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From Sound to Meaning in Context

Studies in Honour of Piotr Ruszkiewicz


Edited By Alicja Witalisz

This volume is a collection of papers approaching the phenomenon of language from a variety of perspectives. Scholars in phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicology, historical linguistics and translation studies share the results of their research. They invite the reader on a journey into the multifaceted and complex world of human language, moving from the study of sound through the description of structure to the analysis of meaning. The volume has been brought together to honour Professor Piotr Ruszkiewicz from the Institute of Modern Languages of the Pedagogical University of Cracow, a linguist and academic lecturer.
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With this volume the Institute of Modern Languages of the Pedagogical University of Cracow honours Prof. Dr. Piotr Ruszkiewicz, our mentor, colleague and friend, and congratulates him on the triple anniversary he celebrates in 2014. Piotr Ruszkiewicz began his adventure with English studies in 1964 at the University of Warsaw, where in 1974 he received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy based on a dissertation entitled Modern Approaches to Graphophonemic Investigations in English. In 1984, on publishing a monograph on Aspects of Reflexivization in English, Piotr Ruszkiewicz was awarded the academic title of Doctor of Letters in English linguistics (habilitation) by Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. In 1998, the book Morphology in Generative Grammar: From Morpheme-based Grammar to Lexical Morphology and Beyond. A Study of Selected Models of Morphological Description won him the tile of Professor of Humanities granted by the President of Poland. This year Professor Piotr Ruszkiewicz celebrates the 30th anniversary of his habilitation degree, the 40th anniversary of completing his doctorate, and the 50th anniversary of university matriculation.

Piotr Ruszkiewicz’s academic career and scholarly research have led him to many Polish and American universities and colleges, including the University of Warsaw, University of Silesia, Opole University, University of Gdańsk, the State Higher Vocational School in Elbląg and Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce. He received the position of Professor ordinarius at the Pedagogical University of Cracow, where he has been teaching since 2002. Professor Ruszkiewicz was a beneficiary of two American government research grants...

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