Department of Finno-Ugric
Chair: Marianne Bakró-Nagy, Research Professor
Phone: (36-1) 3214-830/128
The Department of Finno-Ugristics and Historical Linguistics has been existing as one organizational unit of the institute since June 2008. Formerly its members had worked at the Department of Uralistics, and Department of Historical Linguistics and Dialectology. Consequently, the main researches belong to two major fields: Uralistics, and the history of Hungarian language. Recently, processing linguistic data by programming, as well as making them appropriate / suitable for programming, i.e. creating morphological analyzers and building databases have come more and more into the foreground in both fields.
At the same time, this processing practically means describing and documenting highly endangered languages (e.g. Nganasan, Ob-Ugric languages. As to historical language corpora, they can be used for supporting historical-sociolinguistic studies as well. Some of the projects mentioned above are carried out in the framework of international cooperation: OB-BABEL. (project homepage). A further international project in relation to endangered languages: INNET (project homepage).