Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Has New Professors

Doc. Filip Smolík, PhDr., Ph.D., DSc., has been appointed Professor in Psychology. He works at the Department of Linguistics at CU FA, the Department of Psychology at CU FA, and the Institute of Psychology at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. His main research activities include experimental work mapping the understanding of children from the age of 2 of grammatical categories and distinctions, such as grammatical gender, number, and case. In addition, he researches developmental language disorders and their expression in Czech, focusing in particular on the links between impaired linguistic representations and impaired working memory for verbal tasks. He complements his basic research with applied research, in which he works on developing test and questionnaire methods for diagnosing language development. In 2017, doc. Smolík habilitated at CU FA with the thesis “Early language development and its diagnostics.” In 2020, the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic awarded him the Doctor of Science (DSc.) based on his dissertation “Early language development: measurement, early comprehension and factors influencing development.”

Doc. Mgr. Pavel Štichauer, Ph.D., has been appointed Professor of Romance Languages. Since 2002, he has worked at the Department of Romance Studies at CU FA, first as an assistant, after receiving his doctorate in 2004, as an assistant professor, and since 2011, as an Associate Professor of Romance languages. Currently, he is the guarantor of the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Italian studies at CU FA, where he teaches several core courses. Between 2006 and 2018, he was the principal investigator of three projects of the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic, focusing on Italian word formation and morphology from diachronic and synchronic perspectives. He was also one of the key staff members of the KREAS project. Since 2005, he has been involved in a continuous series of projects of the Czech National Corpus, as a coordinator of the Italian section of the InterCorp parallel corpora. He also participated in the sub-project Romanic Languages in the Light of Language Corpora.

Doc. Alla Arkhanhelska, DrSc., has been appointed Professor in Slavonic Studies as an external applicant from the Faculty of Arts, Palacký University in Olomouc. At her faculty, she teaches a wide range of linguistic disciplines – Ukrainian Studies, Russian Studies, and Slavic Studies – from phonetics and phonology to syntax, stylistics and comparative and Slavic linguistics, and others. She mainly focuses on the linguistics of gender, nominalization theory, lexicology and phraseology, and comparative studies of contemporary Slavic languages. In her three monographs, she illustrates a comprehensive conception of gender linguistics that does not reduce the issue to the feminine aspect in terms of political correctness and linguistic sexism, confronting ideological schemes with linguistic reality, and issues of gender-balanced expression. She received the Rector Award of Palacký University in Olomouc for her last two monographs and an honorary mention.