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Zsuzsa Várnai, research fellow

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Fields of research:

  • Northern Samoyedic languages
  • Phonology
  • Language contact
  • Language change

Scientific degree

  • PhD

Education and qualifications

  • 2004 Eötvös Loránd University: Finnougristics – PhD
    Thesis title: The phonological description of Nganasan
  • 1998 Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary: Finnougristics – researcher's diploma (MA)
    Thesis title: Language contact; Russian loanwords in Nganasan
  • 1996 Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary: Hungarian Language and Literature – teacher's diploma (MA)
    Thesis title: The development of the Hungarian terminology

Positions held

  • 2006– Research fellow, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2005–2006 Research fellow, Eötvös Lorand University, Dep. of Theoretical Linguistics
  • 2004–2005 Research fellow, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 2000–2003 Young research fellow, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Fellowships, grants and awards

  • 2005–2006 Postdoctoral fellowship founded by the Hungarian Ministry of Education at Eötvös Lorand University, Dep. of Theoretical Linguistics
  • 2003 “Fokos” Award of the Hungarian Linguistics Association
  • 2000–2003 Young research fellowship founded by the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • 1997–2000 Doctoral fellowship founded by Eötvös Lorand University
  • 1994–1997 Scholary fellowship for students founded by Eötvös Lorand University
  • 1994–1995 ”Batthyány” fellowship for students

Teaching experience

  • 2008 temporary lecturer at Szeged University (Phonology of Uralic languages)
  • 2006 temporary lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (New tenedencies in the research of Finno-Ugric linguistics)
  • 2005–2006 temporary lecturerat the University of Szeged (Finno-Ugric peoples and languages)
  • 2000–2001 temporary lecturer at the University of Miskolc (Finno-Ugric peoples and languages)
  • 1998–2002 temporary lecturer Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest (Finno-Ugric peoples and languages)

Leading and participating in research projects

  • 2008– deputy leader of the project founded by the Hungarian National Scientific Research Fund No. 60807 Nganasan morphological analyzer
  • 2006– member of the project founded by the Hungarian National Scientific Research Fund No. 60807 Nganasan morphological analyzer
  • 2005–2006 participating in the project An Analogy-based Formal Approach to Phonology and Morphology at Eötvös Lorand University, Dep. of Theoretical Linguistics
  • 2001–2005 associated member of the project founded by the Hungarian Ministry of Education, grant for “Linguistic Database for Uralic Languages”

Other professional activities and memberships

  • 2007 U–SOS – Uralic Sociolinguistic Society – member
  • 2006– secretary of the Hungarian Committe of International Committee for Finno-Ugric Congresses
  • 2001– Reguly Association – member
  • 1998– Association of Hungarian Linguists' – member
  • 1994–1997 technical editor of Hungarian Dialectological Atlas I.–III.

Organizing conferences and workshops

    2006 The I. Samoyedic Workshop
  • 2002, 2003, 2006, 2008 Budapest Uralic Workshops (III–VI)
  • 2001 5th International Conference on Structure of Hungarian

Presentations (recently)

  • 2008. Consonant Clusters and Structural Complexity Workshop, München: Consonant clusters in Samoyedic languages – typological investigation
  • 2008. Budapest Uralic Workshop VI
    • with Wagner-Nagy, B.: Is there /e/ in Nganasan?
    • with Kertész, Zs. and Kálmán, L.: Palatalization in Nganasan
    • with Kubinyi, K.: Consonant gradation in Finnish and Nganasan
  • 2007. Maytinskaya conference, Moscow: Syllables in Samoyedic Languages
  • 2007. Internation Conference on Minority Languages XI.
    • with Duray, Zs. – Sipőcz, K. – Sipos, M. – Wagner-Nagy, B.: The Current Sociolinguistic Situation of some Uralic Peoples
    • with Várnai, L. – Körtvély, E. –Novák, A. – Wagner-Nagy, B.: Documentation of Endangered Uralic Languages
  • 2006. 14th Manchester Phonology Meeting: Mora or Syllable?
  • 2006. OCP 3: Empty consonants in Nganasan II. Mikola Conference: Some problems of the Nganasan Phonology
  • 2003. at the session of the Association of Hungarian Linguists: A nganaszan szótag [The Syllable structure of Nganasan]
  • 2003. at the session of the Association of Hungarian Linguists, with Wagner-Nagy, B.: A nganaszan magánhangzó-harmónia [Vowel harmony in Nganasan]
  • 2001 presentation at the Conference of Doctoral Students: Nganaszan nyelv orosz jövevényszavai [Russian loanwords in Nganasan]

 

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