minutes of the 2015-09-15 meeting of
the Department of English Linguistics,
Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest


voting members

  1. Hordós Marianna, core member
  2. Kiss Zoltán, core member
  3. Lázár A. Péter, core member
  4. Marosán Lajos, core member
  5. Nádasdy Ádám, core member
  6. Newson, Mark, core member
  7. Starčević Attila, core member
  8. Szécsényi Krisztina, core member
  9. Szigetvári Péter, core member, chair
  10. Törkenczy Miklós, core member

non-voting members

  1. Marcel den Dikken, core member
  2. Gőcze Borbála, teaching assistant
  3. Horváth Mihály, student representative
  4. Lelner Zsófia, teaching assistant
  5. Nagy Laura, teaching assistant
  6. Varga László, professor emeritus


  1. Szigetvári welcomes the participants of the meeting, especially the three teaching assistants and Marcel den Dikken, the new member of the department.
  2. The teaching assistants introduce themselves and briefly discuss their plans.
  3. Szigetvári talks about the good news that den Dikken could finally sign his contract, and the uncomfortable news about the difficulties still in the way of transporting his book donation from New York.
  4. Two courses of the department had to be cancelled because of lack of enough interest. The students, who registered, have been notified. The other courses are up and running with no significant overquota students at any of them.
  5. Den Dikken talks about his plans for setting up the Nyelvelméleti Kutatóközpont (NYEKK). The Centre is to become an umbrella over the linguists of the Faculty with a generative bias. It is supposed to coordinate research and teaching, to cater for grant applications, and to make the introduction of sabbaticals possible.
  6. Törkenczy discusses the University’s odd procedure of accepting PhD students without any kind of interview.
  7. Szigetvári lists the statistics about theses the department has received in the past year.

minutes kept by Péter Szigetvári
verified by Attila Starčević

Budapest, 2015-09-15

last touched 2015-09-15 23:31:45 +0200