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You can read general news related to our Institute and the Hungarian language here.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Institute for Hungarian Language Strategy has supported the Károly Kós School in Körösfő, Transylvania by financing the costs of book prizes and printing.

On June 19, 2018, Tibor Tóth, research fellow of our Institute gave a lecture titled Style, Norm, and Accuracy and held a workshop on the importance of media literacy and the use of the mother tongue for secondary school students at the Jóska Sobri Adventure Park in Kislőd.

On June 4th every year, Hungarians mark the day of the signing of the Trianon Treaty in 1920, which stripped Hungary of two thirds of its territory and turned 3.3 million Hungarians into ethnic minorities living in foreign countries.

The first Sunday of June is the day of teachers. Teachers’ Day has been celebrated in Hungary since the 1950s. Usually this is day when prizes related to education and pedagogy are awarded.

Anna Lehocki-Samardžić was elected the new head of the Department of Hungarian Language and Literature of the Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek. Anna Lehocki-Samardžić has been working at the Department since its establishment.

The finals of the Nice Hungarian Speech competition in 2018 for elementary and secondary school students (Kazinczy Competition) were organised in April. The national semi-finals of elementary school students from the Eastern and Western part of Hungary were organised on 6-8 April in Kisújszállás and on 12-14 April in Balatonboglár, respectively.

A five-week online competition titled “The Early Bird Catches the Worm” was organised for elementary school students in Kaposmérő and Kadarkút who could deepen their knowledge about idioms and proverbs through the game.  

The I/2 and II volumes of the Moldavian Hungarian Dialect Dictionary were launched on 13 April 2018 in the Library and Information Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. 

The Week of the Hungarian Language was organised for the 52nd time this year, on the 13th of April, 2018 in Tihany (Address: I. András tér 1.).

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.

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.

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.

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