Miklós Kontra is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Szeged and Head of the Sociolinguistics Research Group in the Linguistics Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest. His primary interests lie in variation in Hungarian; the contact varieties of Hungarian in Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia and Austria; Hungarian-American bilingualism; educational linguistics and Linguistic Human Rights. Among other volumes he has edited "Hungarian Sociolinguistics" (International Journal of the Sociology of Language, with C. Pléh), Language: A Right and a Resource, Approaching Linguistic Human Rights (with R. Phillipson, T. Skutnabb-Kangas, T. Várady), and "Language Contact in East-Central Europe" (Multilingua, 2000).
Department of English Language Teacher Education and Applied Linguistics, University of Szeged, Hungary
professor and head