Institute of English Studies University of Warsaw

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Beata Łukaszewicz

dr hab. Beata ŁukaszewiczPosition: Associate Professor
Office: 236
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Degrees and titles:

  • M.A., University of Warsaw, 1994
  • Ph.D., University of Warsaw, 2000
  • Postdoctoral Degree in Linguistics, University of Warsaw , 2012

Research interests:

  • phonological acquisition (formal and empirical issues concerning the origins and development of phonological organization in the child)
  • phonetics-phonology interface (links and boundaries between the gradient and the categorical)
  • generative phonology (especially, Optimality Theory)
  • acoustic phonetics
  • psycholinguistic models of language processing
  • metrical theories and the phonetic grounding of primary and secondary stress

Recent projects:

  • 19.02.2016 – 18.02.2018  The National Science Centre, Poland, grant 2015/17/B/HS2/01455 “Iterative and bidirectional stress systems: Polish and Ukrainian”; role in the project: Principal Investigator

Selected publications:

  • Łukaszewicz, Beata (2018). Phonetic evidence for an iterative stress system: the issue of consonantal rhythm. Phonology 35.1, 115-150. Available at
  • Łukaszewicz, Beata & Janina Mołczanow (2018). Leftward and rightward stress iteration in Ukrainian: acoustic evidence and theoretical implications. In Czaplicki, Bartłomiej, Beata Łukaszewicz & Monika Opalińska (Eds.), Phonology, Fieldwork and Generalisations. Berlin: Peter Lang. 259-275.
  • Łukaszewicz, B. & Janina Mołczanow (2018). Rhythmic stress in Ukrainian: Acoustic evidence of a bidirectional system. To appear in Journal of Linguistics 54. Available at
  • Łukaszewicz, B., & Rozborski, B. (2008). Korelaty akustyczne akcentu wyrazowego w języku polskim dorosłych i dzieci. Prace Filologiczne LIV, 265-283.
  • Łukaszewicz, B., & Opalińska, M. (2007). How abstract are children’s underlying representations – evidence from Polish. Journal of Slavic Linguistics,15(2), 263-89.
  • Łukaszewicz, B. (2007). Reduction in syllable onsets in the acquisition of Polish: deletion, coalescence, metathesis and gemination. Journal of Child Language,34, 53-82.
  • Łukaszewicz, B., & Opalińska, M. (2006). ‘e-raising’ in child Polish: phonetics-phonology interface. Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics,42, 163-190.
  • Łukaszewicz, B. (2006). Extrasyllabicity, transparency and prosodic constituency in the acquisition of Polish. Lingua,116(1), 1-30.
  • Łukaszewicz, B. (2006). Acquisition of the + back contrast in Polish. In P. Bański., B. Łukaszewicz & M. Opalińska(Eds.), Studies in constraint-based phonology (89-109). Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.
  • Bański, P., Łukaszewicz, B., & Opalińska, M. (Eds.). (2006). Studies in constraint-based phonology. Warszawa: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego.