News & Events

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On 13 April, the books published by the Termini Research Network of the Hungarian Language in 2017 were presented in the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. The following publications were in the focus of the event:  Tudományköziség és magyarságtudomány a nyelvi dimenziók tükrében (Interdisciplination and Hungarology in the Light of Linguistic Dimensions); Szélrózsa (Compass Rose); Őrvidéki házinevek (Bynames  in Őrvidék); Nyelvek és nyelvváltozatok térben és időben (Languages and Language Varieties in Space and Time); A magyar nyelv jelene és jövője (The Present and Future of the Hungarian Language).

The number of European citizens supporting the European Citizens' Initiative “Minority SafePack –one million signatures for diversity in Europe” by far exceeded the goal of collecting one million signatures.

The Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy (MANYSI) organized the conference “Challenges of Terminology Strategy in the Hungarian Language Area” in cooperation with the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary (KRE), the Council of Hungarian Language and Terminology and the Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation Plc. (OFFI) on 9 March 2018 in the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. 

Noémi Bodnár, student of ELTE Linguistics Doctoral School will launch a course titled Sign Language and Deaf Culture in Hungary in the framework of the Open University Lectures of the Academy of Humanist Studies of Pest of the Eötvös Loránd University.

The article titled “Decay in Language or Deteriorating Language Use in Transylvania – Do We “Not Still” Know Hungarian?” was published on the website of Új Magyar Szó newspaper on 24 March 2018.

The third and last volume of the monumental work of János Péntek, academician, professor of linguistics, the Dictionary of the Hungarian Dialect in Moldavia was launched in the Banquet Hall of the Transylvanian Museum Association.

Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University
26 March 2018

The Society of Hungarian Linguistics, the Department of Finno-Ugric Studies and Hungarian Linguistics of ELTE, the Department of Hungarian Linguistics of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary and the Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy organises a roundtable conference titled Hungarian Onomastic Research – Current Tasks on 26 March 2018.

The Guttenberg Pál Folk High School and the Orpheusz Publishing House launch a poetry contest and short story competition for Hungarian secondary school students living abroad on the occasion of the Day of Hungarian Fiction.

In the Ukraine, the rights to the use of minority languages have ceased as no legislation explicitly regulating the language use has remained in force after the abolition of the Language Act, said Mihály Tóth, senior research fellow at the V. M. Kerensky Institute of State and Law of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine in an interview with the Hungarian news agency MTI on Thursday.

A book titled „The Present and the Future of the Hungarian Language” based on scientific research and presenting the situation of the Hungarian language and language community on the Millennium was published by Gondolat Publishing House. 

The first session of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy was held on 26 February 2018.

Ground floor lecture hall of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
09 March 2018
The Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy and the Hungarian Office for Translation and Attestation Ltd. organises the conference “Challenges of Terminology Strategy in the Hungarian Language Area” on 9 March 2018 in the ground floor lecture hall of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Imre Wacha, linguist, speech therapist, the outstanding figure of Hungarian scientific life died at the age of 87 on Tuesday, on 13 February 2018.

Dr Vilma Eőry, advisor to the Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy was elected chair of the Vocabulary Subcommittee of the Committee on Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences at the renewal session held on 20 February 2018.

ELTE BTK, Gólyavár Conference Centre, Maria Theresia Room
22 March 2018 - 23 March 2018

The Department of Translation and Interpreting of the Faculty of Humanities of the Eötvös Loránd University organises its 20th Translation Studies Conference.

The Institute of Hungarian Linguistic Studies and the Terminology Research Group (TERMIK) of the Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church and the Council of Hungarian Terminology held its fifth Terminology Thursday event “Workshop and Alumni Meeting: Results of the Terminology Department – Preparation to Relaunch the Department on February 8, 2018.

On 15 February 2018, the symposium “The Origin of the Hungarian Conquerors of the Carpathian Basin on the Basis of Genetic and Linguistic Data” was held in the building of the Regional Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Debrecen.

Banquet Hall of Petőfi Literary Museum
21 February 2018

The Association of Hungarian Language Preservation organises a ceremonial session commemorating Mihály Tompa, poet and Calvinist minister, “the Healer of the Nation” on 21 February, the International Mother Language Day.

The resolution on the protection and non-discrimination with regard to minorities in the EU Member States was adopted by the European Parliament on 7 February 2018.

The Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy organised a round table discussion on Runic writing on 25 January 2018 in the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.