Michael Hornsby’s research interests include the sociolinguistics of the Celtic languages, particularly attempts to halt or reserve the demographic decline in the use of these languages. His PhD (University of Southampton, 2009) concentrated on revitalization efforts in Brittany, and since then, he has published in a number of journals, such as a special edition of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language (co-edited with Dick Vigers, 2013), and the International Journal of Multilingualism (2015). His latest publication is a monograph on ‘new’ speakers of Breton, Yiddish and Lemko (Palgrave Macmillan, due October 2015). Michael is a management committee member of the COST Action on new speakers (ISCH COST Action IS1306: http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/isch/Actions/IS1306), an editorial board member of Sociolinguistic Studies, and the editor of the newly launched Studia Celtica Posnaniensia.
Katarzyna Jędrzejewska-Pyszczak’s scholarly work focuses on Welsh naming practices as her Ph.D. thesis (2009) tackled the various aspects of the use of pseudonyms and nicknames in Wales. She is also currently doing research on the semantics of Welsh idiom and Welsh phraseology. In 2014 she co-edited the first volume of Res Celticae and is now involved with the newly-launched academic journal Studia Celtica Posnaniensia.
Karolina Rosiak completed her Ph.D. at the School of English (now the Faculty of English), Adam Mickiewicz University in 2010. Her Ph.D. dissertation was a study of the formation and use of diminutive expressions in modern Welsh. She is currently researching language socialization of Polish migrants in Wales, their attitudes towards the Welsh language and motivation behind sending their children to Welsh-medium schools. She is the Editor-in-chief of the newly launched academic journal Studia Celtica Posnaniensia.
Dr Martyna Jones is a lecturer in Welsh history. She completed her Ph.D. dissertation entitled Pomiędzy lojalizmem a walką. Społeczno-polityczne postawy i idee Walijczyków w XIX wieku w oparciu o źródła historyczne i literackie in 2014.
Dr Marta Listewnik
Marta Listewnik graduated in English and Celtic languages at Adam Mickiewicz University in 2013, specializing in the Welsh language and completed her PhD in Welsh linguistics in 2019. She teaches practical Welsh, Welsh grammar and history and conducts research in Welsh linguistics and literature. She has been involved in several projects of literary translation between Welsh and Polish and her translation of „Un Nos Ola Leuad” is the first Welsh-language novel published in Polish. She is a Vice-President of the Polish-Welsh Society in Poznań and organiser of the AMU Eisteddfod.
Mgr Piotr Szczepankiewicz
Piotr Szczepankiewicz is a Ph.D. student at the Centre for Celtic Studies. He has graduated in English and Celtic Studies at Adam Mickiewicz University in 2016 focusing on Cornish. He is interested in sociolinguistics, minority language settings, language death and revival, as well as language ideologies. His M.A. and Ph.D projects concern the modern situation of Cornish and its neo-speakers.