szigetvari’s vita

Today we’re younger than we ever gonna be
(Regina Spektor)

contact

phone
+36 30 4702228
mail
szigetvariATelteDOThu
web
http://seas3.elte.hu/szigetva

affiliation

associate professor, head of the Department of English Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE)

address
Rákóczi út 5, 1088 Budapest, Hungary
phone
+36 1 4855200

degrees

2000
PhD in Linguistics (ELTE/MTA) (supervisor: Miklós Törkenczy; opponents: Jean Lowenstamm, Krisztina Polgárdi)
1994
MA in Latin Language and Literature and Theoretical Linguistics (ELTE)
1992
MA in English Language and Literature (ELTE)

languages

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Hungarian: native
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English, Plain TEX: proficient
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Latin, French, LaTeX, Perl, HTML, CSS: good
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Ancient Greek: mediocre
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Portuguese, Russian: basic

education

1994–1999
Theoretical Linguistics Doctoral Programme
1985–1994
Eötvös Loránd University (majors: English, Latin, Linguistics, Ancient Greek (4 yrs), Portuguese (2 yrs))
1980–1984
Piarista Gimnázium, Budapest (secondary school, grades 9–12)
1976–1980
International Children’s Center, Baghdad, Iraq (primary school, grades 5–8)
1972–1976
Baross Gábor Telepi általános Iskola, Budapest (primary school, grades 1–4)

scholarships

2006–2007
Hajdú Péter Scholarship
2001–2004
Bolyai János Scholarship
1998–1999
Telegdi Zsigmond Scholarship
1998–1999
Soros PhD Grant (no. 230/3/781)

reviewed for

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Acta Linguistica Hungarica
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Approaches to Hungarian
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ConSOLE
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English Language and Linguistics
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Language Sciences
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The Linguistic Review
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Linguistic Variation
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Mouton/Walter de Gruyter
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Natural Language and Linguistic Theory
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Generative Linguistics in the Old World (GLOW)
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Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP)
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Phonologica 2002
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Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics
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SinFonIJA

PhD supervisees

2014
Marcin Fortuna, Double Licensing Phonology (opponents: Elisabeth Leiss, Andreas Dufter, and myself, defence summa cum laude, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität)
2010
Attila Starčević, Melodic Representation in the CV/VC Framework (opponents: Katalin Balogné Bérces, László Kristó, defence cum laude, Eötvös Loránd University)
2008
Dániel Huber, Velars and Processes: Their Treatrment in Phonological Theory (opponents: Miklós Törkenczy, Krisztina Polgárdi, defence rite, Eötvös Loránd University)

MA supervisees

2016
Péter Őri, Aspiration vs voicing (referee: Miklós Törkenczy, mark: 4)
2011
Ida Verebes, The interactions of vowels and consonants in English (referee: Attila Starčević, mark: 5)
2006
Veronika Pulai, CCCC clusters in English (referee: Miklós Törkenczy, mark: 5)
2004
Ágnes Gyarmati, Sonority and syllables structure (referee: Miklós Törkenczy, mark: 5)
2004
Sylvia Blaho, Syllabic consonants in strict CV (Pázmány Péter Catholic University)
2002
Marianna Tóth, Clustering sounds of English in CV and VC phonology (referee: Miklós Törkenczy, mark: 5)
2002
Dániel Huber, Velar phenomena: Processes and their expression in phonology (referee: László Varga, mark: 5)
2001
Attila Starčević, Syllable-initial consonant clusters in English and Croatian: A melodic view on laryngeal and floating elements (referee: Miklós Törkenczy, mark: 5)
2001
Gábor Oláh, CCC clusters in English (referee: Miklós Törkenczy, mark: 5)
2001
Zoltán Kiss, Distributional effects in English and Hungarian non-initial CC clusters (referee: Miklós Törkenczy, mark: 5)
2000
Dienes Péter, VC phonology: a theory of consonant lenition and phonotactics (referee: Péter Siptár, mark: 5)
1999
Gábor Horváth, English rhymes: representational considerations of consonant syllabicity and schwa deletion in English (referee: Miklós Törkenczy, mark: 5)
1998
Domonkos Barna, Representation of consonants with unary features: Aspiration in English (referee: Ádám Nádasdy, mark: 5)

BA supervisees

2016
Szilvia Budai, Accents in popular culture
2016
Katalin Jankó, Current changes in British English as reflected in the transcription system
2016
Zita Nagy, The phonoloical effects of liquids on surrounding sounds in Swedish and English
2015
Komlósi Réka, French Loanwords in English: The Pronunciation of Recently Adopted French Loanwords in English
2014
Farkas Dorina, Allophonic Variation in the Longman Pronunciation Dictionary: Pre-Lateral Effects on Tense Vowels
2014
Bálint Helga, Compounds in English
2013
Budai Hajnal, Vowel mergers in some English accents: Mergers before R
2013
Hoffmann Bettina, What if you can’t lisp: substituting th
2013
Pándi Julianna, Flapping in American English: A Theoretical Approach: Intervocalic Flapping of Alveolar Stops
2013
Szabó Ildikó, Compensatory Lengthening: Is there synchronic Compensatory Lengthening in English?
2012
Kiss Júlia, The behaviour of the palatal approximant in British and American English: processes of change
2011
Marton Boglárka, Phonological changes conditioned by syllabic position
2009
Kánya Fruzsina, Comparing the phonologies of varieties of English: the behaviour of the palatal glide in accents of English
2009
Papp Csilla, The advantages and disadvantages of English spelling

others i’m proud of having taught

Zsuzsanna Bárkányi, Anikó Csirmaz, György Dragomán, Zsófia Gyarmathy, Gábor Ittzés, Ágnes Lukács, Péter Rácz, Márton Sóskuthy, Balázs Surányi, Kriszta Szendrői, Anne Tamm, Masa Tóth

professional experience

2017–
GLOW congress president
2011–
head of the Department of English Linguistics
2006–
associate professor at the School of English and American Studies, ELTE, teaching introduction to linguistics, phonology (introduction, advanced), typography, information technology
2002–
maintainer of the website of the School of English and American Studies
2000–
member of the English Linguistics Doctoral Programme at ELTE
1997–
maintainer of the Dept of English Linguistics web site
2016–2017
editing and typesetting 70 snippets to mark Ádám Nádasdy’s 70th birthday
2015–2016
organizing OCP13
2013–2016
Variation in phonology OTKA project (#104897)
2013
editing and typesetting VLlxx: Papers presented to László Varga on his 70th birthday, Tinta Könyvkiadó, Budapest
2012
course on the skeleton at the Egg12 in Wrocław
2006–2007
Hajdu Péter research fellow at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA)
2002–2006
director of studies at the School of English and American Studies, ELTE
2000–2006
senior lecturer at the English Linguistics Department, ELTE, teaching introduction to linguistics, phonology, advanced phonology
2004–2005
typesetting Sándor Kiss, Luca Mondin et Giampaolo Salvi (eds.) Latin et langues romanes: études de linguistique offertes à József Herman à l’occasion de son 80ème anniversaire (Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag)
2004
1–30 April, professeur invité at l’Institut de la linguistique française, Université de Nice
1994–2002
co-editor of The Even Yearbook
1997, 2001
course on plain TEX in the Theoretical Linguistics Programme
2000
typesetting Acta Linguistica Hungarica
2000
typesetting Siptár Péter (ed.) Szabálytalan fonológia (Budapest: Tinta, 2001)
2000
typesetting Guglielmo Cinque and Giampaolo Salvi (eds.) Current Studies in Italian Syntax, Essays Offered to Lorenzo Renzi (Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2001)
1999–2000
typesetting chapters 5, 12, and 13 of Kiefer Ferenc (ed.) Strukturális magyar nyelvtan 3. Morfológia. (Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2000)
1998–2000
participating in the CompLin project
1992–2000
assistant lecturer, ELTE Department of English Language and Literature (forming the English Linguistics Dept in 1994), teaching introduction to linguistics, phonology, advanced phonology, syntax
1998
editing the phonetic transcriptions in Országh & Magay’s English–Hungarian dictionary (Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1998)
1994–1997
co-editor of The Odd Yearbook
1994–1997
temporary lecturer, English phonetics and phonology, introduction to linguistics, English Department, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Piliscsaba
1995
co-compiler (with ádám Nádasdy) of the Huron Angol Kiejtési Kézikönyv [Huron’s English Pronouncing Dictionary], Budapest: Biográf, 2000
1991–1992
temporary lecturer, English phonetics and phonology, introduction to linguistics, ELTE Deptartment of English Language and Literature
1990–1991
temporary lecturer in Latin, Nyelvi Lektorátus; Semmelweis Orvostudományi Egyetem (university of medicine)
1989–1990
teaching English at the Kodály Zoltán Kórusiskola (music school, primary), Budapest
1989–1990
teaching Latin at the Dózsa György Gimnázium (secondary school), Budapest

personal

born
1966, Budapest
husband of
Zsuzsanna Regős since 1992
father of
Vince (1994), Zsófia (1995), Simon (1999), Cecília (2001), Berta (2007)
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