Balázs Surányi

List of John Benjamins publications for which Balázs Surányi plays a role.



Approaches to Hungarian 18: Special issue of the Journal of Uralic Linguistics 2:1 (2023)

Edited by Donka F. Farkas, Gábor Alberti and Balázs Surányi

Special issue of Journal of Uralic Linguistics 2:1 (2023) v, 153 pp.
Subjects Theoretical linguistics | Uralic languages

Approaches to Hungarian 17: Special issue of the Journal on Uralic Linguistics 1:2 (2022)

Edited by Tamás Halm, Elizabeth Coppock and Balázs Surányi

Special issue of Journal of Uralic Linguistics 1:2 (2022) v, 130 pp.
Subjects Theoretical linguistics | Uralic languages

Approaches to Hungarian: Volume 14: Papers from the 2013 Piliscsaba Conference

Edited by Katalin É. Kiss, Balázs Surányi and Éva Dékány

[Approaches to Hungarian, 14] 2015. v, 296 pp.
Subjects Generative linguistics | Syntax | Theoretical linguistics | Uralic languages


Holmberg, Anders and Balázs Surányi 2022 Editorial forewordJournal of Uralic Linguistics 1:1, pp. 1–3
This article introduces the Journal of Uralic Linguistics, outlining its motivations, aims and scope. It also provides a brief overview of the contents of the inaugural issue, which contains four research papers by leading scholars in the field. read more | Editorial
Szalontai, Ádám and Balázs Surányi 2020 Word order effects of givenness in Hungarian: Syntax or prosody?Approaches to Hungarian: Volume 16: Papers from the 2017 Budapest Conference, Hegedűs, Veronika and Irene Vogel (eds.), pp. 137–164
This pioneering study presents results from a forced choice experiment designed to investigate the favoured linear placement of given constituents within the post-verbal domain of Hungarian. Specifically, the experiment tested the preferred relative position of textually given topical adjunct… read more | Chapter
Surányi, Balázs and Gergő Turi 2017 Chapter 8. Focus and quantifier scope: An experimental study of HungarianApproaches to Hungarian: Volume 15: Papers from the 2015 Leiden Conference, Hulst, Harry van der and Anikó Lipták (eds.), pp. 209–238
The scope interpretation of doubly quantified sentences is known to be influenced by a variety of contextual factors, among them, Information Structure. While the topic status of an NP has been recurrently argued to give rise to wide scope, the effect of focus status remains controversial: in the… read more | Chapter
Hartmann, Jutta M., Veronika Hegedűs and Balázs Surányi 2013 Pseudoclefts in HungarianApproaches to Hungarian: Volume 13: Papers from the 2011 Lund conference, Brandtler, Johan, Valéria Molnár and Christer Platzack (eds.), pp. 67–96
Based on novel data from Hungarian, this paper makes the case that in at least some languages specificational pseudocleft sentences must receive a ‘what-you-see-is-what-you-get’ syntactic analysis. More specifically, it is argued that the clefted constituent is the subject of predication… read more | Article
Surányi, Balázs 2011 An interface account of identificational focus movementApproaches to Hungarian: Volume 12: Papers from the 2009 Debrecen Conference, Laczkó, Tibor and Catherine O. Ringen (eds.), pp. 163–208
This paper offers a purely interface-based account of the syntax of identificational focus in Hungarian, which eliminates all syntax-internal artifacts from the grammar of ‘focus movement.’ The analysis is based on two inescapable interface properties of id-focus: its prosodic prominence, and its… read more | Article
Surányi, Balázs 2010 Toward a strongly derivational syntaxExploring Crash-Proof Grammars, Putnam, Michael T. (ed.), pp. 167–212
Pointing out several undesirable consequences that Merge gives rise to in the mainstream minimalist approach to phrase structure, a strongly derivational model is developed that dispenses with the narrow syntactic Merge operation. Representations and recursion are argued to be properties of the… read more | Article
Surányi, Balázs 2009 Adpositional preverbs, chain reduction and phasesApproaches to Hungarian: Volume 11: Papers from the 2007 New York Conference, Dikken, Marcel den and Robert M. Vago (eds.), pp. 217–250
This paper develops a syntactic account of two types of adpositional preverb constructions in Hungarian that explains their special behavior, including their mixed argument/adjunct properties. It is maintained that in neutral clauses both types of preverbs come to occupy a position left-adjacent to… read more | Article
Surányi, Balázs 2007 Focus structure and the interpretation of multiple questionsOn Information Structure, Meaning and Form: Generalizations across languages, Schwabe, Kerstin and Susanne Winkler (eds.), pp. 229–253