The teachers in this programme are experienced researchers working at the Institute of Linguistics and the Chair of Oriental Studies, within the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (AMU).  Previous cooperation among members of the staff includes the development of an educational website teaching about linguistic diversity and language documentation (http://languagesindanger.eu/) and the compilation of a data base presenting lesser used languages that constitute Poland’s linguistic heritage (http://www.inne-jezyki.amu.edu.pl).

IMG_0254Nicole Nau is professor of Baltic languages and general linguistics at the Institute of Linguistics. Her research interests include grammar in spoken and written texts, language typology, language contact, language documentation and second language learning and teaching. More information on her homepage

Maciej Karpiński is university professor at the Department of Psycholinguistics. His research focuses on phonetics (especially prosody), multimodal communication, and psycholinguistics. His many further interests include the relationship between language and music. More information on his homepage.

108_0843Krzysztof Stroński
is university professor at the Chair of Oriental Studies and head of the Department of South Asian Studies. His main areas of research interest are: historical and typological linguistics with a focus on historical syntax of Indo-Aryan languages. He has carried out field work in Northern India in Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and in Uttar Pradesh. Find additional information on his homepage.

Researching German Sprachinseln in Russian AltaiTomasz Wicherkiewicz is university professor at the Chair of Oriental Studies and head of the Department of Language Policy & Minority Studies. His research and pragmatic interests include sociolinguistics, language planning and language policy, language endangerment and language revitalization. He has carried out fieldwork projects among minority and regional language communities in various regions of Europe and Asia. Find additional information on his homepage.

zdjęcie_VKDr. Victoria Kamasa (Institute of Linguistics) is interested in discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, corpus linguistics, and in methodology of research in the humanities. She uses and teaches quantitative and qualitative methods of linguistic research.

Dr. habil. Katarzyna Klessa works at the Department of Phonetics of the Institute of Linguistics and is an expert of all technical aspects of language documentation – from recording to annotating and archiving spoken language. Particularly interested in designing and building tools and resources for the needs of analysis of speech prosody and paralinguistic features of speech such as emotion expression or personal speaker traits. See more at her homepage and at the Annotation Pro website.