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Krzysztof E. Borowski

College of Liberal arts & Sciences - Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Ph.D.Candidate, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
Primary office:
Wescoe Hall
Room 2122
University of Kansas
1445 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594


Summary

Bio:

Krzysztof is a Ph.D. candidate in Slavic Linguistics, trained in sociolinguistics and discourse studies. His main research interests include: online political discourse, language and identity, verbal violence and hate speech, and digital forums. In his dissertation he examines the interplay of language use and identity by looking at online discussions on Silesian identity in contemporary Poland, combining social and sociolinguistic theory with methods of (critical) discourse studies.

Research Areas and Interests:

Field: Slavic Linguistics

Minors: Linguistic Anthropology, Cultural Anthropology

Concentration: Sociolinguistics, Discourse, Identity, Digital Forums

Dissertation: (started 2017) “Virtual Nationalism, Real Violence: Conflict Discourse, Identity, and the Social Imagination of Silesian Minority in Poland

Socio-cultural linguistics (linguistic anthropology, socio linguistics, discourse analysis, language in society); ethnic identity studies; non­immigrant ethnic minorities in Europe; language and ethnicity, identity, the Internet; digital anthropology; regionalism; nationalism; Central and Eastern Europe​

Publications/ Papers/ Talks:

  1. *Borowski, Krzysztof E. (in preparation). Linguistic typology as a discursive affordance: the idea of “camouflaged German option” in Polish-language online discourse. Volume on social media and critical discourse studies.

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E. (pre-submission). The Polish Discourse Marker no, Stancetaking, and Disagreement in an Online Discussion Forum.

 

  1. *Perelmutter, Renee, and Borowski, Krzysztof E. (under review). Recent Trends in Research of Pragmatics and Discourse in Slavic Languages.

 

  1. *Borowski, Krzysztof E. (under review). Silesian. Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics, Marc L. Greenberg (Ed.). Brill.

 

  1. ***Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2018). The Folk Linguistics of Silesian in Poland. In Stephen M. Dickey and Mark Richard Lauersdorf (Eds.), V zeleni drželi zeleni breg: Studies in Honor of Marc L. Greenberg. Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers, 15–35.

 

  1. ***Greenberg, Marc L., Borowski, Krzysztof E., Schallert, Joseph, and Woolhiser, Curt F. (2017). Slavic Dialectology: A Survey of Research since 1989, Journal of Slavic Linguistics 25(2): 303–336. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/26247

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2017). Supplemental Bibliography to Slavic Dialectology: A Survey of Research since 1989. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/24598

 

  1. **Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2015). O języku literackim molizańskich Słowian [On the Molise Slavic Literary Standard]. Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne 8: 23–36. http://dx.doi.org/10.14746/pss.2015.8.1

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E., and Fisher, Alexandra. (2015). [Review of] Slavic and German in Contact: Studies from Areal and Contrastive Linguistics, Elżbieta Kaczmarska & Motoki Nomachi (Eds.). Journal of Slavic Linguistics 23(2): 313–318.

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E., and Fisher, Alexandra. (2015). [Review of] Negotiating Linguistic Identity: Language and Belonging in Europe, Virve-Anneli Vihman & Kristiina Praakli (Eds.). Slavia Centralis 2(2015): 105–107. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/18777

 

  1. **Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2014). Condemned to Extinction: Molise Slavic 100 Years Ago and Now. In Jacek Witkoś & Sylwester Jaworski (Eds.), New Insights into Slavic Linguistics. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 51–58.

 

                        * – invited, ** – peer-reviewed, *** – invited and peer-reviewed

 

Teaching

TEACHING

 

Content courses (University of Kansas)

  1. Europe of Regions and Ethnic Minorities (2016 Graduate Content Course Competition Winner, taught in 2017), Course Designer and Instructor of Record
  2. Linguistics in Anthropology: Evolution of Language (2016), Guest Lecturer on historical linguistics
  3. Anthropology of Violence (2016), Guest Lecturer on the Polish-Silesian conflict about ethnicity and language
  4. Introduction to the Languages and Peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe (2016, 2018), Guest Lecturer on minority languages and ethnic minorities in Europe, the use of the internet for sociolinguistic research on East/Central Europe
  5. Introduction to Russia and Eastern Europe (2014), Guest Lecturer on Poland and Polish cultural phenomena
  6. Introduction to Slavic Languages and Linguistics (2015), Guest Lecturer on the Silesian question in contemporary Poland

Language courses (University of Kansas)

  1. Elementary Polish I and II (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018), Course Content Designer and Instructor of Record
  2. Elementary Ukrainian II (2015), Substitute Instructor
  3. Intermediate Polish I and II (2016, 2017), Course Content Designer and Instructor of Record
  4. Advanced Polish I (2016), Course Content Designer and Instructor of Record

 

Service

SERVICE

 

2017                “Friday Night at the Kino” Polish Film Screening Presenter, Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas

2016–2017      Next Generation Humanities PhD NEH Planning Grant, Doctoral Curriculum Committee, Member, Hall Center for the Humanities, University of Kansas

2016–2017      Faculty Meetings, PhD Student Representative, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Kansas

2016–2017      Slavic Linguistics Society, Executive Board Member

2016                Discourse and Identity, Panel Discussant, Slavic Linguistics Society Eleventh Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada

2016                Contact and Comparative Linguistics, Panel Chair, Slavic Linguistics Society Eleventh Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada

2015                Language in the Media, Panel Chair, Slavic Linguistics Society Tenth Annual Meeting, Heidelberg, Germany

2015                Majors Fair, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures Representative, University of Kansas

2015                International Expo, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures Representative, University of Kansas

2015                Slavia Centralis, Manuscript Reviewer

2014–date       KU Polish Club Facebook page (www.facebook.com/KUPolishClub), Manager

Selected Publications

  1. *Borowski, Krzysztof E. (in preparation). Linguistic typology as a discursive affordance: the idea of “camouflaged German option” in Polish-language online discourse. Volume on social media and critical discourse studies.

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E. (pre-submission). The Polish Discourse Marker no, Stancetaking, and Disagreement in an Online Discussion Forum.

 

  1. *Perelmutter, Renee, and Borowski, Krzysztof E. (under review). Recent Trends in Research of Pragmatics and Discourse in Slavic Languages.

 

  1. *Borowski, Krzysztof E. (under review). Silesian. Encyclopedia of Slavic Languages and Linguistics, Marc L. Greenberg (Ed.). Brill.

 

  1. ***Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2018). The Folk Linguistics of Silesian in Poland. In Stephen M. Dickey and Mark Richard Lauersdorf (Eds.), V zeleni drželi zeleni breg: Studies in Honor of Marc L. Greenberg. Bloomington, IN: Slavica Publishers, 15–35.

 

  1. ***Greenberg, Marc L., Borowski, Krzysztof E., Schallert, Joseph, and Woolhiser, Curt F. (2017). Slavic Dialectology: A Survey of Research since 1989, Journal of Slavic Linguistics 25(2): 303–336. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/26247

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2017). Supplemental Bibliography to Slavic Dialectology: A Survey of Research since 1989. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/24598

 

  1. **Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2015). O języku literackim molizańskich Słowian [On the Molise Slavic Literary Standard]. Poznańskie Studia Slawistyczne 8: 23–36. http://dx.doi.org/10.14746/pss.2015.8.1

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E., and Fisher, Alexandra. (2015). [Review of] Slavic and German in Contact: Studies from Areal and Contrastive Linguistics, Elżbieta Kaczmarska & Motoki Nomachi (Eds.). Journal of Slavic Linguistics 23(2): 313–318.

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E., and Fisher, Alexandra. (2015). [Review of] Negotiating Linguistic Identity: Language and Belonging in Europe, Virve-Anneli Vihman & Kristiina Praakli (Eds.). Slavia Centralis 2(2015): 105–107. http://hdl.handle.net/1808/18777

 

  1. **Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2014). Condemned to Extinction: Molise Slavic 100 Years Ago and Now. In Jacek Witkoś & Sylwester Jaworski (Eds.), New Insights into Slavic Linguistics. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 51–58.

 

                        * – invited, ** – peer-reviewed, *** – invited and peer-reviewed

 

Selected Presentations

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLIC LECTURES

 

  1. *Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2018). “Where East Meets​ West: Ethnic Ideologies and Othering in Contemporary Poland,” Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas, September 25, Lawrence, KS [slides: PDF / PPTX].

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2018). “Othering as a Social Practice in Polish-Silesian Online Discussion Forums,” Second International Conference on Sociolinguistics (ICS), September 6, Budapest, Hungary [slides: PDF / PPTX].

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2018). “Identity, Social Control, and the Erasure of Difference in Polish-Silesian Online Discourse,” 7th Conference on Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines (CADAAD), July 4, Aalborg, Denmark [slides: PDF / PPTX].

 

  1. *Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2018). “Szlezjery i Paljaki: Discursive Strategies of Othering in a Polish-Silesian Online Discussion Forum,” Targeting the Other: Radical Discourses, Hate Speech, and Verbal Aggression from Interdisciplinary Perspectives discussion panel, 27th Annual Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English (PASE 2018): Language, Art, Literature: In Search of Identity, June 26, Łódź, Poland [slides: PDF / PPTX].

 

  1. *Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2018). “The Use of the Internet for Sociolinguistic Research on East-Central Europe,” Introduction to the Languages and Peoples of Russia and East-Central Europe, Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures, May 1, Lawrence, KS [slides: PDF / PPTX].

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2016). “Between a Nation and the State: Conflict Discourse of Silesian Minority in Poland,” 115th American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting, November 16, Minneapolis, MN.

 

  1. *Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2016). “Kashubian and Silesian Identities in Online Discourse: A Sociocultural Linguistic Approach,” Discourse and Media discussion panel, Slavic Linguistics Society (SLS) Eleventh Annual Meeting, September 25, Toronto, Canada.

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2016). “Forging the Nation: National Discourse of Ethnic Minorities in Poland,” Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas, January 26, Lawrence, KS [video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MDCcdCIYjs].

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2015). “Sociolinguistics and Language Policy of Silesian in Poland,” Slavic Linguistics Society (SLS) Tenth Annual Meeting, September 5, Heidelberg, Germany.

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2015). “Silesia, Silesian, Silesians. The (Non-)Existing Problem of Poland,” Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies, University of Kansas, February 17, Lawrence, KS [video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sk2lIZDlRfs].

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2014). “Hyphenated Identity. Molise Slavic and Burgenland Croatian as Examples of Ethnolinguistic Leveling,” 12th Graduate Colloquium on Slavic Linguistics, November 11, Columbus, OH.

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2014). “What’s in a Name? Molise Croatian vs Molise Slavic,” Slavic Linguistics Society (SLS) Ninth Annual Meeting, September 20, Seattle, WA.

 

  1. Borowski, Krzysztof E. (2013). “The Less, the Better? Molise Croatian and its Users 100 Years after their Idiom’s Prophesized Extinction,” Slavic Linguistics Society (SLS) Eighth Annual Meeting, September 26, Szczecin, Poland.

 

                        * – invited


Giving

KU’s Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies program is one of only 12 federally-funded national resource centers in the US
Only doctoral program in Slavic Languages and Literatures between the Mississippi and the West Coast
100% of graduate students in the Slavic program had funding in academic year 2012-13
KU's Libraries house over 500,000 volumes of Slavic books and electronic editions
Two of the department’s last four doctoral candidates have won a Fulbright grants to conduct dissertation research abroad