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Dr Kinga Kozminska

MA (University of Warsaw)

MA (University of Chicago)

DPhil (University of Oxford)

 

Previously Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Brighton

Previously Tutor in Sociolinguistics at the University of Oxford


Contact details

Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication

Birkbeck, University of London

26 Russell Square,

London

WC1B 5DQ

email: k.kozminska@bbk.ac.uk

academia: https://birkbeck.academia.edu/KingaKozminska

 

Summary

Dr Kinga Kozminska is a sociolinguist working on identity formation within the Polish-speaking diaspora. She completed her DPhil in General Linguistics and Comparative Philology at the University of Oxford in autumn 2016, where she conducted a sociophonetic study of the Polish spoken by a group of Polish-speaking migrants living and working in Oxford and the Greater London area. She holds two MA degrees from the University of Chicago and University of Warsaw. Her research interests include: language ideologies, language variation and change, language contact, sociophonetics and language socialization. Before coming to Birkbeck, she taught sociolinguistics at Oxford and worked as a Visiting Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Brighton. She has presented her research at various conferences (e.g. 18th ICPhS, Georgetown Linguistic Roundtable 2015) and co-organised e.g. two linguistic anthropology conferences at Oxford (Language, Indexicality and Belonging 2016, Language, Mobility and Belonging 2017).

Presentations

  • "How can locality be expressed through language use? – Linguistic practices of a group of post-modern Polish migrants in the UK.” The Georgetown University Round Table 2017: Variable properties: Their Nature and Acquisition, Georgetown University, March 2017
  • “Introduction.” Gender, Identity and Migration Seminar, King’s College London, October 2016
  • “Intonation and contact-induced change: a sociophonetic study of selected intonation patterns in the Polish spoken in the UK.” Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, University of Murcia, June 2016
  • “Intonation and contact-induced change.” Language and Society group meeting, University of Oxford, May 2016
  • “What does it mean to be Polish? A study of language ideologies of modern Polish migrants in the UK.” 114th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Denver, CO, November 2015
  • “Preliminary results of a sociophonetic study of VOT and Polish transnational identities in the UK.” 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, SECC Glasgow, August 2015
  • “Language ideologies and gender in the modern Polish community in the UK.” Post-1945 Poland: Modernities, Transformations and Evolving Identities, POMP, University of Oxford, June 2015
  • “Polish transnational identity: A study of language ideologies of Polish young adults living and working in the UK.” Polish Migrants’ Experience of Life in the UK since 2004, UCL SSEES, April 2015
  • “The construction of transnational identities among Poles in the UK – a sociophonetic study.” Georgetown Linguistic Roundtable: Diversity and Superdiversity: Sociocultural Linguistic Perspectives, Georgetown University, March 2015
  • “Migration and the new Polish transnational identities in the UK.” Conceptualizing, Investigating and Practicing Multilingualism and Multiculturalism, Georgetown University, February 2015
  • “Identity formation by means of phonetic detail among Poles in the UK.” Language and Society group meeting, University of Oxford, February 2015
  • “Identity construction among Polish migrants in the UK.” Language and Society group meeting, University of Oxford, January 2014
  • “Language contact in the Polish-American community in Chicago.” Language Variation and Change Workshop, University of Chicago, June 2011
  • “Identity construction and language ideology among Polish-Americans in Chicago.” Central States Anthropological Society, University of Iowa, April 2011

Publications

  • "Introduction.” (co-authored with Dr Nancy Hawker and Leonie Schulte; co-edited the Special issue of JASO) Language, Indexicality and Belonging Conference Proceedings, The Journal of the Anthropological Society of Oxford, January 2017
  • “Language ideologies and gender in the modern Polish community in the UK.” Post-1945 Poland: Modernities, Transformations and Evolving Identities – conference proceedings, Oxford, April 2016
  • “Preliminary results of a sociophonetic study of VOT and Polish transnational identities in the UK.” 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences Conference Proceedings, August 2015
  • “Language Contact in the Polish-American community in Chicago.” The International Journal of Bilingualism, November 2013

Organisational Experience

  • Language, Mobility and Belonging Conference, University of Oxford, August 2016 – April 2017
  • -Originator, member of the organising committee
  • Gender, Identity and Migration Seminar, King’s College London,  July – October 2016
  • -Orginator, member of the organising committee
  • Language, Indexicality and Belonging Conference, University of Oxford, September 2015 – April 2016
  • -Originator, member of the organising committee
  • Language and Society research group, University of Oxford, October 2014 – August 2016
  • - Convener of the group

Teaching

  • The University of Brighton, February – June 2017
  • Lecturer, tutor and supervisor
  • - Courses taught: Text Design: Genre and Style, Researching English language use, Language of Media
  • The University of Oxford, January 2015 – August 2016
  • Tutor and Lecturer
  • - Courses taught: Tutorials in sociolinguistics (Paper XII, Paper XIII), Lectures in Sociolinguistics
  • The University of Warsaw, October 2011 – June 2012
  • Lecturer
  • - Courses taught: English phonetics

Membership

  • American Anthropological Association
  • - Member