Tomasz Luszczek

Job title: 
Visiting Student Researcher

I am a fifth-year PhD student in linguistics at the University of Warsaw. I am currently visiting the UC Berkeley Department of Linguistics on a 10-month Fulbright scholarship. My research focuses on phonological theory. Specifically, I investigate issues in phonological opacity and pursue the question of how they can contribute to theory construction, in particular, to selecting the correct model for Optimality Theory. My main empirical focus is Slavic, especially Podhale Goralian, an understudied dialect of Polish spoken in the Podhale region of southern Poland.