The DIALEKT corpus has more than doubled in size to 223 thousand words in its newly published release 2. It is complemented by the Mapka application which has gained new features, e.g. downloadable custom map layers with user-defined points.
InterCorp release 13ud was published. It contains the same texts as release 13, the only difference is in its annotation that conforms to the Universal Dependencies standard. The UD annotation is comparable across languages and it also includes syntax.
The sixth edition of the Translation in Transition conference will take place in Prague in September 2022. Abstract submission is now open, the deadline is 14 Feb 2022. Details are available in the second call for papers at the conference web.
We have released a new version of the Mapka application for working with spoken and dialectal corpora. The new features include additional regional historical division and the possibility to save one’s own map layer with user-defined markers.
On 20th March 2019, Prof. Achim Rabus visited our Institute and gave lectures on SpoCo: a bottom-up initiative to build Slavic spoken corpora Abstract In the talk, the SpoCo infrastructure for Slavic (and non-Slavic) spoken (and non-spoken) corpora is presented. I show how the platform evolved, discuss its functionality and give an outlook on its […]
On 12th March 2019, Dr. Maarten Janssen visited our Institute and gave lectures on TEITOK – a web-based platform for viewing, creating, and editing corpora Abstract In this talk I will give a general overview of TEITOK, an online system for making corpora available and searchable, but at the same time for editing them, annotating, and […]
On 26th and 27th October 2016, Prof. Stefan Th. Gries visited our Institute and gave two lectures on Corpus data and aspects of the mental lexicon from a cognitive-linguistic perspective: frequency, contingency, recency, and context What statistical methods have to offer to linguistics: three (differently complex) case studies of spelling, morphological change, and foreign language […]
On 11th and 12th October 2016, Prof. Rafał Ludwik Górski (Institute of the Polish Language, Polish Academy of Sciences) visited our Institute and gave two lectures on Translationese and stylometry; Historical linguistics and stylometry. Can the corpus tell us how to periodize the history of a language? Abstracts
On 3rd and 4th May 2016, Prof. Alan Partington (Università di Bologna) visited our Institute and gave two lectures on Corpus-assisted Discourse Studies (CADS): Good Practices and Potential Pitfalls; “Why are you English all so anti-European?” A corpus-assisted discourse study (CADS) of “stay or leave?” arguments on the eve of the UK Referendum on withdrawal […]
On 24th and 25th November Wolfgang Teubert (University of Birmingham) visited our Institute and gave two lectures on Building onto the corpus-driven approach: a wider look on meaning Corpus linguistics and the meaning of lexical items: how to distinguish grief from mourning Abstracts
The first week in September saw the opening of the Didaktikon Educational and Creative Centre at Kampus Hybernská, successfully bridging cooperation between Charles University and the City of Prague. Ten interdisciplinary and interactive exhibits and a number of events, which have been largely prepared by teachers from the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, await visitors. It is free for schools.
Seventy languages are taught at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, which is unique not only in the Czech Republic, but also in Europe. On 30 September, the faculty platform Library of Languages organizes the European Day of Languages which focuses this year on supressed languages.
The summer school held at the Faculty of Arts, Charles University, ended on 19 August bringing to a close a month of intensive Czech language study. The programme featured not only regular Czech language classes but also workshops, lectures, day trips and other events highlighting Czech history, arts, and culture. In short, an unforgettable experience.
Over the past four years, the Faculty of Arts, Charles University has participated in European Economic Area (EEA) grant projects which have given dozens of our students and employees the opportunity to travel for work or study in Norway and Iceland. As the last two mobility projects of this type will be coming to an end in August, we would like to offer the following overview of their realization.
Did you know that it is possible to sleep overnight within the Carolinum complex? Charles University offers accommodation in its buildings to university guests (including esteemed recpients of honorary degrees). The most representative accommodation facility is known as Opitz House, just a few steps from the Old Town Square.
The Czech Institute of Egyptology at CU FA (CIE) organises in collaboration with the International Committee for Egyptian and Sudan Archaeological Museums and Collections (CIPEG) and ICOM a half-day symposium to present to aninternational group of curators of Egyptological museum collections an overview and update on recent research and excavations in Egypt.
In the spring of 2022, an archaeological team from the Czech Institute of Egyptology at CU FA discovered and carefully documented the tomb of an ancient Egyptian dignitary named Wahibre-mery-Neith during fieldwork in Abusir, Egypt. Although it was looted in antiquity, the site has provided valuable information.
Few experts in the social sciences have influenced their field as much as the former lecturer of CU FA, Leopold Pospíšil. The Yale professor, who passed away last year at the age of 98, was a legend in anthropology and the anthropology of law. His memoir, <i>Adventures in the "Stone Age" – A New Guinea Diary</i>, is essential for anyone interested in the field.
A free, history-based game tells the story that relates to the dramatic events connected to the closing of Czech universities on 17 November 1939. The game was created by Vít Šisler from Charles Games and the Institute of Information Studies and Librarianship at CU FA along with Pavel Voves, director of public-benefit corporation Živá Paměť which has provided authentic testimonies of survivors.