The basic task of the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics is to conduct research at international standards in the following fields: Hungarian, Uralic, general and applied linguistics, historical linguistics, phonetics and pragmatics, to compile a Comprehensive Dictionary of Hungarian and maintain its archived materials, to investigate Hungarian dialects and minority languages, and to study language policy issues within European integration. The additional tasks of the Centre include the creation and maintenance of linguistic corpora and databases, the creation of the linguistic foundations of software applications, public services, and drawing up expert opinions. The Centre also performs higher education tasks through the operation of the ELTE-MTA Department of Theoretical Linguistics.


  • Institute for General and Hungarian Linguistics
  • Institute for Historical and Uralic Linguistics
  • Institute for Language Technologies and Applied Linguistics
  • Institute for Lexicology


Director General: Gábor Prószéky