- Diachronic Linguistics.
- (Inter)cultural Linguistics.
- Theoretical Linguistics.
- Applied Linguistics.
- Translation Studies and Comparative Linguistics.
Institute of Linguistics
Leading fields of study:
- Diachronic Linguistics: history of the English language and Germanic languages, history of the Polish language
- Applied Linguistics: research related to language acquisition, teaching Polish and foreign languages (including Polish as a foreign language), as well as multilingualism, applied psycholinguistics, and research in the field of speech therapy
- Translation studies: research on the translation and interpretation process, research related to the translator and the quality of translation
- Stylistics: the study of style in texts
- Media linguistics and genre studies: analysis of media appearances, media discourse and speech genres
- Persuasion Theory: research on persuasive utterances, advertising discourse and the language of politics
- Research on Silesian ethnolect: unique research on the Silesian dialect, its varieties and evolution
- Experimental phonetics: research related to various aspects of pronunciation in native language and foreign languages, especially English
The most important research grants:
- Phonetic imitation in native and foreign language
- Acoustic features of Polish consonant geminates
- National stereotypes as categories of memory
- Pilot studies of the vocal tract during articulation
- Humanistic education for the climate
- Silesian ethnolect
- Formulaic discourse
- Speech Processing Laboratory: phonetic and phonological research
- Laboratory of Educational and Language Eye-Tracking Research: the strategies of reading texts are examined with the use of an eye tracker