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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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Reaction to the case of Tomáš Hudlický: Members of the Learned Society of the Czech Republic support the freedom of expression

„We believe that free exchange of ideas is a key condition for the pursuit of truth and that the honest opinions should be scrutinized, challenged or rebutted but not censored or suppressed,“ say 45 members of the Learned Society in a statement regarding the retracted opinion paper by Prof. Tomáš Hudlický.


The letter by Jan Konvalinka to the President and Vice-Chancellor of the Brock University regarding the retracted article of Prof. Tomáš Hudlický

Opinions could and should be challenged, questioned or refuted but never silenced. In order to be able to think, we have to have the right to inquire, question and even offend or be mistaken,” writes Assoc. Prof. Jan Konvalinka, a biochemist at the IOCB Prague and the Vice-Rector of the Charles University, to Gervan Fearon.


Prof Miroslav Bárta receives the Česká hlava National Government Award

Learned Society member, Prof. Mgr. Miroslav Bárta, Dr. (Charles University Faculty of Arts) received the Česká hlava (Czech Head) National Government Award on 25 November 2019. A renowned Czech Egyptologist and archaeologist, Professor Bárta researches the history of ancient civilisations, the human relationship to the natural environment, and also for many years the evolution of complex societies. He leads the Czech Institute of Egyptology for archaeological and environmental research in Egypt and Sudan. His principal research interest is the period of the pyramid builders of the Old Kingdom.