Iwona Sadowska


Assistant Teaching Professor
Director of Polish Studies


Department of Slavic Languages


Prof. Sadowska's fields of interest include: cultural analysis, film studies, critical theory, Slavic literatures, and applied linguistics.

Sadowska is the author of Polish: A Comprehensive Grammar, published with Routledge in 2012 as part of its leading grammar series. At 647 pages in length, this book is the most extensive description of the Polish language system published internationally and is unique in addressing gender issues in the language; she is currently working on a second edition. It can be ordered through Routledge: Paperback, Hardcover. It can also be ordered through Amazon, Paperback, Hardcover, Kindle Edition, and Apple, iBook.

Polish: A Comprehensive Grammar
Polish: A Comprehensive Grammar is a complete reference guide to the grammar system for all learners of Polish. It presents an accessible and systematic description of the language, focusing on real patterns of use in contemporary Polish.

The Grammar is a comprehensive work and an invaluable resource for students and anyone interested in linguistics and the way modern Polish works.

Features include:
   • coverage of all parts of speech
   • full cross referencing
   • well-selected and illuminating examples.

The book is organized in such a way to promote a thorough understanding of Polish at all levels of structure: the sound system, formation of words and phrases, and sentence construction. It offers a stimulating analysis of the complexities of the language, providing clear explanations and examples of each point.

Polish: A Comprehensive Grammar is the essential reference work on Polish grammar for all learners and users of the language.