In cooperation with ICL we created a new corpus of contemporary Czech poetry (KSP). It contains poems published in 1990–2020 either in print or on web literary forums. Sized 35 mil. words, KSP ranks among the largest corpora of its kind in the world.
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.
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
Simon Høffding, Carlos Vara Sánchez, and Tone Roald were awarded for their article “Being Moved by Art: A Phenomenological and Pragmatist Dialogue” published in Estetika: The European Journal of Aesthetics. The journal is published by CU FA in collaboration with Helskinki University Press. The award is organized by the Finnish Society for Aesthetics since 2015.
The anonymous electronic evaluation of courses takes place from 9 to 22 January 2023. The results including comments are to be published at the beginning of February.
Associate Professor Jan Sýkora from the Institute of Asian Studies at CU FA has been to Japan on countless occasions. The most influential stay was at Saga University on the island of Kyushu, where he studied between 1991 and 1994.
Due to an energy-saving reason, the operation of the Česká Spořitelna building will be reduced from 23 December 2022 to 12 February 2023. Though only slightly heated, its premises will remain accessible. Employees may briefly come in to deal with paperwork, but staying there throughout the working hours will not be possible due to the cold temperature.
The three-day conference, which was held at the beginning of November at the Foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic, addressed the current rise of antisemitism, xenophobia, and racism, highlighted the role of education, and called for redressing the wrongs of the Holocaust. The event also focused on the humanitarian situation in Ukraine.
Traditional Christmas book sale co-organized by the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at CU FA will take place on 8 December from 2–7 pm in front of P104. Anyone can donate books on 5–7 December in the English and Romance Studies Library during its opening hours. All money raised will go to the People in Need charity. All books are welcome.
The 18th century Czech composer Josef Mysliveček is at last getting the attention he deserves, says acclaimed American musicologist for Forum Radio. If so, it is in no small part thanks to Freeman’s own extensive research into the composer’s music and life that has been recently translated by Petra Johana Poncarová from the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at CU FA.
A year ago, the Czech-Uzbek expedition discovered 60 graves from the 3rd–2nd century BC on the outskirts of the Iskandar Tepa settlement in Uzbekistan. Now, the archaeologists opened six of them to acquire data about the population that lived there. Some of the graves have provided extremely valuable data, artifacts, skeletal remains, and samples for further analysis.