Barbara Dancygier, Professor of English & Cognitive Linguistics


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Barbara Dancygier completed her MA and PhD at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, where she also worked as a faculty member till 1992. After an extended research affiliation with the Linguistics Department at the University of California, Berkeley (first as a Fulbright Scholar, then as an independent researcher), she moved to Canada in 1997. She taught at Simon Fraser University (Linguistics) and at the University of British Columbia (English), before taking up a position in the Department of English at UBC. Her primary focus in teaching is the department's Language Program (English Language Major, English Language and Literature Major, and also Graduate Program). She published three monographs, five edited volumes, a Cambridge University Press textbook, and two guest-edited special issues. She is an author of about forty scholarly articles.