This volume is a collection of studies in generative (morpho)syntax and phonology, which grew out of the 6th Generative Phonology in Poland (GLiP) meeting that took place at the University of Warsaw in the spring of 2008. The sixteen papers, written by the leading scholars in linguistics as well as young researchers, give a representative flavour of investigations across (morpho)syntax and phonology from the current generative perspective. Drawing on recent advances in formal linguistics, the majority of studies in this volume test the applicability of available theoretical frameworks to selected bodies of data. Some papers discuss the adequacy of competing theoretical solutions in the light of new experimental results. The empirical data is drawn from a variety of languages including standard and dialectal Polish, Russian, Croatian, Czech, English, Frisian and Swahili. The purpose is not only to illustrate long-standing problems but also to highlight less known facts. The collection will thus be relevant to those concerned with theoretical accounts, experimental findings, Slavic and general linguistics.
About the Author: Piotr Banski co-founded the GLiP conference series and has co-organised all the GLiP meetings to date. He graduated as a syntactician, then turned towards morphology and nowadays his interests lean towards lexicography and text encoding. He is currently an elected member of the Text Encoding Initiative Technical Council and an expert on the ISO TC 37 Subcommittee for Language Resource Management. Beata Lukaszewicz is Assistant Professor at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Her research interests focus on formal and empirical issues in phonological acquisition as well as the phonetics-phonology interface. She has published in a number of journals including Lingua, Journal of Child Language and Journal of Slavic Linguistics. Monika Opalinska is Assistant Professor at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland. Her research interests include phonology and historical linguistics. She has recently published a critical translation of the Old English Dream of the Rood. She is currently working on the Exeter Codex elegies and on the metrical issues of Old English liturgical poetry. Joanna Zaleska graduated from University of Warsaw, Poland, with a thesis on approaches to phonological opacity in Optimality Theory. She is currently a PhD student at the same university, investigating the issue of redundant information in phonological representations.