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Syntax - AAA22009A
Title in English: Syntax
Guaranteed by: Department of the English Language and ELT Methodology (21-UAJD)
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Actual: from 2012
Semester: summer
Points: 0
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/0 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: not taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: AAA11009A
Guarantor: prof. doc. PhDr. Libuše Dušková, DrSc.
doc. PhDr. Markéta Malá, Ph.D.
PhDr. Pavlína Šaldová, Ph.D.
Interchangeability : AAA11009A
Annotation -
Last update: UAAMALAM (27.01.2009)
The course in modern English syntax is conceived from a contrastive English-Czech point of view. It concentrates on the
syntax of the simple sentence and of the multiple sentence. The simple sentence is presented in terms of the constitutive
features and functions of the basic sentence types. The syntactic structure of the simple sentence is explained on the basis
of clause patterns realizing the valency structure of the verb. Clause elements are dealt with from the vewpoint of form,
means of realization, semantic roles, including the FSP function in the case of marked word order differences between
English and Czech. Nonfinite verb forms are included in the realization forms of the clause elements. The syntax of the
multiple sentence proceeds from the distinctions between parataxis and hypotaxis to the classification of subordinate
clauses, which are grouped according to their role in the sentence structure into nominal content, relative and adverbia
clauses, with further subclasification.

Literature -
Last update: UAAMALAM (27.01.2009)

L. Dušková a kol., Mluvnice sou?asné angli?tiny na pozadí ?eštiny, 2006 (1988). Praha, Academia

L. Dušková, Syntax sou?asné angli?tiny. Sbírka text? a p?íklad? k syntaktickému rozboru, 1995. Praha, Karolinum

Greenbaum, S. and R. Quirk, A Student's Grammar of the English Language, 1990. Londýn, Longman.

Leech, G. and J. Svartvik, A Communicative Grammar of English, 2. vyd. 1994. Londýn, Longman

Teaching methods -
Last update: UAAMALAM (27.01.2009)


Syllabus -
Last update: UAAMALAM (27.01.2009)

1. The sentence, the utterance. Communicative sentence types. The declarative sentence.

2. The interrogative sentence (yes-no questions, wh-questions, alternative questions)

3. Imperative, exclamative and optative sentences.

4. Valency, complementation, modifications. Clause patterns with copulas and lexical verbs (intrasitive, transitive and verbs with multiple complementation)

5. English counterparts of Czech subjectless verbal and verbless sentence. Subject-predicate sentences with nonverbal predicates.

6. Clause elements. The subject. The direct object.

7. Indirect object, prepositional object, integrated adverbials.

8. Nonintegrated adverbials (sentence modifiers)

9. Apposition and noun modifiers.

10. The compound sentence. Classification of the complex sentence. Nominal content clauses.

11. Adjectival and nominal relative clauses.

12. Adverbial clauses.

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