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Hajičová Eva

Prof., PhDr., DrSc.
Born August 23, 1935 in Prague

  • Theoretical and computational linguistics
  • Member of Learned Society since 2004

Educational and professional preparation:

  • 1953, graduated, Academic Secondary School in Prague;
  • 1953-1958, Faculty of Philosophy, Charles University, English and Czech;
  • 1968, PhDr., FP CU;
  • 1976, CSc.; 1988, DrSc.;
  • 1991, Associate Professor, general linguistics, CU;
  • 1995, Full Professor, general linguistics CU

Employment and academic positions:

  • 1958-1959, elementary school teacher;
  • 1959-1962, teacher, secondary vocational school;
  • 1962-1972, lecturer, FP CU;
  • 1973-present, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, CU (as research assistant, senior research worker, professor);
  • 1990-2000, Director, Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics, FMP, CU;
  • 2001-2004, Head, Centre of Computational Linguistics FMP CU

Membership in domestic scientific bodies:

  • Prague Linguistics Circle (Chair; 1997-present), Language Association of Czech Republic;
  • Czech Society for Cybernetics and Computer Science (Board Member);
  • Modern Philologists Circle (Committee Member)
  • 1998-2003, Scientific Council, CU;
  • 1997-present, Scientific Council, FMP, CU;
  • 2003-present, Scientific Council FMP, CU

Membership and positions in selected international organizations and societies:

  • Association for Computational Linguistics (1997-1998 President of the Association);
  • International Speech and Communication Association (Executive Committee member);
  • Comité International Permanent des Linguistes (Executive Committee member);
  • Societas Linguistica Europaea, International Committee of Computational Linguistics (Vice-chairperson)
  • 2003-present, Member, International Scientific Council Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale, CNR Pisa
  • 2001-present, Member, Academia Europaea

Notable awards:

  • 1995, Silver Medal, FMP, CU
  • 1997, von Humboldt Research Award, (by A.v.Humboldt-Stiftung, Bonn)
  • 2000, Silver Medal, CU
  • 2003, Meda,l Minister of Education, Class 1, for important scientific and pedagogical work

Selected publications:

  • Negace a presupozice ve významové stavbě věty (Negation and resupposition in the meaning structure of a sentence). Academia, Prague 1975
  • Presupposition and allegation revisited. J. of Pragmatics 8, 155-167, 1984
  • The Meaning of the Sentence in Its Semantic and Pragmatic Aspects (with P. Sgall and J. Panevová). Reidel, Dordrecht 1986
  • A dependency-based parser for topic and focus. Current Issues in Parsing Technology, Ed. M. Tomita. Kluwer, Boston/Dordrecht/London 1991, pp. 127-138
  • ‚Free‘ word order described without unnecessary complexity.” Theoretical Linguistics 17, 99-106. 1991.
  • A challenge for universal grammar: Valency and ‚free‘ order in underlying structure. Invited lecture at the plenary meeting, International Congress of Linguists, Quebec.
    In: XVth International Congress of Linguists. Plenary Session Texts, 1992, 50-61.
  • Issues of Sentence Structure and Discourse Patterns. UK, Prague 1993
  • Topic-Focus Articulation, Tripartite Structures and Semantic Content (with B.H.Partee and P. Sgall). Kluwer, Amsterdam 1998
  • Dependency-based Underlying Structure: Tagging of a Very Large Corpus. In: Les Grammaires de Dépendence. Hermes Scientific Publications, Paris 2000, pp. 57-78
  • Possibilities and Limits of Optimality in Topic-Focus Articulation. In: Current Issues in Formal Slavic Linguistics (G. Zybatow, U. Junghanns, G. Mehlhorn and L. Szucsich,. Eds.). Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main 2001, pp. 385-394

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XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic

The ceremonial part of the XXV. General Assembly of the Learned Society, at which the Medals of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic Societas Scientarium Bohemica Ad Laudem et Honorem and the awards of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories were presented, took place on Monday 20 May 2019 in the Great Hall of the Carolinum.


Bolzano lecture by prof. Kip S. Thorne

American physicist Kip S. Thorne, recipient of the Nobel Prize for 2017 for detection of gravitational waves, visited Prague at the invitation of he Learned Society. He held a series of “Bolzano lectures” and a lecture titled “Creating Gravitational-Wave Astronomy” for the Learned Society on 15 May 2019 in the Blue Auditorium of the Carolinum. The lecture was held with the support of the Karel Janeček Foundation and was received very enthusiastically.


XXV. General Assembly

The Czech Learned Society is holding its XXV. General Assembly on 20 and 21 May 2019. The Learned Society’s awards in the “Young Scientist” and “Grammar School Student” categories, Teaching Awards for pedagogic workers who promote interest in science and research at grammar schools and the Learned Society’s medals for meritorious contributions to the advance of science will be presented during a ceremony on 20 May at the Karolinum. Lectures by renowned scientists will also be presented. The second day will be reserved for the working part of the meeting, in the building of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.