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Dr Sylvia Jaworska

Dr Sylvia Jaworska
Job Title:
Associate Professor



Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics

Programme Director, Campus-based  MA TESOL and MA Applied Linguistics

Sylvia teaches the following modules:

  • LS3AD: Approaches to Discourse
  • LSMADA: Approaches to Discourse Analysis
  • LS3/MCBL: Corpus-Based Approaches to Language Description

Sylvia co-supervises 8 PhD students.


Visiting Lecturer, Department of English and Linguistics, Rhodes University (South Africa), Secretary of the Forum for Germanic Language Studies

External Examiner: MA Applied Linguistics/MA Language, Culture and Communication, Birmingham University

Areas of Interest

Sylvia's main research interest is in the area of Corpus Linguistics and Discourse Analysis with special reference to English, German and Polish. Her research is interdisciplinary, cross-linguistic and cross-cultural. She combines the corpus and computational tools and methods with discourse-analytical techniques to study language use and linguistic practices in a variety of social and professional contexts including (new) media, education, business and health.

Sylvia is also interested in the application of Corpus Linguistics to research in Second Language Acquisition, Language Pedagogy and Academic Discourse including languages such as English, German and Polish.

Research groups / Centres

Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism, Big Social Data, Languages and Linguistics Research Division


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  • Jaworska, S. (2016). Corpus-based sociolinguistics. Eric Frigal and Jack A. Hardy New York: Routledge, (2014), in Language in Society 45 (2): 308-311.
  • Jaworska, S. (2014). Diskurslinguistik im Spannungsfeld von Deskription und Kritik (Discourse Linguistics in Conflicting Priorities of Description and Criticism), ed. by Ulrike Meinhof, Martin Reisigl and Ingo Warnke. Berlin: Akademie Verlag (2013), in Modern Language Review, 109: 1110-1113.
  • Jaworska, S. (2014). Wissenstransfer in studentischen Seminararbeiten. Rekonstruktion der Ansatzpunkte für Wissensentfaltung anhand empirischer Analysen von Einleitungen. Maike Prestin. München, Iudicium, (2011), in Deutsch als Fremdsprache (in press).
  • Jaworska, S. (2013). The Bilingual Reform. A Paradigm Shift in Foreign Language Teaching. Wolfgang Butzkamm/ John A.W. Caldwell. Narr, Tübingen, 2009, in Deutsch als Fremdsprache, 4 (in press).
  • Jaworska, S. (2010). Fortgeschrittene Lernervarietäten. Korpuslinguistik und Zweitspracherwerbsforschung. Maik Walter/ Patrick Gommes (Eds.). Niemeyer, Tübingen, 2008, in Deutsch als Fremdsprache, 1: 48-49.
Edited Journal
  • Jaworska, S. & Larrivée, P. (2011). Women, Power and the Media. Special issue of Journal of Pragmatics, 43.


PhD in Applied Linguistics (Aston University); MA in Germanic Philology and Applied Linguistics (University of Gdansk, Poland and the University of Siegen, Germany).


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