UNIVERSITY OF SZEGED

DOCTORAL SCHOOL IN LINGUISTICS

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS - 2016

Languages of instruction: Hungarian or English

8 semesters – total credits: 240


In the course of the application process students in the Theoretical PhD Program select one of the 6 specializations offered by the program. The specializations are as follows.


•Phonology

•Syntax

•Semantics

•Pragmatics

•Neurolinguistics

•Computational linguistics


1. Obligatory requirements (200 credits)


a) Research (a total of 170 credits, as follows: 10 each in semesters 1 and 2, and 25 each in semesters 3 through 8))

Research leading to the dissertation, as specified by the dissertation advisor.

The research requirement involves completion of a research report in each of the first two semesters of coursework, to be accepted by the dissertation advisor, and the completion of a publishable paper in each of the semesters 3 through 6.

In semesters 7 and 8, completed chapters of the dissertation are to be handed in and an oral presentation based on them to be given for the successful fulfillment of the research credits.


b) Obligatory and obligatorily selectable courses: 6 (contact hours: 2 hours weekly, 5 credits per course, total of 30 credits)

The obligatory and obligatorily selectable courses are determined by the selected specialization. The basic course in the specialization is obligatory, two other courses are obligatory selectable in the specialization, and three basic courses must be selected from the basic courses offered by other specializations. The completion of the 6 courses is recommended in the first two semesters.


Specialization in Phonology (Krisztina Polgárdi (head), Gyula Zsigri)

Obligatory basic course (5 credits)

•Phonology (1st semester)

Obligatorily selectable courses in the specialization (min. 10 credits)

•Phonological theories

•Currents issues in phonology

•Basic phonological readings: phonological reading seminar

•Hungarian phonology

Obligatorily selectable basic courses offered by other specializations (min. 15 credits)

•Syntax (1st semester)

•Semantics (2nd semester)

•Pragmatics (2nd semester)

•Neurolinguistics (1st semester)

•Computational linguistics (2nd semester)


Specialization in Syntax (István Kenesei (head), Tibor Berta, Krisztina Szécsényi, Tibor Szécsényi)

Obligatory basic course (5 credits)

•Syntax (1st semester)

Obligatorily selectable courses in the specialization (min. 10 credits)

•Advanced syntax

•The generative syntax of Hungarian

•Non-transformational syntax

•Syntax of various languages

•Historical syntax

Obligatorily selectable basic courses offered by other specializations (min. 15 credits)

•Phonology (1st semester)

•Semantics (2nd semester)

•Pragmatics (2nd semester)

•Neurolinguistics (1st semester)

•Computational linguistics (2nd semester)


Specialization in Semantics (head: Márta Maleczki)

Obligatory basic course (5 credits)

•Semantics (2nd semester)

Obligatorily selectable courses in the specialization (min. 10 credits)

•Advanced semantics

•Currents issues in semantic theories

•Semantic problems in the light of data

•Semantic reading seminar

Obligatorily selectable basic courses offered by other specializations (min. 15 credits)

•Phonology (1st semester)

•Syntax (1st semester)

•Pragmatics (2nd semester)

•Neurolinguistics (1st semester)

•Computational linguistics (2nd semester)


Specialization in Pragmatics (Enikő Németh T. (head), Lívia Ivaskó, Zoltán Kádár)

Obligatory basic course (5 credits)

•Pragmatics (2nd semester)

Obligatorily selectable courses in the specialization (min. 10 credits)

•Advanced pragmatics

•Pragmatic theories

•Discourse analysis

•Pragmatic reading seminar

Obligatorily selectable basic courses offered by other specializations (min. 15 credits)

•Phonology (1st semester)

•Syntax (1st semester)

•Semantics (2nd semester)

•Neurolinguistics (1st semester)

•Computational linguistics (2nd semester)


Specialization in Neurolinguistics (Lívia Ivaskó (head), György Benedek, Judit Gervain, Ildikó Hoffmann)

Obligatory basic course (5 credits)

•Neurolinguistics (1st semester)

Obligatorily selectable courses in the specialization (min. 10 credits)

•Cognitive neurophysiology (Benedek)

•Experimental methods in psycholinguistics (Gervain)

•The theory and practice of clinical linguistics (neurolinguistics) (Ivaskó and Hoffmann)

Obligatorily selectable basic courses offered by other specializations (min. 15 credits)

•Phonology (1st semester)

•Syntax (1st semester)

•Semantics (2nd semester)

•Pragmatics (2nd semester)

•Computational linguistics (2nd semester)


Specialization in Computational Linguistics (Tibor Szécsényi (head), Veronika Vincze)

Obligatory basic course (5 credits)

•Computational linguistics (2nd semester)

Obligatorily selectable courses in the specialization (min. 10 credits)

•Computational description of linguistic levels

•Theory of computational linguistics

•Applications of computational linguistics

Obligatorily selectable basic courses offered by other specializations (min. 15 credits)

•Phonology (1st semester)

•Syntax (1st semester)

•Semantics (2nd semester)

•Pragmatics (2nd semester)

•Neurolinguistics (1st semester)


2. Optional requirements (total of 40 credits, 20 of them to be completed in semesters 1–4 and 20 in semesters 5–8, fulfilled in any combination of the five categories of requirements below)


a) Optional courses (from other programs within the Doctoral School of Linguistics): 4 credits each (a maximum of one per semester, to be taken with the approval of the program director and dissertation advisor)


b) Directed study (with dissertation advisor) (4 credits per semester)


c) Conference presentations (individually authored or co-authored presentation or poster presentation listed in the conference program)

poster presentation in Hungarian1

poster presentation in a foreign language2

oral conference presentation in Hungarian4

oral conference presentation in a foreign language5


d) Publications

publication in Hungarian4

publication in foreign language5


d) Teaching (one one-hour seminar course of 14 weeks: 2 credits; a maximum of 8 credits per semester, and a total of 48 credits as per University of Szeged Regulations of Doctoral Studies and Conferring the Doctoral Degree).


RESEARCH TOPICS

Computational linguistics

Supervisors: Assistant Prof. Tibor Szécsényi PhD, Veronika Vincze PhD

 

Formal semantics

Supervisor: Assoc. Prof. Márta Maleczki CSc

 

Neurolinguistics, Psycholinguistics

Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Lívia Ivaskó PhD, Judit Gervain PhD

 

Syntax

Supervisors: Prof. István Kenesei DSc,  Zoltán Bánréti CSc, Assoc. Prof. Huba Bartos PhD,  Assoc. Prof. Tibor Berta PhD, Assistant Prof. Krisztina Szécsényi PhD

 

Phonology

Supervisors:  Krisztina Polgárdi PhD, Associate Prof. Gyula Zsigri PhD.

 

Pragmatics

Supervisors: Assoc. Prof. Enikő Németh T. DSc, Assistant Prof. Anita Schirm PhD


PROFESSORS AND SUPERVISORS


Huba Bartos

György Benedek

Tibor Berta

Judit Gervain

Lívia Ivaskó

István Kenesei

Márta Maleczki

Enikő Németh T.

Krisztina Polgárdi

Anita Schirm

Krisztina Szécsényi

Tibor Szécsényi

Veronika Vincze



AVAILABLE FACILITIES

Students can use the library of the Department of General Linguistics; furthermore, they can use a room of the Department of General Linguistics with computers and a Xerox machine.



CONDITIONS OF ADMISSION

Knowledge of English (at least intermediate level)

Preliminary research project

Examination based on the recommended reading list


RECENT DISSERTATIONS

Phd_awarded.pdf



THEORETICAL LINGUISTICS


Programme director: Prof. Enikő Németh T. DSc

Department of General Linguistics

H-6722 Szeged, Egyetem u. 2.

Phone: +36-62-544-128

Fax: +36-62-544-687

E-mail: nemethen at hung.u-szeged.hu