The Research Institute for Linguistics

The Research Institute for Linguistics was founded in 1949, and placed under the direction of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 1951. Its primary tasks include research in Hungarian linguistics, general, theoretical and applied linguistics, Uralic linguistics, and phonetics, as well as the preparation of a comprehensive dictionary of the Hungarian language, and the maintenance of its archival materials. Other research projects investigate various aspects, and different variants of Hungarian as well as minority languages in and outside Hungary, including issues of language policy within the framework of European integration. Further tasks include the assembly of linguistic corpora and databases, and laying the linguistic groundwork for computational softwares and applications. Besides, the Institute operates a public counselling service on language and linguistics, prepares expert reports on relevant affairs on demand, and runs the Theoretical Linguistics Undergraduate and PhD Programme jointly with Eötvös Loránd University.