MAGYAR MIND Open Lecture Series
What is Hungarian like?
By Professor Daniel Abondolo (UCL, SSEES)
This talk is intended for non-specialists. It will address the question 'What is Hungarian like?' as well as many other, related, ones such as:
• What kind of language is Hungarian?
• Is Hungarian endangered, and if so, in what ways?
• In what ways is Hungarian different from other languages?
• And in what ways is it similar?
Whenever helpful, we will be asking also: 'Why?'
The talk will range through a cross-section of topics including vowels and consonants; stress; nouns and adjectives; the noun phrase; the verb and its satellites; the clause; and some of the formal and semantic features of the Hungarian lexicon.
Professor Daniel Abondolo began to study Hungarian in the early seventies. He wrote his PhD thesis on Hungarian inflectional morphology in the early eighties. He has taught literature and linguistics courses at undergraduate and post-graduate level since 1987 and has written widely on topics in Hungarian phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicon, and poetics as well as on related topics in related languages, most notably Finnish, Mordva, and Khanty.
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