1. The department trains teachers of Hungarian language and literature for primary schools. The average number of students is one hundred/year at the day and twenty-thirty at corresponding courses. The department takes part in education of teacher trainees and of special further trainings where subjects of applied linguistics (teaching the mother tonguse, language usage, ortography etc.) are parts of the courses.
2. The department is the centre of Hungarian linguistic textology researches. In international cooperation the periodic publication ‘Semiotic Textololgy’ has been edited and published here from 1990. Up to date 12 volumes have been printed. Sociolinguistic, usage and mother tongue pedagogy researches are also going on within the frames of international coordination as well. Together with Hungarian research centres studies in language history, dialectology, descriptive grammar an stylistics are also carried aon; the results are published in special volumes and periodicals, respectively.
3. The curriculum includes first of all Hungarian grammar,
usage, stylistics, rhetorics and ortography, but also treats main problems
of general linguistics, socio- and psycholinguistics.
The grammar of Hungarian language is dealt with from descriptive and historical aspects. Subjects: Descriptive Hungarian Phonetics and Phonology, Descriptive Hungarian Lexicology (morphology and semantics), Descriptive Hungarian Syntax (syntagmatics, simple and complex sentences) and Descriptive Hungarian Textology (text-theory and discourse analysis). The studies in descriptive Hungarian grammar are closed with final examination.
Historical Hungarian Grammar starts with a course „Introduction to Uralistics”, followed in two terms by Present Day Hungarian Grammar (phonology and lexicology, syntax and textology). Historical Hungarian Grammar is also closed by a second final examination.
The average weekly number of lectures in Hungarian language is five, further five lectures are added for literature. Total time of education: eight terms, with fifteen weeks of teaching each.
László Galóczi, University Professor,Head of Department Dr. Habil., Candidate of Linguistics. Field of researc: history os the Hungarian Language (lexicology); conceptional problems of mother tongue teaching as applied linguistics.
Imre Békési, University Professor, Dr. Habil., Doctor of Linguistics, Holder of Széchenyi Scolarship for Professors. Field of research: Hungarian syntax and textology.
Valéria Juhász, Lecturer Assistant. Field of research: Context analysis, Gender studies
Ilona Kritó-Fábián, College Professor, Candidate of Linguistics. Field of research: Hungarian dialectology; onomatologic study of the „Váradi Regestrum”.
Teréz Lepahin-Murai, Senior Lecturer. Field of research: psycholinguistics, with special regard to bilingualism at early age.
János Nagy, University Professor, Dr. Habil., Professor of Linguistics. Field of research: Hungarian syntax and textology; grammar and stylistics of poetical language.
László Nagy, Lecturer Assistant. Field of research: Sociolinguistics and language rights
Emma Rozgonyi-Molnár, College Professor, Candidate og Linguistics. Field of research: factors of speech-dynamics in Hungarian, nonverbal communication; study of twentieth century prose from linguistic-stylistic aspects.
Margit Szabó-Bozóki, Assistant Professor. Field of research: Hungarian Ethnography (spiritual and material); pedagogy of mother tongue teaching.
László Vass, Assistant Professor, Candidate of Linguistics. Field of research: semiotic-textological studies of Hungarian texts; Hungarian stylistics.
Guest professors: János Péntek, Head of Department, University Professor (Babes-Bolyai University, Kolozsvár), Holder of Széchenyi Scolarship for Professors. Field of research: probelms of Hungarian grammar and usage; dialectology.
Titular college professor: Zsuzsanna Engloner-Benkes , ret. Counsellor of Ministry, Candidate of Linguistics. Field of research: semiotic-textological studies of Hungarian texts; Hungarian stylisctics.