From: Todor Tchervenkov <tchervenkovgmail.com>
Subject: 7th International Olympiad in Linguistics
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We are happy to announce the Seventh International Olympiad in
Theoretical, Mathematical and Applied Linguistics for secondary school
students, which will take place from 26 July to 31 July 2009 in the
city of Wroclaw, Poland.
The world's Sixth International Olympiad in Linguistics was
successfully held in August 2008 in the seaside resort Sunny Beach,
Bulgaria. (More information about this event can be found at the
We invite the participation of teams of up to four contestants who
must be students of a school for secondary education and younger than
19 years at the time of the Second International Olympiad. No more then
two teams per country are allowed to the Olympiad. Those requiring a visa to
enter Poland will receive assistance with the formalities.
Competitors will need no special knowledge to solve the problems
offered at the International Olympiad. Each linguistic problem is
dedicated to some interesting phenomenon in one or several languages.
There will be two contests: an individual and a team one.
For preliminary registration for participation in the International
Olympiad, write to Michal.Sliwinskimath.uni.wroc.pl (Michal Sliwinski)
and tchervenkovgmail.com (Todor Tchervenkov) no later than 31 April 2009.
If possible, indicate the approximate age of the contestants and their
experience, if any, with solving linguistic problems. Teams which fail
to meet this deadline are not guaranteed the right of participation.
The final application must be sent by the team leader by a date which
will be communicated later; it will have to contain the
list of team members together with the language in which each of them
wishes to have the problems of the individual contest, as well as the
language in which the team will receive the problems of the team
The Organising Committee also invites cooperation towards obtaining
financial and media coverage support of the International Olympiad
from academic, educational and commercial institutions, as well as all
those involved in linguistic research and development who are
interested in attracting young talent from all over the world into
Chair of the Problem Committee
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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