The authors of this book explore various areas of phonology and morphology. They cover a wide range of theoretical and methodological themes, among them phonological representation, allomorphy, opacity, contrast preservation, markedness, frequency of use, the interface of morphology and phonology, domains, sound change, synchronic and diachronic perspective, phonetic grounding and metrical structure. The analyses are couched in theoretical frameworks, including Optimality Theory, Derivational Optimality Theory and Government Phonology. Other than English, also Polish, Ukrainian, Belarusian, and West Slavic languages are analysed.
This collection of papers is published in honour of Jerzy Rubach to recognise his contribution to the field of phonology.
Bartlomiej Czaplicki is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Warsaw. He has published on Polish, English and Ukrainian phonology and morphology, sound change and sociolinguistics. In his recent work he endorses a lexicon-based approach to phonology and morphology. Beata Lukaszewicz is Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Warsaw. She has published on the acquisition of phonology and acoustic underpinnings of phonological categories and patterns. Her recent work focuses on bidirectional stress systems and acoustic grounding of rhythmic stress. Monika Opalinska is Associate Professor of Historical Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Warsaw. She focuses on manuscript studies and English historical linguistics and metrics. She has also published critical translations of Old English poetry.
Phonological representation - Allomorphy - Opacity - Contrast preservation - Markedness - Frequency of use - Interface of morphology and phonology - Domains - Phonetic grounding - Sound change - Metrical structure