Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk is a graduate of the University of Łódź, where she is Professor Ordinarius and The Head of Chair of English Language at present. Her research interests are primarily in semantics and pragmatics of natural language, corpus linguistics, and their applications in translation studies and lexicography. She has published a number of books and papers in those areas and organised numerous conferences and seminars. Over the years she has been invited to read papers at international conferences and to lecture and conduct seminars at European and American universities.
Corpus and computational linguistics
Piotr Pęzik received his MA and PhD in linguistics from the University of Łódź. In the years 2006-2009 he was as a member of the text mining group at the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, UK. Piotr has authored a number of publications and tools in the field of Information Extraction and Information Retrieval. As a member of the PELCRA group he was responsible for the development and implementation of the PELCRA Reference Corpus of Polish as well as the PELCRA Search Engine for NKJP. Recently, he has been working as a member of the CLARIN-PL consortium.
Home page: www.pezik.pl
Language in the Legal Context
Stanisław Goźdż-Roszkowski received his MA and PhD in English Studies from the University of Łódź, where he is Adjunct Professor at present. His research interests are primarily in corpus-based analysis of texts, especially legal and business texts. His other academic interests include: written discourse analysis, genre analysis, corpus linguistics and its applications in translation studies and lexicography.
Jacek Walinski is a graduate of the University of Łódź, where he is now an assistant lecturer in the Department of English Language. He teaches ESP in the areas of Business English and Computer English. His research interests include applications of computers, the Internet, and corpora in linguistics, EFL learning/teaching, and computer-aided translation.
Anna Cichosz works at the University of Lodz (Poland). She specialises in historical linguistics, and her academic interests include: history of English and other Germanic languages, mechanisms of syntactic change, Old Germanic culture, Old English and Old High German language and corpus linguistics. She has created the ENHIG database, having worked on the project both in Poland, under the supervision of Professor Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk (since 2006), and in Munich, under the supervision of Professor Hans Sauer (March – July 2007).
Mikołaj Deckert received his MA and PhD from the University of Łódź (PhD dissertation “Language structure and meaning in English-to-Polish subtitling”). His research interests focus on translation theory and practice, corpus approaches to media discourse, as well as cognitive linguistics and pragmatics.
Computational and corpus linguistics
Łukasz Dróżdż received his MA in linguistics from the University of Łódź. During his work in the projects IntUne, National Corpus of Polish, Classfiers, PLEC, CESARand Transforming, he has developed software responsible for Web crawling, information retrieval, RDB and XML impor t/export, parallel corpus acquisition and alignment, social media analysis, as well as Web backends for the PELCRA group search engines and corpus interfaces.
Learner corpora, data-driven teachig and learning
Marek Molenda received his MA degree in linguistics from the University of Łódź. He has been involved in the development of the PLEC corpus, and he has conducted corpus-based research into spoken language, as used by Polish learners of English.
Head of the English side of the project
Tony McEnery is a graduate of the Lancaster University, where he is the Head of Department of Linguistics and Modern English Language at present. He is also a Member of the Management Board of the Lancaster University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language (UCREL). His research interests are primarily in computational and corpus linguistics, especially in automatic or computer-aided analysis of texts. His publcations include several standard textbooks and numerous papers in those areas. He is the series editor of Edinburgh Textbooks on Empirical Linguistics. Over the years he co-ordinated numerous projects conducted by industrial and academic institutions, both from the UK and overseas.
Patrick James Melia M.A.
Administrative Director and the British Council Link
Patrick James Melia M.A. is a graduate of the Institute of Education, London University. He was a British Council funded Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language, Łódź University. He taught applied linguistics, foreign language teaching methodology and topics in SLA. He has given a number of papers and organised conferences and seminars in these areas. His research interests are in second language learning/acquisition and learner corpora
Agnieszka Leńko-Szymańska is a graduate of the University of Lodz, where she worked as Adjunct Professor and The Head of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Unit. Her research interests are primarily in psycholinguistics, second language acquisition and corpus linguistics, especially in lexical issues in those fields. She has published a number of papers on the acquisition of second language vocabulary. She teaches applied linguistics, foreign language teaching methodology and topics in psycholinguisitcs and SLA.
Programmer, Database Administrator and Data Modeler
Eric Levin is a graduate of the University of Oregon. He was responsible for modeling the PELCRA corpus data as well as maintaining and administering databases. He was also responsible for developing the web applications for the PELCRA project. His main interests also include voice recognition, VoiceXML, and Speech Grammars.
Rafal Uzar is a both a graduate of Lancaster University and the Department of English Language at the University of Lodz where he is now a senior lecturer. He is a member of the departmental TEFL Unit. His research interests are in corpus-aided translation, automated translation tools as well as problems in learner English. He is also responsible for organizing and coordinating several international conferences on corpora, computers and linguistics.
Krzysztof Kredens received his MA in English Studies and PhD in English Linguistics from the University of Lodz. He is now Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, Łódź University. His academic interests include oral discourse analysis, sociolinguistics and social applications of linguistics. Krzysztof’s main research interest lies with language and the law, as evidenced by his numerous publications and conference papers in the area. Krzysztof is on the Executive Board of the International Association of Forensic Linguists, and is Course Director on the International Summer School in Forensic Linguistic Analysis