prof. dr hab. Jerzy Rubach

Department of the English Language

full professor

Room number: 237

Phone: +48 (22) 5531416


  Office hours: Winter semester 22/23
Monday: 14.15-15.00
Tuesday: 12.15-13.00
by e-mail appointment
prof. dr hab. Jerzy Rubach


M.A., University of Warsaw, 1971

Ph.D., University of Warsaw, 1975

Assistant Professor, 1975

Associate Professor, 1981

Professor, 1988

Full Professor, 1993

Research interests and projects

  • phonological theory
  • Optimality Theory
  • palatalization
  • distinctive features
  • syllable
  • opacity
  • languages
  • Germanic languages: English, German and Dutch
  • Slavic languages: Polish, Russian, Ukrainian, Belarus, Slovak, Czech, Upper Sorbian, Kashubian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, and Slovene
  • other languages: French, Italian, Spanish, and Korean
  • dialectology (especially the Kurpian dialect of Polish)
  • historical linguistics
  • sociolinguistics
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Selected publications


Rubach, J. (2017). Kurpiowska deklinacja. . Ostrołęka: Związek Kurpiów.

Rubach, J. (2016). Kurpiowska Koniugacja. (Wydanie Ith ed.). Ostrołęka: Związek Kurpiów.


Rubach,J. (2020). Chain Effects in Kurpian. JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS 56, s. 663-690.

Rubach,J. (2020). High Vowel Decomposition in Midwest American English. (2020).

                           In Approaches to the Study of Sound Structure and Speech, Piotr Gąsiorowski,

                           Agnieszka Kiełkiewicz-Jankowiak and Magdalena Wrembel (eds.). New York:

                           Routledge. (S. 24-41).

Rubach,J. (2019). Surface Velar Palatalization in Polish. NATURAL LANGUAGE and

                           LINGUISTIC THEORY 37:4, s.1421-1462.

Rubach,J.  (2019) Three Arguments for Underspecified Representations. STUDIES IN POLISH     

                          LINGUISTICS 14,(s.191-217).

Rubach, J. and Tomasz Łuszczek (2019) The Vowel System of Podhale Goralian. Research in Language

                                                          17.2 , 105-126.

Rubach, J. (2018). Liquid Lowering in Kurpian. JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 54, (pp. 1-34).

Rubach, J. (2017). Derived Imperfective Tensing in Kurpian. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, 53, (pp. 251-280).

Rubach, J. (2017). Nasal Vowels in Kurpian. Zeszyty Naukowe OstrołęckiegoTowarzystwa Naukowego, 31, (pp. 57-72).

Rubach, J. (2017). Derivational Meanders of High Vowel Palatalization in Polish. LINGUA, 199, (pp. 1-26).

Rubach, J. (2016). Polish Yers: Representation and Analysis. JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 52, (pp. 421-466).

Rubach, J. (2014). Final Tensing in Kurpian. Studies in Polish Linguistics, 9, (pp. 45-65).

Rubach, J. (2014). Soft Labial Conspiracy in Kurpian. JOURNAL OF LINGUISTICS, 50, (pp. 185-230).

Rubach, J. (2013). Exceptional Segments in Polish. NATURAL LANGUAGE & LINGUISTIC THEORY, 31, (pp. 1139-1162).

Older publications can be found on the complete list in PBN