A., Rozwadowska, B. "Passivisation of Polish Object Experiencer verbs vs. the unaccusativity hypothesis (Part 1)." Studies in Polish Linguistics 12.2; pp. 57-73.

 Conference presentations

04.2014 OV in Old English. A Feature-splitting account. PASE 2014, Instytut Filologii Angielskiej, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej, Lublin 7-9 April 2014
06.2014 Polish psych-verbs. Corpus study of argument realization patterns. Grammar and Corpora. Instytut Slawistyki Zachodniej i Południowej, Uniwersytet Warszawski,Warszawa, 25-27 June 2014
11.2014  Towards the Methodology of Extending Princeton WordNet.  Leksykografia polska, ukraińska, bułgarska: słowniki tradycyjne i elektroniczne, Instytut Slawistyki Polskiej  Akademii Nauk, Warszawa, 13-14 November 2014, with Ewa Rudnicka, Tadeusz Piotrowski
11.2014 Large Polish-English Lexico-Semantic Resource Based on plWordNet-Princeton WordNet Mapping. PALC 2014: 9th International Conference on Practical Applications of Language Corpora, Uniwersytet Łódzki, 20-22 November 2014, Łódź, with: Ewa Rudnicka, Maciej Piasecki
09.2015  A Semi-Automatic Adjective Mapping between plWordNet and Princeton WordNet. TSD 2015: 18th International Conference Text, Speech and Dialogue, Faculty of Applied Sciences University of West Bohemia Plzeň (Pilsen), 14-17 September 2015, Pilsen, with Ewa Rudnicka and Michał Kaliński
09.2015 Semantic Concepts in WordNets.  45th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM2015), 17-19 September 2015, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, with Ewa Rudnicka
09.2015  Od zasobu do systemu leksykalnego: jakościowa i ilościowa analiza wyników rzutowania Słowosieci na WordNet Princetoński. LXXIII Zjazd Polskiego Towarzystwa  Językoznawczego Granice Interpretacji Lingwistycznej, 28-29 September 2015, Instytut Filologii Polskiej, Uniwersytetu Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach, with Ewa Rudnicka
01.2016 Towards a methodology for filtering out gaps and mismatches across wordnets: the case of plWordNet and Princeton WordNet. Global Wordnet Conference 2016 (GWC 2016), 27-30 January 2016, Bucharest, with Ewa Rudnicka and Łukasz Grabowski
06.2016 Movement verbs or psych verbs. Badanie Walencji Czasownika w Krajach Słowiańskich. Wczoraj i Dziś. 9-11 June 2016, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, with Paulina Witkowska
10.2016 Polysemous movement / psych verbs in neo-constructivist event structure. 4th meeting of Linguistics Beyond And Within. Controversy in Linguistics and Language Studies. 20-21 October 2016,Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, with Paulina Witkowska

 Project participation

10.2012 – 05.2013 Old Polish and Old Church Slavonic future tense data extraction and annotation Project: TRAIT Temporal Relations at the Interfaces, project supervisor dr hab. Joanna Błaszczak

04.2013 – 12.2015 Linguist team member, Wrocław University of Technology, Language technology group G4.19, Department of Computational Intelligence, Project: CLARIN ERIC, project supervisor: dr inż. Maciej Piasecki

02.2014 – 07.2014 Linguist team member, Institute of Computer Sciences, Polish Academy of Science, Project: CLARIN ERIC, project supervisor: dr hab. Adam Przepiórkowski

08.2015 – 08.2018 Research team member, University of Wrocław Project: Comparative analysis of psychological predicates in Polish, Spanish and English (financed by NCN (OPUS 8)), project supervisor: dr hab. Bożena Rozwadowska

02.2016 – 02.2018 Research team member, Wrocław University of Technology, Language technology group G4.19, Department of Computational Intelligence, Project: Inter-lingual equivalence in lexical databases (financed by NCN (HARMONIA 7)), project supervisor dr inż. Maciej Piasecki

Corpus linguistics and Statistics

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Name and surname:               Wojciech Witkowski

Date of birth:                         19.11.1985

E-mail:                                   wojciech.witkowski@uwr.edu.pl

 

ACADEMIC DEGREES

2015                           PhD in Linguistics

                                   University of Wrocław, Faculty of Letters

                                   Dissertation: Phase Syntax Account of OV and VO Variation in the
                                   History of English. A Feature Composition Based Model with Reference
                                   to Properties of Phases

 

EXPERIENCE

from 2015                  Assistant Professor, Department of English and Comparative
                                   Linguistics, Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław

from 2013                  Linguist in G.4.19 Language Technology Group, Department of
                                    Computational Intelligence, Wrocław University of Technology

 

ARTICLES

Rudnicka Ewa, Witkowski Wojciech, Kaliński Michał. 2015. A Semi-automatic Adjective
            Mapping Between plWordNet and Princeton WordNet. [In:] Pavel Král, Václav
            Matoušek (eds.). Text, speech, and dialogue : 18th international conference, TSD 2015,
            Pilsen, Czech Republic, September 14-17
, 2015 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science;
            9302) (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence).
Springer, pp. 360-368.
            (http://tinyurl.com/gpyepec)

Rudnicka Ewa, Witkowski Wojciech, Grabowski Łukasz. 2016. Towards a methodology for
            filtering out gaps and mismatches across wordnets: the case of noun synsets in
            plWordNet and Princeton Word-Net. [In:] Verginica Barbu Mititelu, Corina Forascu,
            Christiane Fellbaum, Piek Vossen (eds.) Proceedings of the Eighth Global WordNet
            Conference. Bucharest: Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of IASI, 2016
, pp. 344-351.
           
(http://jiangbian.me/papers/2016/gwc2016.pdf)

Klimek-Jankowska Dorota, Czypionka Anna, Witkowski Wojciech, Błaszczak Joanna. 2018.
            The time course of processing perfective and imperfective aspect in Polish: evidence
            from self-paced reading and eye-tracking experiments. Acta Linguistica Academica.
            Vol. 65, iss. 2-3
, pp. 293-351. (https://akademiai.com/doi/10.1556/2062.2018.65.2-3.4)

Kędzierska Hanna, Witkowski Wojciech, Błaszczak Joanna, Klimek-Jankowska Dorota,
            Gulgowski Piotr.
2018. On the relevance of the syntactic flexibility of an idiom for its
            recognition: experimental evidence from Polish.
Anglica Wratislaviensia 56 (2018),
            pp. 179-204. ( https://dx.doi.org/10.19195/0301-7966.56.13)

Witkowski Wojciech, Witkowska Paulina. 2018. Corpus based semantic analysis of sense
             relations of odwrócić się.
Prace Filologiczne LXXII (2018),
             (http://www.bel.com.pl/karta_katalogowa/items/1431.html)

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

06.2014 Polish psych-verbs. Corpus study of argument realization patterns. Grammar and Corpora. Instytut Slawistyki Zachodniej i Południowej, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Warszawa, Poland, 25-27 June 2014

09.2015 Semantic Concepts in WordNets.  45th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM2015), 17-19 September 2015, Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland, with Ewa Rudnicka

10.2016 Polysemous movement / psych verbs in neo-constructivist event structure. 4th meeting of Linguistics Beyond And Within. Controversy in Linguistics and Language Studies. 20-21 October 2016,Catholic University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland, with Paulina Witkowska

08.2018 Agentivity of Polish Object Experiencer Verbs: Corpus Analysis of Non-Finite Clauses. 14th ESSE Conference. 29.08 – 02.09.2018. Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic, with Paulina Witkowska

 

CONDUCTED WORKSHOPS

28–30.09.2018                       Statistical analyses for social sciences I,
                                               workshop covering using SPSS for PCA, t-test and ANOVA
                                               analyses. University of Wrocław

11–13.02.2019                       Statistical analyses for social sciences II,
                                               workshop covering using SPSS for regression and GLM
                                               analyses. University of Wrocław

12–13.09.2019                       Advanced statistical methods for language studies,
                                               workshop covering understanding and implementation of mixed-effects
                                               linear models in analysisng lingustic data. Humboldt University, Berlin

COURSES TAUGHT

2014                           Quantitative methods in linguistics (elective course for graduate
                                   students, focused on introducing basing quantitative methods used in
                                   linguistic studies). University of Wrocław

Introduction to corpus linguistics (elective course for undergraduate
            students, focused on introducing the basic of corpus linguistics and data
            driven research). University of Wrocław

since 2015                  Statistics (an obligatory course for graduate students as a part of
                                   Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics (ETHEL) specialization focused
                                   on familiarizing the students with data analysis and statistical procedures
                                   employed in linguistics). University of Wrocław

Methods in corpus linguistics (an obligatory course for graduate
            students as a part of Theoretical and Empirical Linguistics (ETHEL)
            specialization, focused on familiarizing the student with corpus based
            research and quantitative analyses). University of Wrocław

2016                           Corpora and semantics (an elective course for graduate students,
                                   cantered around the application of corpora in research oriented at
                                   semantics). University of Wrocław

since 2017                  Language and computers (a specialization course for undergraduate
                                   students focused on providing background on using online language
                                   resources and corpora with an outlook on quantitative data interpretation)
                                   University of Wrocław

2018-2019                  Graduate seminar in data driven linguistics

 

SOFTWARE SKILLS

R – advanced 

SPPS – advanced

 

PROJECT PARTICIPATION

10.2012 – 05.2013   Old Polish and Old Church Slavonic future tense data extraction and annotation Project: TRAIT Temporal Relations at the Interfaces, project supervisor dr hab. Joanna Błaszczak

04.2013 – 12.2015    Linguist team member, Wrocław University of Technology, Language technology group G4.19, Department of Computational Intelligence, Project: CLARIN ERIC, project supervisor: dr inż. Maciej Piasecki

02.2014 – 07.2014     Linguist team member, Institute of Computer Sciences, Polish Academy of Science, Project: CLARIN ERIC, project supervisor: dr hab. Adam Przepiórkowski

08.2015 – 08.2019    Research team member, University of Wrocław, Project: Comparative analysis of psychological predicates in Polish, Spanish and English (financed by NCN (OPUS 8)), project supervisor: dr hab. Bożena Rozwadowska

02.2016 – 02.2018     Research team member, Wrocław University of Technology, Language technology group G4.19, Department of Computational Intelligence, Project: Inter-lingual equivalence in lexical databases (financed by NCN (HARMONIA 7)), project supervisor dr inż. Maciej Piasecki

01.2017 – 31.12-2018  Research team memeber, University of Wrocław, Project: Linguistic predictions in context. Collocations and selection from the perspective of corpus linguistics and psycholinguistics (financed by Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (German Academic Exchange Service) i MNiSW (PPP – Programme for Project-Related Personal Exchange), project supervisor dr hab. Joanna Błaszczak