dr hab. Anna Wojtyś

Department of the English Language

associate professor

Room number: 3.418 / 2.310

Phone: +48 (22) 5531416

email: a.wojtys@uw.edu.pl

  Office hours: Winter semester 2023/2024
Thursdays 13.30-15.00
room 2.310
dr hab. Anna Wojtyś


Postdoctoral degree (habilitacja), University of Warsaw, 2018

Ph.D., University of Warsaw, 2007

M.A., University of Warsaw, 2002


Research interests and projects

  • history of the English language
  • varieties of English
  • sociolinguistics
  • morphology
  • phonetics and phonology

Selected publications


Wojtyś, A. (2017). The Non-Surviving Preterite-Present Verbs in English. The Demise of *dugan, munan, *-nugan, *þurfan, and unnan. (1st ed.). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Wojtyś, A. (2016). Past Participle Marking in Mediaeval English. A Corpus-Based Study in Historical Morpology. (2nd ed.). San Diego, CA: Æ Academic Publishing.


Wojtyś, A. & M. Kizeweter (2020) “Adapting Shakespeare and Fletcher’s drama for theater: A selection of problems on the way of rendering the tragicomedy The Two Noble Kinsmen into Polish.” In: Hans Sauer–Piotr P. Chruszczewski (eds.) Mostly Medieval. In Memory of Jacek Fisiak. San Diego, CA: Æ Academic Publishing. (371–394)

Wojtyś, A. (2017). The role of syntactic factors in the elimination of *þurfan from English. In A. Kijak , J. Nykiel & A. Łęcki (Eds.). Current Developments in English Historical Linguistics. (pp. 176-191). Katowice: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego.

Wojtyś, A. (2015). Verbs of granting in Old English documents. In B. Lowrey & F. Toupin (Eds.). Studies in Linguistic Variation and Change. From Old to Middle English. (pp. 2-18). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Wojtyś, A. (2014). The demise of a preterite-present verb. Why was unnan lost?. In S. Pfenninger (Ed.). Contact, Variation, and Change in the History of English. (pp. 61-82). Amsterdam ; Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Esquibel, J. & Wojtyś, A. (2014). Att heffness yate uss openn be or oppnedd be: How adjectival can a Middle English participle be?. In M. Bilynsky (Ed.). Studies in Middle English Words. Forms, Senses and Texts. (pp. 151-164). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.


Wojtyś, A. (2021) "Glossing the unfamiliar in the Lindisfarne Gospels." Linguistica Silesiana 42: 21-41. DOI 10.24425/linsi.2021.137230 

Wojtyś, A. (2021) “Emergent labial stops in English.” English Language and Linguistics  25.4/851–871. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1360674320000428

Sylwanowicz, M. & A. Wojtyś (2020) “The adversary of the Devil?: Semantic analysis of wiþer-nouns in Old English.” Studia Anglica Posnaniensia 55: 119–137. doi: 10.2478/stap-2020-0005

Wojtyś, A. (2019) “The value of the sources surviving in more than one version for studies on obsolete words: the case of non-surviving preterite-presents in English.” Kwartalnik Neofilologiczny 2019/3: 492-503

Wojtyś, A. & J. Esquibel. (2016). Æfter/ra in the Lindisfarne Gospels: On the Plethora of Its Meanings and Uses in the English Gloss. Anglica. An International Journal of English Studies, 25, (pp. 117-138).

Wojtyś, A. (2016). Tracing an obsolete preterite-present verb: the fates of OE *dugan. Linguistica silesiana, 37, (pp. 7–23).

Older publications can be found on the complete list in PBN


Vice-Dean for Research and Cooperation at the Faculty of Modern Languages

Associate Editor of ANGLICA. An International Journal of English Studies