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HUSZTHY Bálint

Date and place of birth

22nd March 1989, Budapest

Work

Assistant researcher, Department of Theoretical Linguistics, Research Institute for Linguistics – Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Visiting lecturer, UBB Departament of Hungarian and General Linguistics

E-mail addresses

huszthy.balint@gmail.com, huszthy@nytud.hu

Courses

phonetics, semiotics, text linguistics, academic writing

 

Education and qualifications

2007–2011: BA in Romance Philology, Faculty of Humanities, PPCU

2011–2014: MA in Italian Language, Literature and Culture, PPCU

2012–2014: MA in Teacher of Italian and Hungarian, PPCU

2014–2019: PhD in Theoretical Linguistics, PPCU

 

Fields of research

phonetics, phonology, morphology, Italian and Romance dialectology

 

Languages

Hungarian (L1), Italian (fluent), English (proficient), German (intermediate), Spanish (basic), Latin (basic)

 

Scientific activities

2015–2019: member of the Hungarian Historical Generative Syntax Research Group, Department of Theoretical Linguistics, Research Institute for Linguistics – Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

2014–2019: The laryngeal phonology of Italian (thesis: How can Italian phonology lack voice assimilation?). Doctoral research, PPCU.

2019–2020: Phonological analysis of the distribution of sibilant consonants in Northern csángó dialects, RIL–HAS.

2012–: Foreign Accent Analysis: the synchronic phonological analsysis of the speakers’ mother tongue through the pronunciation of foreign languages (especially focussed on the typical foreign accent of Hungarians and Italians). Personal research project.

 

15 most important publications

Huszthy, Bálint (2013). L’accento straniero degli italiani: Esiste un “accento italiano” comune? Verbum Analecta Neolatina 14/1–2, pp. 167–181.

Huszthy, Bálint (2014). Accento italiano: Il ruolo della struttura sillabica. In: Ivica Peša Matracki, Maslina Ljubičić, Nada Filipin Županović, Vinko Kovačić (szerk.) Zbornik Međunarodnoga znanstvenog skupa u spomen na prof. dr. Žarka Muljačića (1922. – 2009.). Zagreb: FF Press, pp. 299–308.

Huszthy, Bálint (2015). Conservatività come caratteristica fonologica in sincronia: Geminazione preconsonantica in italiano meridionale. Verbum Analecta Neolatina 16/1–2, pp. 243–262.

Huszthy, Bálint (2016a). Viszi busz gyermeket zeskolába: Névelőtörlés a csángóban mint magánhangzó-gyengülési folyamat. In: Katalin É. Kiss, Attila Hegedűs, Lilla Pintér (eds.) Nyelvelmélet és kontaktológia 3. Budapest, Piliscsaba: Szent István Társulat, pp. 66–96.

Huszthy, Bálint (2016b). Cappuccinóba completát? A mássalhangzóhossz magyar aszimmetriái idegen szavakban. In: Csaba Szilágyi et al. (eds.) Studia Varia Tanulmánykötet, Budapest: PPKE BTK, pp. 121–141.

Huszthy, Bálint (2016c). Italian as a voice language without voice assimilation. In: Kate Bellamy, Elena Karvovskaya, George Saad (eds.) ConSOLE XXIV: Proceedings of the 24th Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe. Leiden: Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, pp. 428–452.

Huszthy, Bálint (2016d). Intrighi macabri: Alla scoperta dell’accento ungherese nel parlare l’italiano. Verbum Analecta Neolatina 17/1–2, pp. 149–194.

Huszthy, Bálint (2016e). Arguments against the heterosyllabicity of /sC/ clusters in Italian phonology. In: Ludmila Veselovská, Jeffrey K. Parrott, Markéta Janebová (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th Central European Conference in Linguistics for Postgraduate Students. Olomouc: Palacký University, pp. 74–85.

Huszthy, Bálint (2016f). Újraelemezhető-e az olasz nyelv fonológiája az olaszok idegen akcentusán keresztül? In: Zsuzsanna Gécseg (ed.) LingDok 15: Nyelvészdoktoranduszok dolgozatai. Szeged: SZTE NYDI, pp. 95–115.

Huszthy, Bálint (2017a). Ómagyar nyelvlecke újmagyaroknak. In: Noémi Nagy, István Tóbi (eds.) Pro Scientia Aranyérmesek XIII. Konferenciája, Pécs: Pro Scientia Aranyérmesek Társasága, pp. 82–91.

Huszthy, Bálint (2017b). Az olasz mint zöngésségi hasonulást nélkülöző zöngenyelv. In: Zsuzsanna Gécseg (ed.) LingDok 16: Nyelvészdoktoranduszok dolgozatai. Szeged: SZTE NYDI, pp. 41–64.

Huszthy, Bálint (2017c). The “untamed” /s/ of Italian dialects: An overview of the singular behaviour of Italo-Romance sibilants. Verbum Analecta Neolatina 18/1–2, pp. 191–216.

Huszthy, Bálint (2018). “We wagliù!” A synchronic morpho-phono-syntactic approach to the Neapolitan vocative. In: Annamaria Chilà, Alessandro De Angelis (eds.) Capitoli di morfosintassi delle varietà romanze d’Italia: Teoria e dati empirici. Palermo: Centro di studi filologici e linguistici siciliani, pp. 237–253.

Balogné Bérces, Katalin, Huszthy Bálint (2018). Laryngeal relativism predicts Italian. Yearbook of the Poznań Linguistic Meeting 4, pp. 153–177.

Huszthy, Bálint (in press). Az idegen akcentus elméleti előnyei. In: Péter Siptár (ed.) Általános nyelvészeti tanulmányok XXXI. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó.

 

15 most important conference presentations

Government Phonology Round Table 2019 (GPRT2019), 14–15. 6. 2019, Vienna: Is Italian Swedish? An uncommon look at Italian laryngeal phonology.

13th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax and Morphology Meeting (CIDSM 13), 2–4. 7. 2018, Messina: “We wagliù!” A synchronic morpho-phono-syntactic approach to the Neapolitan vocative.

13th International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian (ICSH 13), 29–30. 7. 2017, Budapest:  “Unmotivated” consonant gemination in the Hungarian Foreign Accent.

2nd Budapest Linguistics Conference (BLINC 2), 1–3. 6. 2017, Budapest: (with Katalin Balogné Dr. Bérces) The “real” and “relative” typology of binary laryngeal systems.

47th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM2017), 18–20. 9. 2017, Poznań: (with Katalin Balogné Dr. Bérces)  Laryngeal Relativism predicts Italian.

47th Poznań Linguistic Meeting (PLM2017), 18–20. 9. 2017, Poznań: (with Katalin Balogné Dr. Bérces)  Is Italian a true-voice language with aspiration and inactive voice?

Nyelvelmélet és dialektológia 4.: A Károli-biblia nyelve. 17–18. 10. 2017, Budapest: Sylvester és Károli északkeleti „akcentusa”.

Manchester Phonology Meeting 2016, 26–28. 5. 2016, Manchester: Phonetically real, but phonologically impossible: The lack of voice assimilation in Italian.

ConSOLE XXIV, 6–8. 1. 2016, York: Italian as a voice language without regressive voice assimilation.

CLUL LingMe, 16. 6. 2016, Lisbon: The singular voicing system of Italian among Romance languages.

Italian Dialect Meeting 2015, 22–24. 6. 2015, Leiden: Te[kk]nico: Geminazione preconsonantica nelle varietà meridionali dell’italiano.

8th Athens Postgraduate Conference, 8–10. 7. 2015, Athens: Why should /sC/ clusters be tautosyllabic in the phonology of Italian?

Central European Conference in Linguistics 5 (CECIL’S 5), 4–5. 9. 2015, Olomouc: Arguments against the heterosyllabicity of /sC/ clusters in Italian phonology.

IV Studia Romanistica Beliana, 10–11. 10. 2015, Banská Bystrica: Accento straniero come contatto linguistico in sincronia.

Nyelvelmélet és kontaktológia 3., 17–18. 11. 2015, Budapest: Névelőtörlés a csángóban mint magánhangzó-gyengülési folyamat.

 

Awards

Premio Nencioni: The award of the Accademia della Crusca for a PhD dissertation in Italian linguistics defended outside Italy

OTDT’s “Roska Tamás” Scientific Award (2019)

Pro Scientia Gold Medal (2013)

OTDK 1st prize (2011), OTDK 2nd prize (2015), OTDK special prize (2013)

Scholarship of the Republic (2009, 2012, 2013)

PPCU’s “Kopits” Scholarship (2012)

Erasmus Scholarship, Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale (2009/2010)

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