Department of Legilinguistics and LSPs

Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan


Contractors of the projects

Head of the project: dr hab. Aleksandra Matulewska, prof. UAM

Prof. UAM dr hab. Aleksandra Matulewska graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature, Institute of Linguistics (MA in linguistics and information science in 2000, PhD in general linguistics in 2005, doctor habilitated in applied linguistics in 2014). She is a translator, a member of the Association of Polish Translators and Interpreters (STP) and an expert member of the Polish Society of Sworn and Specialized Translators TEPIS. She is the Head of the Department of Legilinguistics and Languages for Special Purposes (Institute of Linguistics, Faculty of Modern Languages and Literature, Adam Mickiewicz University). She has been teaching legal translation and interpreting since 2003 at the graduate and postgraduate studies. She has lectured at workshops organized by the Translation Unit of the European Parliament in Luxemburg, the Association of Polish Translators and Interpreters (STP) in Warsaw and the Polish Society of Sworn and Specialized Translators TEPIS in Warsaw. So far she has published two monographs on Polish-English legal translation, one coursebook and over 50 papers on specialised translation (especially legal one) and LSPs. She has also participated in over 50 conferences and workshops delivering speeches.

Project contractors:

mgr Paulina Kozanecka graduated from the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań in the field of ethnolinguistics and the Faculty of Law and Administration in law. Her bachelor’s work covered the terminology related to property rights in Poland and China, and the thesis on the terminology of rights in property in Polish and Chinese. Currently he is a doctoral student at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures as well as the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Adam Mickiewicz University. She is the author of articles on Chinese legal terminology and Polish-Chinese legal translation.

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mgr Paula Trzaskawka – a graduate of three Poznań universities. She holds a bachelor’s degree in translation from the Higher School of Foreign Languages of S. Linde in Poznan. She graduated with a master’s degree from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań in ethnolinguistics (English and Japanese). In her MA thesis she has dealt with the problems of translation of Polish-English copyright terminology. Right now she is a doctoral student at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. In addition, she holds a master’s degree from the Academy of Music of I.J. Paderewski in clarinet class in Poznan and deals with the translation of musical texts. She is an author of publications in the field of specialised translation (legal and musical), participant of many international and national conferences.

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mgr Emilia Wojtasik-Dziekan – graduated with a master’s degree from the Institute of Linguistics, Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań in ethnolinguistics (major languages: Korean and English) (in 2005) and in Korean philology (in 2008). In 2005-2006 thanks to the the Korea Foundation scholarship participated in a one-year language course at the Korean Language Center at Yonsei University, Seoul. In 2009 and 2016 participated in workshops in didactics for Korean Language instructors organized by The National Institute of Korean Language 국립국어원 in Seoul in cooperation with The Korean Language Society 한글학회 (2006) and Ewha Womans University 이화여자대학교 in Seoul (2016). She is a member of the staff of Department of Korean Philology, Institute of Linguistics, teaching Korean language, Korea Culture, Korean in translation. A translator and interpreter, a member of the Polish Society of Sworn and Specialized Translators TEPIS in Warsaw, an author of publications in Korean-Polish translation as well as in Korean culture and didactics. She has participated in many international and national conferences.

mgr Daria Zozula – M.A. graduated from the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań with a master’s degree in Ethnolinguistics (specialising in English and Indonesian language). In her MA thesis she has researched errors and mistakes made in the Polish subtitles of Indonesian movies. Her PhD dissertation deals with Indonesian-Polish and Polish-Indonesian translation of legal texts concerning Real Estate. Since 2015 she is the head of the Poznań branch of the Polish-Indonesian Society Sahabat, since 2017 she is a member of the Polish Society of Sworn and Specialized Translators TEPIS. So far she has published several papers on Polish-English-Indonesian specialised translation.

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Dr Milena Hadryan is a doctor in applied linguistics at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Department of Legilinguistics and Languages for Special Purposes . Her publications relate to Polish-Swedish translation, particularly within legal terminology and topics connected to language planning in Sweden and Poland: ‘The parametrization of legal terminology concerning child support in the Swedish and Polish legal systems’ (2017), ‘Compiling terminology and national transplant regulations based on EU directives. Case study: Sweden and Poland’ (2017), ‘Unfair Bailiff Enforcement in Poland? — Notes on the standards of practice within the legal profession against the background of the parametrisation of legal terminology in the area of debt enforcement.’ (2016), ‘The democratization of the official language. Modern tendencies in language planning in Sweden and in Poland’(2015); ‘About plain language in Swedish official texts as exemplified by how decisions of Försäkringskassan are structured’ (2013). She is an university teacher of Swedish and Polish translation, a sworn translator in Swedish and German and a member of the Polish Society of Sworn and Specialised Translators TEPIS.

Dr hab. Karolina Kaczmarek works at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures, the Institute of Linguistics, Hungarian Philology. In 2006 she obtained a scientific degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics (Ph.D.) and she obtained a post-doctoral degree in Linguistics in 2017. She specializes in linguistics, textology, Polish and Hungarian language and translation with a special focus on legal language and also in Polish-Hungarian cultural, historical and social relations.

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Dr Yuki Horie – a senior lecturer at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan, Poland. She is an author of articles on the Japanese and Polish language of law in a comparative approach and legal translation. She is also a practicing translator and interpreter of Japanese, Polish and French. Her research interests include: Polish, French and Japanese legal language, as well as Polish-Japanese and French-Japanese translation and interpreting.


bogdan_nowickimgr Bogdan Nowicki – MS is a lecturer of the Vietnamese language at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan. He is an author of articles on Polish-Vietnamese and Vietnamese-Polish legal translation. He is also a Polish-Vietnamese, Polish-Russian and Polish-German translator and interpreter.