Joanna Kolak



University of Manchester

A bit about Joanna Kolak

I received my first degree from Jagiellonian University (MA in Psychology, 2013) in cognitive functions in bilingual children, and then later completed a BA from the same university (Portuguese Philology, 2015) in language switching in Portuguese speakers living in the UK. I have worked as a project coordinator and RA on a project investigating cognitive and linguistic development of Polish-English bilingual children (Dept. of Psychology, University of Warsaw). I am a PhD student at the Department of Psychology, University of Warsaw. In my research, I am interested in the role of internal and external factors in fostering balanced language development in bilingual children. 

My Role in LuCiD

I work as a Research Assistant on the part of the project investigating the acquisition of syntax by Polish children (Morphosyntax working group), looking at children’s use and comprehension of verbal morphology and word order.

LuCiD publications (1) by Joanna Kolak

Engelmann, F., Szreder, M., Kolak, J., Granlund, S., Ambridge, B., Pine, J., Theakston, A., & Lieven, E. (2016). Modelling the acquisition of Polish verb inflection. Paper presented at the the 2nd LuCiD Language and Communicative Development Conference, Manchester, UK.

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