To Authors

Manuscripts are to be submitted electronically to Szilárd Tátrai at Before sending your manuscript, please read the guidelines below.


Please keep formatting to a minimum, and apply the following settings: 12p Times New Roman, plain text, justified, no hyphenation at line breaks, first line of each section aligned to the left. The structural layout of the paper should be as follows: Author, Title (and possibly subtitle) of paper. Introduction (decimally numbered as section 1), Body of text divided into sections and subsections (decimally numbered), Conclusion, References (not numbered).

Highlighting: in the body of the text, use italics for linguistic data, small caps for names of concepts, and bold face for emphasis. Numbered examples (containing words, phrases, clauses, or longer excerpts) should be set in regular font style, intented, and numbered with a single list throughout the paper.

        (2) a.

Hungarian examples, especially those with relevant internal morphosyntactic structure, are to be supplied with interlinear morphemic glosses and translation, as in the example below:

        (1)  A fiú                   becsukta                        az ablakot.
              the boy-NOM   PERF-close-PAST.3SG   the window-ACC
              The boy closed the window.

For in-text citation, use the following conventions:
... as Kocsány (1996: 55) explains, ...
... as Kocsány (1995: 287–289, 1996: 55–59) explains, ...
... the main points are as follows (see e.g. Langacker 1987, Barlow–Kemmer 2000, Geeraerts–Cuyckens eds. 2007)

Use footnotes, not endnotes.

In the list of references, follow the conventions illustrated below.

Benkő Loránd 1988. A történeti nyelvtudomány alapjai [Foundations of historical linguistics].
        Budapest: Tankönyvkiadó.
Bybee, Joan L. 1985a. Diagrammatic iconicity in stem-inflection relation. In: Haiman, John
        (ed.): Iconicity in syntax. Amsterdam–Philadelphia: John Benjamins. 11–47.
Bybee, Joan L. 1985b. Morphology: A study of the relation between meaning and form.
        Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
MacWhinney, Brian 1977. Starting points. Language 53: 152–168.
Fiske, Susan T. – Taylor, Shelley E. 1991. Social cognition. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Sinha, Chris 2007. Cognitive linguistics, psychology and cognitive science. In: Geeraerts, Dirk –
        Cuyckens, Herbert (eds.): Handbook of cognitive linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University
        Press. 1266–1294.
Geeraerts, Dirk – Cuyckens, Herbert (eds.) 2007. The Oxford handbook of cognitive linguistics.
        Oxford: Oxford University Press.