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Babeș‒Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Language and Literature paper by Zsemlyei, Borbála (all papers)
Uncertain Suffix-Use in the Hungarian Electronic Media of Transylvania
The aim of the paper is to present the uncertainties of the use of suffixes in the Hungarian electronic media (radio and TV) of Transylvania. The research is based on the data base gathered as a result of an extended monitoring of the Hungarian electronic media in Transylvania. This project was realized with the cooperation of researchers from Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania and Babeș‒Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania in 2010 and 2011. The monitoring focused on the language use of reporters and presenters of Hungarian radio and TV stations in Transylvania, and included exclusively news and cultural programs.
The present paper focuses on the misuse of both derivative and inflexive suffixes (eg.: -ba/-be instead of -ban/-ben) and tries to determine the causes of why this may happen (eg.: in a bilingual context as Romanian influence, the emotions of live shows etc.).
Brief Professional Bio:
Dr. Zsemlyei, Borbála is currently a teaching assistant at the Department of Hungarian and General Linguistics,Babeș‒Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania. She completed her university degree in Hungarian language and literature and English language and literature at Babeș‒Bolyai University in 2000. She continued her studies at the same university and received her master’s degree in Hungarian linguistics in 2002. In 2009 she defended her PhD thesis with the title Diminutive Suffixes in Old Hungarian in Transylvania. Her main field of research is the old Hungarian language used in Transylvania. She presented the results of her research in numerous national and international conferences. She is one of the editors of the Transylvanian Hungarian Historical Dictionary (Erdélyi magyar szótörténeti tár).