Katalin Balogné Bérces

Katalin Balogné Bérces took her MA in English Language and Literature from the Faculty of Humanities, Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in 1998, and then she started research in the English Linguistics PhD Programme of ELTE. She defended her PhD thesis, entitled Strict CV Phonology and the English Cross-Word Puzzle, with the highest qualifications (summa cum laude) in 2006. (The revised version of the thesis was published as a monograph in 2008 by VDM Verlag.) She has received research grants to the Department of Linguistics, SOAS, London (2001, 2003), and CASTL, Tromsø (2011). Her field of research is the phonology of English, with special interest in its syllable structure and consonantal processes. Besides a number of organisations (ESSE, HUSSE, ISLE, etc.) she is a member of the Government Phonology Round Table. She is the pronunciation editor of several English-Hungarian dictionaries.

In 2006, she co-authored (with Szilárd Szentgyörgyi) The Pronunciation of English (Az angol nyelv kiejtése), a textbook (http://mek.oszk.hu/04900/04910/) and digital material under the HEFOP (Human Resources Operative Programme) Humanities Consortium project for the development of BA-level teaching materials. In 2008 her textbook entitled Beginner's English Dialectology was published by Ad Librum, downloadable from the Hungarian Electronic Library since 2016 (http://mek.oszk.hu/15100/15126/). In 2016 she compiled a textbook entitled The Structure of English (Az angol nyelv szerkezete) for the PPCU textbook project (Kari jegyzetek oldal).

She has taught various courses on English linguistics, phonology, syntax and dialectology at ELTE, Károli Gáspár University, and Pázmány Péter Catholic University (PPKE/PPCU); she has guest-lectured at the University of Edinburgh and Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She has been working at the Institute of English and American Studies, PPCU, since 1999, as a full-time lecturer since 2002.

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