Gergely Tóth studied at ELTE in Budapest and at the University of Heidelberg, and received his Ph.D. in Germanic Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley in 2005 where he worked as lecturer in German and Hungarian until 2012. Between 2012 and 2017 he lectured in German at the University of Utah, and worked with Hungarian for Yale’s Distant Learning program. He has also been lecturing Hungarian online at Cleveland State University since 2015.

His interests include sociolinguistics, especially language and culture maintenance, attrition and loss, dialectology, historical linguistics, and immigration history. For the latter, he has conducted extensive fieldwork research in Hungarian communities throughout the United States. His book Linguistic Interference and First Language Attrition: German and Hungarian in the San Francisco Bay Area appeared in 2007.


Dr. Gergely Tóth

Culture and Society Building (CU), Room 246

E-mail: tothg@fau.edu