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Full Title: Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium 2014

Short Title: Olinco 2014
Location: Olomouc, Czech Republic
Start Date: 05-Jun-2014 - 07-Jun-2014
Contact: Vaclav Jonas Podlipsky
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://olinco.upol.cz/
Meeting Description: The Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium (Olinco) is a general linguistics conference held at least biannually at Palacký University Olomouc. 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 (Thursday - Saturday) in Olomouc, Czech Republic in the recently restored Art Centre of Palacký University.

Featured Invited Speakers:

General Colloquium:

- David Adger (Queen Mary, University of London)
- Bas Aarts (University College London)
- Noam Chomsky (MIT, Cambridge, Mass.)

Workshop Speakers:

Speech Acquisition:
- Linda Polka (McGill University, Montreal)
- Ocke-Schwen Bohn (Aarhus University)

Language Families and Dialects - Redrawing the Boundaries:
- Jamal Ouhalla (University College Dublin)
- Joseph Emonds (Palacky University Olomouc)

Semantics of Referring Expressions:
- Berit Gehrke (Université Paris Diderot)
- Mojmír Dočekal (Masaryk University, Brno)

Corpora of Spoken Language: Processing and Linguistic Analysis
- Sean Wallis (University College London)

There will be no conference fee.
Linguistic Subfield: Phonology; Semantics; Syntax; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 25.253

The following session(s) will be held during this meeting:
Corpora of Spoken Language: Processing and Linguistic Analysis
Language Families & Dialects: Redrawing the Boundaries
Semantics of Referring Expressions
Speech Acquisition Workshop

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