Romania has won two silver medals at the International Linguistics Olympiad in Bulgaria, Romania’s Ministry of Education and Scientific Research reports.
A gold medallist at the previous edition and also at the recently ended International Biology Olympiads, 12th grader Dan Mircea Mirea of the Fratii Buzesti National College of Craiova won the silver medal and the prize for the best solution to a problem. Another silver medal went to Teodora-Elena Solovan, a student of the Petru Rares National College of Suceava, according to the Education Ministry.
Also included in the Romanian team were 2014 silver medallist Vlad Neacsu of the Bucharest International Informatics High School and Denisa Apetroaiei of the Mihail Kogalniceanu High School of Vaslui. Coaching and accompanying the students were Roxana Dinca and Adina Dragomirescu of the Faculty of Letters of the Bucharest University.
The International Linguistics Olympiad, one of 12 science Olympiads in the world, has individual and team contests. The test items requires analogies using notions of grammar logics and mathematical logics to understand unknown languages starting from the premise that linguistics puts order in thinking and regulates explicit linguistic communication by building structures that favour easy learning of any language.
Competing in the 13th edition of the International Linguistics Olympiad, July 20-24 in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, were students from 29 countries: Australia, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Hungary, India, Ireland, Iceland, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, the UK and the US. AGERPRES