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The 11th International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian

The conference website can be reached from here: It 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. Registration is now open at Invited Speakers: Valéria Molnár (Lund University, Sweden) Anna Szabolcsi (New York University) Robert M. Vago (City University of New York)

Conference Program

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


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) Degemination?

 16.15 - 16.30

Coffee break

 16.30 - 17.10

Jutta Hartmann (University of Tübingen) - Vera Hegedu"s (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 Gaertner (RIL-HAS) - Beáta Gyuris (RIL-HAS) Objective agreement, quotative inversion and the transitivity of reporting clauses

 11.50 - 12.00

Coffee break

 12.00 - 12.40

Éva Dékány (RIL-HAS) - Vera Hegedu"s (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 Gergely (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?

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 Gero"cs (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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