Institute of English Studies University of Warsaw

Structure of the Institute of English Studies University of Warsaw

Bartłomiej Czaplicki

dr Bartłomiej CzaplickiTitle: Associate Professor
Office: 236/237
Phone: +48 (22) 5531416
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Degrees and titles:

  • M.A., University of Warsaw, 1998
  • Ph.D., University of Warsaw, 2003
  • Assistant Professor, 2003
  • Postdoctoral degree (Habilitacja), 2015.

Research interests:

  • lexicon-based phonology and morphology
    • substance-free phonology
    • usage-based models
  • exemplar models
  • probabilistic generalizations
  • analogy
  • generative phonology
    • markedness
    • syllable structure
    • assimilation and dissimilation
  • sound change and historical phonology
    • phonetic conditioning
    • Evolutionary Phonology
  • sociolinguistics and dialectology
    • North-American dialects of English
    • Mazovian dialects of Polish
  • teaching English pronunciation

Selected publications: 



  • Czaplicki, B. (2014). Lexicon Based Phonology: Arbitrariness in Grammar. LINCOM Studies in Phonology 02. Munich: Lincom Europa.


  • Czaplicki, B. (2013). R-metathesis in English: An account based on perception and frequency of use. Lingua 137, 172-192.
  • Czaplicki, B. (2013). Labial palatalization in dialectal Polish: On phonetic naturalness in grammars. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics 49 (4), 455-486.
  • Czaplicki, B. (2013). Arbitrariness in grammar: Palatalization effects in Polish. Lingua,123, 31-57.
  • Czaplicki, B. (2011). Phonetically-driven dissimilation in Polish dialects. In P. Bański, B. Łukaszewicz, M. Opalińska & J. Zaleska (Eds.), Generative investigations: Syntax, morphology, and phonology (pp. 292-307). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Czaplicki, B. (2011). Against the syllable: Epenthesis and metathesis in English. In J. Wełna (Ed.), Anglica 20. Approaches to Language (pp. 7-18). Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.
  • Czaplicki, B. (2010). An evolutionary perspective on contrast neutralization in standard and dialectal Polish. In W. Browne, A. Cooper, A. Fisher, E. Kesici, & N. Predolac (Eds.), Formal approaches to Slavic linguistics #18: The second Cornell meeting (pp. 58-72). Ann Arbor: Michigan Slavic Publications.
  • Czaplicki, B. (2010). Emergent stops in English and in Polish: Against syllable-based accounts. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, 46(2), 177-191.
  • Czaplicki, B. (2010). Palatalized labials in Polish dialects: an evolutionary perspective. Journal of Slavic Linguistics, 18(2), 259-290.
  • Czaplicki, B. (2009). Voice assimilation in Ukrainian and English. In J. Wełna (Ed.), Anglica 18. Explorations in Language (pp. 119-130). Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.
  • Czaplicki, B. (2009). Non-teleological approaches to metathesis: Evidence from dialects of Polish. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, 45(3), 353-367.
  • Czaplicki, B. (2008). Decomposition of nasal vowels in Polish. In F. Marusic & R. Zaucer (Eds.), Studies in formal Slavic linguistics (pp. 55-73). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang Publishing Group, Frankfurt am Main.
  • Czaplicki, B. (2007). Syllable structure of Ukrainian. An OT perspective. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, 43(2), 23-41.
  • Czaplicki, B. (2006). Laryngeals and velars in Ukrainian. The Slavonic and East European Review, 84(1),1-15. 


Conference papers:

  • with Marzena Żygis, Daniel Pape and Luis Jesus. Analiza akustyczna i socjolingwistyczna nowych realizacji polskich sybilantów. Akustyka w językoznawstwie – językoznawstwo w akustyce. 26-27 September 2014. Warsaw, University of Warsaw.
  • On modular approaches to grammar. Evidence from Polish. 47th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. 11-14 September 2014. Poznań, Adam Mickiewicz University.
  • Word-specific phonology: The impact of token frequency. Linguistic Snapshots Language and Cognition. 16-17 May 2014, Sosnowiec, University of Silesia.
  • On base transparency and productivity. Polish Adjectivizing suffixes. Old-World Conference in Phonology. 22-25 January 2014. Leiden, Leiden University.
  • with Marzena Żygis and Daniel Pape. Acoustic analysis and sociolinguistic aspects of recent developments in Polish sibilants. Approaches to Phonology and Phonetics, 21-23 June, 2013. Lublin, UMCS.
  • Type frequency and iconicity: Distribution of Polish diminutive suffixes. Approaches to Phonology and Phonetics, 21-23 June, 2013. Lublin, UMCS.
  • Frequency of use and expressive palatalization: Allomorph distribution of Polish diminutives. 21st Manchester Phonology Meeting, 23-25 May 2013, Manchester, University of Manchester.
  • with Marzena Żygis and Daniel Pape. Dynamics of sibilant systems: Standard Polish and its dialects. Phonetik & Phonologie 8. Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. 2012.
  • with Marzena Żygis and Daniel Pape. “New developments in the Polish sibilant system?” 2nd Workshop on Sound Change. Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, Munich. 2012.
  • “Arbitrariness in grammar: Palatalization effects in Polish.” 44th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Universidad de la Rioja, Logroño. 2011.
  • “Arbitrariness in grammar. Palatalization effects in Polish.” 19th Manchester Phonology Meeting. Manchester. 2011
  • “Vowel Shifts in Slavic: An evolutionary account based on feature mis-attribution”. Poznań Linguistic Meeting. Poznań. 2010.
  • “Auditory feature mis-parsing: An evolutionary account of vowel shifts in Slavic”. Language as Social Coordination: An evolutionary perspective. Warsaw. 2010.
  • “Contrast neutralization results from weak perceptibility: Evidence from a dialect of Polish”. Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 18. Cornell University. 2009.
  • “Is metathesis phonetically-driven? Evidence from dialects of Polish”. Sixth Old-World Conference in Phonology. Edinburgh. 2009.
  • “Functional approaches to metathesis. Evidence from dialects of Polish”. Poznan Linguistics Meeting. Poznań. 2008.
  • “Phonetically-based sound change in dialects of Polish” 16th Manchester Phonology Meeting. Manchester. 2008.
  • “Phonetically-driven dissimilation” Generative Linguistics in Poland. Warszawa. 2008.
  • “Phonetically-based sound change”. Brown Bag Series. State University of New York at Stony Brook. 2008.
  • “Decomposition of Polish Nasal Vowels”. Formal Description of Slavic Languages. Nova Gorica. 2006.
  •  An OT Analysis of the Syllable Structure of Ukrainian”. Poznań Linguistic Meeting. Poznań. 2005.