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Czech Linguistics - JTB324
Title: Czech Linguistics
Czech title: Lingvistika českého jazyka
Guaranteed by: Department of Russian and East European Studies (23-KRVS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2023
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 6
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 6 / unknown (10)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: PhDr. Barbora Štindlová, Ph.D.
Mgr. Karolína Nováková
Teacher(s): PhDr. Barbora Štindlová, Ph.D.
Class: Courses not for incoming students
Annotation - German
Last update: PhDr. Barbora Štindlová, Ph.D. (25.02.2024)
In this seminar, we will examine specific phenomena of the Czech language, especially in the areas of morphology and syntax, with implications extending into other linguistic levels. Our focus will be on those linguistic features that often pose a challenge to non-native speakers of Czech.
The seminar will be held in both English and Czech. Participants are expected to have at least an A2+ level of Czech according to the CEFR.
Aim of the course
Last update: Mgr. Karolína Nováková (22.02.2024)
The aim of the course is to deepen and consolidate the understanding of selected linguistic phenomena and to provide the students an insight into how these phenomena are integrated into the structure of the Czech language.
Course completion requirements
Last update: Bc. Sára Lochmanová (31.01.2024)

Grading is based on the Dean's Measure no. 20/2019:

  • 91% and more   => A
  • 81-90%             => B
  • 71-80%             => C
  • 61-70%             => D
  • 51-60%             => E
  • 0-50%               => F

More in SMĚRNICE S_SO_002: Organizace zkouškových termínů, kontrol studia a užívání klasifikace A–F na FSV UK.

Literature - German
Last update: Mgr. Karolína Nováková (22.02.2024)


Noughton, J., Czech – An Essential Grammar. Routledge, 2005.

Noughton, J. Colloquial Czech. Routledge, 2010.

Čermák, F., Křen, M. A Frequency Dictionary of Czech. Routledge, 2010.

Janda, L., Townsed, Ch. Online Czech Grammar.

Tahal, K. A grammar of Czech as a foreign language. Factum, 2010.

Townsend, Ch., Komar, E. Czech through Russian. Bloomington, 2020.

Rosen, A., Hana, J., Hladká, B., Jelínek, T., Škodová S., Štindlová, B. Compiling and annotating a learner corpus for a morphologically rich language. Karolinum, 2020.

Cvrček, V. a kol. Mluvnice současné češtiny I. Karolinum: Praha, 2015.

Čechová, M. a kol.: Čeština. Řeč a jazyk. SPN: Praha 2011.

Hubáček, J. a kol.: Čeština pro učitele. Vade Mecum 1998. 

Mluvnice češtiny I (kap. IIb, III). Praha: Academia, 1986.

Mluvnice češtiny II. Praha: Academia 1987.

Příruční mluvnice češtiny. Praha: NLN 1995 (2008).

Czech National Corpus 

Internetová jazyková příručka

Akademický slovník současné češtiny

Nový encyklopedický slovník češtiny

Teaching methods
Last update: PhDr. Barbora Štindlová, Ph.D. (22.02.2024)


Training in the exercises

Student presentations

Syllabus - German
Last update: PhDr. Barbora Štindlová, Ph.D. (22.02.2024)

Language and Linguistics, Czech Language

Gender in the Czech Language

Case system: Functions

Case System: Forms

Verbal Valence


Reflexivity and Reflexive Constructions

Verb Tense System

Verbal Mood


Specifics of Czech pronunciation

Czech Vocabulary and Principles of Word Formation

Stratification of the Czech Language (standard vs. colloquial)

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