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Welcome to the Department of Sociolinguistics and Lexicography!


• Professor Maciej Widawski, (DDipl. Vienna; M.A., Ph.D., D.Litt., Gdańsk), Founder and Head

• Dr Michał Golubiewski, (M.A., Ph.D., Gdańsk)


• B.A. Seminars in Linguistics (General Sociolinguistics and Descriptive Linguistics)

• M.A. Seminars in Sociolinguistics (Language Variety and its Description)

• M.A. Lectures on Sociolinguistics (Social, Occupational, Stylistic and Geographical Varieties of Language)

• M.A. Workshops on Sociolinguistics (Sociolinguistic Fieldwork and Methodology)

• M.A. Lectures on Lexicography (Lexicography, its Development, Theory and Practise)

• M.A. Workshops on Lexicography (Dictionary Structure and Design, Lexical Databases)

• M.A. Workshops on General Linguistics (Phonology, Morphology, Semantics, Syntax)

• Ph.D. Supervision

• D.Litt. (Habilitation) Review


• Varieties of English

• Global English Lexicon

• African American Vernacular

• North American Slang

• Polish Slang

• UG Students’ Slang

• Slang in Translation

• Slang in North American Popculture

• Jargon and Specialist Terminology

• Ibero-American English

• English Military Terminology

• Yiddish Loanwords in English

• English Pronunciation of Proper Names

• Dictionary Microstructure and Design

• Application of Databases in Lexicography

• Online Learner’s Dictionaries

• EFL/ESL Dictionaries

• Research Languages: English, Polish, Yiddish, Portugese, Spanish, Chinese, Afrikaans



Introduction to World Englishes. In preparation

Military Terminology: A Sociolinguistic Introduction. In preparation

African American Slang: A Linguistic Description. In preparation

The Dictionary of City Names in American Slang. 2011

Slang UG: Słownik slangu studentów UG (The Dictionary of UG Students' Slang). 2010

Kontrastywny słownik amerykanizmów i brytycyzmów (Dict. of Americanisms and Briticisms). 2009

Słownik angielszczyzny amerykańskiej (Dictionary of Americanisms). 2004

Słownik angielszczyzny brytyjskiej (Dictionary of Briticisms). 2004

Anatomy of American Slang: Investigations Based on Citational Evidence. 2003

Słownik slangu polskiego (Polish Slang Dictionary). 1998

The Polish-English Dictionary of Slang and Colloquialism. 1997

Nowy słownik slangu i potocznej angielszczyzny (New Dictionary of Slang and Colloquialism). 1997

The F*ctionary. Słownik wyrażeń z f*ck (The F*cktionary). 1994

A Handbook of American English Pronunciation. 1994

Słownik slangu i potocznej angielszczyzny (New Dictionary of Slang and Colloquialism). 1992



• Location: Wita Stwosza 55 , Faculty of Languages Building, Institute of English, room # 3.9 

• Mailing Address: Ulica Wita Stwosza 55, 80-952 Gdańsk, Poland

• Telephone/Fax: (058) 5232550, (058) 5232513

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Last modified: 17.07.2011