Projects

1. Geolinguistic Research of Hungarian Linguistic Varieties This framework-project comprises the collection, digitization and corpus linguistics-based integration of regional linguistic heritage. Funded by the National Research and Development Programme (NKFP), the project is being realized between November, 2004 and October, 2007. It is a joint research of the Department of Hungarian Historical Linguistics, Sociolinguistics and Dialectology at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE), and the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA). The head of the project is Jenő Kiss (ELTE).

2. Atlas of Hungarian Dialects The project involves digitizing the 6-volume Atlas of Hungarian Dialects. Lajos Balogh and his research group have digitized the first three volumes earlier. The digitization procedure continues and we are also processing the field recordings collected as control data between 1960 and 1964. We are also working on the computerised versions of a number of other atlases.

3. Hungarian Dialectal Talking Books A dialectal talking book is composed of audio files with aligned phonetic transcription.The first CD was published in 2005, the second in 2006 and the third is due in 2007. The head of the project is Ildikó Posgay (MTA).

4. Diachronic Linguistic Atlas of the Hungarian Dialects in Moldova (North-Eastern Romania) This project, coordinated by Csanád Bodó, involves digitizing the three volumes of the Atlas of the Csángó Dialects in Moldova with data collected half a century ago, and partially recollecting the data in a substantially changed environment, with newer methods, and with a particular attention to the sociolinguistic aspects. Most field work is being done by the Kriza János Ethnographical Society with the leadership of Ferenc Pozsony. The research is due to finish in 2007.

5. Háromszék County Historical Placenames The project involved the digitization of the material already published in paper format. Led by Mihály Hajdú, the project ran in 2005-2006. The microtoponymic data can also be investigated from a geolinguistic point of view, in comparison with data from dialectal databases.