Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium (Olinco 2018)

7. June 2018 - 9. June 2018

General linguistics conference

The Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium (Olinco) is a general linguistics conference held biannually at Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic. It covers synchronic or diachronic aspects of grammar, phonology, semantics, and pragmatics. Papers may treat language description, language acquisition, performance, translation, or language deficits.

The general topic of the conference is language use and linguistic structure. The contributions are expected to include justified 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. The conference also includes several specialized thematic sessions.

Invited speakers:
Johan van der Auwera (University of Antwerp)
Alec Marantz (New York University)
Maggie Tallerman (Newcastle University, United Kingdom)

Special thematic sessions:
– Parameters in the 21st Century | Anna Cardinaletti (Universita Ca Foscari, Italy)
– Empirical approaches to contrastive linguistics and translation studies | Volker Gast (Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Germany), Vahram Atayan (Heidelberg University, Germany) & Torsten Leuschner (Ghent University, Belgium)
– A Study in Nanosyntax | Michal Starke (Tromsoe University, Norway)
– Nature of change | František Kratochvíl (Nanyang Technological University Singapore, Palacký University Olomouc)



Department of English and American Studies


Faculty of Arts