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dr Agnieszka Mierzwińska-Hajnos

dr Agnieszka Mierzwińska-Hajnos
Assistant Professor
Telephone number
(81) 533 88 92
E-mail address
Office Hours:
Mondays 8.00-9.30 a.m. room 519 (Faculty of Humanities)

Personal information


2010 – PhD in English Linguistics, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin, doctoral thesis: What’s in a Name? A Cognitive Approach to English and Polish Common Plant Names; supervisor: prof. Henryk Kardela

2002 - MA in Anglo-Irish Literature, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

2001-  summer course in literature, culture and linguistics, St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London

Research interests:

- cognitive linguistics (conceptual blending theory: its mechanisms and application to the analysis of political discourse, media discourse and advertising; cognitive semantics: analyzability and compositionality of  linguistic units; neologisms and nonce words in contemporary Polish and English; concept metamorphosis)

-ethnolinguistics (Jerzy Bartmiński’s concept of the linguistic worldview; cognitive definition; linguistic viewpoint and perspective; dialectology; ethnosemantics; paremiology)

- linguistics/discourse (multimodality in advertising and music)

Academic positions:

Since 2013 – head of the Unit of English, Department of Applied Linguistics, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University

2013 – 2016 member of Strategy and Development Committee (Faculty of Humanities UMCS)

Teaching experience:

- practical English grammar in communication (1st year BA, Applied Linguistics)
- introduction to linguistics (1st year BA, Applied Linguistics)
- MA seminar (Applied Linguistics; cognitive linguistics)

- Practical English classes (1st and 2nd year BA, Faculty of Pedagogy and Psychology)

- translation of medical texts (postgraduate level)





Scientific Activity


Active participation in 31 international scientific conferences in the years 2009-2017.

Organisation of 3 international conferences at Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin.

Research grants:

-    research grant financed by the Ministry of Science nd Higher Eductaion, National Programme for the Development of Humanities, Module: Internationalisation ( translator): English edition of the journal "Ethnolinguistics. Problems of Language and Culture" in electronic version – project implemented in the years 2016-2019 (project no. 3bH 15 0204 83), Principal investigator: Prof. Jerzy Bartmiński, Department of Polish, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin;

-    implementation of Faculty Research Grant in 2013.

Associations (membership):

- International Association of Paremiology

- International Association for Cognitive Semiotics

- Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association

Other professional experience:

- since 2013: editorial board member for Bibliography of Metaphor and Metonymy (John Benjamins)

-since 2016: assistant to the Editor, Language, Mind, Culture and Society (LaMiCuS), an international journal of the Polish Cognitive Linguistics Association

Selected publications:

  1. Mierzwińska-Hajnos, A. 2017. ‘Lexical vs Conceptual Blends: How to Reconcile the Two?’ Acta Neophilologica XIX (1). 55-68.
  2. Mierzwińska-Hajnos, A. 2017. ‘Fuga deamonum czyli dziurawiec jako amalgamat pojęciowy. Studium kognitywne’. Etnolingwistyka 29. 27-41.
  3. Mierzwińska-Hajnos, A. 2016. Conceptual Blending Revisited: A Case of Paraphrased Literary Text in Contemporary Advertising. In: Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature 40 (1). 81-97.
  4. Mierzwińska-Hajnos, A. 2016. Rats Can’t  Swim: How Brandt and Brandt’s Model of Conceptual Integration Operates Behind Selected American Political Cartoons. In: Categorization in Discourse and Grammar (eds. M. Fabiszak, K. Krawczak and K. Rokoszewska). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang. 123-142.
  5. Mierzwińska-Hajnos, A. 2015. More than Blends and Compounds. Conceptual Integration Theory behind Plant-Related Linguistic Expressions in Polish and English. In: Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature 39 (2). 65-90.
  6. Mierzwińska-Hajnos, A.  2014. Instances of conceptual blending in selected Polish and English modified proverbs. In Soares, Rui&Lauhakangas, Outi (eds) 7th Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Proverbs, ACTAS ICP13 Proceedings. Tavira: AIP-IAP. 427-441.
  7. Mierzwińska-Hajnos, A. 2014. ‘Shockvertizing: Beyond Bunt Slogans and Drastic Images. A Conceptual Blending Analysis. Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature 38 (2). 97- 112.
  8. Mierzwińska-Hajnos, A. 2013. Jerzy Bartmiński's linguistic worldview meets the Western cognitive tradition: the semantics of Polish and English plant names. The Linguistic Worldview. Ethnolinguistics, Cognition and Culture. Głaz, A., Danaher, D.S., Łozowski, P. (eds). London: Versita. 287-299.
  9. Mierzwińska-Hajnos, A. 2010. The Linguistic Worldview Revisited. A Cognitive Analysis of Plant Names. Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics. 46 (4). 457-479.
  10. Mierzwińska-Hajnos, A. 2008.  ‘Jack-go-to-bed-at-noon and Lisiogon. Analysability and Compositionality of Selected Polish and English Plant Names’. Lublin Studies in Modern Languages and Literature 33.191-211.