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Anikó Lipták

University Lecturer

Dr. A.K. Lipták
+31 71 527 3320

Anikó Lipták is a Univeristy Lecturer at the Centre for Linguistics.

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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

PhD supervision

Hang Cheng


Teaching activities
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

Key publications

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

University Lecturer

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Univ Centre for Linguistics
  • LUCL Taalwetenschap

Work address

Reuvensplaats 3-4
2311 BE Leiden
Room number 1.50



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