A talk by VÃ¡clav CvrÄek, PhD
Wed, March 11, 2015
at Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73 St, New York City
Suggested donation: $5.00
In cooperation with the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York
Can future societal developments be detected in changing word patterns in presidential speeches? How can computational linguistics and national corpus help?
In his talk, Dr. CvrÄek will explain the system and practical use of the national corpus, an extensive database of texts used for language analysis. He will present a case of the last Communist president of Czechoslovakia Gustav HusÃ¡k and his speeches from 1975 until the Velvet Revolution in 1989.
Followed by a wine reception.
RSVP: newyork at svu2000.org
VÃ¡clav CvrÄek, Ph.D., is director of the Czech National Corpus Institute at Charles University (ÄŒNK UK) in Prague, one of the most well-regarded centers for corpus-based language research in the world. His research focuses on corpus linguistics, grammar, quantitative linguistics and discourse analysis. His publications include the Grammar of Contemporary Czech (Mluvnice souÄasnÃ© ÄeÅ¡tiny, 2010), the first corpus-based description of written as well as spoken Czech. He is also a co-lexicographer of several frequency dictionaries: Dictionary of Karel ÄŒapek (2007), Dictionary of Bohumil Hrabal (2009) and the Totalitarian Dictionary of Czech (2010). Dr. CvrÄek has been a Fulbright fellow at Brown University and is actively involved in international collaboration with US and European universities.
A talk and presentation by VÃT HOÅ˜EJÅ
Artistic Director, Czechoslovak-American Marionette Theater, New York
Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 at 5pm
Bohemian National Hall
321 E 73 St
Suggested donation: $5.00
VÃt HoÅ™ejÅ¡ will present the over 300-year old Czech tradition of marionette theater and the so far, little-known history of Czech puppetry in the United States.
He will demonstrate the antique marionettes that he discovered in 1984 in the attic of the Jan Hus ChurchÂ on the Upper East Side, in the heart of the former 19th century Czech and Slovak tenement neighborhood.Â Â As a crowning point of his presentation, he will perform a short excerpt from a traditional Czech marionette play using puppets and a set originally owned by the Hon. Madeleine Albright who recently donated her toy theater to the BBLA Association to be used by the Czech community in New York.
Do not miss the upcoming show of the Czechoslovak American Marionette Theater!
“The Magic Garden, or,The Princess who Grew Antlers”
Theater for the New City
155 First Ave. (at E. 10th Street)
Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 PM
A talk by Dr. Anna MatuÅ¡kovÃ¡ on political campaigning in the Czech Republic.
Wed, Jan 21 at 7PM
Tesime se na Vas v roce 2015!
We are looking forward to seeing you in 2015!
Board SVU New York