Tamás Halm

RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR LINGUISTICS (HAS)

PÁZMÁNY PÉTER CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

BENCZÚR UTCA 33, BUDAPEST, 1068, HUNGARY

MIKSZÁTH TÉR 1, BUDAPEST, 1088, HUNGARY

HALM.TAMAS@GMAIL.COM

Papers & Handouts

I am sure I am not the first one to notice this, but clothespins are actually binary branching. (Source of first image: the Halm household; source of second image: Chomsky, N. 1994. Bare Phrase Structure.)

Papers

Under review. Vegans, Teetotalers and the Decoupling of Case and Agreement in Old Hungarian.

Under review. Az érzékelés-, (fel)ismerés- és diszpozicionális igék inherens modalitása. [The inherent modality of verbs of involuntary perception, (re)cognition and physical disposition in Hungarian.], handout version in English.

To appear. Why almost and almost are not even approximately the same: The diachronic semantics of approximatives in Hungarian. In: Nora Boneh and Elitzur Bar-Asher Siegal (eds.): Language Change: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives. Jerusalem Studies in Philosophy and History of Science: Springer.

2022. Modified pronouns and split agreement: the syntax of virtual performatives. In Breanna Pratley, Özge Bakay, Eva Neu & Peyton Deal (eds.): Proceedings of NELS 52, Vol 1, 289-299.

2021, with Anna Huszár. Expletive Negation in Exclamatives - Evidence from Hungarian. Acta Linguistica Academica 68:4, 553-583.

2021. Radically Truncated Clauses in Hungarian & Beyond: Evidence for the Fine Structure of the Minimal VP. Syntax 24:3, 376–416. (supplementary material)

2020. Grammaticalization without Feature Economy: Evidence from the Voice Cycle in Hungarian. Diachronica 37:1, 1-42.

2019. The Semantics of Weak Imperatives Revisited: Evidence from Free-Choice Item Licensing. Acta Linguistica Academica 66 (4), 445–489.

2018. From Possessive Suffix to Affective Demonstrative Suffix in Hungarian: a Grammaticalization Analysis. Morphology 28 (4), 359-396. (supplementary material)

2016. The Syntactic Position and Quantificational Force of FCIs in Hungarian. Acta Linguistica Academica 63 (2), 241-276.

2015. Free Choice and Aspect in Hungarian. In: É. Kiss, Katalin – Surányi, Balázs – Dékány, Éva (eds.) Approaches to Hungarian. Volume 14: Papers from the 2013 Piliscsaba Conference. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 167-185.

2013. Free Choice and Focus: FCIs in Hungarian. In: Surányi, Balázs (ed.): Proceedings of the First Central European Conference in Linguistics for Postgraduate Students. Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, 109-121.

2012. Unergative and/or Unaccusative: On the Argument Structure, Semantics and Syntax of Semelfactives in Hungarian. (2012) In: Surányi, Balázs - Diána Varga (eds.): Proceedings of the First Central European Conference in Linguistics for Postgraduate Students. Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, 104-117.

Monographs

2016. The Grammar of Free-Choice Items in Hungarian. PhD Dissertation, Pázmány Péter Catholic University.

Submitted & In Prep

Review articles

2017. A Review of Approaches to Hungarian 15: Papers from the Leiden Conference. Finno-Ugric Languages and Linguistics 6 (2).

Selected handouts & presentations

2022 August. Radically Truncated Clauses – The Key to Various Mysteries of Hungarian Syntax? Congressus XIII Internationalis Fenno-Ugristarum (CIFU13), University of Vienna.

2022 June. Vegans, Teetotalers, and the Decoupling of Case and Agreement in Old Hungarian. The 4th Syntax of Uralic Languages Conference (SOUL4). Research Institute for Linguistics (Budapest).

2022 June. If you can see it you can’t help seeing it: The inherent modality of verbs of involuntary perception, (re)cognition and physical disposition in Hungarian. AICED 23, University of Bucharest.

2021 August. Want, unconditionals, ever-free-relatives and scalar particles: the sources of free-choice items in Hungarian. Formal Diachronic Semantics 6, University of Cologne.

2019 June. The Birth of an Epistemic Indefinite: Vaegy in Transylvanian Hungarian. The 21st Diachronic Generative Syntax Conference (DIGS 21). Arizona State University.