Mgr. Pavel Caha, Ph.D.

Office: bud. D/D.312
Arna Nováka 1
602 00 Brno

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Phone: +420 549 49 4257

Curriculum Vitae

  • Department of Czech Language Filozofická Fakulta
Employment - Position
  • Assistant Professor
Education and Academic Qualifications
  • 2009: PhD in Theoretical Linguistics, Universitet i Tromso
  • 2004: Mgr in Czech Language and Litarature, MU
  • 2005: Bc in Linguistics and Philosophy (summa cum laude), MU
  • 2014-present Assistant Professor, MU
  • 20013-2014 Research Fellow in Bantu Nouns project, Universitet i Tromso
  • 2009-2013 Post-doc, Universitet i Tromso
Teaching Activities
  • syntax, morphology
Invited talks (since 2017)
  • 2020, Feb. Partitives in Balto-Slavic. Workshop on DP structure, University of Zurich.
  • 2020, Jan. Numeral phrases in Ossetic. Syn-Sem Colloquium, University of Potsdam.
  • 2019, November: Genitives, Partitives and Plurals. Around the partitives workshop, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt.
  • 2019, September: A course on Nanosyntax. The 3rd Fall School in Formal Syntax and Semantics, HSE, Moscow.
  • 2019, April: A linear constraint on case syncretism in Czech. Ca'Foscari, Venice.
  • 2019, February: On why there is no partitive case. Linguistics Colloquium, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt.
  • 2018, November. Exploring the fine structure of Czech comparatives. Talk at Séminaire de Recherche en Linguistique, Geneva.
  • 2018, October. From syncretism to a model of grammar. Linguistic Mondays. Seminar of formal linguistics, UFAL, MFF UK.
  • 2018, September. Phrasal spellout, multiple exponence and bracketing paradoxes. In MIT Linguistics Colloquium.
  • 2018, May: *ABA and the two datives. A talk at Berlin Dative Days, Humboldt University, Berlin.
  • 2018, March. How to be positive about negative features. Workshop [+/- features]: Where to go from here?, J.W. Goethe University, Frankfurt.
  • 2017, November. More ways to *ABA. University of Vienna Linguistics Colloquium.
  • 2017, November. On Blansitt’s generalization. Connessioni Linguistiche, Ciclo di Webinari, University of Padua.
  • 2017, November. How (not) to derive a *ABA. IGRA Koloquium, University of Leipzig.
  • 2017, March. Overlapping decomposition. Seminar at UiT Tromso.
Selected Publications:
  • CAHA, Pavel a Marina Blagoeva PANTCHEVA. Locatives in Shona and Luganda. In Garzonio, Jacopo and Rossi, Silvia. Variation in P. Comparative approaches to adpositional phrases. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press, 2020. s. 19-55, 37 s. Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax. ISBN 978-0-19-093124-7. doi:10.1093/oso/9780190931247.003.0002. URL info
  • VANDEN WYNGAERD, Guido, Michal STARKE, Karen DE CLERCQ a Pavel CAHA. How to be positive. Glossa : a journal of general linguistics, 2020, roč. 5, č. 1, s. 23-56. ISSN 2397-1835. doi:10.5334/gjgl.1114. URL URL info
  • CAHA, Pavel. Syncretism in Morphology. In Aronoff, Mark. Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. s. 1-28, 28 s. ISBN 978-0-19-938465-5. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199384655.013.552. URL info
  • CAHA, Pavel, Karen DE CLERCQ a Guido VANDEN WYNGAERD. The Fine Structure of the Comparative. Studia Linguistica, Oxford: Blackwell Publishing Ltd, 2019, roč. 73, č. 3, s. 470-521. ISSN 0039-3193. doi:10.1111/stul.12107. URL info
  • CAHA, Pavel. Notes on insertion in Distributed Morphology and Nanosyntax. In Baunaz, Lena; Haegeman, Liliane; De Clercq, Karen; Lander, Eric. Exploring Nanosyntax. New York: Oxford University Press, 2018. s. 57-87, 31 s. Oxford Studies in Comparative Syntax. ISBN 978-0-19-087674-6. doi:10.1093/oso/9780190876746.003.0002. URL info
  • CAHA, Pavel. How (not) to derive a *ABA: the case of Blansitt's generalisation. Glossa : a journal of general linguistics, 2017, roč. 2, č. 1, s. 84-115. ISSN 2397-1835. doi:10.5334/gjgl.348. URL info
  • CAHA, Pavel. Suppletion and morpheme order : Are words special? Journal of linguistics, London: Cambridge University Press, 2017, roč. 53, č. 4, s. 865-896. ISSN 0022-2267. doi:10.1017/S0022226717000196. URL info
  • CAHA, Pavel a Markéta ZIKOVÁ. Vowel length as evidence for a distinction between free and bound prefixes in Czech. Acta Linguistica Hungarica, Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2016, roč. 63, č. 3, s. 331-377. ISSN 1216-8076. doi:10.1556/064.2016.63.3.3. URL info
  • CAHA, Pavel. Czech numerals and No Bundling. In Shlonsky, Ur. Beyond Functional Sequence. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. s. 173-196, 24 s. The cartography of syntactic structures ; volume 10. ISBN 978-0-19-021058-8. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190210588.003.0010. URL info
  • CAHA, Pavel. The Jungle of the Czech Local Cases: Where Semantics and Morphology Meet. In Schürcks, Lilia; Giannakidou, Anastasia; Etxeberria, Urtzi. The Nominal Structure in Slavic and Beyond. Berlin a Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, 2014. s. 209-236, 28 s. Studies in Generative Grammar 116. ISBN 978-1-61451-388-9. URL info
  • CAHA, Pavel. Explaining the structure of case paradigms by the mechanisms of Nanosyntax. Natural Language & Linguistic Theory, Springer Netherlands, 2013, roč. 31, č. 4, s. 1015-1066. ISSN 0167-806X. doi:10.1007/s11049-013-9206-8. URL info
  • CAHA, Pavel. The parameters of case marking and spell-out driven movement. Linguistic Variation Yearbook, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2011, roč. 10, s. 32-77. ISSN 1568-1483. doi:10.1075/livy.10.02cah. info
  • CAHA, Pavel. The German locative-directional alternation. The Journal of Comparative Germanic Linguistics, Nederlands: Springer, 2010, roč. 13, č. 3, s. 179-223. ISSN 1383-4924. doi:10.1007/s10828-010-9039-3. URL info
  • CAHA, Pavel. Poznámky k syntaxi předložky před. Slovo a slovesnost, AV ČR, Ústav pro jazyk český, 2009, roč. 69, č. 4, s. 287-295. ISSN 0037-7031. URL info
  • CAHA, Pavel. Czech Syncretism and Blake's Hierarhchy Meet the Functional Sequence. In Gerhild Zybatow a Uwe Junghans a Denisa Lenertová a Petr Biskup. Studies in Formal Slavic Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Information Structure. Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2009. s. 19-30. ISSN 1436-6150. info
  • CAHA, Pavel a Lucie MEDOVÁ. Czech Adverbs as Case-marked Adjectives. In Gerhild Zybatow a Uwe Junghanns a Denisa Lenertová a Petr Biskup. Studies in Formal Slavic Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Information Structure. Frankfurt am Mein: Peter Lang, 2009. s. 31-42. info