My PhD Project:
Prosody and Focus in Hungarian
I started working on my PhD in Oktober 2019, however, my love for Hungarian started a few months earlier, when I wrote my MA-thesis on Prosody and the Hungarian additive particle -is ('also, too)'. Thus, I was very happy to continue working on this in my Dissertation!
In my project, I investigate if there is additional prosodic prominence marking on top of the (often obligatory) syntactic marking of focus in Hungarian. To do this, I look at two phenomena, where syntax does not suffice to disambiguate between different possible focus domains: complex (modified) NPs and sentences including the additive particle-is ('also, too)'.
If you are interested in my research or if you are a native speaker and interested in helping me with it, feel free to contact me via E-Mail or the contact formular!
Experimentset 1: Complex Noun Phrases
Production study (partly published: Langer & Kügler 2022)
Perception study A - currently running*
Perception study B - currently in preparation
Experimentset 2: The additive particle -is ('also, too')
Production study - analysis ongoing
Perception studies - planned
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This project is supported by the Goethe-University Frankfurt and the DFG (KU2323/4-1).
Noun phrases in Finno-Ugric languages (FUNP)
Collaboration with Prof. Dr. Anja Arnhold, Dr. Nele Ots & Prof. Dr. Frank Kügler
This project compares the prosodic strategies of focus marking in complex (modified) noun phrases of three finno-urgric languages: Estonian, Finnish and Hungarian.
If you are interested in our research or if you would like to participate in the experiment, please feel free to contact me via E-Mail or the contact formular.
PI Estonian: Dr. Nele Ots (GU Frankfurt & University Tartu)
PI Finnish: Prof. Dr. Anja Arnhold (University Alberta)
PI Hungarian: Corinna Langer (GU Frankfurt)
My supervisor: Prof. Dr. Frank Kügler (GU Frankfurt)