Istvan Kecskes

Istvan KecskesPh.D., Kossuth University, Hungary
Professor
Department of Communication and Department of Educational Theory and Practice

Teaching and Research Area/s: Second Language Acquisition, Bi- and Multi-lingualism, Intercultural Pragmatics
Office: ED 311
Phone: (518) 442-5030
Fax: (518) 442-5008
E-mail: ikecskes@uamail.albany.edu

Dr. Kecskes is a faculty member in the Department of Educational Theory and Practice in the School of Education.  You can learn more about this program at http://www.albany.edu/etap/index.html or Dr. Kecskes' research at http://www.albany.edu/~ik692/.

Teaching and Research Interests

  • Intercultural Communication and Pragmatics
  • Second Language Acquisition and Bilingualism
  • Language, Culture, and Cognition

Publications/Presentations

Books

  • Kecskes, Istvan and Jacob Mey (eds.) 2008. Intention, Common Ground and the Egocentric Speaker-Hearer. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Kecskes, Istvan and Liliana Albertazzi (eds.). 2007. Cognitive Aspects of Bilingualism.  Heidelberg/London: Springer.
  • Kecskes, Istvan and Laurence Horn. 2007. Explorations in Pragmatics: Linguistic, Cognitive and Intercultural Aspects. Berlin/New York: Mouton.
  • Kecskes, Istvan. 2002. Situation-Bound Utterances in L1 and L2. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
  • Kecskes, Istvan - Tünde, Papp. 2000. Foreign Language and Mother Tongue. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Kecskes, Istvan - Tünde, Papp (eds.), 1994. New Technology Supporting Language Teaching. Durham, NC/Budapest: CALICO/Felsooktatási Koordinációs Iroda.
  • Kecskes, Istvan - Tünde, Papp, 1991. Theoretical Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Language Teaching. Budapest: TS Programiroda.
  • Kecskes, Istvan. 1990. English for Computer Users. Budapest: SZAMALK, pp.1-197.

Book Chapters (refereed)

  • Kecskes, I. 2007. Formulaic language in English Lingua Franca. In Kecskes, I. & L. Horn (eds.) Explorations in Pragmatics: Linguistic, Cognitive and Intercultural Aspects. Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter: 191-219.
  • Kecskes, I. 2007. Synergic concepts in the bilingual mind. In Kecskes, I. & L. Albertazzi (eds.) Cognitive aspects of bilingualism. Heidelberg/London: Springer: 29-63.
  • Kecskes, I. 2005. Communicative principle and communication.  In Keith Brown (ed.) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics.  Oxford: Elsevier Science. 2nd edition.
  • Kecskes, I. 2005. Pragmatics aspects of multilingualism. In Keith Brown (ed.) Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics.  Oxford: Elsevier Science. 2nd edition.
  • Kecskes, I. & T. Papp. 2002.  “How to Demonstrate  the Conceptual Effect of the L2 on L1?”  In Vivian Cook (ed.)  The Effect of L2 on L1.  Clevedon: Multilingual Matters: 247-267.
  • Kecskes, I.  2001.  “The Graded Salience Hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition”.  In: Martin Putz, Susanne Niemeier & Rene Dirven (Eds.)  Applied Cognitive Linguistics.  Vol. 1.  Berlin/New York: Mouton de Gruyter: 249-271.
  • Kecskes, I. & T. Papp. 2000.  “Metaphorical Competence in Trilingual Language Production” in Cenoz, J. and U. Jessner (eds.)  2000. Acquisition of English as a Third Language. Clevedon:  Multilingual Matters. Pp. 99-120. 
  • Kecskes, I.  1998. “Situation-Bound Utterances from an Interlanguage Perspective”.   In Jef Verschueren (ed.)  Pragmatics in 1998: Selected Papers from the 6th International Pragmatics Conference. Vol. 2.  Antwerp: International Pragmatics Association. 299-310.
  • Kecskes, I. & Papp, T. 1995. "The Linguistic Effect of Foreign Language Learning on the Development of Mother Tongue Skills" In: Haggstrom M. &  Morgan, L.Z. & Wieczorek, J.A (eds.)  The Foreign Language Classroom. Bridging Theory and Practice. New York: Garland Publishing. pp. 163-182.

Articles

  • Dueling context: A dynamic model of meaning.  Journal of Pragmatics. 2008. Vol. 40. Issue 3: 385-406.
  • Contextual Meaning and Word Meaning. Journal of Foreign Languages. (China) 2006. No.165. September 2006: 17-31.
  • On My Mind: Thoughts about Salience, Context, and Figurative Language from a Second Language Perspective. Second Language Research. 2006. Vol. 22. No. 2: 219-237.
  • A Dual Language Model to Explain Code-Switching: A Cognitive-Pragmatic Approach. Intercultural Pragmatics. Vol. 3. No. 2: 257-283.
  • Kecskes, I., Dan Davidson and Richard Brecht. 2005. The foreign language perspective. Intercultural Pragmatics. Vol. 2. No. 4: 361-369.
  • Kecskes, I. & I. Martinez Cuenca. 2005. Lexical Choice as a Reflection of Conceptual Fluency.  International Journal of Bilingualism. Vol. 9. No. 1: 49-69.
  • Lexical merging, conceptual blending, cultural crossing.  Intercultural Pragmatics. 2004. Vol. 1. No. 1: 1-26.
  • The role of salience in processing pragmatic units. Acta Linguistica Hungarica. 2004. Vol. 51. (3-4): 309-324.
  • Szavak és helyzetmondatok értelmezése egy dinamikus jelentésmodell segitségével. („Interpretation of words and situation-bound utterances in a dynamic model of meaning”) Általános Nyelvészeti Tanulmányok. Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2003. 79-105. (in Hungarian).
  • A Cognitive-Pragmatic Approach to Situation-Bound Utterances.  Journal of Pragmatics.  2000. Vol. 32. No. 6: 605-625. 
  • Conceptual Fluency and the Use of Situation-Bound Utterances in L2.  Links & Letters.  2000. Issue 7: 143-158.
  • The State of L1 Knowledge in Foreign Language Learners.  WORD,  Journal of the International Linguistics Association. Vol. 49. No. 3. December. 1998. 321-340.
  • Second Language Acqusition Theory: How Does Russian Fit In?  Slavica XXX.  2000. 8-22.
  • "Concept Formation of Japanese ESL/EFL Students".  Second Language Reseach in Japan. 1995. Tokyo: IUJ.  Vol. 6. pp. 130-149.