is a phonetician and a psycholinguist doing research in the perception and pragmatic aspects of speech prosody, paralinguistic features of speech, multimodal communication, and exploring links between speech and music. He received a PhD in general linguistics (1998) and a habilitation degree in applied linguistics (2007) from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Head, team leader or principal investigator in a number of research projects in the area of prosody and multimodal communication, e.g., Borderland: Boundaries of Language – Language of Boundaries. Paralinguistic Aspects of Intercultural Communication; NeuroPerKog: Phonological hearing and working memory development in infants and children, PAGE: Prosodic and Gestural Entrainment in Conversational Interaction across Diverse Languages; DiaGest2: Verbal and Non-verbal Interaction in Task-oriented Dialogues. Models of multimodal dialogue acts; Pol’n’Asia: Intonation and Tone in Korean, Polish, Thai and Vietnamese Task-oriented Dialogues, PoInt: Polish Intonation Database. He also took part in projects confessed to endangered languages and cultures and to linguistic resources (Heritage: Linguistic Heritage of Rzeczpospolita. Documentation base for endangered languages; INNET: Innovative Infrastructure for Endangered Languages). Presently he is the Head of the Department of Multimodal Communication and serves as Deputy Dean for Research at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Literatures, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. In the COLING project, he will mostly focus on the development, exploration, and analysis of speech and multimodal corpora for the purpose of indigenous languages teaching and learning.