We are proud to announce that three new spoken corpora are out now: brand new ORTOFON and dialectal DIALEKT corpus, both with a two-level transcription, as well as ORAL, the unification of ORAL-series corpora. All the corpora feature lemmatisation and morphological tagging.
Since April 11th 2017, an updated version of the KonText interface has now been available with new functions reflecting our users’ needs, such as a possibility to choose proportions of different text types in a subcorpus, a new way of displaying the spoken concordance as a dialogue or colour coding of selected concordance lines within […]
A new version of Treq, the online tool for looking up translation equivalents based on the InterCorp parallel corpus, is out! Now you can search for multiword units, use regular expressions in the query and also search in translations from/to English (in addition to Czech).
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
On March 31st and April 1st 2014, Prof. Geoffrey Leech visited our Institute and gave two lectures on The past, present and future of English corpus linguistics: a personal perspective The rise of cos and downfall of for: changes in English reason conjunctions over thge past 100 years. Abstrakts
On 27th and 28th May 2013, Dr Andrew Hardie (University of Lancaster) visited our Institute and gave two lectures on Annotation and analysis: an overview of tools and techniques The corpus research infrastructure at Lancaster’s UCREL research centre is based around the use of a number of standard tools for (a) automated annotation at various […]
On 11th and 12th June 2012, Paul Rayson (Lancaster University) visited our Institute and gave two lectures on Adapting a semantic field tagging system for Early Modern English Automatic semantic annotation approaches can be used for many applications such as content analysis of political discourse, opinion mining and sentiment analysis. These applications are becoming very popular […]
The international conference on Samuel Beckett and Technology, organised by the Centre for Irish Studies (Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures), was hold at the Faculty of Arts in Prague on 13 - 15 September 2018. The conference was attended by researchers from all over the world, including Canada, Japan, and Trinidad and Tobago.
On Saturday 8 September 2018, the Indidan president Rám Náth Kóvind visited Charles University in Prague as part of his official visit to the Czech Republic. The president met with four Czech students of Indian Studies at the Faculty of Arts delivered short speeches in Bengali, Hindi, Sanskrit, and Tamil.
59 experts in Czech Studies from the Czech Republic and from abroad have met in Prague to present the results of their work and exchange latest findings and experience, and to establish professional and personal contacts. Workshops introduced new electronic applications for teaching Czech as a foreign language.
Why does not Czech cinema have its own museum? Precious and diverse Czech film heritage has been hidden in archives and depositories for far too long. To address this situation, Adéla Mrázová and Terezie Křížkovská from the Department of Film Studies, CUFA, together with Jakub Jiřiště, alumnus of the same department, founded NaFilM (National Film Museum).
The paper contains an in-depth analysis of 22 ancient Egyptian artefacts currently stored in the Egyptian Museum of Leipzig University (Germany). The analytical work performed by Czech scholars deepens our understanding of the use of copper in the Early Dynastic Period and the Old Kingdom.
From 18 to 30 June 2018, seven students from CUFA participated in the project NEW FACES, "Facing Europe in Crisis: Shakespeare’s World and Present Challenges", a European Strategic Partnership between nine European universities, which took place in Montpellier, France.
The international conference "Things in Poems – Poems of Things" (30th January – 2nd February 2019) will explore the presence of things and the representation of objects in poetry in a broad manner, from the Antiquity to contemporary poetry. The call for papers is open until 31 July 2018.
On 6 July 2018, students of the 19th installment of a summer course organised by the Centre of Ibero-American Studies for the Monterrey Institute of Technology received their certificates of attendance at the Sporck Palace.
Officials at Charles University have presented to the public two historical documents dating back to the foundation of the university in Prague 670 years ago. The documents resurfaced only recently and were acquired from a private collection: the first is a papal letter and the second a notarial instrument. Both are of enormous historic significance and date back to 1347.