The papers in this volume deal with subjects ranging from sound change and general phonological issues to analyses of specific problems in Polish and English, while some papers are of a crosslinguistic/contrastive nature. No single phonological paradigm has been followed, and this diversity of theoretical approaches, from natural phonology to non-linear phonology, reflects recent developments in Europe and the U.S.
1. Acknowledgment; 2. Contributors and editors; 3. Preface; 4. Part One: Polish Vowel and Consonant Alternations; 5. Back to front: non-linear palatalisation and vowels in Polish (by Gussmann, Edmund); 6. Polish yers and extrasyllabicity: an autosegmental account (by Piotrowski, Marek); 7. Abstract vowels in three dimensional phonology: the yers (by Rubach, Jerzy); 8. Observations concerning the beze(cny) family of words in Polish: with morals for cyclic phonology (by Ruszkiewicz, Piotr); 9. The phonology of Polish prefixation (by Szpyra, Jolanta); 10. Part Two: Other Topics; 11. On Middle English /a/ and the functions of change (by Adamska-Salaciak, Arleta); 12. Lexical diffusion and sound change (by Awedyk, Wieslaw); 13. Is generative phonology consequent upon structural phonology? (by Banczerowski, Jerzy); 14. On the distinctive features of Polish for contrastive studies (by Cygan, Jan); 15. Underspecification, natural classes, and the sonority hierarchy (by Dogil, Grzegorz); 16. On the acquisition of rules (by Dziubalska-Kolaczyk, Katarzyna); 17. Against phonological conditioning of WFRs (by Malicka-Kleparska, Anna); 18. Focus and intonation (by Marek, Boguslaw); 19. The sonority hierarchy in a source-filter dependency framework (by Puppel, Stanislaw); 20. Index of terms; 21. Index of languages; 22. Index of names