Anna Maria Siewierska#


Anna Maria Siewierska
Sadly, this member passed away.
Email:a.siewierska 'at' lancaster.ac.uk
Membership Number:2196
Membership type:
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:LINGUISTIC STUDIES
Username:asiewierska
Homepage: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/tributes/anna.php



Positions held

Anna Maria Siewierska passed away August 6, 2011

  • 1994 Professor of Linguistics and Human Communication, Lancaster University
  • 1992 Post-doctoral (habilitation degree). Faculty of Philology and History, University of Gdańsk
  • 1990-1994 Lecturer in Linguistics and then Senior Research Fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Department of General Linguistics, University of Amsterdam
  • 1985 Ph.D., Department of Linguistics, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
  • 1980-90 Lecturer in English and Linguistics, Department of English, Gdańsk University,.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Language universals and linguistic typology
  • Language change
  • Genetic linguistics
  • Models of grammar
  • Comparative morpho-syntax
  • Discourse pragmatics
  • Computer aids in linguistic analysis
  • Morpho-syntax of English dialects

Honours and Awards
  • 1986 Award of the Minister of Education, Poland.
  • 1989 Award of the Minister of the Commission of Educa¬tion, Poland.
  • 2000/2001/2007, 2008 Visiting Professor at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
  • Member ERC Advanced Grant Evaluation panel SH 4 Brain and the Mind (2008- )


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