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Dr. Zofia Wodniecka

Experimental Psychology Unit

Psychology of Language and Bilingualism Lab LangUsta


room: 311
tel.: +48/12-634-13-05, ext. 261
e-mail: zw@apple.phils.uj.edu.pl 

I am on SABBATICAL LEAVE in 2015-2016

Research interest:

language and cognition, bilingualism, individual differences, neuroscience


Mandera, P, Keuleers, E., Wodniecka, Z., Brysbeart, M., (2014). Subtlex-pl: subtitle-based word frequency estimates for Polish. Behavioral Research Methods.DOI 10.3758/s13428-014-0489-4

Moreno S, Wodniecka Z, Tays W, Alain C, Bialystok E (2014). Inhibitory Control in Bilinguals and Musicians: Event Related Potential (ERP) Evidence for Experience-Specific Effects. PLoS ONE 9(4): e94169. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094169.

Durlik, J., Szewczyk, J., Wodniecka, Z. (2014). Investigating the dynamics of bilingual lexical access: an overview of the background and goals of the ongoing study with Polish learners of English. W: Zweisprachigkeit und Bilingualer Unterricht. Peter Lang

Haman, E., Wodniecka, Z., Kołak, J., Łuniewska, M., Mieszkowska, K. (2014). Social Aspects of Psycholinguistic Research: Reflections on the Ongoing Study of Cognitive and Linguistic Development of Polish Immigrant Children. W: Zweisprachigkeit und Bilingualer Unterricht. Peter Lang.

Bobb, S., Wodniecka, Z., Kroll, J.F. (2013). What bilinguals tell us about cognitive control: Overview to the special issue, Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 25:5, 493-496. 10.1080/20445911.2013.822724

Bobb, S. & Wodniecka, Z. (2013). Language switching in picture naming. What asymmetric switch costs (do not) tell us about inhibition in bilingual speech planning. Special Issue of Journal of Cognitive Psychology,  25:5, 568-585. 10.1080/20445911.2013.792822

Marzecová, A., Bukowski, M., Boros, M., Correa, A., Lupiáñez, J., & Wodniecka, Z. (2013). Tracing bilingual advantage in cognitive control: Flexibility of category switching and temporal orienting. Special Issue of Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 25:5, 586-604. doi:10.1080/20445911.2013.809348

Marzecová, A., Asanowicz, D.,  Krivá, Ľ., & Wodniecka, Z. (2012).  The effects of bilingualism on efficiency and lateralization of attentional networks. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1366728912000569, Published online: 09 October 2012

Tarłowski, A., Wodniecka, Z., & Marzecová, A. (2012) Language switching in production of phrases. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research. doi:10.1007/s10936-012-9203-9

Otwinowska, A., Banasik, N., Białecka-Pikul, M., Kiebzak-Mandera, D. Kuś, K., Miękisz, A., Szewczyk, J., Cywińska, M., Kacprzak, A., Karwala, M., Kołak, J., Łuniewska, M., Mieszkowska, K., Wodniecka, Z., Haman, E. (2012). Dwujęzyczność u progu edukacji szkolnej – interdyscyplinarny projekt badawczy. Neofilolog nr 39, 7-29.

Tao, L., Marzecová, A.,Taft, M., Asanowicz, D., & Wodniecka, Z. (2011). The efficiency of attentional networks in early and late bilinguals: the role of age of acquisition. Frontiers in Psychology 2:123. doi: 0.3389/fpsyg.2011.00123 

Wodniecka, Z. (2011). Dwujęzyczność [Bilingualism]. Rozdział w: I. Kurcz, H. Okuniewska, (Red.) Język jako przedmiot badań. Academica, str. 253-284. Chapter in: I. Kurcz, B. Bokus, H. Okuniewska, (Eds.) Język jako przedmiot badań psychologicznych. [Language as object of research]. GWP. [in Polish]

Wodniecka, Z., Craik, F. I., Luo, L. Bialystok E. (2010). Does bilingualism help memory? Competing Effects of Verbal Ability and Executive Control. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. 13, 575-595

Moreno, S., Bialystok, E., Wodniecka, Z., & Alain, C. (2010). Conflict resolution in sentence processing by bilinguals.  Journal of Neurolinguistics. 23, 564-579

Wodniecka, Z., Cepeda, N. (2007). Beyond the Classroom: Bilingualism, Cognitive Skills and Heath. Invited paper for Mosaic. A Journal for Language Teachers. 9, 3-8. [the paper also reprinted as a chapter in: Mollica A. (Ed.) (2008). Teaching and Learning Languages (pp. 15-24). Welland, Ontario: Soleil Publishing.]

Kroll, J. F., Bobb, S. C., Wodniecka, Z. (2006). Language selectivity is the exception, not the rule: Arguments against a fixed locus of language selection in bilingual speech. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. Special Issue: Lexical Access in Bilingual Speech Production. Vol 9(2), pp. 119-135. 

Grohman, M., Wodniecka, Z., Kłusak, M. (2006). Divergent Thinking and Evaluation Skills: Do They Alwas Go Together? Journal of Creative Behavior. Vol 40(2), pp. 125-145.

Szymura, B. & Wodniecka, Z. (2003). What really bothers neurotics? In search for factors impairing attentional performance of neurotics. Personality and Individual Differences. 34 (1); pp.109-126. 

Wodniecka, Z. (1999). Poszukiwanie wrażeń a uwaga wzrokowa. [Sensation seeking and visual selective attention.] Czasopismo Psychologiczne. 5(2); pp. 165-176 [in Polish].

Competitive Grants awarded

2011-2014 Development of L2 proficiency and changes in the cognitive control. Funded by Polish Ministry of Science and Education grant (3663/B/H03/2011/40). Principal Investigator.

2010-2014 Cognitive and linguistic development of Polish bilingual children: risk and opportunities at the school entrance age. Funded by Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education; project related to COST Action IS0804 (809/N-COST/2010). Co-Principal investigator (with Dr. Ewa Haman at University of Warsaw)

2010-2013 How bilingual experience influences flexibility of the cognitive system. Neural bases and consequences for social categorization. Foundation for Polish Science (FOCUS program). Principal Investigator.

2006-2010 Cognitive processes associated with second language use. Polish Ministry of Science and Education (MNiE) (H01 F03829). Principal Investigator. 

2001-2003 Cognitive consequences of processing information in second language. (2001-2003) Dissertation Grant National Committee of Scientific Research (KBN) 5H01F 01021


Fellowships, Scholarships and Awards

2014 Foundation for Polish Science nomination to AcademiaNet/Expert Database for Outstanding Female Academics

2011 Polish Ministry of Science and Education Mobility Plus fellowship (Penn State U., USA)

2011 Jagiellonian University Rector Award for Scientific Achievements

2010 Jagiellonian University Rector Award for Organizational Achievements

2009 Group of Eight (Go8) Fellowship, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

2009 CEEPUS grant, Teacher’s Mobility Program, Univesity of Vienna, Austria 

2005-2007 Postdoctoral Fellowship sponsored by a grant from the Canadian Institute of Health Research to Ellen Bialystok and Fergus I.M. Craik 

2004 Jagiellonian University Department of Philosophy Doctoral Dissertation Distinction

2002-2003 Fulbright Junior Research Grant, Pennsylvania State University, USA 

2003 Institute of International Education grant, mini MBA, Chicago, USA 

2001 John Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation of San Francisco Fellowship, New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria

2001 Scholarship from The International Committee of the Faculty of Social Science, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands 

2000 Open Society Institute in Budapest scholarship, (HESP program), New Bulgarian University, Sofia, Bulgaria