Elżbieta Tabakowska professor at the Jagiellonian University of Kraków, Poland. Head of the Section of Pragmatics and Translation Studies, Institute of English. Head of Postgraduate School for Translators and Interpreters. Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair for Translation Studies and Intercultural Communication. Linguist (Cognitive Linguistics) and practising translator. Publications: numerous papers on Polish and English cognitive grammar and on possible applications of Cognitive Linguistics to Translation Studies. Teaching: cognitive linguistics, pragmatics, theory and practice of specialized and literary translation.