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The Story of Hungarian : A Guide to the Language Gézа Balázs

The Story of Hungarian : A Guide to the Language

Gézа Balázs

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This book was written for the benefit of those who wish to learn more about the Hungarian language, a unique, non-Indo-European language spoken in the heart of Europe. It constitutes a journey of discovery into the nature and workings of Hungarian,MoreThis book was written for the benefit of those who wish to learn more about the Hungarian language, a unique, non-Indo-European language spoken in the heart of Europe. It constitutes a journey of discovery into the nature and workings of Hungarian, supported by cultural as well as linguistic arguments which, when considered together, add up to the discovery that ”Hungary is Europe in a nutshell”.It is a book for those who, after admiring Budapest, the hoprtobágy and Lake Balaton, will also want to become better acquainted with Hungarian, a language which sounds like no other. It is also meant for those second and third generation Hungarians who are curious to find out more about the language of their parents and grandparents. And last but no least, it was written for the benefit of the more than 25 thousand people now livint in Hungary, whose mother tongue is English.Géza Balázs (b. 1959) is a linguist, ethnographer, and professor at ELTE (Budapest University). His major works include: Graffiti on the Train to Gödöllő (1983), Linguistic (Phatic) Elements of Social Contact (1993), Tattooed Texts (1994), The Hungarian Language (co-author, 1994), Journalism, Radio (1995), and Hungarian Pálinka (1998).