prof. dr hab. Jerzy Rubach

Theoretical linguistics

full professor

Head of the Department of Theoretical Linguistics

Room number: 236

Phone: +48 (22) 5531416


  Office hours: Summer semester 2019-2020
Monday - 13.00-14.30
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. (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