Thanks for coming to my website! My name is András Bárány (pronounced [ˈɒndraːʃ ˈbaːraːɲ]) and I’m currently a Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (roughly a lecturer) at Bielefeld University.
From September 2019 to September 2020, I was a post-doc at Leiden University, working on a project on ditransitive constructions awarded through LEaDing Fellows, a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action COFUND programme, funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.
Before that, I was a post-doctoral researcher and research associate at the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), working on Irina Nikolaeva’s AHRC-funded project Prominent Possessors (see also here).
My monograph Person, Case, and Agreement was published in late 2017 with Oxford University Press. It provides a novel analysis of differential object agreement in Hungarian and discusses its relation to inverse agreement and global case splits in other languages, and what these phenomena can tell us about case-marking and agreement. You can find some more information about the book here.
I did my PhD in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge, as a member of the ReCoS project. ReCoS dealt with comparative syntax and developed a novel approach to parametric variation.
In my PhD dissertation, Differential object marking in Hungarian and the morphosyntax of case and agreement, I explored the cross-linguistic variation of different phenomena relating to agreement and case-marking in a number of languages, including differential object marking (DOM, see Wikipedia), inverse agreement, and global case splits.
After finishing my PhD I spent a year at the (former) Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, as part of a group studying syntactic change in Uralic languages (under PI Katalin É. Kiss).
You can access my full CV here (July 2022).