Miklós Kontra

     Miklós Kontra is professor of Hungarian linguistics at Károli Gáspár University, Budapest, Hungary, and at II. Rákóczi Ferenc Hungarian College, Beregszász, Transcarpathia, Ukraine. From 1985 through 2010, he was Head of the Department of Sociolinguistics at the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences. His primary interests lie in variation in Hungarian, educational linguistics, and Linguistic Human Rights. With Robert Phillipson, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas, and Tibor Várady he co-edited Language: A Right and a Resource. Approaching Linguistic Human Rights (Budapest/New York: Central European University Press, 1999). His publications include “English Only's Cousin: Slovak Only” (Acta Linguistica Hungarica 43 (1995/1996): 345–372), “Disinformation on English in Hungary” (World Englishes 20(2001): 113–114), “Sustainable Linguicism” (In Frans Hinskens, ed., Language Variation – European Perspectives, 97–126. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2006), and “Afterword: Disendangering Languages” (In Laakso, Johanna; Anneli Sarhimaa; Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark and Reetta Toivanen: Towards Openly Multilingual Policies and Practices: Assessing Minority Language Maintenance Across Europe, 217‒233. Bristol/Buffalo/Toronto: Multilingual Matters, 2016), co-authored with M. Paul Lewis and Tove Skutnabb-Kangas.