Workshop on Czech in empirical and comparative perspectives
The Professorship of Slavonic Linguistics will host the workshop on «Czech in empircal and comparative perspectives». The workshop will be held from 4 to 5 March 2022 in the International Centre "Haus auf der Mauer", Johannisplatz 26, in Jena, Germany. The main hosts are Dr. Martina Berrocal, Stefan Heck, Irenäus Kulik and Prof. Dr. Ruprecht von Waldenfels. The event will be held in English.
Information regarding the pandemic:
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In recent years, empirical methods have become increasingly important in the study of language. Linguistic fields as diverse as lexicography, grammatical research, linguistic typology, speech technology, and discourse analysis profit from the growing body of linguistic data and advances in the technology to analyze it. This has enabled scholars both to state new research questions and to reconsider common opinions on a new scale.
Against this background, the Jena-based workshop Czech in empircal and comparative perspectives places the Czech language and its empirical study at the centre of its interest. Together, we enquire Czech both from a monolingual and a comparative perspective, approach synchronic and diachronic research questions, and take a look into diverse linguistic subfields.
Tilman Berger (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)
Václav Cvrček (Charles University Prague)
Markus Giger (Charles University Prague)
Friday, 4 March
14:00–14:15 Welcome address
14:15–15:00 Václav Cvrček (Prague): Registers of Czech journalism from 1995 to 2018
15:00–15:30 Martina Berrocal (Jena): Political Speeches as a tool of Covid19 crisis management?
15:30–16:00 Coffee break
16:00–16:30 Martina Rybová (Regensburg): They go together like a horse and carriage: On evaluative prosody of compound indefinite pronouns in Czech
19:00 Dinner at Köz, Schloßgasse 1, 07743 Jena
Saturday, 5 March
9:30–10:15 Tilman Berger (Tübingen): Czech periphrastic constructions in the Czech National Corpus
10:15–10:45 Coffee break
10:45–11:15 Ruprecht von Waldenfels & Stefan Heck (Jena): Deictic motion verbs and spatial particles from an areal perspective
11:15–12:00 Markus Giger & Jana Kocková (Prague): Aspectual functions of non-finite verbal forms in Czech
12:00 Closing address