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Dr. Katarzyna I. Wojtylak

CV

EDUCATION

Feb 2013 - Oct 2017: PhD in Anthropological Linguistics at James Cook University (JCU), Cairns, Australia

Thesis (summa cum laude): A grammar of Murui (Bue), a Witotoan language of Northwest Amazonia

Awarded: 6 Dec 2017

Supervised by: Dist. Prof. A.Y. Aikhenvald, Prof. R.M.W. Dixon, Dr. E. Mihas

Jan 2009 – Aug 2012: Master of Philosophy (Research Master) in Linguistics and Language Documentation at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Thesis: Witoto Murui: Phonology and verbal morphology

Supervised by: Prof. L. Wetzels, W.F.H. Adelaar

 

Sep 2007 – Aug 2009: Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Spanish Language and Culture at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Thesis: Ésta es la razón por la que traducimos! Translation of pseudo‐clefts from English into Spanish

Sep 2006 – Jan 2010: Bachelor of Arts in General Linguistics at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Thesis: Grammaticalization of obligation paths of the English and Polish modal verbs of obligation


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Oct 2018  – present     Teaching and Research Fellow at the University of Regensburg, Germany

Oct 2018  – present     Adjunct Research Fellow at Language and Culture Research Centre (LCRC), James Cook University (JCU), Cairns, Australia

Nov 2017 – Oct 2018   Postdoctoral Research Fellow at LCRC, JCU Cairns

May 2016 – Oct 2018  Co-ordinator at Tropical Language and Culture Documentation Laboratory, JCU Cairns

Apr 2014 – Feb 2017   Research Assistant at LCRC, JCU Cairns

Nov 2010 – Jun 2012   Research Assistant at the Language Archives department (DoBeS), Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Jan 2010 – Jul 2010     Research Assistant at the Meertens Institute, The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Sep 2009 – Jun 2010    Student Board Member at the Faculty of Arts (Linguistics Department), VU University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Research

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • anthropological linguistics
  • language contact
  • Amazonian languages
  • language documentation
  • morphology
  • syntax
  • linguistic typology
  • ethnographic research
  • visual anthropology

Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Wojtylak, K.I. (under review). A grammar of Murui (Bue), a Witotoan language of North-west Amazonia. Leiden: Brill.

Juan Alvaro Echeverri, Doris Fagua, and K.I. Wojtylak (under review). ‘The Witotoan Family’. In Epps, P. and Michael, L. (Eds). The International Handbook of Amazonian languages. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

Agga Calderón ‘Kaziya Buinaima’, Lucio, Wojtylak, Katarzyna I., & Echeverri, Juan Alvaro. (forthcoming, accepted). ‘Murui: Naie jiyakɨno. El lugar de origen. The place of origin’. In Kristine Stenzel & Bruna Franchetto. Revista LinguiStica.

Wojtylak, K.I., Avila, Y. Youlin Y., and  Sarmiento-Espinosa, F. (forthcoming, accepted). ‘Rasgos lingüísticos compartidos entre las lenguas del Caquetá-Putumayo’.Amerindia.

Wojtylak, K.I. (forthcoming, accepted). ‘Grammaticalization of body part terms in Murui, a Witotoan language of Northwest Amazonia’. In I. Kraska-Szlenk. Cognitive Linguistic Studies in Cultural Context series. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Wojtylak, K.I. (in press, to appear 2019).  ‘The elusive verbal classifiers in ‘Witoto’.  In A.Y. Aikhenvald and E. Mihas (Eds.). Classifiers and genders. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Wojtylak, K.I. (in press, to appear 2019). ‘Traversing language barriers. Murui signal drums from Northwest Amazonia’. In A. Storch, A. Hollington, N. Nassenstein, and A. Y. Aikhenvald (Eds.). Creativity in language: secret codes and special styles. A special issue of International Journal of Language and Culture. (pp. 20).

Wojtylak, K.I. and Treis, Y. (Eds.) (in press, to appear 2019). On the Expression of Comparison: Contributions to the typology of comparative constructions from lesser-known languages. Special issue of Linguistic Discovery 16(1).

Wojtylak, K.I. (in press, to appear 2019). ‘Comparative constructions in Murui (Witotoan, Northwest Amazonia)’. In K.I. Wojtylak and Y. Treis (Eds.), On the Expression of Comparison: Contributions to the typology of comparative constructions from lesser-known languages. Special issue of Linguistic Discovery 16(1).

Wojtylak, K.I. and Simon Overall (Eds.). (2018). Nominalization: A view from Northwest Amazonia. STUF (71)1.

Wojtylak, K.I. (2018). ‘Nominalizations in Murui (Witotoan)’. In S. Overall and K.I. Wojtylak, (Eds.), Nominalization: A view from Northwest Amazonia, pp. 19-45. A special issue of STUF – Language Typology and Universals 71(1).

Wojtylak, K.I. (2018). ‘Evidentiality in Bora and Witotoan languages’. In A.Y. Aikhenvald (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Evidentiality, pp. 388-408. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Overall, S.E.  and Wojtylak, K.I. (2018). ‘Nominalizations in the Americas - Introduction’. In S. Overall and K.I. Wojtylak, (Eds.), Nominalization: A view from Northwest Amazonia, pp. 1-18. STUF 71(1).

Wojtylak, K.I. (2017). A grammar of Murui (Bue), a Witotoan language of Northwest Amazonia. PhD dissertation. James Cook University.

Wojtylak, K.I. (2017). ‘Dance rituals and songs of the Murui from Northwest Amazonia’. Voices from around the world 1(1).

Wojtylak, K.I. (2016). ‘Classifiers as derivational markers in Murui (Northwest Amazonia)’. In P. Stekauer, S. Valera and L. Kortvelyessy (Eds.), Word-Formation Across Languages. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Wojtylak, K.I. (2015). Fruits for Animals: Hunting Avoidance Speech Style in Murui. In Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistic Society. University of California at Berkeley.


NON-TRADITIONAL OUTPUT

Wojtylak, K.I., Agga Arteagga, W.A., and Lupinski K.T. (2017). Kaɨ Ruakɨ - Murui songs. CD. Cairns: Firebird, ALTAR, JCU.

Wojtylak, K.I. and Lupinski K.T. (2017). Kai Uai - Our Words - A documentary of the Murui of Tercera India. Full ethnographic documentary. Cairns: ALTAR, JCU.

Wojtylak, K.I. and Lupinski K.T. (2016). Murui Filmmakers. Short ethnographic documentary. Cairns: ALTAR, JCU.

Teachings

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Linguistic methods for field research BA course, University of Regensburg, Oct 2018-Mar 2019
  • Linguistic typology: classifiers MA course, University of Regensburg, Oct 2018-Mar 2019
  • Grammaticalization MA course, University of Regensburg, Oct 2018-Mar 2019
  • Linguistic Skills for Ethnographic Field Research masterclass (organized, taught; a series of 12 lectures), James Cook University, Apr 2018
  • Guest lecturer and tutor at Introduction to Anthropological Linguistics undergraduate course (3 lectures), James Cook University, Aug-Sep 2017
  1. Fakultät für Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaften
  2. Institut für Information und Medien, Sprache und Kultur (I:IMSK)

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