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Wed Jul 10 2013

Confs: Hungarian, General Linguistics/Hungary

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Date: 10-Jul-2013
From: Éva Dékány <>
Subject: 11th International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian
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11th International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian Short Title: ICSH11

Date: 29-Aug-2013 - 31-Aug-2013 Location: Piliscsaba, Hungary Contact: Anna Gazdik Contact Email: < click here to access email > Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Hungarian

Meeting Description:

The International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian is a meeting organized biannually for linguists working on or having an interest in any linguistically relevant aspect of the Hungarian language.

The 11th International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian is organized jointly by Pázmány Péter Catholic University and the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, August 29-31, 2013, Piliscsaba, Hungary.

Invited Speakers:

Valéria Molnár (Lund University, Sweden)
Anna Szabolcsi (New York University)
Robert M. Vago (City University of New York)

Registration fee: HUF 20,000 (EUR 70.00/USD 80.00; students have a 50 per cent reduction)

Thursday, August 29

9.30 - 10.30
Anna Szabolcsi (New York University)
Vajon kérdés-e, vagy nem? ‘Is it a question or not, I wonder’

10.30 - 11.10
Ágnes Bende-Farkas (RIL-HAS)
The semantics of floating ‘Mind’ ‘All’ in Old Hungarian

11.10 - 11.25
Coffee break

11.25 - 12.05
Katalin Mády (RIL-HAS) - Andrea Deme (RIL-HAS) - Ádám Szalontai (RIL-HAS) - Balázs Surányi (RIL-HAS & PPKE)
On the interdependency of prosodic phasing and prosodic prominence in Hungarian

12.05 - 12.45
Irene Vogel - Angeliki Athanasopoulou - Nadya Pincus (University of Delaware)
The acoustic properties of prominence in Hungarian and the Functional Load Hypothesis

12.45 - 14.15
Lunch break

14.15 - 14.55
Péter Rebrus (RIL-HAS) - Miklós Törkenczy (RIL-HAS & ELTE English Linguistics Department)
Hungarian vowel harmony and the typology of front/back harmony

14.55 - 15.35
Brigitta Fodor (Stony Brook University)
Adaptation and suffixation of loanwords with a syllabic /l/ in Hungarian

15.35 - 16.15
Péter Siptár (ELTE & RIL-HAS) - Etelka Tekla Gráczi (RIL-HAS)

16.15 - 16.30
Coffee break

16.30 - 17.10
Jutta Hartmann (University of Tübingen) - Vera Hegedűs (RIL-HAS) - Balázs Surányi (RIL-HAS & PPKE)
On copula-drop in Hungarian

17.10 - 17.50
György Rákosi (University of Debrecen)
Psych predicates, anaphors and the configurationality issue in Hungarian

17.50 - 18.30
Anikó Lipták (Leiden University)
Relative pronouns as sluiced remnants

Wine reception

Friday, August 30

9.30 - 10.30
Valéria Molnár (Lund University)
Clausal asymmetries

10.30 - 11.10
Márta Abrusán (CNRS IRIT)
On the focus-sensitivity of factive verbs in Hungarian

11.10 - 11.50
Hans-Martin Gärtner (RIL-HAS) - Beáta Gyuris (RIL-HAS)
Objective agreement, quotative inversion and the transitivity of reporting clauses

11.50 - 12.00Coffee break

12.00 - 12.40
Éva Dékány (RIL-HAS) - Vera Hegedűs (RIL-HAS)
Word order variation in Hungarian PPs

12.40 - 13.20
Gergely Kántor (RIL-HAS)
Hungarian mint as conj

13.20 - 14.45
Lunch break

14.45 - 15.25
Mária Gósy (RIL-HAS) - Péter Siptár (ELTE & RIL-HAS)
Abstractness or complexity? The case of Hungarian /a:/

15.25 - 16.05
Zsuzsanna Bárkányi (ELTE & RIL-HAS) - Zoltán Kiss (ELTE)
Phonetics or phonology? Why do sonorants not voice in Hungarian?

16.05 - 16.15
Coffee break

16.15 - 17.15
Poster session

+ Éva Kardos (University of Debrecen)
The aspectual structure of creation/consumption predicates

* Mátyás Gerőcs (RIL-HAS & PPKE)
Event quantification in Hungarian. A comparative analysis of ki-ki and mindenki

** Barbara Egedi (RIL-HAS)
Plural agreement within possessive constructions in three varieties in Hungarian

Lilla Pintér (PPKE)
Suspended obviation and spelled out PRO are two sides of the same coin

László Drienkó (ELTE)
Agreement groups coverage of Hungarian mother-child language

Judit Farkas - Gábor Alberti - Veronika Szabó (University of Pécs)
DP-Internal operators and their scopal interaction with operators of the verb

Tibor Laczkó (University of Debrecen)
Revisiting Hungarian sentence structure from an LFG perspective

Doris Gerland - Albert Ortmann (Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf)What counts as relational in Hungarian?

+ = semantics alternate* = syntax alternate 1
** = syntax alternate 2

17.15 - 18.15
Robert Vago (CUNY)
The inflectional phonology and morphology of Hungarian in Stratal Optimality Theory

Conference dinner

Saturday, August 31

9.30 - 10.10
Marcel den Dikken (CUNY)
The morphosyntax and morphophonology of (in)alienable possession: The Hungarian contribution

10.10 - 10.50
András Bárány (University of Cambridge)
The Hungarian subjective paradigm and possessed DOs

10.50 - 11.10
Coffee break

11.10 - 11.50
Mátyás Gerőcs (RIL-HAS & PPKE) - Lilla Pintér (PPKE)
Do Hungarian preschoolers always understand number words exactly?

11.50 - 12.30
Tamás Halm (PPKE)
Telicity and free choice: FCIs and verbal modifiers in Hungarian

12.30 - 14.00
Lunch break

14.00 - 14.40
Gábor Alberti (University of Pécs) - Judit Farkas (RIL-HAS & University of Pécs)
Arguments for arguments in the complement of the Hungarian nominal head

14.40 - 15.20
Genovéva Puskás (University of Geneva)
Hungarian embedded subjunctive clauses: A family business

15.20 - 15.35
Coffee break

15.35 - 16.15
Éva Dékány (RIL-HAS)
The structure of Old Hungarian -t gerunds

16.15 - 15.55
Huba Bartos (RIL-HAS)
The morphosyntax of causatives and affix multifunctionality

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