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Adrian Czardybon, MA (Mr)

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Subject

Linguistics

SToRE membership

SToRE member since 21 Aug 2012

1. advisor: Prof. Dr. Sebastian Löbner

2. advisor: Prof. Dr. Hana Filip

3. advisor: Dr. Albert Ortmann

PhD project

Definiteness in a language without article. A study on Polish

Most standard Slavic languages do not exhibit a definite article, in contrast to, for example, the Germanic languages. The question then arises how do the articlesless Slavic languages express the semantic category of definiteness? In my dissertation I will focus on the West Slavic language Polish, which is said to be an articleless language. The first goal is the analysis of the various definiteness strategies in Polish such as information structure, aspect, demonstratives, possession, and case alternation. The investigation of these definiteness strategies will be done on the basis of Löbner's (1985, 2011) approach to definiteness and his distinction of concept types into sortal, relational, individual, and functional. It will be interesting to see whether the four concept types are treated differently in these strategies.

Conference presentations (5 most important)

  1. Czardybon, Adrian (2012): "The Definite Article in the Upper Silesian Dialect of Polish". Talk given at the Workshop on "Semantic and Typological Perspectives on Definites", Düsseldorf, Germany
  2. Czardybon, Adrian & Fleischhauer, Jens (2012): "Nominal Determination, Aspect, and Telicity in Slavic Languages". Talk given at the Conference on "Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science", Düsseldorf, Germany
  3. Czardybon, Adrian (2013): "Definiteness and Concept Types in Polish". Talk given at the Workshop on "Languages with and without articles", Paris, France
  4. Czardybon, Adrian (2013): "Die Distribution des oberschlesischen definiten Artikels bei semantischer und pragmatischer Eindeutigkeit". Talk given at the Semantik und Pragmatik im Südwesten (SPSW) 5, Saarbrücken, Germany
  5. Czardybon, Adrian (2013): "Variation in the explicit marking of definiteness. Standard Polish ten vs. Upper Silesian tyn". Talk given at The Eighth Annual Meeting of the Slavic Linguistics Society, Szczecin, Poland

Last updated

08 Jan 2014