You are cordially invited to the annual International Meeting of Young Linguists called


The conference boasts 25 years’ tradition which started in 2000 at the Institute of the Czech Language of the Academy of Sciences, Prague, and has been continued since 2001 at Palacký University Olomouc.

Main topics of the conference:

  • Does language communicate the facts of extra-linguistic reality successfully?
  • What is the reality represented by the language of media and social nets?
  • What is the present-day status of the theory of linguistic relativity?
  • What is the role of political correctness in representation of extra-linguistic facts?
  • What is the role of language economy?
  • How does linguistic description portray the character of languages?
  • What is the linguistic depiction of the world we live in?

Time and place:

6th–7th May 2024

Faculty of Arts, Palacký University Olomouc
Křížkovského 10, 771 80 Olomouc, Czech Republic

Who can participate?

As Speaker anyone who:
a) is interested in language and communication
b) wants to give a presentation, take part in discussions, and share ideas with the others
c) has completed an M.A./Mgr. programme and has no higher degree than Ph.D.

As Visitor anyone who:
meets the criteria under (a) and (b).

Who are the organizers?

Department of Czech Studies, Faculty of Arts, Palacký University in Olomouc, affiliated to the Linguistic Association of the Czech Republic, Prague.


What are the conference languages?

Czech, Slovak, English

What are the topics to be discussed?

Plenary lecture:

To be announced

Main programme:

  • papers on the main and/or related topics

Panel sessions and Workshops

organized as round table sessions with a discussion panel:

Diachronic Workshop – Robert Dittmann

Linguistic Creativity – Jiří Mánek

Czech as a Foreign Language – Michaela Kopečková & Tereza Šmigurová

Language and cognition – David Lavička


  • Show conference programme

Book of Abstracts:

  • Show Book of Abstracts

The conference hosts the 13th National Competition for undergraduate students (students of MA/Mgr. and BA/Bc. programmes) STUDENT AND SCIENCE: Linguistics. The winning papers will be presented within the main conference programme and published in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings.

Call for papers:

  • registration form
  • abstract submission + standard registration deadline is 21st April 2024 – deadline extended!
  • notification of acceptance by 25th April 2024

Fees and payments:

  • the conference fee is:
    • Ph.D. students EUR 35
    • other researchers EUR 50
  • the conference fee should be paid to the conference bank account before 1st May 2024 (see instructions below)

Important information to make your payment:

  • Account number (IBAN): CZ9801000000433855090287
  • Variable symbol: 99215061
  • SWIFT code: KOMBCZPPxxx

Social event:

  • an evening get-together in a restaurant


Božena Bednaříková

Katedra bohemistiky (Department of Czech language)
Filozofická fakulta (Faculty of Arts)
Univerzita Palackého (Palacký University)
Křížkovského 10
771 47 Olomouc

Tel.:  00420 585 633 145

Board of reviewers:

  • doc. Samuel Henri Bidaud, Ph.D. (FF UP Olomouc)
  • doc. PhDr. Ivana Bozděchová, CSc. (FF UK Praha)
  • prof. PhDr. Jana Hoffmannová, DrSc. (ÚJČ AV ČR)
  • doc. PhDr. Eva Höflerová, Ph.D. (OSU Ostrava)
  • doc. PhDr. Eva Jandová, Ph.D. (FF OU Ostrava)
  • doc. PhDr. Karel Komárek, Ph.D. (FF UP Olomouc)
  • prof. Dr. habil. Peter Kosta (University of Potsdam)
  • prof. Melissa Shih-hui Lin (National Chengchi University, Taipei)
  • prof. PhDr. Petr Mareš, CSc. (FF UK Praha)
  • prof. Mgr. Martin Ološtiak, Ph.D. (FF PU, Prešov)
  • doc. RNDr. Vladimír Petkevič, CSc. (FF UK Praha)
  • prof. PhDr. Libuše Spáčilová, Dr. (FF UP Olomouc)
  • doc. Mgr. Jana Šnytová, Ph.D. (University of Ljubljana)
  • prof. PhDr. Pavol Štekauer, CSc. (UPJS Košice)
  • prof. PhDr. Jarmila Tárnyiková, CSc. (FF UP Olomouc)
  • doc. Mgr. Silvie Válková, Ph.D. (FF UP)
  • doc. PhDr. Zdeňka Vychodilová, CSc. (FF UP Olomouc)
  • prof. Mgr. Lic. Lenka Zajícová, Ph.D. (FF UP Olomouc)

Important dates:

  • 21st April 2024: deadline for abstract submission and standard registration
  • 25th April 2024: notification of acceptance
  • 30th April 2024: conference programme
  • 1st May 2024: fee payment deadline
  • 6th–7th May 2024: conference venue

Board of organizers:

  • Božena Bednaříková (head of the board)
  • Ondřej Geppert
  • Michaela Kopečková
  • Magdaléna Lapúniková
  • David Lavička
  • Zuzana Maleňáková
  • Jiří Mánek
  • Eva Nováková
  • Pavla Poláchová
  • Tereza Šmigurová
  • Dineke Štěrbová
  • Jakub Wenzel
  • Kateřina Žvaková

The paper must include the following:

  • paper title, author’s name, affiliation (the official name of your institution including the city and the country), author’s email at the institution
  • abstract
  • key words
  • citations of sources following the author-date system (references to the sources in text + works cited)

Quotation of the sources:

please follow the instructions in the manual of quotations