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Dr Kriszta Szendroi

Senior Lecturer

Location:Room 115D, Chandler House,
2 Wakefield Street, London WC1N 1PF
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 679 4063 (x24063)



Research Interests

Syntax and its interfaces, particularly topic and focus, acquisition of syntax and semantics; language processing



    • Abrusan, M., Szendroi, K. (2013). Experimenting with the king of France: Topics, verifiability and definite descriptions. Semantics and Pragmatics 6(10), 1-43 doi:10.3765/sp.6.10. Publisher URL [Submitted]



    • Brody, M., Szendroi, K. (2011). A kimeríto felsorolás értemezésu fókusz válasz. [Exhaustive focus is an answer]. In Bartos, H. (Ed.). Új irányok és eredmények a mondattani kutatásban -- Kiefer Ferenc 80. szuletesnapja alkalmabol[New directions and results in syntactic research -- In honour of Ferenc Kiefer's 80th birthday] ( Vol. 23 ). Budapest, Hungary Akademiai Kiado/ Academic Press.


    • Szendroi, K. (2010). A flexible approach to discourse-related word order variations in the DP. Lingua 120(4), 864-878 doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2008.08.008. Author URL
    • Szendroi, K. (2010). Focus as a grammatical notion: a case study in autism. In Erteschik-Shir, N., Rochmann, L. (Eds.). The sound patterns of syntax (1st ed. pp.317-332). OUP.


    • Lekakou, M., Szendroi, K. (2009). Close apposition with and without noun ellipsis: an analysis of Greek polydefinites. Proceedings of the 29th Meeting of the Linguistics Department of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. ( pp.151-166). University of Thessaloniki.
    • Lekakou, M., Szendroi, K. (2009). Interpretative effects of multiple determiners in Greek. Proceedings of BLS 35. ( pp.235-246).


    • Neeleman, A., Szendroi, K. (2008). Case morphology and radical pro-drop. In Biberauer, T. (Ed.). The limits of syntactic variation ( pp.331-348). Amsetrdam/Philadelphia John Benjamins.


    • Neeleman, A., Szendroi, K. (2007). Radical pro drop and the morphology of pronouns. Linguistic Inquiry 38(4), 671-714 doi:10.1162/ling.2007.38.4.671.


    • Costa, J., Szendroi, K. (2006). Acquisition of focus marking in European Portuguese – Evidence for a unified approach to focus. In Torrens, V., Escobar, L. (Eds.). The acquisition of syntax in Romance languages ( pp.319-329). Amsterdam John Benjamins.


    • Neeleman, A., Szendroi, K. (2005). Pro drop and pronouns. Proceedings of WCCFL 24. ( pp.299-307). Sommerville, MA Cascadilla Press.
    • Szendroi, K. (2005). Focus movement (with special reference to Hungarian). In Everaert, M., van Riemsdijk, H. (Eds.). The Syntactic Companion ( pp.270-335). London Blackwell.


    • Bury, D., Froud, K., Horsey, R., Szendroi, K. (2004). Focus and the interaction between syntax and pragmatics - Preface. LINGUA. ( Vol. 114 pp.227-227). ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV.
    • Neeleman, A., Szendroi, K. (2004). Superman sentences. Linguistic Inquiry 35(1), 149-159 doi:10.1162/ling.2004.35.1.149.
    • Szendroi, K. (2004). A stress-driven approach to climbing. In Kiss, K., van Riemsdijk, H. (Eds.). Verb clusters. A study of Hungarian, German and Dutch ( pp.205-223). Amsterdam John Benjamins.
    • Szendroi, K. (2004). Acquisition evidence for an interface theory of focus. Proceedings of GALA 2003, Vomumes 1-2. ( Vol. 2 pp.457-468). Utrecht, The Netherlands LOT.
    • Szendroi, K. (2004). Focus and the interaction between syntax and pragmatics - Introduction. LINGUA 114(3), 229-254 doi:10.1016/S0024-3841(03)00025-1.
    • Szendroi, K., Toth, I. (2004). Hungarian verbal clusters – results of a questionnaire survey. In Kiss, K., van Riemsdijk, H. (Eds.). Verb clusters. A study of Hungarian, German and Dutch ( pp.87-119). Amsterdam John Benjamins.


    • Reinhart, T., Szendroi, K. (2003). Optimal Design in Language - Research Proposal. Author URL
    • Szendroi, K. (2003). A stress-based approach to the syntax of Hungarian focus. The Linguistic Review 20(1), 37-78 doi:10.1515/tlir.2003.002.


    • Ackema, P., Szendroi, K. (2002). Determiner sharing as coordinate ellipsis. Journal of Comparative Germanic Syntax 5(1), 3-34 doi:10.1023/A:1021256116080.
    • Papangeli, D., Szendroi, K. (2002). Special issue - Master index to volumes 81-110 (1990-2000) - Introduction. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV.
    • Szendroi, K. (2002). Stress-focus correspondence in Italian. In Beyssade, C., Bok-Bennema, R., Drijkoningen, F., Monachesi, P. (Eds.). Romance languages and linguistic theory 2000. Selected papers from ‘Going Romance’ 2000, Utrecht, 30 November- 2 December ( pp.287-303). Amsterdam John Benjamins.


    • Szendroi, K. (2001). Focus and the syntax-phonology interface.


Current PhD Students

Claire Scahill The development of morphology and syntax in child English.