prof. UW dr hab. Eugeniusz Cyran



Research interests:
– Phonology
– Phonetics (Phonetic theory, practical phonetics)
– Phonetics-Phonology interface
– Acoustic phonetics

Educational background, degrees:

– 2014 – full professor (the title of professor)
– 2006 – professor (university professor), The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
– 2003 – Habilitation (a post-doctoral degree) in linguistics, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
– 1995 – PhD in linguistics, Catholic University of Lublin
– 1992 – MA in English philology, Catholic University of Lublin

Professional experience:
– 2007 – present – University College of English Language Teacher Education, University of Warsaw
– 1992 – present – Institute of English Studies, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin
– 2004 – 2007 – Wszechnica Świętokrzyska, Kielce



(2014) Between Phonology and Phonetics. Polish Voicing. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter Mouton.
(2010) Complexity Scales and Licensing in Phonology. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
(1997) Resonance Elements in Phonology. A Study in Munster Irish. Lublin: Folium.

(Co-)edited books:

(2016) (ed.). Phonology. Its Faces and Interfaces. Berlin: Peter Lang. (co-editor: Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska)
(2014) (ed.). Crossing Phonetics-Phonology Lines. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. (co-editor: Jolanta Szpyra-Kozłowska)
(2012)    (ed.). Sound, Structure and Sense. Studies in Memory of Edmund Gussmann. Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL. 840s. (co-editors: Henryk Kardela and Bogdan Szymanek).
(2010)    (ed.). Verb Structures. Between Phonology and Morphosyntax, Studies in Linguistics and Methodology 2. Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL. (co-editor: Bogdan Szymanek).
(1998)    (ed.) Structure and Interpretation. Studies in Phonology. Lublin: Folium.


(2014) The phonology and phonetics of obstruentization. E. Cyran and J. Szpyra-Kozłowska (eds.) Crossing Phonetics-Phonology Lines, 31-46. Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
(2014)     On the relationship between phonology and phonetics. Phonological, Syntactic, and Semantic Issues in Word-formation. 21-39. Berlin: Peter Lang.
(2013) Ambiguity in phonology. A. Bondaruk i A. Malicka-Kleparska (eds.), Ambiguity. Multifaceted structures in syntax, morphology and phonology, 149-167. Studies in Linguistics and Methodology vol. 5. Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL.
(2012)    Cracow voicing is neither phonological nor phonetic. It is both phonological and phonetic. E. Cyran, H. Kardela, i B. Szymanek (red.) Sound, Structure and Sense. Studies in Memory of Edmund Gussmann, 153-183. Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL.
(2012)    artykuł wspomnieniowy z B. Szymankiem pt. Prof. Edmund Gussmann, w: BPTJ LXVII: 9-13.
(2011)    Laryngeal realism and laryngeal relativism: Two voicing systems in Polish? Studies in Polish Linguistics 6: 45-80.
(2010)    The phonetics, phonology and morphophonology of Secondary Imperfectives in Polish. E. Cyran i B. Szymanek (red.), Verb Structures. Between Phonology and Morphosyntax, Studies in Linguistics and Methodology 2: 111-138. Lublin: Wydawnictwo KUL.
(2010)    with B. Szymanek, Phonological and morphological functions of palatalization in Irish and Polish. Dunja Brozović Rončević, Maxim Fomin and Ranko Matasović (eds.), Celts and Slavs in Central and Southeastern Europe. Studia Celto-Slavica 3: 99-133. Zagreb: Institut za hrvatski  jezik i jezikoslovlje.
(2008)    Review article: The Phonology of Polish, Oxford University Press 2007, The Phonology of the World’s Languages. pp.367. BPTJ 64, s. 261-275.
(2008)    Consonant Clusters in Strong and Weak positions. Joaquim Brandăo de Carvalho, Tobias Scheer and Philippe Ségéral (red.), Lenition and Fortition, 447-481. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
(2006)    Review article: A Lateral Theory of Phonology, by Tobias Scheer. The Linguistic Review 23, 505-542.
(2006)    Polish and English syllable structures. How different are they? Zeszyty Wszechnicy Świętokrzyskiej. Filologia Angielska 1/23, 151-160.
(2006)    The phonological basis of non-phonological phenomena: liquid metathesis in Slavic. I. Bobrowski and K. Kowalik (eds.), Od fonemu do tekstu. Prace dedykowane Profesorowi Romanowi Laskowskiemu, 131-156. Wydawnictwo LEXIS, Kraków.
(2005)    Sound patterns of Polish: phonotactic paradoxes at the right edge of words, Studies in Polish Linguistics 2, 61-89.
(2003)    Branching onsets in Polish. S. Ploch (red.), Living on the Edge: 28 Papers in Honour of Jonathan Kaye, 303-320. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
(2003)    Licensing strength and syllable structure in Government Phonology, Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics 38, 2002/2003, 41-73. Poznań: School of English, Adam Mickiewicz University.
(2002)    Syllabic complexity and licensing, PASE Papers in Language Studies. Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English, 111-118. Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego.
(2001)    Parameters and scales in syllable markedness: the right edge of the word in Malayalam, K. Dziubalska-Kołaczyk (red.) Constraints and Preferences, 1-42. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
(1999)    with Edmund Gussmann, Consonantal clusters and Governing Relations: Polish initial consonant sequences, H. van der Hulst and N. Ritter (red.) The Syllable. Views and Facts, 219-247. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
(1998)    with Morgan Nilsson, The Slavic [w > v] shift: A case for phonological strength, in: E. Cyran (red.), Structure and Interpretation. Studies in Phonology, 89-100. Lublin: Folium.
(1998)    with Edmund Gussmann, Polish Consonantal Sequences: A Phonological Testing Ground, in: E. Cyran (red.), Structure and Interpretation. Studies in Phonology, 127-138. Lublin: Folium.
(1997)    Irish ‘tense’ sonorants and licensing of empty positions, S. Puppel i R. Hickey (red.), Language History and Linguistic Modelling. A Festschrift for Jacek Fisiak on His 60th Birthday, 1261-1271. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
(1996)    Vocalic elements in phonology. A case study in Munster Irish (summary of the PHD dissertation), Glot International, vol. 2, issue 1/2, Holland Academic Graphics, The Hague.
(1996)    Parametric occurrence of elements in phonological systems, H. Kardela and B. Szymanek (eds.), A Festschrift for Edmund Gussmann from His Friends and Colleagues, 75-98. Lublin: RW KUL.
(1996)    Licensing properties of nuclei and principle ranking in Irish, The Linguistic Review 13, 1-31.
(1995)    Two makes three? Vowel quantity in Modern Irish, Papers and Studies in Contrastive Linguistics XXX, 167-184.
(1995)    Vocalic systems in Government Phonology, E. Gussmann (red.), Licensing in Syntax and Phonology. PASE Studies and Monographs, vol. 1, 217-237. Lublin: Folium.
(1994)    Super-heavy rhymes in Modern Irish, w: E. Gussmann i H. Kardela (red.), Focus on Language. Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of the Polish Association for the Study of English, 63-81. Lublin: UMCS.