Jerzy Rubach

Jerzy Rubach
PhD, University of Warsaw, 1975
568 English-Philosophy Building
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Research Interests: 

phonology, Slavic languages, Germanic languages, historical linguistics, TESOL

Current Research Projects: 
  • palatalization in Optimality Theory

  • syllable structure in Optimality Theory

  • glides

Recent Articles: 

“Derivational Meanders of High Vowel Palatalization”. Lingua 1999 (2017), 1-26.

 Derived Imperfective Tensing in Kurpian. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguitics 53 (2017), 251-280.

 “Polish Yers: Representation and Analysis”, Journal of Linguistics 52 (2016), 421-466.

Recent Publications: 

Kurpiowska deklinacja ‘Kurpian Declension’, (2017), Ostrołęka: Związek Kurpiów.

Kurpiowska koniugacja ‘Kurpian Conjugation’ (2016), Ostrołęka: Związek Kurpiów.

“Soft Labial Conspiracy in Kurpian”, Journal of Linguistics 50 (2014), 185-230.

“Final Tensing in Kurpian”, Studies in Polish Linguistics 9 (2014), 45-65.

“Exceptional Segments in Polish”, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 31 (2013), DOI 10.1007/s11049-013-9204.

“Polish Prefixes”, in Eugeniusz Cyran and Bohdan Szymanek (eds.) Sound, Structure and Sense. Studies in Memory of Edmund Gussmann (2012), Lublin: KUL Press, 555-574.

“The Vocalic System of Kurpian”, Studies in Polish Linguistics 6 (2011), 81-98.

“Representation of Complex Segments in Bulgarian”, in John A. Goldsmith, Elizabeth Hume and Leo Wetzels (eds.) Tones and Features. Phonetic and Phonological Perspectives (2011), Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, 292-305.

“Syllabic Repairs in Macedonian”, Lingua 121 (2011), 237-268.

“Slavic Palatalization”, in Marc van Oostendorp, Colin Ewen, Elizabeth Hume, and Keren Rice (eds.) Companion to Phonology (2011). Oxford/Boston: Blackwell-Wiley, 2908-2935.

Zasady pisowni kurpiowskiego dialektu literackiego (Orthographic Principles of the Kurpian Literary Dialect) (2009), Ostrołęka: Związek Kurpiów.

“Prevocalic Faithfulness”, Phonology 25 (2008), 1-36.

“Palatal Nasal Decomposition in Slovene, Upper Sorbian and Polish”, Journal of Linguistics 44 (2008), 169-204.

“An Overview of Lexical Phonology”, Language and Linguistics Compass 2 (2008), 456-477.

“Feature Geometry from the Perspective of Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian”, Linguistic Inquiry 38 (2007), 85-138.

"The Phonology of Polish", in Keith Brown (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition (2006), Oxford: Elsevier, 671-676.

"Rule Ordering and Derivation in Phonology", in Keith Brown (ed.), Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition (2006), Oxford: Elsevier, 676-679.

“A Conspiracy of Gliding Processes in Polish”, Journal of Slavic Linguistics 15 (2007), 325-357.

“Perspectives on Polish Palatalization”, Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics 42 (2006), 239-268.

"Mid Vowel Fronting in Ukrainian", Phonology 22 (2005), 1-36.

"Derivation in Optimality Theory: A Reply to Burzio", Linguistic Inquiry 35 (2004), 656-670.

“Posterior Stridents in Korean and Russian”, Studies in Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology 10 (2004), 145-167.

“Duke-of-York Derivations in Polish”, Linguistic Inquiry 34 (2003), 601-629.

“Polish Palatalization in Derivational Optimality Theory”, Lingua 113 (2003), 197-237.

Booij, Geert E. and Jerzy Rubach (co-authors) "Lexical Phonology", in William J. Frawley (ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Linguistics (2003), New York: Oxford University, 443-447.      

“Against Subsegmental Glides”, Linguistic Inquiry 33 (2002), 672-687.

”An Overview of Palatalization-i”, Studies in Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology 8 (2002),169-186.

Rubach, Jerzy and Geert E. Booij (co-authors) “Allomorphy in Optimality Theory: Polish Iotation”, Language 77 (2001), 26-60.

“Backness Switch in Russian”, Phonology 17 (2000), 39-64. Reprinted in John J. McCarthy (ed.) Optimality Theory in Phonology: A Reader (2004), Oxford: Blackwell, 438-450.

“Glide and Glottal Stop Insertion in Slavic Languages: A DOT Analysis”, Linguistic Inquiry 31 (2000), 271-317.

“Syllabic Consonants in English”, Anglica 9 (2000), 157-170.