Anikó Lipták is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Linguistics. She studies 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, her focus is on the structure of sentences that appear in some kind of abbreviated form.
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.|
See for current courses the BA program English Language and Culture, the Linguistics Research MA program, and the Linguistics MA program.
|2021||UHD, Leiden University|
|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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