Academic activities

Membership and positions in international academies and societies, including:

  • Ordinary member of the "Academia Europaea" (London) (2020–),
  • Ordinary member of the Johann Gottfried Herder Research Council (2018–),
  • President of the Central European Society of German Studies (MGV) (2010–2017), Vice President (2002–2010), member of the presidium (2017–),
  • Member of the International Academic Council of the Institute of German Language (IDS) in Mannheim (1998–2013),
  • Board and advisory board member (1999–2006), Vice President (2006–2010) of EUROPHRAS: European Society of Phraseology,
  • Member of the academic advisory board of the Society of Intercultural German Studies (GiG) (2008–2012),
  • Member of the Regional Centre Veszprém (VEAB) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (MTA) (1999–2017),
  • Founding Chairman of the linguistic and literary class and Founding Chairman of the committee for German Philology (1999–2012),
  • Co-Chair of the Linguistic Expert Commission of the Hungarian University Accreditation Council, Budapest (2007–2009); member of the Commission for Humanities of the Hungarian University Accreditation Council, Budapest (2010–2012),
  • Vice President of the Hungarian Society of German Philology (2000–2003 and 2010–2012),
  • Board member of the Hungarian German Teachers Association (1989–1999 and 2009–2013),
  • Corresponding member of the research group "Deutsch in Mittel-, Ost- und Südosteuropa" at the University of Regensburg,
  • Member of the General Assembly of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
  • Member of the Modern Philology Society of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences,
  • Member of the International Association für Germanic Studies (IVG),
  • Member of the Austrian Society for German Studies (ÖGG),
  • Member of the Hungarian Humboldt Association. 

Founding and chairing:


  • Glottotheory. International Journal of Theoretical Linguistics (De Gruyter Mouton, 2021–) [with Roelcke, Thorsten and Kelih, Emmerich],
  • Series Deutsch als Fremd- und Fachsprache (DaFF) (Berlin: Verlag De Gruyter/Mouton, 2019–) [with Thorsten Roelcke],
  • Zeitschrift für Mitteleuropäische Germanistik (ZMG) (Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2011–2017) [with Németh, Attila and Rácz, Gabriella],
  • Series Texte von Kulturen (Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2011–2014),
  • Series Beiträge zur Interkulturellen Germanistik (BIG) (Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2010–),
  • Supplement series to Studia Germanica Universitatis Vesprimiensis (Wien: Praesens Verlag/Veszprém: Universitätsverlag, 2003–2010),
  • Series Veröffentlichungen des Germanistischen Instituts an der Universität Veszprém (Veszprém: Universitätsverlag, 1999–2010) and
  • Journal Studia Germanica Universitatis Vesprimiensis (Wien: Praesens Verlag/Veszprém: Universitätsverlag, 1997–2010).

Member of editorial board or advisory board member for the following journals and periodicals:

  • Kairoer Germanistische Studien (2020–),
  • Argumentum (Debrecen, 2020–),
  • Studia phraseologica et paroemiologica (Hamburg: Verlag Dr. Kovač, 2019–),
  • Linguistische Treffen in Wrocław (Wrocław, 2019–),
  • Germanica Wratislaviensia (Wrocław, 2018–),
  • Integracija Obrazovanija/Integration in Education (Saransk, 2013–),
  • Business, Education, Law. Bulletin of the Volgograd Business Institute (2012–),
  • Mehrsprachigkeit in Europa/Multilingualism in Europe (Peter Lang Verlag, 2010–),
  • Germanistische Beiträge (Lucian-Blaga-University Sibiu, 2010–),
  • Deutschunterricht für Ungarn (DUfU) (UDV, 2010–2012),
  • Yearbook of Phraseology (Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2009–),
  • Deutsche Sprache. Zeitschrift für Theorie, Praxis, Dokumentation (E. Schmidt Verlag Berlin, 2008–2013),
  • Eruditio – Educatio (UJS Komárno, 2006–2012),
  • Fremdsprachen in Geschichte und Gegenwart (FGG) (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2002–), 2002-2005 unter dem Titel Die Geschichte des Deutschen als Fremdsprache (GDF) (Berlin/New York: W. de Gruyter),
  • Phraseologie und Parömiologie (Baltmannsweiler: Schneider Verlag Hohengehren (2004–2010),
  • Zeitschrift für germanistische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft in der Slowakei (2004–2009),
  • Fasciculi Linguistici Series Lexicographica (Szeged: Generalia K., 2003–2012),
  • Suevia Pannonica: Archiv der Deutschen aus Ungarn (2001–2004),
  • Modern Filológiai Tanulmányok/Papers in Modern Philology (1999–discontinued 2005),
  • Jahrbuch der ungarischen Germanistik (1997–). 


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  • Supervision of 24 completed dissertations and habilitation treatises; for details see: Doctoral supervision and evaluation.
  • 206 conference lectures and 174 guest lectures at academic institutions.
  • Numerous international visiting professorships, inter alia, at the German Department at the University of Zurich, at the Institute of German Language in Mannheim, at the German Section of the University of Helsinki and at the German Institute of the Gakushuin University (Tokyo).