THE GOVERNMENT PHONOLOGY ROUND TABLE IS THE SEMI-INFORMAL MEETING OF ALL THE GP-ISTS OF THE WORLD.
was organised jointly by Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Wien (main organiser: Markus Pöchtrager) and Institute of English and American Studies, PPCU (main organiser: Katalin Balogné Bérces). The three-day event kicked off on 13 June 2019 in Budapest, with a fringe event / roundtable discussion, while the main, conference-style meeting was held in Vienna, on 14-15 June 2019.
The theme of the fringe: "The representation of long vowels, diphthongs, and feet"
Convenors: Shanti Ulfsbjorninn, Markus Pöchtrager and Katalin Balogné Bérces.
Discussants: Krisztina Polgárdi, Diana Passino, András Cser, Sašo Živanović, Xiaoliang Luo, Péter Siptár, Carmen Savu, Filiz Mutlu, Péter Őri, László Fejes. Comments by Markus Pöchtrager and Péter Szigetvári were presented electronically.
It started at 4pm on 13 June, and the venue was Room 111 in the Sophianum building of PPCU, in Mikszáth tér, Budapest.
The venue of the fringe is the Budapest building of our university (http://btk.ppke.hu/en), in the centre of the city, 1 Mikszáth tér ("Sophianum"), close to the National Museum and the campus of ELTE University (and just a few steps away from KRE University, for that matter), with excellent facilities nearby and all the public transport one can ask for (incl. metro lines 3 and 4 ("Kálvin tér"), metro line 2 ("Astoria" or "Blaha Lujza tér") and tram no. 4-6 ("Harminckettesek tere")):
https://btk.ppke.hu/karunkrol/kepzesi-helyszineink/budapest-sophianum (in Hungarian, but with nice photos ;) )
Instructions in English: https://btk.ppke.hu/en/about/campuses (our venue is "Budapest, Sophianum")
Funded by KAP19-14018-1.9-BTK.
A short history of the GPRT
The GPRT originally started out in 1997 as a bilateral forum for discussion between Government Phonologists in Vienna and Budapest. Then in the years 2002–2004, it developed into a regular gathering characterised by a relaxed atmosphere. It was organised each spring by the local teams of either Vienna or Budapest, who took it in turns to host. It ended up attracting speakers and an audience from all over Europe and inspiring discussions both inside and outside the conference room. The rebirth of this tradition was witnessed by the participants in Nova Gorica in 2008.