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Volume VII of the Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language was launched on 16 January 2019 in the auditorium of the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Although the origins of Hungarians have been studied by several different disciplines, the research was fragmented and not interconnected. The main goal of the Institute for Hungarian Studies (Magyarságkutató Intézet) is to coordinate, evaluate and assess the scientific results of the different disciplines, said Dr Miklós Kásler, Minister for Human Resources.

A few days ago I attended the conference of the Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy on the current situation of the Hungarian dialects in the Carpathian basin and the necessary and possible interventions. Naturally only those can deliberate over necessary measures who consider dialects, the socio-historically embedded regional language varieties as important assets whose extinction cannot be tolerated idly.  Being a linguist partly of Palóc origin, I am neither disinterested nor impassive.

This year, Judit Raátz linguist, university professor and Éva Hódi teacher in Vojvodina have been awarded the Magyar Nyelvőr Prizes for the cultivation of the Hungarian language.

On the 13th of December 2018, the Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy (MANYSI) organised a Czuczor–Fogarasi Conference on the occasion of the publication of “Addendum”, the supplement of the Dictionary of the Hungarian Language.

On 13 November, on the Day of the Hungarian Language our colleague, Tibor H. Tóth, head of department was awarded the Lőrincze Prize by the Association for the Cultivation of the Hungarian Language.

The position of our country and the Hungarian language can significantly improve in the multilingual European environment with the introduction of the digitalised eTranslation service developed for the national public administrations by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) of the European Commission.

The motto of the National Day of Hungarian Science in 2018 is “Science without Frontiers”. On 9 November, the Termini Language Research Network organised a conference titled “Hungarian Language without Frontiers” in the Lecture Room of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Under the resolution passed by the Hungarian Parliament in 2011, we celebrate the Day of the Hungarian language on 13 November commemorating the same day in 1844 when King Ferdinand V - bending to the demand of more than half a century of the Hungarian nation and reformers – adopted II preamble on the Hungarian language and nation, thereby making the Hungarian language official.

Hall of Art, Lecture room
15 November 2018
Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Conference room
21 November 2018


In May 2018, our Institute held a roundtable discussion with editors of Hungarian-speaking radio stations operating outside the borders of Hungary. At the meeting, Attila Tóth, director offered the opportunity to cooperate with the Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy. So far, the editorial office of Radio Szabadka (Subotica) (Pannon RTV) has lived with the opportunity. Within the framework of the cooperation agreement, Radio Szabadka could establish a correspondent status at the southernmost point of the Hungarian language area, in the linguistic enclave of Székelykeve.

Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, Faculty of Humanities
29 November 2018
ELTE BTK, B building, room 217
19 October 2018 - 20 October 2018


On September 19, 2018, the first issue of Digital Humanities in the Department of Old Hungarian Literature of ELTE was published.

Mercure Paris 19 Philharmonie
20 September 2018

In 2015 the European Commission launched a comprehensive European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) effort to identify and gather language and translation data relevant to national public services, administrations and governmental institutions across all 30 European countries participating in the CEF programme in order to dismantle European language barriers, to promote the proper functioning of the European Economic Area and to create a true Digital Single Market in Europe.

Károly Eszterházy University
20 September 2018


Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Conference Room
13 December 2018
Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Conference Room
04 December 2018 - 05 December 2018

Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Conference Room
04 October 2018