6th World Conference on Pluricentric Languages and their non-dominant Varieties
Nitra, June 21-23 2018
6th World Conference on Pluricentric Languages and their Non-Dominant Varieties, Nitra 2018

6th World Conference on Pluricentric Languages and their Non-Dominant Varieties

June 21-23 2018, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia

The International Working Group on Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages (WGNDV)

in cooperation with Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra

Thursday, 21th June 2018




Opening remarks and welcome


Plenary session 1: 01. Muhr, Rudolf: Pluricentric languages in Europe in contact and conflict: an overview (abstract)


General PCL Section

Chair: Shirlina, Elena

Hugarian Section 1

Chair: Oszkó, Beatrix


02. Mas Castells, Josep Angel: Pluricentric Languages in Conflict as a field of (empirical) inquiry (abstract)

04. Csernicskó, István/Máté, Réka: The Ukrainian (Transcarpathian) Hungarian as a “non-dominant” variety of Hungarian as a pluricentric language (abstract)


03. Edelmann, Gerhard: Conflict between Valencian and Catalan: Is Valencian a language of its own or a variety of Catalan? (abstract)

05. Beno, Attila: Terminology and language planning for Hungarian spoken in Romania (abstract)


Coffee break


Finno-Ugric Section - Chair: Rueter, Jack

Hungarian Section 2 – Chair: Beno, Attila


06. Pomozi, Péter: Linguistic and sociocultural variation of Estonian: A positive pluricentric case (abstract)

09. Puskás, Andrea: Learning Languages in a Multilingual Context: Hungarian minorities in Slovakia learning a second and a foreign language (abstract)


07. Rueter, Jack/Hämäläinen, Mika: Between descriptive and normative, reclaiming a Skolt Sami domain (abstract)

10. Huber, Máté: English language teachers’ beliefs and practices concerning pluricentric language learning in Hungary: A pilot study (abstract)


08. Kubinyi, Kata/Salánki, Zsuzsa: The Finno-Ugric languages from a pluricentric viewpoint (abstract)

11. Jánk, István: Linguistic discrimination in evaluation of the Hungarian, Slovakian, Ukraine and Romanian Hungarian teachers (abstract)


Guided tour Nitra



Friday, 22th June 2018, morning


Plenary session 2: 12. Kontra, Miklós: 

Wanted: Linguistic (Human) Rights in the Study of Non-Dominant Varieties of Pluricentric Languages (abstract)


General PCL Section cont. Chair: Tillinger, Gábor

Hungarian Section 3

Chair: Bodor, Viktória

Hugarian Literature Section1  - Chair: Mizser, Attila


13. Muco, Albana: Albanian and other languages in contact (abstract)

15. Sólyom, Réka : Language contact phenomena in the articles and comments of a Hungarian online daily paper in Vojvodina (abstract)

17. Németh, Zoltán: Pluricentric language and transculturalism in Hungarian minority literatures (abstract)


14. Szoták, Szilvia: Hungarian as a non-dominant variety – The language Situation in Hungarian diasporas groop’s in Vienna  (abstract)

16. Dobos, Sándor: The language policy of different states on settlement names in the territory of present-day Transcarpathia in the 20th century (abstract)

18. Mádi, Gabriella: The effects of language contact in a Hungarian minority novel: on the example of Éva Berniczky’s Méhe nélkül a Bába (abstract)


Coffe break


General PCL Section cont.

Chair: Máté Huber

Hungarian Section 4

Chair: Csernicskó, István

Hugarian Literature Section 2

Chair: Ladányi, István


19. De Ridder, Reglindis: The sociolinguistic importance of studying lexis of national varieties (abstract)

22. Bodor, Viktória: The attitudes of teachers working in the elementary schools of Hungarian language of instruction in Beregszász (abstract)

25. Mizser, Attila: ‘Cultural border-crossings’ and the elements of regional language use in contemporary Hungarian prose (abstract)


20. Shirlina, Elena: Standard Austrian German in the academic discourse (abstract)

23. Gál,  Angelika: An examination of Slovakia Hungarian language use in secondary schools (abstract)

26. Nagy, Csilla: Transcultural and regional codes in the “poetry of Slovak Hungarians” (abstract)


21. Gyulai, Lívia: Phonological, morphological and lexical variation in spoken German language (abstract)

24. Kádár, Edit: Standard language and nd-varieties in education. Curricular reform and teaching Hungarian as L1 in Romania (abstract)

27. Ladányi, István: The polycentric approach to literature and culture in the first editorial generation of the Novi Sad-based periodical Új Symposion (abstract)



Lunch break



Friday, 22th June 2018, afternoon


Slavic Section

Chair: Karpava, Svetlana

Hungarian Section 5

Chair: Kolláth Anna

Hungarian Literature Section 3

Chair: N. Tóth, Anikó


28. Stojanov, Tomislav: From the Illyrian to the Serbo-Croatian linguonym: historical aspects of identity and pluricentrism (abstract)

30. Németh, Beáta: "It is possible but not allowed" or the present position of the official Hungarian language in a Transcarpathian town, Nagyszolos/ Vinogradovo (abstract)

32. Senkár, Patrik: Cultural and literary concretizations of language specifics from the national minority aspect (abstract)


29. Oszkó, Beatrix: Croatian Hungarian: possibilities and conflicts of dominant and non-dominant variants (abstract)

31. Gaál, Zsuzsanna: Students’ attitudes to Hungarian language use in Serbia (abstract)  

33. Petres, Gabriella:  „Hijábo beszíll így vagy úgy a embër, akkor is csak a magájjét mongya.”  The language usage in Száz Pál's novel: Fuje sarjad mezoknek (abstract)


Coffee break


Slavic Section cont.

Chair: Stojanov, Tomislav

Hungarian Section 6

Chair: Németh, Beáta

Hungarian Literature Section4

Chair: Petres, Gabriella


34. Karpava, Sviatlana: Russian as a non-dominant variety in Cyprus: Family language policy, identity, language use, maintenance and transmission (abstract)

38. Kolláth, Anna: Language contact without conflicts? The situation and the research of the Pomurje variation of the Hungarian language in the new millennium (abstract)

42. Szávai , Dorottya:  The first comparative literary journal Acta Comparationis Literarum Universarum in the perspective of plurilinguism (abstract)


35.  Goritskaya, Olga: Belarusian Russian in Language Continuum: Contacts and Conflicts (abstract)

39. Karmacsi, Zoltán: Understandable bilingualism within and beyond borders (abstract)

43. Lombos, Kornélia: Language of evil in Stephen King's textual universe (abstract)


36. Katona, Éva:  Russian language of Estonia (abstract)

40. Sándor, Anna: The situation of the Hungarian language in case of the language island in the Nitra region (abstract)

44. N. Tóth, Anikó: Pluricentric language and the transcultural elements in the novel Klára by Norbert György (abstract) 


37. Tóth Sándor, János: Cognitive analogy in contact varieties of Slovak and Hungarian (abstract)

41. Szabómihály, Gizella: Hungarian toponyms in Slovakia – a source of Conflict (abstract)

45. Roguska, Magdalena: Nomad life and writings of Inez Baranay: „Local time: A memoir of cities, friendships and the writing life” (abstract)


Culture programme




Saturday, June 23th 2018


General PCL Section

Chair: Muhr, Rudolf

Hungarian Section 7

Chair: Gaál, Zsuzsanna

Hungarian Section 8

Chair: Szabómihály, Gizella


46. Kubitsch, Rebeka/Németh, Zoltán: First person evidential forms as politeness strategies in Udmurt  (abstract)

50. Rási , Szilvia: Language use and dialectal attitude of a Hungarian settlement in Slovakia (abstract)

54. Presinszky, Károly: The typical features of Hungarian language used in the documents of local councils in Slovakia (abstract)


47. Ransmayr, Jutta: Austrian German under pressure. “Age“ and “media consumption“ as major influencing factors for linguistic change in Austria and shifting language attitudes regarding Austrian Standard German and German Standard German (abstract)

51. Bene, Annamária: The Voivodinian regional version of Hungarian as a non-dominant variety  (abstract)

55. Bauko, János:  Contact phenomena in the use of personal names by Slovakia Hungarians (abstract)


48. Plišková, Anna: The mother tongue of rusyns in the Slovak Republic after 1989: status, problems and perspectives (abstract)

52. Vanco, Ildikó: Acceptance of Slovakia Hungarian language variety among Hungarian minority university students in Slovakia (abstract)

56. Kozmács, István: Pluricentric phenomena in Hungarian basic school textbooks in Slovakia (abstract)


49.   Krasovskaya, Diana: Bilingual Interaction in Educational Communication: Codeswitching Analysis in a Russian School in Yerevan.  (abstract)

53. Simon, Szabolcs: The role of the Hungarian standard and the Hungarian language-planning in Slovakia (abstract)

57. Paždjerski, Dušan-Vladislav–Stanulewicz, Danuta: Controversies concerning the Kashubian language: A sociolinguistic perspective (abstract)


 Closing discussion




Tour to castle Topoľčianky


Conference farewell dinner at Restaurant Hoffer