The Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics joins OLH LPS Model

Posted by Paula Clemente Vega on 30 November 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics has joined the Open Library of Humanities’ Library Partnership Subsidy system. Founded in 1949, the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics (NYTK) is part of the most prestigious research institute network in Hungary. Affiliated to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS) in 1951 before moving under the umbrella of the Eötvös Loránd Research Network in 2019, it is the largest research establishment specifically dedicated to linguistics in the country, with institutional membership in 3 international organisations and 313 publications as of 2020.

In addition to administering Theoretical Linguistics BAs, MAs, and Doctoral Programmes jointly with Eötvos Loránd University, the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics pursues theoretical and applied research in general linguistic issues, Hungarian linguistics, Uralic studies and phonetics, and an on-going compilation of the comprehensive dictionary of Hungarian. They also run a public counseling service on language and linguistics, assemble linguistic corpora and databases, and prepare expert reports on relevant affairs on demand. Having received the Certificate of Excellence of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, the Centre is entitled to use the label “MTA Centre of Excellence”.

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"We are delighted to welcome our first Hungarian institution, the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics, to our library board", said Paula Clemente Vega, Marketing Officer for the Open Library of Humanities. "Consortial library funding for open access is what keeps us operating and we are so grateful for the support of our members".

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