The basic task of the Research Institute 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 Institute 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 Institute also performs higher education tasks through the operation of the ELTE-MTA Department of Theoretical Linguistics.


  • Department of Theoretical Linguistics
  • Department of Phonetics
  • Department of Lexicography
  • Department of Language Technology and Applied Linguistics
  • Department of Language History and Uralic Studies
  • Centre for Pragmatics Research
  • Department of Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics
  • Research Centre for Multilingualism


Director: Gábor Prószéky