Anikó Lipták is a Univeristy Lecturer at the Centre for Linguistics.
Fields of interest
• syntactic theory
• comparative syntax
• clause structure
• interaction between syntax, morphology and prosody
• ellipsis phenomena across languages
• information structure
• English syntax
• Hungarian syntax
I do research on the syntactic rules in grammar, with special attention to crosslinguistic variation and the interface between syntax and information structure, as well as between syntax and word formation.
Currently, my focus is on sentences that appear in some kind of abbreviated form, the phenomenon called ellipsis. I am involved in the Ellipsis licensing beyond syntax project (NWO), where I define the factors determining where abbreviation is possible in different languages.
In the earlier Focus and ellipsis (NWO VIDI) project, I investigated how information structure interacts with the formation of abbreviated clauses.
For research output, see Publications.
Research projects, grants and awards
2015-2020 Ellipsis licensing beyond syntax. NWO Vrije Competitie grant. With co-investigator Lisa Cheng.
2008-2014 Focus and ellipsis. NWO VIDI grant.
2002-2006 Correlativization: a cross-linguistic and theoretical perspective. NWO VENI grant.
2001-2002 Scope marking constructions in light of new data from Hungarian. NWO Talent grant, Szeged University, Hungary.
Teaching activities and current PhD supervision
See for current courses the BA program English Language and Culture, the Linguistics Research MA program, and the Linguistics MA program.
2015 – UD, Leiden University
2002 – 2015 Researcher at Leiden University on individual NWO projects (VENI, VIDI)
2001 – 2002 Researcher at the University of Szeged, Hungary (NWO Talent)
2001 PhD (cum laude), Leiden University; Dissertation: On the Syntax of Wh-items in Hungarian
1991 – 1996 BA/MA English and Chemistry at the University of Szeged, Hungary
Lipták, A. (2020) Fragments with correction. Linguistic Inquiry 51:1, 154-167
Saab, A. and A. Lipták (2016) Movement and deletion after syntax: Licensing by inflection reconsidered. Studia Linguistica 70:1, 66-108.
Griffiths, J. and A. Lipták (2014) Contrast and island sensitivity in clausal ellipsis. Syntax 17:3, 189-234.
van Craenenbroeck, J. and A. Lipták (2006) The cross-linguistic syntax of sluicing: evidence from Hungarian relatives. Syntax 9:3, 248-274.
Lipták, A. (ed.) (2009) Correlatives Cross-Linguistically. Amsterdam, John Benjamins
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