Introduction

Currently I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Jyväskylä (Department of Teacher Education). The main topic of my interest is elementary and secondary education in Hungary and in Finland. In particular, I analyse the emergence of language ideologies in various education-related discourses.

I defended my PhD thesis in Hungarian linguistics in 2011. I have been working for the University of Jyväskylä since 2013 in various positions (visiting researcher, postdoctoral researcher, senior researcher/Marie Curie fellow). Previously I worked for the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences as a researcher (2005–2013) and for the Pázmány Péter Catholic University as a lecturer (2012). As a member of international research networks, I regularly participate in the organization of workshops, colloquia and conferences, and I contribute to publications as author, editor and reviewer.

School

Current and recent projects

Flerspråkig skola – flerspråkig inlärningsmiljö // Multilingual school – multilingual learning environment (2017)

Funded by the Society of Swedish Literature in Finland . University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Education and Psychology, Department of Teacher Education. PI: Kati Kajander. || Summary

Voices of diversity. A comparison of Finnish and Hungarian ideologies on the management of linguistic diversity and multilingualism (January–March 2014 and April–December 2016)

Kone postdoctoral research grant. University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Humanities – Department of Languages (2014) and Centre for Applied Language Studies (2016). Host researcher: Prof. Anne Pitkänen-Huhta (2014) and Prof. Tarja Nikula-Jäntti (2016). || Summary

Finding own words. In the search of non-authoritative education in Hungary. Metadiscourses, identities and strategies in students’ and teachers’ interactive practices in standard and alternative settings (April 2014–March 2016)

Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship for Career Development (IEF) under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7) at the University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Humanities – Centre for Applied Language Studies. Host researcher: Prof. Tarja Nikula. || Summary

Socialization in metalanguage – a discourse-based approach. A study on metalinguistic development in Hungarian, with a look to Finnish practices (15 August–15 December 2013)

Research visit funded by the Academy of Finland. University of Jyväskylä Faculty of Humanities – Department of Languages. Host researcher: Prof. Hannele Dufva. || Summary

Previous work

PhD thesis project: a multi-faceted investigation of school metalanguage (2005–2011)

The project was based on my 2009 fieldwork. As a database of my dissertation, I made a corpus of school metalanguage. Further details

MA thesis project

From 2002 to 2005 I focused on the role and possibilities of language cultivation in Hungary. I analysed attitudes and beliefs concerning this topic. I investigated the metalanguage of Hungarian native speakers aged 15 to 30. The survey was carried out between 2003 and 2004. Further details