Conference Presentations and Academic Achievements

Selected texts and presentations available see Bibliography for complete list with abstracts, attachments and more details:

  • Presented at variety of education conferences and several webinar 2009 - present. See Slideshare for full slides of all presentation.
  • Presented: Markets, Local knowledge and Centralized Justice: Frame Negotiation in Educational Policy Discourse, LCM 2008, Odense, July 2008
  • Presented:  Who's in charge?: Text, cognition, socialization and the freedom of spirit, CADAAD'08, Hertforshire, July 2008
  • Presented: "Drupal for Academics and Educators" at Drupalcon07, Barcelona, 24 September, 2007.
  • Presented: "Epistemology of the Educational Case Study" at British Educational Research Association Conference. London, 7 September, 2007.
  • Presented: Hypostasis, NDCL, Cardiff, August 31, 2007
  • Poster: Frame Negotiation, ICLC, Krakow, July 14, 2007
  • Co-editor: Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines Journal, http://cadaad.org/ejournal
  • Presented: "Izomorfie jako filozoficko-heuristický problém (Isomorphism as a philosophico-heuristic problem" at Kognice 2006, Prague, 7 October, 2006
  • Presented: "Building Language Learning Communities Online" at Barcamp Brussels, 24 September, 2006.
  • Presented: "Drupal Goes to College: Designing a Drupal Website for a University Department" at Drupalcon 06, Brussels, 22 September, 2006.
  • Presented: "What does it mean when texts 'really' mean something: Types of evidence for conceptual patterns in discourse" at CADAAD 2006, Norwich, 30 June, 2006.
  • Co-organizer: Critical Approaches to Discourse Analysis Across Disciplines: CADAAD 2006, UEA Norwich, 29-30 June, 2006.
  • Presented: "Organizing Reading Tasks in Large Multilevel Classes Within a Strict Curriculum and With Limited Resources" at 2nd ELTA Conference. Durrës, Albania: 29 April, 2006.
  • Presented: "Cognitive grammar beyond the sentence: English and Czech discourse connectives in conceptual contrast" at New Directions in Cognitive Linguistics. Brighton: October 2005.
  • Presented: "The marketplace in education: The multiplicity of metaphor in discourse" at New Directions in the Humanities. Cambridge: August, 2005.
  • Presented: "Towards a classification of metaphor use in text: Issues in conceptual discourse analysis of a domain-specific corpus" to Third Workshop on Corpus-Based Approaches to Figurative Language. Birmingham: 2005.
  • Presented: "Metaphors in Education" at Metaphor @ UEA. Norwich: 9 June, 2005.
  • Organizer: "Metaphor @ UEA" an interdisciplinary workshop for metaphor researchers at University of East Anglia. 9 June, 2005. See http://www.bohemica.com/metaphor.
  • Presented: "From Cognitive to Pedagogic Grammar and Back" at Gram-to-Mind. Bordeaux: 19 May, 2005.
  • Enrolled: Part-time PhD student at the University of East Anglia, School of Education and Lifelong Learning. 2004-present. Thesis title: Metaphors in the discourse on educational change.
  • Presented: "Image Schemas in Second Language Learning and Instruction" at workshop Image Schemas and Linguistic Relativity organized as part of the Language Culture and Mind Conference. Portsmouth: 17 July, 2004.
  • Presented: "Conceptualizing the ‘Shape' of the Lesson: The Logistics of Learning" at ELTA Conference. Elbasan , Albania: 12 June, 2004.
  • Presented: "Czech Without Aspect: From Linguistics to Pedagogy...and Back" at Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Glasgow. December 2002.
  • Designed and taught a one-semester seminar entitled "Uncovering a Nation's Identity: A Case of the Little Czech and the Great Czech Nation" at University of Glasgow October - December, 2002.
  • Designed and co-taught a one-semester seminar on Lakoff's Women, Fire and Dangerous Things at Charles University. February - June, 2002.
  • Presented: "The Platonic World of Grammatical Categories" at Gramatická terminologie ve vyučování conference (Grammatical terminology and education). Prague, November 2001.
  • Presented: "Teaching Czech Via the Internet" at Czech at Setkání s češtinou. Prague: September, 2001.
  • Presented: "Using New Technologies in Language Teaching" at Teaching Slavonic Languages Ab-Initio. Glasgow: March, 2000.
  • Received: International TEFL Certificate. July, 1997.
  • Presented: "New Trends in Cognitive Linguistics" to Prague Linguistic Circle, 1994.
  • Presented: "Unification Categorial Grammar as a Type of Notation for Computer Analysis of Ancient Egyptian" at Use of Computers in Historical and Comparative Linguistics. Prague: 1993.
  • Member of Prague Linguistic Circle since 1994.
  • Deputy Chairman of Academic Senate of Charles University 's Faculty of Philosophy 1994 - 1995.
  • Erasmus internship at Human Communication Research Centre, University of Edinburgh. February - July, 1992. Research for unpublished paper on Unification Categorial Grammar (see Bibliography).
  • Student of Egyptology, History and Linguistics at Charles University. 1989-1995.