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Rethinking Comparative Syntax (ReCoS)

Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

Studying at Cambridge


Dr András Bárány

Research Assistant

Research Interests

András was a research assistant on the ReCoS project, focusing on the question of how different languages realise subjects and direct objects with varying degrees of definiteness, topicality, etc.

In his 2015 dissertation, Differential object marking in Hungarian and the morphosyntax of case and agreement, András proposed a novel analysis of differential object agreement in Hungarian, and embedded it in a study on the cross-linguistic interaction of case and agreement. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher at the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.


  • Case and Agreement
  • Differential object marking
  • morphosyntax
  • Differential object agreement

Key Publications

2015. Differential object marking in Hungarian and the morphosyntax of case and agreement. University of Cambridge PhD dissertation.

2015. Inverse agreement and Hungarian verb paradigms. In Katalin É. Kiss, Balázs Surányi & Éva Dékány (eds.), Approaches to Hungarian: Volume 14, Papers from the 2013 Piliscsaba conference, 37–64. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

2014. “What triggers the Hungarian objective paradigm? A structural and feature-based account”. In Kohlberger, Martin, Kate Bellamy & Eleanor Dutton (eds.), ConSOLE XXI: Proceedings of the 21st Conference of the Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe (8-10 January 2013, Potsdam), 21-44.