A memorial workshop in honor of Prof. Joanna Błaszczak

Organizer(s) Bożena Rozwadowska, Marzena Żygis, Dorota Klimek-Jankowska, Hanna Kędzierska, Piotr Gulgowski & Wojciech Witkowski
Start of event 11.12.2021, 09.30 o'clock
End of event 11.12.2021, 18.50 o'clock
Venue Hybrid (Institute of English Studies, University of Wrocław and Online)
External webpage



Moderator: Marzena Żygis

9:30-9:40 OPENING

9:40-9:55 Gisbert Fanselow (University of Potsdam), a memorial talk

9:55-10:10 Bożena Rozwadowska (University of Wrocław), a memorial talk

10:10-10:25 Dorota Klimek-Jankowska (University of Wrocław) and Katarzyna Sówka-Pietraszewska (University of Wrocław), a memorial talk

coffee break

Moderator: Dorota Klimek-Jankowska

10:45-11:30 Hanna Kędzierska (University of Wrocław), Jennifer Dorman, Veranika Puhacheuskaya (University of Alberta), Wojciech Milczarski (University of Wrocław), Katarina Manojlovic (University of Wrocław), Anna Borkowska (University of Wrocław), Daria Baikova (University of Wrocław), Rahima Khalilli, Julia Globa, a joint memorial talk

11:30-11:35 Natalia Gagarina (Humboldt University of Berlin, ZAS Berlin), a memorial talk

11:35-11:40 Susann Fischer (University of Hamburg), a memorial talk

lunch break


Moderator: Hanna Kędzierska

13:00-13:25 Anna Michońska-Stadnik (University of Wrocław), Positive psychology for life and education

13:25-13:45 Dorota Kołodziejczyk (University of Wrocław), Autism as a mode of an existential refugee in literature


Moderator: Sarah Wesolek

13:55-14:15 Ewa Willim (Jagiellonian University), Towards a typology of Voice heads. The case of Polish

14:15-14:35 Anastasia Giannakidou (University of Chicago), What Joanna’s work told us about the future


Moderator: Anna Borkowska

14:55-15:15 Marzena Żygis (ZAS Berlin), Piotr Gulgowski (University of Wrocław), Sarah Wesolek (ZAS Berlin), GRANITUS project - Grammatical illusions in accented speech comprehension

15:15-15:35 Loren A. Billings (Lund University), Multiple wh-questions in Slavic

15:35-15:50 André Meinunger (ZAS Berlin), Some aspects of a project planned in tight connection with Joanna

coffee break

Moderator: Wojciech Milczarski

16:10-16:30 Radek Šimík (Charles University), On Czech indefiniteness

16:30-16:50  Mojmír Dočekal and Martin Juřen (Masaryk University), Czech deverbal abstract nouns: defaults and shifts (preliminary corpus queries and descriptive stats)

16:50-17:10  Marcin Wągiel (Masaryk University), Polish quantificational FCIs ilekolwiek and ile bądź `no matter how much/many


Moderator: Wojciech Witkowski

17:20-17:40  Ljudmila Geist (University of Stuttgart), (joined work with Joanna): Distributed plural hypothesis

17:40 - 18:00 Beste Kamali, Negation and prosodic phrasing


Moderator: Bożena Rozwadowska

18:10-18:30  Barbara Tomaszewicz (University of Cologne) and Roumyana Pancheva (University of Southern California), Focus association in sentence processing

18:30-18:50  Lida Veselovská (Palacký University Olomouc), Czech Complex Complementizers


If you plan to attend the workshop and have not registered so far, please fill in the registration form available here: https://forms.gle/q7wZZaXsQG8QTPU36