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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


* If you are a Hungarian native speaker and interested in participating, just click this button:

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)

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