Kinga Kozminska

Fulford Junior Research Fellow; Departmental Lecturer in Sociolinguistics with Phonetics

I am a lecturer in sociolinguistics with phonetics, and a Fulford Junior Research Fellow at Somerville College. My research focuses primarily on language ideologies, speaking styles and language socialisation processes in transnational space.

I study linguistic practices of Polish-speaking migrants in South-East England through an intersectional lens. Most recently, I have worked on a project on family language policy for which I conducted linguistic ethnographic fieldwork among multilingual families in London. I am currently working mainly with audiovisual recordings of daily interactions in order to understand contemporary soundscapes and everyday offline/online multilingual practices in the globalised, mobile world. I have also published on intonational variation, language ideologies, language and gender.

Additionally, I have taught a range of courses in sociolinguistics, general linguistics, multilingualism, etc. at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. At Oxford, I teach sociolinguistics at all levels, and phonetics and phonology to undergraduate students. Together with Dr Jamie Findlay, I am also one of the two Outreach Officers in the Faculty.

Publications

Kozminska, Kinga & Hua, Zhu. (2021).
“Dobra polska mowa”: monoglot ideology, multilingual reality and Polish organisations in the UK.
International Journal of the Sociology of Language. 2021. 73-98.

Kozminska, Kinga. (2021).
Scaling diasporic soundings in the globalised world: A study of Polish stops in the UK.
Language & Communication. 77. 17-34.

Kozminska, Kinga. (2020).
Sounding Out Difference: Polycentricity of Ideological Orientations among Polish‐Speaking Migrants in Transnational Timespace.
Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. 30.

Kozminska, Kinga & Zhu, Hua. (2020).
The promise and resilience of multilingualism: language ideologies and practices of Polish-speaking migrants in the UK post the Brexit vote.
Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. 42. 1-18.

Kozminska, Kinga. (2020).
Sounding Out Difference: Polycentricity of Ideological Orientations among Polish‐Speaking Migrants in Transnational Timespace.
Journal of Linguistic Anthropology. 30.

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