Petr Sgall, born in České Budĕjovice, Czech Republic, in 1926. Ph.D. from Charles University, Prague. Professor of Theoretical and Computational Linguistics at Charles University, Prague.
Fellow (1 September 1990 – 30 June 1991)
During my stay I wrote my part of the book Czech without embellishment on colloquial Czech, its relationships to Standard Czech and the nature of code switching between the two varieties. I continued my studies of topic, focus (functional sentence perspective) in Czech, English and German, also in connection with issues of discourse patterns, and I worked on further research in the domain of comparing dependency syntax with descriptions based on constituency.