The Academia Europaea (European Academy of Sciences) has elected Balázs Surányi, PhD in Linguistics, lecturer at the PPKE BTK Institute of English and American Studies and scientific advisor at the ELKH Research Centre for Linguistics (NYTK), as one of its members.

Surányi’s main areas of research within the field of linguistics are Hungarian and English syntax and its interface with information structure, semantics (meaning), intonation (sound pitch), pragmatics (the science of signs and sign systems), information structure and prosody (versification), the interface between pragmatics and prosody, and experimental pragmatics.

Founded in 1988, the Academia Europaea has more than 4,500 members, including close to 80 Nobel laureates. The aim of the prestigious pan-European institution includes promoting and disseminating the results of European research, supporting interdisciplinary and international research collaborations, and raising social awareness of the usefulness of such scientific research.