ANIKO CSIRMAZ portrait
  • Associate Professor, Linguistics

Research Statement

I am most interested in various aspects of how different components of the language system interact. These components are the following: the dictionary, which contains the words we use; syntax, which determines the structure of multiple words combined; and semantics, which deals with meaning, are components that closely interact and ultimately determine what we say and what we mean by uttering those words.

Some specific projects I am currently involved in investigate the contents of entries in the dictionaries, by considering what aspects of word meaning must be specified there and how certain words can appear only in a restricted set of positions. For example, some expressions such as 'for several hours' can appear in more positions that 'several hours' can (as in 'I slept several hours'), which may be unexpected, since their meanings are very close, if not identical.

Research Keywords

  • Syntax-Semantics Interface

Creative Research

  • Csirmaz, A. (in progress). The definiteness effect in Hungarian. ms, University of Utah Other, in progress 12/31/2018.
  • Csirmaz, A. (in progress). Semantics of prepositions: spatial and temporal uses. ms, University of Utah Other, in progress 12/31/2018.
  • Slade, Benjamin and Aniko Csirmaz. (in progress). Some historical developments in aspectual adverbs. ms, University of Utah Other, in progress 12/31/2018.
  • Blackham, John, Benjamin Slade, and Aniko Csirmaz. (under revision). It's back again: Restitutive and counterdirectional readings of `again' Other, refereed, in progress 12/26/2018.
  • Slade, Benjamin & Aniko Csirmaz. in prep. Some historical developments in aspectual adverbs Other, in progress 12/01/2017.
  • Csirmaz, Aniko & Benjamin Slade. under review. Pieces of Indo-Aryan and Hungarian adverbs. Logical Vocabulary and Logical Change. Moreno Mitrović, ed. John Benjamins [book chapter] Other, refereed, submitted 11/03/2017.

Presentations

  • Razo, D., A. Csirmaz and B. Slade. 2019. Spanish aspectual adverbials. LASSO XXX. Baton Rouge. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/01/2019.
  • Slade, B. and A. Csirmaz. 2019. The Uniform Treatment of Adverbials Hypothesis. BLINC 3. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/07/2019.
  • Csirmaz, A. and B. Slade. 2019. The Visibility Hypothesis Reconsidered. BLINC 3. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/06/2019.
  • Bahuguna, S., B. Slade and A. Csirmaz. 2019. Aspectual particles in Hindi. Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 9. Reed College, Portland, Oregon. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/16/2019.
  • Slade, Benjamin and Aniko Csirmaz. 2019. The uniform treatment of adverbials hypothesis. BLINC, Budapest, Hungary. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 02/15/2019.
  • Csirmaz, Aniko and Benjamin Slade. 2019. The Visibility Parameter reconsidered. BLINC. Budapest, Hungary. Conference Paper, Refereed, Accepted, 02/15/2019.
  • Slade, Benjamin & Csirmaz, Aniko. 2018. A templatic treatment of temporal terms. 47th Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO-47). Aspen Grove, Provo, Utah. October. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/12/2018.
  • Csirmaz, Aniko & Slade, Benjamin. 2018. Visibility parameter: An unusual class of adverbials. 47th Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest (LASSO-47). Aspen Grove, Provo, Utah. October. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/12/2018.
  • Slade, B. and A. Csirmaz. 2018. Underlying structure of a class of adverbials. LSA Annual Meeting 2018, Salt Lake City. Poster, Presented, 01/06/2018.
  • Slade, Benjamin & Csirmaz, Aniko. ‘‘Then too...’’, Meaning in Flux, Yale University, New Haven, (14 October 2017). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/14/2017.
  • Slade, Benjamin & Csirmaz, Aniko. ‘‘Adding meaning to Indo-Aryan and Hungarian aspectual adverbials then and again’’, Workshop on Logical Vocabulary & Logical Change, 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics [ICHL23]. San Antonio, Texas. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 08/03/2017.
  • Csirmaz, Aniko & Slade, Benjamin. ‘‘Anatomy of Hungarian aspectual particles’’, 13th International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian [ICSH13], Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/30/2017.
  • (with Benjamin Slade) Repetitives and Affectedness. 34th meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics [WCCFL34], University of Utah. Poster, Presented, 04/30/2016.
  • (with Benjamin Slade). Reconsidering re-. Penn Linguistics Colloquium, University of Pennsylvania. March 18-20, 2016. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/20/2016.
  • How to determine telicity. Research Institute of Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Budapest, Hungary. June 30, 2015 . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/30/2015.
  • Determining telicity: Only in the syntax. Formal Approaches to Morphosyntactic Variation. University of Basque Country, Spain. June 24-25, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/25/2015.
  • Telicity alternations. Presentation at the Budapest Linguistics Conference. Eotvos Lorand University. Budapest, Hungary. June 18-20, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/19/2015.
  • (with Benjamin Slade, University of Utah) Result States and Repetitive Adverbs. Presentation at the Budapest Linguistics Conference. Eotvos Lorand University. Budapest, Hungary. June 18-20, 2015. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/19/2015.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Hungary

Publications

  • Bahuguna, S. & B. Slade, A. Csirmaz (2020). Aspectual particles in Hindi. Journal of South Asian Linguistics. Accepted, 10/01/2020.
  • Csirmaz, A. & B. Slade (2020). High aspectual adverbials / Magas hatarozok. E. Kiss Festschrift. Accepted, 05/01/2020.
  • Csirmaz, A. and B. Slade. Anatomy of Hungarian aspectual particles. Approaches to Hungarian vol. 16. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Accepted, 12/31/2019.
  • Repetitive adverbs in English and Hungarian. in S. Cho (ed.) University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: Vol. 22. University of Pennsylvania. Published, 02/29/2016.
  • Re Hungarian again. Acta Linguistica Hungarica. 62(3). Published, 10/01/2015.
  • Hungarian is a classifier language. in Raffaele S. and F. Masini (eds.) Word Classes. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Published, 12/2014.
  • Partitive and pseudopartitive structures in durative adverbials (The Linguistic Review). Published, 03/2014.
  • Flexibility and rigidity: Multiplicatives, frequency and quantification adverbs. in S. Berson, A. Bratkievich, D. Bruhn, A. Campbell, R. Escamilla, A. Giovine, L. Newbold, M. Perez, M. Piqueras- Brunet and R. Rhomieux (eds.) Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Lin- guistics Society, February 8-10 2008. Berkeley Linguistics Society. Published, 08/2012.
  • Morphological case in Finnish. in Csúcs, S., V. Tóth, G. Zaicz and N. Falk (eds.) Congressus XI Internationalis Fenno-Ugristarum. Solymár: Reguly Társaság. Published, 06/2011.
  • Adverbs of counting, frequency and quantification: Flexibility and rigidity. Acta Linguistica Hungarica 56:131-168. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó. Published, 06/2009.
  • Adverbs of counting, frequency and quantification: Flexibility and rigidity. Acta Linguistica Hungarica. Budapest: Akademiai Kiado. Published, 2009.
  • Igei argumentumszerkezet [Argument structure of verbs] in F. Kiefer (ed.) Strukturális magyar nyelvtan IV, A szótár szerkezete (Structural grammar of Hungarian, vol. 4, The Structure of the Lexicon). Budapest, Hungary: Akade ́miai Kiado ́ (in Hungarian). Published, 12/2008.