Ondřej Tichý

Mgr. Ondřej Tichý, Ph.D.

  • zástupce ředitele (deputy head) - Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology
  • předseda (head) - Academic Senate
Consulting hours
  • ÚT / TUE: 13.30-14.00

Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology
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  • Historical and corpus linguistics, quantitative and computational linguistics, digitization and digital humanities
  • Topics: obsolescence of lexical items and multi-word expressions in the history of English, quantitative analysis of Old, Middle and Early Modern English, automatic morphological analysis and lemmatization of Old English, quantitative typology in the history of English, digital lexicography (e.g. the Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online)

Memberships and Offices

  • Currently deputy head of the Department of English Language and ELT Methodology, previously the vice-dean for information resources and a member of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of Arts, Charles University.
  • Member of the executive boards of the European Association for Digital Humanities and Czech Association for Digital Humanities
PublicationsGrants & ProjectsTeachingTheses


  • Tichý Ondřej. (forthcoming). “Kvantitativní analýza ortografické variability v Korpusu rané anglické korespondence” In Studies in Applied Linguistics.
  • Tichý, Ondřej (forthcoming). Review of Gabriele Stein: Word Studies in the Reneissance. Linguistica Pragensia.

Selected Publications



  • 2018 DGfS 2018: 40. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, Stuttgart (“Obsolescence of multi-word expressions in English, 1700-2000”)
  • 2017 ICAME 38, Prague, Plenary Keynote (“English Diachronic Corpus Linguistic: Prague Themes”)
  • 2017 Chaucer in Bohemia, Paris Colloqium (“Til at the laste aslaked was his mood: reflections on figurative conceptualisations of anger in medieval English and Czech”)
  • 2016 Využití diachronní korpusové analýzy, kolokvium Lingvistika Praha 2016, („Starší anglická korespondence“)
  • 2016 Digital Britain: ​New Approaches To The Early Middle Ages („Sources of Bosworth-Toller’s Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online“)
  • 2015 SELIM 27, Granada (“Corpus of Old English Lemmatization (COEL) – A Project Proposal”)
  • 2015 Ox-Lex4, Oxford („Lexical obsolescence and loss: two methodological probes“)
  • 2013 a 2014 Lingvistika Praha („Vizualizace vícerozměrných dat z velkých anglických diachronních korpusů“)
  • 2012 ICAME 33, Leuven („Semantic Change Through Corpora: The Case of Collocability“)
  • 2012 Medieval Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age, Cambridge University & King’s College London
  • 2012 4th International Conference on Corpus Linguistics, Jaén („Measuring typological syntheticity of English diachronically with the use of corpora“)
  • 2010 9th Brno International Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies
  • 2009 ISAS: St. John’s, Newfoundland (“XML-TEI and the Anglo-Saxon Dictionary”
  • 2008 XIII Euralex International Congress in Barcelona („An Anglo Saxon Dictionary and a Morphological Analyzer of Old English”)

Grants and Projects

  • 2018-2022: “Creativity and Adaptability as Conditions of the Success of Europe in an Interrelated World.
  • 2016-18: Medieval Conflicts and Contrasts. A lecture series.
  • 2017: Beyond Editing: Advanced Solutions and Technologies Summer School (co-convenor)
  • 2017-: Migrant Identities: Language, Material Culture, Religion and Ethnicity in Early Medieval Europe (MIndMe).
  • 2014-17: Erasmus+ (2014-1-CZ01-KA203-002015): Digital Editing of Medieval Manuscripts (co-organizer)
  • 2012: investigator of a FRVŠ grant „Anglistická citační databáze” (English studies citation database)
  • 2009: investigator of a FRVŠ grant „Elektronická mluvnice současné angličtiny” (An Electronic Grammar of Present-day English)
  • 2007-9: An Automatic Morphological Analyzer of Old English, (supported by Charles University Grant Agency, coordinator: Ondřej Tichý, researchers: Jan Čermák, et al.)
  • 2005‐2007: principal investigator of VNJH grant „Digitalizace staroanglického slovníku Bosworthe‐Tollera” (Bosworth-Toller Dictionary Digitization Project)
  • 2007: Digital indexing of: Klégr, Aleš, Tezaurus jazyka českého (Thesaurus of Czech), NLN, Praha .
  • 2005: Digitization of: Czech‐English Combinatory dictionary: Noun and Verb.


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