SZALAI, Andrea

Research Associate, PhD
Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Research Institute for Linguistics, Department of Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics and Sociolinguistics

Research area
Currently, my research focuses on native speakers’ and experts’ ideologies of Romani language. I spent two years doing linguistic anthropological fieldwork in Romani-speaking Gabor Roma communities. My PhD dissertation deals with the pragmatic and social functions of two discursive forms frequently present in the interactions between the members of these communities. Furthermore, I have also analysed metapragmatic ideologies connected to these discursive forms, with special emphasis on the role of gender in linguistic ideologies.