Alexandra Markó

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E-mail: marko.alexandra[at]btk.elte.hu

Research Areas: spontaneous speech, speech prosody, phonation types (especially irregular phonation), articulation

 

Education

2013 Dr. habil. (Habilitation): Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, summa cum laude. Az irreguláris zönge funkciói a magyar beszédben [Functions of irregular phonation in Hungarian speech].

2006 Ph.D. (in linguistics): Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, summa cum laude.  A spontán beszéd néhány szupraszegmentális jellegzetessége [On suprasegmental characteristics of spontaneous speech].

2002 M.A. in Hungarian as a foreign language: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

1999 M.A. in Hungarian linguistics and literature: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

1998 M.A. in General and applied linguistics: Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

 

Work experience

since 2016 part-time senior research fellow at HAS

since 2015    associate professor at the Department of Phonetics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

2006–2015   senior lecturer at the Department of Phonetics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

1998–2006   assistant lecturer at the Department of Phonetics, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest

2002 fall      guest lecturer at Pannon University, Veszprém

 

Teaching Experience

Ph.D. level: Research methodology, Spontaneous speech, Speech technology (speech synthesis), research seminars

M.A. level: Speech sciences, Speech production, Speech acoustics, Speech analysis, Applied phonetics, Methodology of speech pedagogy, Research methodology, specialization courses on speech prosody, phonation, applied linguistics

B.A. level: Phonetics, Introduction to speech sciences

 

Supervising

5 Ph.D. students, 3 doctoral candidates, 1 obtained Ph.D. degree: Andrea Deme

More than 30 B.A. theses, M.A. theses, papers for scientific scholarships, and for the National Scientific Students’ Association

Tutor of students’ research group on phonetics and psycholinguistics

 

Awards, Scholarships, Grants

2014 certificate of merit, given by the Board of János Bolyai Research Grant, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2012 Wolfgang von Kempelen medal, given by the Hungarian Association of Phonetics, Phoniatrics and Logopedics

2009 Zoltán Gombocz medal, given by the Society of Hungarian Linguistics

 

Research Projects, Grants

2015–2016   Articulatory and acoustic analysis of high-pitched sung vowels in Hungarian and German by means of electromagnetic articulography, ultrasound and inverse filtering of the acoustic signal, Hungarian-German Exchange Project between the Eötvös Loránd University and the Universität zu Köln, funded by TKI (previously MÖB) & DAAD, leader researcher

2009–2013   Prosody of spontaneous speech, János Bolyai Research Grant, funded by Hungarian Academy of Sciences

2004–2008   The analysis of the phonetic structures of spontaneous speech, funded by OTKA, researcher

 

Memberships in research groups and professional societies:

since 2014    Research group for the development of GABI (Gyermeknyelvi beszédAdatBázis és Információtár; Child Language and Speech Database and Information Repository), founding member

since 2008    Spontaneous Speech Research Group, founding member

since 2008    Applied Linguistics Committee of Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member

since 2006    Public Association of PhDs, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, member

since 2005    Hungarian Association of Phonetics, Phoniatrics and Logopedics, member

since 2002    International Society of Phonetic Sciences, member

since 2002    International Phonetic Association, member

since 1996    Society of Hungarian Linguistics, member

 

Professional Activities:

Participation in Curriculum Development: Experimental and Applied Phonetics Study Program, Language and Speech Development Pedagogical M.A. major, Speech Sciences Disciplinary M.A. major, Applied linguistics Ph.D. program, Speech trainer higher-level vocational training

Review-services: Beszédkutatás (Speech Research journal, regularly), The Phonetician (journal, regularly), Félúton (conference for PhD students in Linguistics, regularly), Beszédkutatás (Speech Research conference, regularly), Journal of Multimodal User Interfaces, Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, Alkalmazott Nyelvészet [Applied Linguistics], Magyar Nyelv [Hungarian Language], Magyar Nyelvőr [Hungarian Language Guardian], Németh, Géza & Olaszy, Gábor ed. A magyar beszéd. Beszédkutatás, beszédtechnológia, beszédinformációs rendszerek [Hungarian Speech. Speech Research, Speech Technology, Speech Information Systems] (Akadémiai Kiadó [Academic Publisher], Budapest, 2010), Gósy, Mária ed. Beszéd, adatbázis, kutatások [Speech, Database, Researches] (Akadémiai Kiadó [Academic Publisher], Budapest, 2012), opponent of 4 PhD theses, member or secretary of 6 Ph.D. and 1 habilitation committees, member of committee for 3 comprehensive examinations, pre-reviewer of 6 Ph.D. theses

Editing: since 2013 editor of the book series Beszéd – Kutatás – Alkalmazás [Speech – Research – Application] at ELTE Eötvös Kiadó [ELTE Eötvös Publisher], so far 5 volumes, 2012 Editor of the book Beszédtudomány [Speech science] published by Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Humanities & Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2009 guest editor of the journal The Phonetician 99-100, since 2008 member of the editorial board of the journal Alkalmazott Nyelvtudomány [Applied Linguistics], since 2007 member of the editorial board of the periodical Beszédkutatás [Speech Research], 2007 Assistant editor of the journal The Phonetician 95 since 2004 Assistant editor of Beszédkutatás [Speech Research journal] journal

Organizing: participation in the organization of Challenges in Analysis and Processing of Spontaneous Speech (CAPSS2017 to be held in May 2017), since 2008 member of the advisory board of the annual Alkalmazott Nyelvészeti Doktoranduszkonferencia [Conference for PhD Students in Applied Linguistics], since 2007 member of the advisory board of conference series of Beszédkutatás [Speech Research], 2004 participation in the organization of Fonetika a felsőoktatásban [Phonetics in higher education], Eötvös Loránd University, 2004 participation in organization of the International Workshop in Phonetics Dedicated to the Memory of Wolfgang von Kempelen

 

Talks:

20 conference presentations in English (oral and poster), 40 conference presentations (oral) in Hungarian

Invited talks:

16.04.2015.     Irreguláris zönge a magyarban [Irregular phonation in Hungarian], invited by the Experimental and Analogy-Based Phonology and Morphology Research Group, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

30.04.2013.     Kérdő megnyilatkozások a spontán beszédben [Interrogative utterances in spontaneous speech], invited by the Society of Hungarian Linguistics

25.09.2012.     Az irreguláris zönge gyakorisága és funkciói olvasott és spontán beszédben [Frequency and functions of irregular phonation in read and spontaneous speech]. Beszéd, adatbázis, kutatások [Speech, database, research] workshop. Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

09.05.2006.     Mozaikok a spontán beszéd vizsgálatából [Mosaics from the analysis of spontaneous speech], invited by the Society of Hungarian Linguistics

27.10.2000.     Methods and Tools for Phonetics Teaching at Loránd Eötvös University of Sciences in Budapest. European Workshop on Education and Research in Speech Communications Sciences in Associated Countries. Cluj, Romania.

 


Publications: (MTMT) Altogether 117 publications, of which

  • 51 journal papers (8 international, 43 national)
  • 18 conference papers (10 international, 8 national)
  • 4 books (4 national)
  • 34 book chapters (3 international, 31 national)
  • 10 others

  1. Markó Alexandra, Csapó Tamás Gábor, Takács Karolina, Listeners' evaluation of voice quality in Hungarian speakers, In: BESZÉDKUTATÁS, vol. 2017, 2017, pp. 55-66 DOI
  2. Neuberger T, Bóna J, Markó A, Jordanidisz Á, Bunta F, Vowel duration contrast in three long-short pairs by Hungarian 5-, 6-, and 7- year olds, In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2015, Chania, Görögország, 2016, pp. 246-251
  3. Deme Andrea, Greisbach Reinhold, Markó Alexandra, Meier Michelle, Bartók Márton, Jankovics Julianna, Weidl Zsófia, Tongue and jaw movements in high-pitched soprano singing : A case study, In: BESZÉDKUTATÁS, vol. 24, 2016, pp. 121-138 DOI
  4. Markó Alexandra, Kohári Anna, Glottalization and timing at utterance final position in Hungarian: reading aloud vs. spontaneous speech, In: Proceedings of 18th ICPhS, Glasgow, Egyesült Királyság / Skócia, 2015 pdf
  5. Reichel Uwe, Markó Alexandra, Mády Katalin, Parameterization and automatic labeling of Hungarian intonation, In: Social and Linguistic Speech Prosody, Dublin, Írország, 2014, pp. 738-742 link
  6. Markó Alexandra, The form and function of interrogatives : A corpus-based study of Hungarian questions, In: VLIxx: Papers in Linguistics. Presented to László Varga on his 70th Birthday, 2014, pp. 351-362
  7. Markó Alexandra, Gósy Mária, Neuberger Tilda, Prosody patterns of feedback expressions in Hungarian spontaneous speech, In: Social and Linguistic Speech Prosody, Dublin, Írország, 2014, pp. 482-486 link
  8. Markó Alexandra, Frequency of glottalization in Hungarian read and spontaneous speech, In: Proceedings of the 10th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP), Köln, Németország, 2014, pp. 269-272 link
  9. Markó Alexandra, The form and function of interrogatives : A corpus-based study of Hungarian questions, In: VLLXX: Papers Presented to László Varga on his 70th Birthday, 2013 link
  10. Deme A, Markó A, Lengthenings and filled pauses in Hungarian adults’ and children’s speech, In: Proceedings of DiSS 2013, The 6th Workshop on Disfluency in Spontaneous Speech KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Svédország, 2013, pp. 21-24 pdf
  11. Markó Alexandra, Bóna Judit, Fundamental frequency patterns: The factors of age and speech type, In: Proceedings of 'Sociophonetics, at the crossroads of speech variation, processing and communication', Pisa, Olaszország, 2012, pp. 45-48 pdf
  12. Markó Alexandra, Boundary marking in Hungarian V(#)V clusters with special regard to the role of irregular phonation, In: PHONETICIAN, vol. 103, 2012, pp. 7-26 pdf
  13. Markó Alexandra, Dér Csilla Ilona, Age-specific features of the use of discourse markers in Hungarian, In: JEZYK KOMUNIKACJA INFORMACJA / LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION INFORMATION, vol. 7, 2012, p. 11
  14. Markó A, Gráczi TE, Bóna J, The realization of voicing assimilation rules in Hungarian spontaneous and read speech : Case studies, In: ACTA LINGUISTICA HUNGARICA, vol. 57, no. 2-3, 2010, pp. 210-238 WoS
  15. Dér Csilla Ilona, Markó Alexandra, A pilot study of Hungarian discourse markers, In: LANGUAGE AND SPEECH, vol. 53, no. 2, 2010, pp. 135-180 DOI WoS
  16. Markó Alexandra, Dér Csilla Ilona, How to distinguish? : A corpus-based study of Hungarian discourse markers, In: Tanulmányok a mentális lexikonról : Nyelvelsajátítás – beszédprodukció – beszédpercepció [Studies on the Mental Lexicon : Language Acquisition – Speech Production – Speech Perception], 2009, pp. 393-408
  17. Bóna Judit, Gráczi Tekla Etelka, Markó Alexandra, Coarticulation Rules and Speaking Style Dependency, In: Proceedings of the 8th International Seminar on Speech Production 2008, Strasbourg, Franciaország, 2008, pp. 245-248 pdf
  18. Markó Alexandra, A special conversational device: humming in Hungarian, In: PHONETICIAN, vol. 95, 2007, pp. 28-33
  19. Bóna J, Gósy M, Markó A, Processing of disfluencies as a function of error type and age, In: 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Saarbrücken, Németország, 2007, pp. 617-620 pdf
  20. Markó Alexandra, Gráczi Tekla Etelka, The effect of the suprasegmental structure of the stimuli on the word activation processes, 2005
  21. Markó A, The description of Hungarian suprasegmentals : A historical outline, In: ANNALES UNIVERSITATIS SCIENTIARUM BUDAPESTINENSIS DE ROLANDO EÖTVÖS NOMINATAE - SECTIO LINGUISTICA, vol. XXVI, 2005, pp. 65-74
  22. Markó Alexandra, Methods and Tools for Phonetics Teaching at Loránd Eötvös University of Sciences in Budapest, In: European Workshop on Education and Research in Speech Communication Sciences in Associated Countries (WERA), Cluj-Napoca, Románia, 2001, pp. 53-56