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prof. ucz. dr hab. Janina Mołczanow



  • M.A. in English Philology, Catholic University of Lublin, 2001
  • Ph.D. in General Linguistics, University of Warsaw, 2005
  • Postdoctoral degree in Linguistics, University of Warsaw, 2018

Research interests:

  • Phonology
  • Phonetics
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Historical linguistics
  • Comparative linguistics
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Foreign language teaching


  • 2011 – 2012 Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers, project Vowel Reduction in Germanic and Slavic. Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany).
  • 2016 Humboldt Research Fellowship (Renewed research stay), project Prosodic processing in aphasic speakers. Philipps-Universität Marburg (Germany).

Funded projects:

  • 2022 – 2023 Nowe Idee (New ideas) grant funded by the Ministry of Higher Education in Poland as a part of the Excellence Initiative; Influence of accented speech on language processing during simultaneous interpreting (co-investigator, principle investigator: dr Karolina Broś)
  • 2018 – 2022 National Science Centre grant nr. 2017/27/B/HS2/00780, project Perceptual and acoustic correlates of rhythmic stress (principle investigator)
  • 2016 – 2021 National Science Centre grant (Poland) nr. 2015/18/E/HS2/00066, project The role of phonological features in phonotactics: A study in structure and learnability of consonant clusters in Slavic and Germanic languages (co-investigator, principle investigator: Prof. Paula Orzechowska).
  • 2016 – 2018 National Science Centre grant (Poland) nr. 2015/17/B/HS2/01455, project Iterative and Bidirectional Stress Systems: Polish and Ukrainian (co-investigator, principle investigator: Prof. Beata Łukaszewicz).

Recent publications:

Latest book:

Janina Mołczanow (2022)

Interactions of Vowel Quality and Prosody in East Slavic.

Equinox Publishing. Series Advances in Optimality Theory.

ISBN 9781800502345