How has our language, which we speak, listen, read and write, evolve and evolve today? How will our speech change in the next twenty years, when much in our lives today is accelerating, simplifying, universalizing, globalizing, normalizing, economizing, or even radically replacing it with a completely new one? Will the Czech language succumb to the pressure to simplify spelling? Will it first be case sensitive, s / z, punctuation, or soft and hard i / y if the subject matches the sentence? Will standard Czech perish? How will our language cope with the invasion of English words and how will it honor them?
Doc. RNDr. Karel Oliva, Ph.D. studied computer science with a specialization in mathematical linguistics at the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University. He comes from a family of linguists, his grandfather Karel Oliva was a member of the Prague Linguistic Circle, a high school professor and author of literature textbooks and a Czech writer. For thirteen years, he headed the Institute for the Czech Language of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, which under Oliv's leadership often made itself visible in the media, such as the Internet Language Guide, language counseling or regular interviews of researchers in the media about spelling and the Czech language. He is a co-author of implementations of a number of software units, such as the Czech Grammar Corrector for Microsoft Office. (These are the green ripples under the words, not the red ones.) He speaks English, Bulgarian, Italian, German, Russian, and is partially fluent in a number of other languages, he learned Chinese.
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