Notes on Contributors
Kelsie Pattillo Ph.D. (2014), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is a Visiting Scholar and former Senior Lecturer in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research primarily focuses on both cross-linguistic and diachronic tendencies. She has published numerous chapters and articles on embodiment, e.g. in Embodiment in Cross-Linguistic Studies: The ‘Eye’ (Baş and Kraska-Szlenk eds., 2022, Brill) and The ‘Head’ (Kraska-Szlenk ed., 2019, Brill) and “On the Borrowability of Body Parts” (Journal of Language Contact, 2021).
Jan Henrik Holst studied Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft (general linguistics) at the University of Hamburg. Among his works are eight monographs, and further ones are in preparation. He publishes on a wide range of languages, mostly from the perspectives of typology and diachrony.
Jose Antonio Jódar-Sánchez is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo. His focus is on typology, language documentation, and Papuan linguistics. He is also interested in topics like lexical semantics and language and sexuality. He has taught Spanish and designed materials for Spanish as a foreign language to use during class.
Conor Snoek works on Indigenous Languages of the Americas with a particular interest in Dene and Totonacan. He has carried out documentation work and supported language revitalization, while his primary interests remain the semantics of words and language history.
Małgorzata Waśniewska is a Teaching Assistant and Ph.D. Candidate at the Institute of English Studies in the Faculty of Modern Languages at the University of Warsaw. Her main research interests focus on linguistic techniques of dehumanization in discourse in the scope of Cognitive Linguistics. She has published several chapters on the topic of embodiment, e.g. in Embodiment in Cross-Linguistic Studies: The ‘Eye’ (Baş and Kraska-Szlenk, 2022, Brill) and Body Part Terms in Conceptualization and Language Usage (Kraska-Szlenk, 2020, John Benjamins).
Magdalena Derwojedowa D.Phil. in Linguistics (2012), is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the Institute of Polish Language, University of Warsaw. She is a grammarian mainly interested in syntax and inflexion. She is also fond of stylometry and corpora research.
Magdalena Zawisławska holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics. She has been working as Associate Professor for over twenty-five years at the Institute of Polish Language, University of Warsaw. Her research interests include lexical semantics, metaphor, reference problems, cognitive linguistics, and corpus linguistics.
Sanja Kiš Žuvela holds a Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Humanities from the University of Split, Croatia. She is an Assistant Professor of Musicology at the University of Zagreb. Her research interests include music analysis, perception, language, cognition, and terminology.
Jelena Parizoska holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Zagreb, Croatia. She is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Zagreb. Her research interests include phraseology, cognitive grammar, corpus linguistics, and e-lexicography.
Maria Załęska University of Warsaw, earned her Ph.D. and habilitation in Italian Linguistics. Currently Associate Professor, she teaches Linguistics, Methodology of Linguistic Research, and Rhetoric. Her research focuses on the rhetoric of inquiry and the discourses of knowledge transmission, especially academic discourse.
Giacomo Ferrari has a background in Historical Linguistics but is interested in different areas of Linguistics (mainly computational linguistics and cognitive studies). He taught historical, general, computational, and cognitive linguistics. At present, he is retired and an honorary professor at the University of Eastern Piedmont and still teaches Cognitive Linguistics.
Melike Baş is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English Language Teaching, Amasya University, Turkey. She teaches courses in general and applied linguistics at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Her primary research interest is in cognitive semantics, with a focus on conceptual metaphor theory, cultural conceptualizations, and the embodiment of emotions. She is the editor of the volume Contemporary Studies in Turkish Semantics (2021, Ani Publishing).
Annika Tjuka studied Linguistics at Humboldt University Berlin, focusing on psycholinguistics and typology. She is currently a doctoral researcher at the MPI for the Science of Human History. Her research interest is the diversity of language variation in word meanings.
Ahmadu Shehu teaches Linguistics at Kaduna State University, Kaduna—Nigeria. He holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Warsaw, Poland. He has authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters in various aspects of African languages. His main research interests are in Cognitive Linguistics, Grammaticalization, and other aspects of Fulfulde and Hausa languages.
Maïa Ponsonnet holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Australian National University (2014), as well as a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Paris 8-Saint-Denis (2006). She is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of Western Australia, but will soon join the French Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. She has published extensively on the linguistic encoding of emotions, in particular how language links emotions to body parts.