The First Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics Workshop
25–26 October 2023
The Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics Research Group at Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary (KRE) is launching a new series of workshops. KRE-TEL-WS-2023 will be the first event in the series. The Workshop welcomes talks on theoretical or experimental research (and, ideally, even combinations of the two) in any area of linguistics and in any theoretical framework. One of the goals of the workshop is to promote interaction and collaboration among researchers working in these two main fields of linguistics.
There will be general and thematic sessions, and a poster session. The general and thematic sessions will involve 30-minute talks (25 min + 5 min discussion). Presentations can focus on results from completed as well as ongoing research. They should describe original, unpublished work. 

We are planning to organize the following thematic sessions (provided that a sufficient number of abstracts are accepted for an individual thematic session). 
  • Agreement across categories 
  • Bible as source texts for linguistic analysis 
  • ChatGPT
  • Child language 
  • Lexicology and lexicography 
  • Multilingual grammars and code-switching 
  • Normative standard language as target of interdisciplinary research 
  • Partitives
  • The structure of DPs
  • Verbal categories (semantic classes, aspect, argument structure)
The convenor of an accepted thematic session is responsible for inviting abstract submissions to the session. Thematic session abstracts will undergo the same refereeing procedure as general session abstracts.

Thematic session proposal submission deadline: 30 June 2023, 23:59 GMT
Notification of thematic session proposal acceptance: 4 July 2023
Abstract submission deadline: 31 July 2023, 23:59 GMT
Notification of abstract acceptance: 15 August 2023
Registration deadline: 15 September 2023
Workshop: 25-26 October 2023
Poster abstract submission deadline: extended to 10 October 2023 (from 25 September 2023)
Notification of poster abstract acceptance: 15 October 2023

Gábor Alberti (University of Pécs)
Reili Argus (Tallinn University)
Tamás Bíró (ELTE/OR-ZSE)
Péter Csatár (University of Debrecen)
László Cseresnyési (Shikoku Gakuin University, professor emeritus)
Éva Dékány (ELTE/HUN-REN Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics)
Marcel den Dikken (ELTE/HUN-REN Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics)
Stanka Fitneva ( Queens University)
Levente Zoltán Király (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Miklós Kontra (Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary)
Beth Levin (Stanford University)
Cecilia Sarolta Molnár (HUN-REN Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics – Grammar and Pragmatics Research Group)
Marc van Oostendorp (Radboud University of Nijmegen)
M. Carmen Parafita Couto (Leiden University/University of Vigo)
Bence Pomázi (HUN-REN Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics – Institute for Lexicology)
György Rákosi (University of Debrecen)
Petra Sleeman (UvA Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication)
Balázs Surányi (PPKE/HUN-REN Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics)
Enikő Tóth (University of Debrecen)
Some of the invited talks will be plenary and others will be the opening talks of thematic sessions.

We are aiming at a physical conference in the hope that speakers will be able to attend in person; however, there will also be a synchronous, online participation alternative if necessary.

There is no registration fee; however, registration is mandatory by filling out the online registration form at The registration deadline is 15 September 2023. For poster presenters, the registration deadline is 10 October 2023.

The language of the conference is English, and all abstracts must also be submitted in English.
Abstracts must be submitted to

The submission of the abstract for the poster presentation can be up to one A4 page including references. The abstract should be structured (separated into introduction, objectives, methods, results); with special focus on the methodology section.


Specifications for the Poster:
Orientation: The poster should be in Portrait orientation, not Landscape.
Size: Ideally, the poster should be A0 in size. Alternatively, you may use A1.
Color: While using color is encouraged, please be mindful that it can increase printing costs. You are welcome to print in black and white on thin paper.
Structure: Your poster should be well-structured, with sections for introduction, objectives, methods, results, discussion, conclusive remarks, and references. Pay special attention to the methodology section.
Content: Include the title of your poster, your name, affiliation, and an email address. If you are a student, indicate your level of studies (e.g., 3BA, 1MA, etc.). For identification purposes, it is recommended to include a recent photo on your poster in case attendees wish to inquire about your work when you are not at the poster stand.
QR Code: We suggest adding a QR code to your poster that links to additional materials such as an electronic copy of the poster, data sources, additional bibliography, or a brief presentation of your topic.

pdf and Word (as specified above)

Detailed specifications


All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by at least two referees.

Papers based on workshop talks and posters can be submitted to a double-blind, peer-reviewed thematic volume (provisional title: Advances in Theoretical and Experimental Linguistic Research. Volume 1).

Mária Adorján
Ivo Boers
Csaba Csides 
Tibor Laczkó
Katalin P. Márkus
Tibor M. Pintér
Dóra Pődör 
Edit Rácz 
Anne Tamm
Gabriella Tóth 
and invited referees

Anne Tamm
Tibor Laczkó
Mária Adorján
Ivo Boers
Csaba Csides 
Katalin P. Márkus
Tibor M. Pintér
Dóra Pődör 
Edit Rácz 
Gabriella Tóth 

The workshop is partially supported by a research grant obtained from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, reg. no. 20736B800, the Department of Netherlandic Studies and the Institute of English Studies at KRE.

The website of the research group

The FB page of the project

Institute of English Studies

Department of Netherlandic Studies