LINGUIST List 30.654

Fri Feb 08 2019

Calls: Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Hist Ling, Text/Corpus Ling, Translation/Czech Republic

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 05-Feb-2019
From: Eva Nováková <>
Subject: 20th International Young Linguists' Meeting
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Full Title: 20th International Young Linguists' Meeting

Date: 13-May-2019 - 15-May-2019
Location: Olomouc, Czech Republic
Contact Person: Božena Bednaříková
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 13-Apr-2019

Meeting Description:

You are cordially invited to the annual international meeting of young linguists. The conference boasts 19 years' tradition which started in 2000 at the Institute of the Czech Language of the Academy of Sciences, Prague, and has been continued since 2001 at Palacký University in Olomouc.

Time and place:
May 13-15, 2019
Faculty of Arts, Palacký University in Olomouc

Department of Czech Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University in Olomouc, affiliated to the Linguistic Association of the Czech Republic, Prague

Call for Papers:

For 20 years the young linguists have discussed forms and functions of languages and their similarities and differences both behind and beyond the gates of Palacký University. We have witnessed the development of languages in time and in minds of their speakers. The modern world, despite its everchanging nature, still relies on natural languages, but--just to be sure--we have taught speaking to computers, too. We have never stopped equipping the languages with new concepts and varieties of meaning, both consciously and subconsciously; on the other hand, we have been always aware that these systems need the equilibrium. For this reason, the least frequent linguistic elements are slowly abandoned, disappearing from everyday use and written documents.

While human bodies travel through internet and a large global village, they absorb more languages that open new horizons to their minds. Contrasting our mother tongue with other languages from the perspective of a student, a teacher, a translator or a linguist allows everyone to explore new contexts and worlds and, consequently, to transform and understand our selves better.

1. Participants:
We welcome the researchers who completed their Mgr./M. A. or PhD programme and have no higher degree than PhD.

2. Registration and abstract submission:
Complete the registration form available at and enclose your abstract in a separate doc/pdf file. The abstract should not be longer than 300 words (bibliography excluded), and its title should not indicate your name to assure the anonymity in a blind peer-review process. Please send both files as e-mail attachments to

3. Fees and payments:
The conference fee is 1,200 CZK (it will be used to cover the costs associated with the publication of conference proceedings)

4. Focus of the conference:
a) main topic: Languages-Speakers-Texts
b) pannel sessions: Diachronic workshop; Czech as the Second Language; Translation Studies and Linguistics;Expressivity in Media; Cognitive Linguistics

5. Conference languages
Czech; Slovak; English

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