Abstracts of oral presentations and posters need to comply with the following guidelines:
1. Anonymity. Abstracts must be anonymous. References to one’s own work should be made in the third person. (Please make sure that you do not include your name in the document properties.)
2. Length. The text of the abstract should be maximally one page long. Data in the abstract should be presented schematically so as to fit within this single page. Bibliography and any tables or figures may be submitted on a second page.
3. Format. The abstract, with the title included, should be written in Times New Roman 12 point font, with 2.5 cm margins on all sides. Please limit the formatting to a minimum. We recommend using one of the two prepared tempates:
Olinco 2014 Abstract Template.doc (MS Word)
Olinco 2014 Abstract Template.odt (Open Office)
4. Acceptable file format. The abstract should be submitted as a PDF file. Please make sure that all fonts are embedded in the file. (A free PDF generator is available here.) If your abstract is accepted, you will be asked to supply an editable Word or Open Office file for inclusion in a book of abstracts.
5. Submission. Please submit your abstract through the EasyChair system: follow this link. You will be asked to create an account first (if you do not already have one). Please fill out the information required and enter your abstract in the "Abstract" field. In addition, please make sure you also submit the abstract as a PDF file in the "Paper" field at the end of the submission form, even if your abstract contains no figures, special characters and so on. Deadline: 20 January 2014.
Adam, Martin (Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic)
Aijmer, Karin (University of Gothenburg, Germany)
Biskup, Petr (University of Leipzig, Germany)
Čermák, Jan (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Chládková, Kateřina (University of Amsterdam, the Neetherlands)
Chocano, Gema (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)
Córdoba Rodríguez, Félix (Universidad de A Coruña, Spain)
Deulofeu, Jose (Aix-Marseille University, France)
Dočekal, Mojmír (Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic)
Emonds, Joseph (Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Fried, Mirjam (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
González, Javier Martín (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain)
Gutiérrez, Enrique (Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Hajičová, Eva (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Hopkinson, Christopher (University of Ostrava, Czech Republic)
Ibarretxe, Iraide (Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)
Janebova, Marketa (Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Jettmarová, Zuzana (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Jiménez-Fernández, Ángel L. (University of Seville, Spain)
Kallulli, Dalina (University of Vienna, Austria)
Kavka, Stanislav (Ostrava University, Czech Republic)
Krappmann, Marie (Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Kudrnáčová, Naděžda (Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic)
Kula, Nancy (University of Essex, United Kingdom)
Lehečková, Eva (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Lenochova, Alena (Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Macháček, Jaroslav (Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Malá, Markéta (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic)
Martinková, Michaela (Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Missikova, Gabriela (Constantine the Philosopher University Nitra, Slovakia)
Neeleman, Ad (University College London, United Kingdom)
Ouhalla, Jamal (University College Dublin, Ireland)
Podlipský, Václav Jonáš (Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Povolná, Renata (Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic)
Randall, Janet (Northeastern University, United States)
Reinisch, Eva (Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany)
Rozwadowska, Bozena (University of Wroclaw, Poland)
Sichova, Katerina (Universität Regensburg, Germany)
Šimáčková, Šárka (Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Veselovská, Ludmila (Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic)
Zajícová, Lenka (Palacký University in Olomouc, Czech Republic)
The Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium (Olinco) is a general linguistics conference held at least biannually at Palacký University, Olomouc, Czech Republic. It covers synchronic or diachronic aspects of grammar, phonology, or semantics. Papers can treat language description, language acquisition, performance, translation, or language deficits.
Olinco 2014 will be held on 5 – 7 June 2014 (Thurs. - Sat.) in Olomouc, Czech Republic in the recently restored Art Centre of Palacký University.
The topic of the conference will again be language use and linguistic structure. We look forward to contributions which include and justify proposals for linguistic structure, and at the same time relate these structures to some aspect of language use, such as information structure, phonetics, or meaning. This year the conference will also include four specialized workshops.
The colloquium will include sessions on general linguistic topics as well as the four more specialized workshop sessions:
Papers and posters
Proposals are invited for oral presentations and posters in the form of abstracts related to the general topic and/or a workshop topic. Poster sessions will be an integral part of the conference program. The language of the conference will be English. All abstract submissions will be anonymously reviewed by an international committee of linguists.
There will be no conference fee
Authors of accepted oral presentations (or two co-authors) will receive three nights’ accommodation in a university dormitory (within walking distance of the conference venue).
Abstract submission deadline: 20 January 2014
Notification of acceptance: 17 March 2014
Early Registration deadline (no fee involved): 18 April 2014
Conference: 5 – 7 June 2014
- Bas Aarts (University College London)
- David Adger (Queen Mary, University of London)
- Noam Chomsky (MIT, Cambridge, Mass.)
- Linda Polka (McGill University, Montreal)
- Ocke-Schwen Bohn (Aarhus University)
- Mojmír Dočekal (Masaryk University, Brno)
- Berit Gehrke (Université Paris Diderot)
- Jamal Ouhalla (University College Dublin)
- Joseph Emonds (Palacky University Olomouc)
- Sean Wallis (University College London)
The colloquium will include sessions on general linguistic topics as well as the four more specialized workshop sessions:
Speech Acquisition (Thur. June 5)
This workshop will focus on acquisition of L1 and L2 phonetics and phonology by children and adults. We welcome contributions on topics such as monolingual and bilingual acquisition of segments and prosody, typical and atypical development of L1 and L2 speech production and perception, implications of acquisitional data for phonological theory, models of phonological development.
Semantics of Referring Expressions (Thu. June 5)
The workshop aims to bring together linguists interested in the semantics and pragmatics of natural language, focusing on interpretative issues related to nominal complexes. The theme should not exclude papers on other subjects, but submissions traditionally related to this theme (indefinite/definite NPs, plurality/kind/mass denoting NPs and referential pronouns) are especially welcome.
Language Families and Dialects – Redrawing the Boundaries (Sat. June 7)
The workshop welcomes submissions that give evidence that various dialects or even languages can be better analyzed in ways that significantly modify traditional classifications. The invited speakers will argue that Moroccan Arabic is a relexified dialect descended from medieval Spanish (Romance), and that Modern English descends from a dialect of Norse (North Germanic) spoken in the East Midlands. The hypothesized reclassifications can range from far-reaching to those of limited scope.
Corpora of spoken language: processing and linguistic analysis (Sat. June 7)
The workshop aims to stimulate a discussion between those who create corpora of spoken language and those who use them for linguistic analyses of grammar and lexis. We welcome contributions on topics related to the creation and annotation of corpora of spoken language, as well corpus-based analyses of spoken language data.
Each paper in an oral session will be allotted 35 minutes, including 5 - 10 minutes for discussion, i.e. the talk should last not more than 30 minutes.
Available technology: We will provide a PC with Microsoft Office, Open Office, and Adobe Reader connected to a dataprojector and speakers. We strongly advise you to bring your presentation on a USB flash drive or CD/DVD because we cannot guarantee your laptop will be compatible with our on-site equipment (especially applies to Mac users). Presenters will have 10 minutes before the beginning of every oral session to check their presentations on the equipment. A technical assistant will be present to help.
Handouts: The organizers believe that the audience at a scientific conference deserves (apart from hearing and watching the presentation) some kind of printed material (handout), containing main arguments, examples, the proposed hypothesis and bibliography. The presenters are therefore asked to bring their handouts with them, about 25-30 copies: 1-3 sheets of paper, printed on one or both sides (about 12 point font - because there may be visually handicapped people present). If more handouts are needed (we cannot predict the audience size in a given section), there will be copy machines available and willing student helpers.
Posting: Each poster can be on display for the whole day for which it was scheduled. Authors of posters are required to be present during their poster session to discuss their posters with interested conference goers. During the registration hours and breaks, an assistant will be present to help or attach the poster to the board. Posters should be removed from the boards by their presenters in the evening following the presentation (between 7-9pm). All posters left hanging after that will be removed by the organizers and stored at the reception desk.
Format: The poster boards are 70 cm wide and 100 cm high. Posters should be in portrait format. Materials for attaching will be provided. The main text should be in a large enough font (e.g. 32 pts). The text should be brief and presented in bullet-point or numbered lists as much as possible. Avoid long paragraphs.
We recommend to poster presenters to prepare reduced-size copies of their posters (e.g. A4 sheets) to be handed out.
Olinco 2014 Program – to be announced
From Prague to Olomouc: The easiest way to get from Václav Havel Airport Prague to the main train station (Praha, hlavní nádraží, sometimes abbreviated to Praha, hl. n.) is to take the Airport Express (AE) bus. It stops right in front of the arrival hall (a bit to the right, the last bus stop) and takes you directly to the main train station which is the terminus. You buy the ticket from the driver for Kč 60 (about EURO 2.5, but the driver does not accept foreign currencies, so you have to exchange money at the airport, try to have a 200 crown note or less). The ticket machines at the stop do not sell this ticket. Timetable here. More info here.
There are also coaches going directly from the Prague airport to Olomouc. More info at the Student Agency website, or call: +420 542 424 242 or +420 800 100 300.
From Vienna to Olomouc: We recommend to take the Student Agency coach which goes directly to Olomouc (3 times daily). See the company website, or call: +420 542 424 242 or +420 800 100 300.
Coming by train: Olomouc is easily accessible by express trains from Prague, Vienna, or Warsaw. Online map of train delays (in Czech).
Coming by car or coach: All major roads are open. Online map of trafic in Central Europe.
General information: Olomouc is easily reached by express trains (2.5 hours from Prague, 3.5 hours form Vienna, 3 hours from Katowice).
The closest airports are in Ostrava (2 hours by bus and train), Brno (2 hours), Prague (3.5 hours), Bratislava (4 hours), Katowice (4 hours) and Vienna (4.5 hours).
Accommodation grants: Authors of accepted oral presentations (or two co-authors) will receive three night's accommodation in a university dormitory (within walking distance of the conference venue).
Pre-reserved Accommodation: If you are an oral presenter who is not interested in the accommodation grant, a poster presenter or you will attend Olinco as a member of the audience only, there will be a number of pre-reserved accommodation facilities arranged to take bookings under the keyword “Olinco”. All these hotels are in a walking distance of the conference venue and the prices range approximately between 700 and 2000 CZK for a single room per night.
The Czech koruna (CZK or Kč) is the official currency in the Czech Republic. The approximate exchange rate (as of 20 March 2012) is 25.7 CZK to a Euro and 19.8 CZK to a US Dollar. Exchange rates for all major currencies are available here.
Czech sockets are standard European sockets CEE 7/5, with a voltage of 230 V/50Hz. All visitors coming from countries using appliances/plugs that do not work with such sockets/voltages (e.g. USA, UK) are advised to bring adapters.
Czech mobile phone operators use both of the two standard European GSM bands, 1800 and 900 MHz. All European mobile phones will work without problems but visitors from the US may need a tri-band phone.
The country calling code for the Czech Republic is +420.
Czech Republic has a temperate continental climate, with temperatures averaging 17°C during the day in early June. Worst comes to worst, a raincoat or an umbrella may be of some use. Current forecast is available here.
The 2014 Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium (Olinco 2013) will be held in the recently restored Art Centre of Palacký University.
This building which served for hundreds of years as a college related to the Moravian archbishopric is centrally located among other historic buildings atop the city walls. It overlooks a verdant park that separates the conference venue and the dormitory accommodations.
Both the conference venue and accommodations are easily accessible by tramways. Visit practical information for more.
Art Centre of Palacký University Olomouc
Address: Univerzitní 3, Olomouc, 771 80
The peer-reviewed conference proceedings, OLOMOUC MODERN LANGUAGE SERIES, will be published and submitted to Thomson Reuters’ ISI Web of Knowledge for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings Citation Index.
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Václav Jonáš Podlipský
Olinco 2013 Organizing Committee
Dept. of English and American Studies
Palacký University Olomouc
Tel.: +420 58 563 3103
Fax.: +420 58 563 3101