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Summer School of Chinese Linguistics, June-July 2014

Summer School of Chinese Linguistics, June-July 2014

Martin Lavicka14 Apr 2014Leave a comment

International Summer School

Dates: June 30 – July 5, 2014

Venue: Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Tuition fee: free of charge

Language: English

Organizers: Project CHINET, Department of Asian Studies, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic

Information in pdf can be downloaded here

Program of the summer school can be downloaded here

Palacký University Olomouc welcomes all students of Chinese language to participate in a one week international summer school.

!Updated information!

  • Registration: will be on Monday 30/6 at 8:00 – 8:30
  • Venue: tr. Svobody 26, Olomouc – second floor, rooms 2.8 and 2.9

Study room:
Library of the Department of Asian Studies will be open as a study room to all participants throughout the week. You can use the computers with internet access as well as access to electronic journals databases subscribed by the Palacký University Olomouc.

Welcome party:
Please reserve your time on Monday evening for a welcome party. All details will be provided during the registration.

Aims and objectives:

  • students are expected to have a basic knowledge of Chinese language and linguistics and to speak English on a level sufficient to communicate
  • all courses are taught in English so that they are accessible for students with all levels of Chinese
  • courses are designed to build up and reinforce a systematic knowledge of Chinese grammar as well as to extend students’ horizons through lectures on various research topics
  • a chance to exchange ideas and find inspiration for new research projects

Registration guidelines:

Application deadline: 1 June 2014

Please fill out the online application before June 1, 2014. Acceptance of your application will be confirmed by email before June 8, 2014. Invitation letters will be provided on request.

Evaluation methods:

Students can receive 5 credits for active participation in the summer school. Apart from attendance, students will be asked to give a presentation (15­-30 min) related to topics discussed during the course. Students may form groups of 3­-4 people for this purpose but should take care to make each participant’s responsibility for his or her part of the presentation transparent. Successful participants will obtain a certificate of participation.


This summer school is accredited by the Department of Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts Palacký University Olomouc. However, these credits are not ECTS Credits. Students are usually able to have these credits recognized by their home institution, and we will be happy to assist you in any way we can, however please be aware that the decision to award credits rests with your home institution.

Tuition fee:

Tuition for the whole week is free of charge. Participants will however need to cover all their personal costs, including transportation, accommodation, visa, trips etc.

Programme and speakers:*

  • 5 morning sessions of the comprehensive course on Chinese Grammar
  • 3 afternoon sessions on specific linguistics topics given by expert speakers
  • 1 afternoon session of student presentations
  • optional half-day trip and 1 whole-day trip

*During April, the final schedule for the summer course will be released. For program updates, please, visit this website regularly.

Intensive course:

Prof. Jyun-gwang Chen, National Taiwan Normal University – Comprehensive Chinese Grammar Course (10 lectures)

Lectures by honoured guests:

Prof. J. Packard, University of Illinois – Chinese word grammar, Chinese sentence grammar, Chinese sentence processing

Prof. Tao Hongyin, University of California – Issues in Chinese discourse pragmatics: Theory and application, Corpus linguistic approaches to Chinese: Resources, tools, and products

Dr. Lu Wei-lun, Masaryk University – Cognitive semantic analysis of spatial particles in Mandarin Chinese


Recommended budget accommodation in Olomouc:

  1. Ubytovna Marie (10 EUR) –
  2. Poets’ Corner Hostel (24-27 Eur) –
  3. Palacký University Dormitory  (11 EUR)  – please contact szokalova.katerina(at) for reservation
  4. Special offer! Hotel Ibis*** offers single room for 34 EUR and double room for 40 EUR. In order to make a reservation, please contact Ms. Juchelkova at Hotel is conveniently located within 10 minute walking distance from the Summer School venue.

For more information and other inquires, please contact Ms. Michaela Zahradníková,


tel: +420 585 633 466

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