dr Agata Kochańska

Theoretical linguistics

assistant professor

Room number: 237

Phone: +48 (22) 5531416

email: a.kochanska@uw.edu.pl

  Office hours: Summer semester 2019/2020
Friday - 13.30-15.00
dr Agata Kochańska


M.A., University of Warsaw, 1993

Ph.D., University of Warsaw, 2002

Research interests and projects

  • cognitive linguistics
  • cognitive grammar
  • cognitive approach to speech acts
  • cognitive theory of polysemy
  • usage-based model of language
  • cognitive research into first language acquisition
  • blending theory
  • the semantics of Polish verbal aspect and other grammatical constructions
  • the interplay between the grammatical make-up of directive utterances in Polish and their interactive and interpersonal effects
  • languages: Polish, English

Selected publications


Kochańska, A. (2018). The hurting and healing power of words (and grammatical constructions). A cognitive grammar study of the interactive and interpersonal effects of a directive construction in Polish. JOURNAL OF PRAGMATICS, 134, (pp. 1-14).

Kochańska, A. (2015). Cognitive grammar, speech acts, and interpersonal dynamics: A study of two directive constructions in Polish. COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS, 26, (pp. 61-94).

Older publications can be found on the complete list in PBN