prof. dr hab. Anna Szczepaniak-Kozak

Adam Mickiewicz University
Institute of Applied Linguistics
Collegium Novum
al. Niepodległości 4
61-874 Poznań
(+48) 61 8292925 (secretary's office)
(+48) 61 8292922 (room 307, Block A)

Office: Room 307, Block A, Collegium Novum, al. Niepodległości 4, Poznań

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Position: Associate professor
Research interests:
Intercultural and interlanguage pragmatics, Methodology of teaching foreign languages, teaching adult learners, Intercultural Communication and related competences, Research methods in applied linguistics, Hate speech;
Teaching experience:
English for academic purposes, Descriptive grammar of English, General English, Practical grammar of English, Translation courses, Intercultural communication, Methodology of teaching foreign languages, B.A. and M.A. seminar, Research methods in applied linguistics;

Research stays:
01.10–31.10.2016 – research stay at the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel (Germany); research topic: Pragmatics in foreign language learning: the case of advanced learners of English or Polish under the supervision of prof.dr Michael Dűering
01.12.2014– 31.01.2015 – research fellow stay sponsored by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) within program Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists(Forschungs und Arbeitsaufenthalte ausländischer Hochschullehrer und Wissenschaftler), in the Institute od American and English studies, University of Potsdam (Germany) under the supervision of prof. dr Ilse Wischer.
04.01.–12.04.2011 – assistantship at the Department of Sociolinguistics at the University of Perugia (Italy) under the supervision of prof. dr Gabriella B. Klein.
Professional organizations:  
since 2011- member of the international association Key and Key Communications (Togo/Italy)

since 2013 – member of Polish Association of Modern Languages

since 2015 - member of Polish Association of Applied Linguistics
International cooperation
01.11.2014–31.10.2016 – cooperation within the RADAR project (Regulating Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Racism) devoted to hate-speech; funded by the European Commission; the main coordinator prof. dr Gabriella B. Klein (University of Perugia, Italy); participant countries: Italy, Great Britain, Poland, Greece, the Netherlands, Finland;

02.01-14.05.1999 - Teacher training course held in Defense Language Institute (Lackland, USA) sponsored by US Defense Committee
  1.  Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2018). Interlanguage pragmatic competence. A longitudinal study of 'pragmatic accent' in EFL. Poznań: AMU Press (Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM). 440 pp.
  2. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna; Magdalena, Sambor (2008/2010). Basic concepts in intercultural studies. Piła: S. Staszic SSHVE Academic Press. 140 pp. 2 editions
  3. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2004). Introduction to military discourse. Texts of NATO logistics. Warszawa–Poznań: ELIPSA. 220 pp.
Papers and chapters in books:
1.    Strani, Katerina and Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2018). Strategies of othering through discursive practices: Examples from the UK and Poland. Lodz Papers in Pragmatics, 14.1: 163–179.;
2.    Adamczak-Krydsztofowicz, Sylwia and Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2018). Bewusstsein für Hassrede durch Aufgaben zum interkulturellen Lernen entwickeln? Ausgewählte Ergebnisse eines multikulturellen Projektseminars zwischen Studierenden aus Poznań und Marburg.Germanica Wratislaviensia. Acta Universitatis Wratislaviensis 143: 439–458.
3.    Woodward-Smith, Elizabeth; Lankiewicz, Hadrian and Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2018). Translation didactics: A proposal for teaching consecutive interpreting. Glottodidactica XLV(2018/1): 179–192.
4.    Anna Szczepaniak-Kozak and Wąsikiewicz-Firlej, Emilia (2018). Pragmatic competence of teachers: A contrastive case study of native and non-native teachers of English. Applied Linguistics Papers (dawniejLingwistyka Stosowana), 25 (1): 127–142.
5.    Adamczak-Krysztofowicz, Sylwia and Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2017). A disturbing view of intercultural communication: Findings of a study into hate speech in Polish. Linguistica Silesiana, 38: 285–310.
6.    Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna and Lankiewicz, Hadrian (2017). “Wybrane aspekty mowy nienawiści w Polsce". Lingwistyka stosowana 21 (2017/1). 135–147.
7.    Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2016). Developmental trends in requests rendered by EFL speakers in Poland. Końskie Studia Językowe 4 (4). 491–512.
8.  Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2016). “Impoliteness in interlanguage requests of EFL learners in Poland”. Linguistica Copernicana 13. 319–334.
9.    Adamczak-Krysztofowicz, Sylwia, Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna, and Jaszczyk, Magdalena  (2016). “Hate speech: an attempt to disperse terminological ambiguities”, Voci, XIII. 13–28.
10.Lankiewicz, Hadrian and Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2016). „Polityczna poprawność dyskursu edukacyjnego: Rola nauczyciela języka obcego w przeciwdziałaniu mowie nienawiści”. Neofilolog 47/1. 53–66.
11.Lankiewicz, Hadrian; Wąsikiewicz-Firlej, Emilia and Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2016) “Insights into language teacher awareness with reference to the concept of self-marginalization and empowerment in the use of a foreign language”. Porta Linguarum 25. 147–161.
12.Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2016). “Interlanguage pragmatics of EFL advanced learners: Insights from a longitudinal study into the development of the speech act of request in the Polish context”. In: Mirosław Pawlak (Ed.). Classroom-oriented research: Reconciling theory and practice. Heidelberg – New York: Springer. 197–212;
13.Adamczak-Krysztofowicz, Sylwia and Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2015). „Rozwijanie kompetencji medialnej wśród przyszłych nauczycieli języków obcych w ramach pracy w tandemie elektronicznym. Projekt polsko-niemiecki”. Neofilolog 45/2. 85–97.
14.Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2015). “Interlanguage pragmatics in academic English: Analysis of requests produced by EFL learners”. In: Magdalena Zabielska; Emilia Wąsikiewicz-Firlej and Anna Szczepaniak-Kozak  (Eds).  Discoursesin co(n)text – the many faces of specialised  discourse. Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 353–384.
15.Wąsikiewicz-Firlej, Emilia; Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna and Lankiewicz, Hadrian (2015). “Taming otherness through literature-based intercultural training: A case study”. In: Andrzejewska, Joanna (Ed.). Das Fremde in interkulturellen Untersuchungen. Erfurt: CityDruck&VerlagErfurt. 147–168.
16.Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna and Kłodnicka, Natalia (2015). “Culture shock in the narrative approach: a portrait of two Britons living in Poland”. Forum Filologiczne Ateneum, 1. 65-78.
17.Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2014). “Interlanguage pragmatics: A study into the acquisition of pragmatic competence in English as a foreign language context”. In: , Sylwia Adamczak-Krysztofowicz and Anna Szczepaniak-Kozak (Eds). Kultur-Kommunikation-Kreativität-Reflexivität. Aktuelle Beiträge zum universitären Fremdsprachenunterricht. Peter Lang: Frankfurt a.M. 59–76.
18. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna.  (2014). “Languaging a sojourner’s experience: Narrative accounts of learning a foreign language abroad”. In: Hadrian Lankiewicz and Emilia Wąsikiewicz-Firlej (Eds.). Languaging experiences: Learning and teaching revisited. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 130–156.
19. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna; Wąsikiewicz-Firlej, Emilia and Lankiewicz, Hadrian (2014). “Developing intercultural pragmatic competence in the classroom: Selected theoretical and practical assumptions”. In: Piotr Romanowski (Ed.)Intercultural issues in the era of globalization. Seria Studia Naukowe 27. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe IKSI Uniwersytet Warszawski, 88–101. ISSN 2299–9310 ISBN 978–83–64020–26–1
20. Klein, Gabriella B. and Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna. (2014). “L2 textbook evaluation in view of L2 adult learners’ real communication needs: A study of bureaucratic-institutional communication skills”. In: Emilia Wąsikiewicz-Firlej; Hadrian Lankiewicz and Anna Szczepaniak-Kozak (Eds). Culture and creativity in discourse studies and foreign language pedagogy. Piła: S. Staszic SSHVE Academic Press. 93–115.
21. Lankiewicz, Hadrian; Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna and Wąsikiewicz-Firlej, Emilia (2014)“Language learning and identity: Positioning oneself as a language learner and user in the multilingual milieu”. Oceánide,6. ISSN: 1989–6328. DOI:
22. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2013). “The relation between linguistic proficiency and pragmatic appropriacy: A study of Polish learners of English as a foreign language”. In: Irena Headlandová Kalischová and Martin Nĕmec (Eds.). English as the lingua franca of the modern world: New challenges for academia. Brno (Czech Republic): Masaryk University Press. 39–54.
23. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2013). „Miejsce kompetencji pragmatycznej w nauczaniu języka obcego na przykładzie języka angielskiego” (Pragmatic competence in teaching foreign languages: The example of EFL”). In: Stanisław Puppel and Teresa Tomaszkiewicz (Eds.) Scripta Manent. Poznań: AMU Academic Press. 415–425.
24. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2013). “Criteria for coursebook evaluation in view of effective development of Intercultural Communicative Competence". In: Emilia Wąsikiewicz-Firlej and Hadrian Lankiewicz (Eds). From classroom to workplace: Advances in applied linguistics.Piła: S. Staszic SSHVE Academic Press.71–90.
25. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna(2013). „Межъязыковая прагматика: от теории к педагогической практике” (Interlanguagepragmatics: fromtheorytopractice). In: Н.Г. Багдасарьян (Ed.). Образ России в кросскультурной перспективе. Moscow and Dubna (Russia): International University of Dubna Academic Press. 136–142.
26. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna and Wąsikiewicz-Firlej, Emilia (2013). “From native speaker to intercultural speaker: An overview of fundamental concepts in foreign language teaching and learning”. In:Е. М. Николаева (Ed.). Сборник научных трудов: Coвpeмeнный мир: проблемы и перспективы coциално-экономического развития.Дмитров(Russia): PoccийcкийГocудаpcтвенныйТоргово-ЗкономическийУниверситет. 7–21.
27. Lankiewicz, Hadrian; Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna and Wąsikiewicz-Firlej, Emilia (2013). “Shifting the outer layers of language context to the front: developing pragmalinguistic and sociopragmatic awareness through languaging”. Crossing Borders in Culture and Communication,4 (1). 19–41.
28. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2012). “Constructing the picture of linguistic reality: An overview of research methods in applied linguistics”. Garoza. Revista de la Sociedad Española de Estudios Literarios de Cultura Popular, 12. 189–202.
29. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2012). “Dynamics of cultural identity: Points of convergence and disparity in a survey on German students”. In: Hadrian Lankiewicz, and Emilia Wąsikiewicz-Firlej (Eds). Informed teaching: Premises of modern foreign language teaching. Piła: S. Staszic SSHVE Academic Press. 47–68. 
30. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2012).“The narrative approach: The individual perspective in intercultural meetings. In: Maria J. Lorenzo-Modia and Anna Szczepaniak-Kozak (Eds). From life to text: Building linguistic and cultural identity. La Corunna (Spain), Piła: S. Staszic SSHVE Academic Press. 128–158.
31. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2011). “Cross-cultural communication in a profit oriented institution: A case study of a foreign investment company in Poland”. In: Camilla Badstübner-Kizik (Ed.). Posener Beiträge zur Angewandten Linguistik. Berlin: Peter Lang. 121–134.
32. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2010). „Interkulturowa kompetencja komunikacyjna z perspektywy nauczyciela języka angielskiego” (“Intercultural communicative competence from the perspective of a Polish teacher of the English language”). In: Maciej Mackiewicz (Ed.). Kompetencja interkulturowa w teorii i praktyce edukacyjnej. Poznań: Poznań School of Banking Academic Press. 125–136.
33. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2010). „Wywieranie wpływu na decyzje wyborców za pomocą środków werbalnych na przykładzie kampanii wyborczej” (“Influencing voters’ decisions by means of verbal elements in election campaign advertisment”). In: Chodubski, Adam and Kacprzak, Lech (Eds). Społeczeństwo obywatelskie w Polsce a instytucjonalna rzeczywistość demokracji w jednoczącej się Europie. Piła: S. StaszicSSHVEAcademicPress. 221–234.
34. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna(2010). "Критерии оценки учебного пособия в свете эффективного развития межкультурной коммуникативной компетенции" (Criteriaofcoursebookevaluationinlightofinterculturalcommunicativecompetencedevelopement). In: Н.Г. Багдасарьян (Ed.). БУДУЩЕЕ НАУКИ И ОБРАЗОВАНИЯ В КОНТЕКСТЕ ГЛОБАЛИЗАЦИОНЫХ ПРОЦЕССОВ. Moscow and Dubna (Russia): International University of Dubna Academic Press. 87–101.
35. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2008). “Contrastive analysis of English and Polish military texts”. In: Marion Grein (Ed.) Dialogue in and between different cultures. IADA series. 2008/01. Mainz (Germany): University of Mainz. 87–96. Electronic version:
36. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2007). „Próba sprofilowania kultury polskiej na podstawie badania opartego na metodzie wolnych skojarzeń” (“The profile of Polish culture in free association research”). In: Stanisław Puppel (Ed.). Społeczeństwo–kultura–język. W stronę interakcyjnej architektury komunikacji. Poznań: AMU Academic Press. 95–115.
37. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2007). „Zastosowanie metody wolnych skojarzeń w badaniach różnic kulturowych” (“Application of free association method in intercultural studies”). In: Władysław Chłopicki (Ed.). Komunikacja międzykulturowa: perspektywy badań interdyscyplinarnych. Kraków: Tertium. 49–58.
38. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2007). “The Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis – new insights”. In: Janusz Arabski, Danuta Gabryś-Barker and Andrzej Łyda (Eds). Studies in language and methodology of teaching foreign languages. Katowice: Para. 213–224.
39. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2004). „Bariery podmiotowości w edukacji akademickiej” (“Barriers to students behaving as independent agents”). In: Kazimierz Jaskot and Edward Radecki (Eds). Pedagogika szkoły wyższej21. Szczecin–Warszawa: Ogólnopolskie Seminarium Pedagogiki Szkoły Wyższej. 107–111.
40. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2004). „Nauczanie języka angielskiego a wyzwania społeczeństwa informacyjnego” (“Teaching English as a foreign language in the era of information society”). In: Kazimierz Wenta and Elżbieta Perzycka (Eds). Nowoczesne technologie informacyjne w procesie kształcenia i wychowania. Szczecin: CDiDN Press. 174–178.
41. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2002). „Etymologia folkowa w nauczaniu języków obcych”(Folk etymology in teaching foreign languages). In: Kazimierz Jaskot i Edward Radecki (Eds). Pedagogika szkoły wyższej 20. Szczecin–Warszawa: Ogólnopolskie Seminarium Pedagogiki Szkoły Wyższej. 179–185.
42. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2002). „Nauczanie języka specjalistycznego” (Teaching language for specific purposes). Wojsko i wychowanie 5. 68–71.
43. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2001). ”Folk etymology”. Current issues of cultural and spiritual development. Kaunas (Lithuania): Lithuanian Academy of Agriculture. 375–379.
44. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2000). ”Military discourse”. Zeszyty Naukowe WSO Poznań, 1. 270–287.

Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2013). Review of the book Variability and stability in foreign and second language learning contexts by Piechurska-Kuciel, Ewa and Piasecka, Liliana (eds.) (2012). Newcastle upon Thyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. In: Ateneum Philological Forum 1(1)2013, 171-176.
Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (2003). Duży słownik angielsko-polski i polsko-angielski (English-Polish and Polish-English dictionary). Poznań: Lektor Klett. 634 pp.

- since 2017 - Deputy Editor in chief forGlottodidactica. An International Journal of Applied Linguistics.
- since 2017 - member of the Editorial Advisory Group (Section Applied linguistics) of Cambridge Scholars Publishing (Newcastle upon Tyne, GB);
- since 2013 – member of the scientific board of the journalCrossing Borders in Culture and Communication. ISNN: 2248–2202.
- since 2012 – member of the scientific committee of Garoza: Revista de la Sociedad Española de Estudios Literarios de Cultura Popular, an international scientific journal. ISNN: 1577–8932. Link to the journal Garoza;
Monographs edited
  1. Lorenzo-Modia, Maria J.; Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (eds.) (2012). From life to text: Building linguistic and cultural identity. La Corunna, Piła: S. Staszic SSHVE Academic Press.
  2. Wąsikiewicz-Firlej, Emilia; Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna; Lankiewicz, Hadrian (eds.) (2012). Interkulturowe aspekty dydaktyki języków obcych. Piła: S. Staszic SSHVE Academic Press.
  3. Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna, Lankiewicz, Hadrian (eds.) (2013). The creative potential of the word: From fiction to education. Piła: S. Staszic SSHVE Academic Press.
  4. Adamczak-Krysztofowicz, Sylwia; Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (eds.) (2014). Kultur – Kommunikation – Kreativität – Reflexivität. Beiträge zum universitären Fremdsprachenunterricht. Posener Beiträge zur Angewandten Linguistik. Band 4. Berlin: Peter Lang.
  5. Wąsikiewicz-Firlej, Emilia, Lankiewicz, Hadrian, Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (eds.) (2014).Culture and creativity in discourse studies and foreign language pedagogy. Piła: S. Staszic SSHVE Academic Press.
  6. Zabielska, Magdalena; Wąsikiewicz-Firlej, Emilia; Szczepaniak-Kozak, Anna (eds) (2015).  Discoursesin co(n)text – the many faces of specialised  discourse. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

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