Dr. Enikő Tóth

Dr. Enikő Tóth, associate professor (Habil.)







Affiliation University of Debrecen, Faculty of Humanities, Institute of English and American Studies, Department of English Linguistics
Phone number +36 52 512 900 / 22151
Address 4032 Debrecen, Egyetem tér 1.
Office Main Building (Egyetem tér Campus), room 120/1
Office hours Tuesday, 10.00 - 11.00, Thursday, 10.00 - 11.00

until 14 October online, by appointment via email


I graduated in mathematics and English in 1999, I got my PhD in English linguistics in 2007. My main fields of interest are semantics, pragmatics and experimental linguistics.

My primary research interests are related to the syntax/semantics interface and experimental pragmatics. I have worked on mood choice in complement clauses, the interpretation of focus structures and the pronoun interpretation problem in Hungarian. My current research explores the use of demonstratives from a crosslinguistic perspective, with a special reference to Hungarian.

Selected publications:

  • Tóth, E. (2020) Some insights on demonstrative use in Hungarian: results of a controlled-dialogue game. Argumentum 16: 209-229. pdf
  • Tóth, E. (2018) A production study on the choice of Hungarian demonstratives. Argumentum 14: 110-123. pdf
  • Tóth, E., Csatár, P. (2017) Preverbal Focus and Syntactically Unmarked Focus: A Comparison. In: Joseph Emonds and Markéta Janebová (ed.) Language Use and Linguistic Structure. Olomouc: Palacký University, 227-244. pdf
  • Rákosi, Gy., Tóth, E. (2016) The pronoun interpretation problem in child Hungarian. ACTA LINGUISTICA HUNGARICA 63(1): 63-96.
  • Tóth, E. (2008) Mood Choice in Complement Clauses. A Semantic Approach with Special Reference to Hungarian. Metalinguistica 21. Frankfurt am Main: Lang. preview



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