Tekla Etelka Gráczi

graczi.tekla.etelka[at]nytud.hu or graczi.t.e[at]btk.elte.hu

Research areas: obstruent voicing, coarticulation, longitudinal changes


2013: PhD-degree: 2013, Thesis title: Zörejhangok akusztikai fonetikai elemzése a zöngésségi oppozíció függvényében (Acoustic phonetic approach to the voicing opposition of obstruents)

2005–2008: PhD studies: program of Hungarian Linguistics at ELTE

2005: certification in Speech Perception Diagnostics and Therapy

2002–2006: Special Program of Experimental and Applied Phonetics (ELTE)

2001–2006: studied Hungarian Linguistics and Literature at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE); degree: 2006.

1995–2001: Szent István High School


Academic Positions

Since 2016: research fellow in the MTA-ELTE “Lendület” Lingual Articulation Research Group

since 2014: Research Fellow at Research Institute for Linguistics, MTA

2008–2014: Junior Research Fellow at Research Institute for Linguistics, MTA

2003–2006: intern, Department of Phonetics ELTE BTK


Teaching Experience

since 2006: lectures at Department of Phonetics, ELTE



1 BA-thesis, 1 MA-thesis


Awards, Scholarships, Grants

2011: ISCA Google Grant to support participation on Interspeech 2011

2005: Scholarship for Scientific Works by Students, Eötvös Loránd University

2005: Scholarship of Hungarian Republic for Outstanding Students

2005: Award of the best presentation of young researchers with Angéla Imre: Congress of the Hungarian Society of Phonetics, Phoniatrics and Logopedics.


Research Projects, Grants

since 2018: leader of FK128814 research project funded by the NKFI

2016–: MTA-ELTE Momentum Lingual Articulation Research Group, leader: Alexandra Markó

2013–2017: Annotation and development of BEA spoken language database – funded by the National Research Foundation, leader: Mária Gósy

2008–2012: Development of BEA spoken language database – funded by the National Research Foundation, leader: Mária Gósy


Professional Activities:

Review-services: Interspeech (2018, 2019), Beszédkutatás (Speech Research journal, regularly), The Phonetician (journal, regularly), Félúton (conference for PhD students in Linguistics, several times), Beszédkutatás (Speech Research conference, regularly), BSc-thesis reviews for the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (several times), etc.

Membership: Committee of Applied Linguistics of MTA, secretary, since 2018

Editing: Guest editing of The Phonetician 2012 with Steven M. Lulich (2012), editing of the proceedings of the Conference for PhD-Students in Applied Linguistics (since 2018 with Zsófia Ludányi, Valéria Krepsz), editing of the book Challenges in analysis and processing of spontaneous speech (2018, with Mária Gósy), member of the editorial board of the Hungarian Journal of Applied Linguistics (Alkalmazott Nyelvtudomány)

Technical-editing: The Phonetician (since 2012), Beszédkutatás (Speech Research) journal (2009–2014), several Proceedings of annual Alkalmazott Nyelvészeti Doktoranduszkonferencia (Conference for PhD-Students in Applied Linguistics, 2011-2014, 2018-)

Organizing: Challenges in analysis and processing of spontaneous speech (CAPSS2017 to be held in May 2017), Beszédkutatás (Speech Research) conference (since 2005: bi-, and triannual conference), Alkalmazott Nyelvészeti Doktoranduszkonferencia (5th to 8th Conference for Students in Applied Linguistics, (2011-2014: annual), Fonetika a felsőoktatásban (Phonetics in higher education, 2004), International Workshop in Phonetics Dedicated to the Memory of Wolfgang von Kempelen (2004)


Publications: MTMT