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English Grammar: Morphology II - AAA130042
Title: Anglická mluvnice: morfologie II
Guaranteed by: Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology (21-UAJD)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/2, C [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: not taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: AAA130043
Additional information:
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: PhDr. Pavlína Šaldová, Ph.D.
PhDr. Gabriela Brůhová, Ph.D.
Mgr. Kateřina Vašků, Ph.D.
Pre-requisite : AAA130041
Interchangeability : AAA230042
Is pre-requisite for: AAA130080
Is interchangeable with: AAA230042, AAA230043, AAA500117, AAA100080, AAU230042
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Annotation -
Last update: PhDr. Gabriela Brůhová, Ph.D. (06.04.2018)
The second part of functional morphology dealing with the grammatical categories of word classes. Description of the verb starts from the formal, semantic and syntactic classification of verbs. Description of lexical verbs presents respective verbal categories. Next the remaining word classes are covered: pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions. The goal of the concomitant seminar is to deepen and apply the theoretical knowledge presented in the lecture.
Course completion requirements -
Last update: PhDr. Gabriela Brůhová, Ph.D. (25.09.2020)

Credit requirements include attendance at seminars, successful completion of partial tests during the semester and the final test, and submitting the seminar paper.

Attendance is compulsory, max 3 absences per semester are allowed. Any additional absence during the pandemic must be remedied by additional work by individual arrangement with the course instructor.

The final test, which is one of the requirements of the couse, takes the form of a test with two attempts. The test must be completed in the academic year in which the student enrolled the course.


All credit requirements must be met by the end of the examination period of the academic year in which the student enrolled the course.

Literature -
Last update: PhDr. Gabriela Brůhová, Ph.D. (06.04.2018)

Essential literature:

  • Dušková, L., Klégr, A., Malá, M., Šaldová, P. Morfologie současné angličtiny. Sbírka cvičení, příkladů a textů k morfologickému rozboru, Praha: Karolinum, 2007.
  • Dušková, L. et al., Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny, Praha: Academia, 2006.
  • Quirk, R., Greenbaum, S., A University Grammar of English, Harlow: Longman, 1996.
  • Greenbaum, S., Quirk, R., A Student's Grammar of the English Language, Essex: Longman, 1990.
  • Leech, G., Meaning and the English Verb, London: Longman, 2004.

Supplementary literature:

  • Bauer, L., Lieber, R., Plag, I. The Oxford Reference Guide to English Morphology, Oxford: University Press, 2015.
  • Biber, D. et al. Longman Grammar Spoken and Written English, Harlow: Longman, 1999.
  • Carter, R., McCarthy, M. Cambridge Grammar of English, Cambridge: University Press, 2006.
  • Dušková, L. Studies in the English Language, díl 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1999.
  • Huddleston, R., Pullum, G.K. The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language, Cambridge: University Press, 2002.
  • Leech, G. A Glossary of English Grammar, Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2006.
  • Quirk, R. et al. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language, Harlow: Longman, 1985.
  • Römer, U.  Progressives, Patterns, Pedagogy,  Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins, 2005.
Teaching methods -
Last update: PhDr. Gabriela Brůhová, Ph.D. (06.04.2018)

lecture; seminar

Syllabus -
Last update: BRUHOVA/PEDF.CUNI.CZ (03.10.2010)

1. Syntactic and semantic characteristics of the verb (transitivity, dynamic and telic properties). Grammatical categories of the verb - Voice (formation and uses of the passive).

2. Grammatical categories of the verb - Mood (verb forms expressing mood, uses of mood).

3. Nonfinite verb forms - gerund, participle, infinitive. Forms and functions. Secondary predications.

4. Grammatical categories of the verb - Tense. Simple and progressive forms. Expressing the present and simultaneity.

5. Grammatical categories of the verb - Tense. Expressing the past and anteriority.

6. Grammatical categories of the verb - Tense. Expressing the future and posteriority.

7. Pronouns and their classes. Personal pronouns. Case in pronouns. Deictic, generic, anaphoric reference.

8. Possessive pronouns, dependent and independent. Syntactic functgion and type of reference.

9. Demonstrative pronouns. Relative pronouns. Interrogative pronouns.

10. Indefinitie pronouns. Types of qunatifiers and their reference.

11. The adjective. Comparison. Attributive and predicative adjectives.

12. The adverb. Formation and comparison of adverbs.

13. Prepositions, simple and complex. Meaning of prepositions. Prepositional constructions. Conjunctions, simple and complex.

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