UNIVERSITY OF SZEGED

DOCTORAL SCHOOL IN LINGUISTICS

NEWS

 

Following the enactment of the new Law of Higher Education in 1993 and the (re)opening of doctoral schools in the country, the then József Attila University of Szeged was one of the first institutions to inaugurate PhD programmes in linguistics, which according to the regulations at the time were in four fields: Turkic linguistics, Slavic linguistics, Uralic studies, and Theoretical linguistics, chaired by Professors András Róna-Tas,  Imre H. Tóth, Tibor Mikola, and István Kenesei. They were subsequently augmented by new programmes in French, German, Hungarian, and Russian linguistics. Since 2000, all programmes were merged in the Doctoral School in Linguistics of the University of Szeged and have continued their work in this framework.

    The strengths of the DSL consist in continuous research into the historical, typological, theoretical and applied aspects of linguistics, as well as the experience in teaching at the graduate level. Our graduates have been hired by other universities in Hungary (Pannon University, Veszprém, ELTE University, Budapest, and the Catholic University, Piliscsaba) besides U Szeged, with several offering their services as supervisors or junior professors in our programmes. Many of the dissertations have been published, and all of the recent ones are downloadable from the DSL homepage.

    The DSL has extended relationships with other doctoral schools in Hungary, with the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and with the Department of Linguistics of Utrecht University (NL).



The programs of the Doctoral School in Linguistics are the following (applicants have to apply to a specific program):

 

a) Altaic Studies - in English

For research topics see: http://nydi.szte.hu/Altaic_studies.html

Contact person: Professor István Zimonyi – zimonyi@hist.u-szeged.hu

 

b) English Applied Linguistics - in English

For research topics see: http://nydi.szte.hu/English_applied_linguistics.html

Contact person:  Associate Professor Anna Fenyvesi – fenyvesi@lit.u-szeged.hu

 

c) German Linguistics - in German

For research topics see: http://nydi.szte.hu/German_linguistics.html

Contact person: Professor emeritus Péter Bassola – bas5326@ella.hu

 

d) Hungarian Linguistics - in Hungarian

For research topics see: http://nydi.szte.hu/Hungarian_linguistics.html

Contact person: Professor Tamás Forgács – forgacs@hung.u-szeged.hu


e) Romance linguistics - in French, in Italian or in Spanish
For research topics see: http://nydi.szte.hu/Romance_linguistics.html
Contact person: Associate Professor Zsuzsanna Gécseg – gecsegz@lit.u-szeged.hu

f) Russian Linguistics - in Russian
For research topics see: http://nydi.szte.hu/Russian_linguistics.html
Contact person: Associate Professor Károly Bibok –  kbibok@lit.u-szeged.hu


g) Slavic Historical Studies - in Russian
For research topics see: http://nydi.szte.hu/Slavic_Historical_Studies.html
Contact person: Professor Mihály Kocsis – kocsism@lit.u-szeged.hu

h) Theoretical Linguistics - in English or in Hungarian
For research topics see: http://nydi.szte.hu/Theoretical_linguistics.html
Contact person: Professor Enikő Németh T. – nemethen@hung.u-szeged.hu

 

i) Uralic Studies - in English or in Hungarian

For research topics see: http://nydi.szte.hu/Uralic_studies.html

Contact person: Professor emerita Marianne Bakró-Nagy – annemari.marianne@gmail.com

 

Application and admission requirements:

 

a) a Master's degree (in an official English version) - preferably in Modern (foreign) languages, Hungarian language and literature, Theoretical/Applied/Historical/Comparative Linguistics (international applicants completing their final semester of studies are required to provide full Master's transcripts including an explanation of the grading system in an official English version)

 

b) general language proficiency requirements (see also degree requirements) - at least B2/intermediate level proficiency in any language certified by an accredited language examination or otherwise

 

c) language proficiency requirements specific to educational programs

Altaic Studies - apart from the knowledge of the investigated oriental (Turkish or Mongolian) language, proficiency in German or Russian and at least intermediate level proficiency in English

 

English Applied Linguistics - advanced proficiency in English: CEFR C1, IELTS 7.0, TOEFL 94 or higher, CET-4 570 or higher, CET- 6 550 or higher

 

German Linguistics - advanced proficiency in German and some knowledge of English (reading and understanding)

 

Hungarian Linguistics - knowledge of Hungarian (at least at an intermediate level) and some knowledge of English or German (reading and understanding)

 

Romance linguistics - proficiency in the language of their specialization (at least C1 level) and knowledge of English (at least B2 level)

 

Russian Linguistics - advanced proficiency in Russian and some knowledge (reading, understanding) of another widely spoken European language

 

Slavic Historical Studies - knowledge of Russian (at least at an intermediate level) and knowledge of the investigated Slavic language (Bulgarian, Russian or Ukrainian)

 

Theoretical Linguistics - knowledge of English (at least at an intermediate level)

 

Uralic Studies - apart from the knowledge of the investigated Uralic language, some knowledge of German or Russian (reading, understanding) and at least intermediate level proficiency in English or Hungarian

 

d) a research proposal in the field of the chosen program with the following sections:

1. Proposal summary (half a page)

2. Extended synopsis of proposed research project (max. 4 pages including

references)

2.1. Background/State of the art

2.2. Goals and research questions

2.3. Data and data analysis planned

2.4. Conclusions/Expected results

2.5. References

 

e) a list of scholarly publications (if any)

 

f) an individual (online) interview based on the recommended reading list (for lists see: http://nydi.szte.hu/PhD_Programmes.html)

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