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Course, academic year 2018/2019
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Linguistics - NPFL106
Title in English: Obecná lingvistika
Guaranteed by: Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (32-UFAL)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2018
Semester: summer
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:1/1 MC [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech, English
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: RNDr. Jiří Hana, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Barbora Vidová Hladká, Ph.D. (25.01.2019)
The course will help students to get familiar with advanced topics in linguistics, especially syntax, semantics, historical linguistics and psycholinguistics. Most topics will be addressed both from the perspective of traditional linguistics and from the formal perspective of mathematics and computer science. Students are expected to have basic knowledge of linguistics, for example as provided by NPFL063 - Introduction to General Linguistics.
Course completion requirements
Last update: RNDr. Jiří Hana, Ph.D. (10.06.2019)
  • leading discussion on selected papers (max 2 papers per person)
  • active participation in discussions

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Literature -
Last update: T_UFAL (11.05.2012)

V. Fromkin, R. Rodman, N. Hyams: An Introduction to Language. 8th edition or later;

preferably the International edition of 8th edition, Heinle, 2006.

C. Pollard & I. Sag: Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar, University Of Chicago

Press, 1994.

N. Kadmon: Formal Pragmatics: Semantics, Pragmatics, Presupposition, and Focus.

Wiley-Blackwell. 2001

E. Hajičová & P. Sgall & J. Panevovová: Úvod do teoretické a počítačové lingvistiky,

Svazek 1: Teoretická lingvistika. Karolinum: Praha 2002.

papers on individual topics

Syllabus -
Last update: T_UFAL (11.05.2012)

Review of basic general linguistics


  • unbounded dependencies
  • clitics

Information Structure

  • theories (Sgall & Hajičová, Jackendoff, Vallduví, Roberts)
  • expression of IS: prosody (TOBI annotation), word-order, etc

Formal Semantics

  • extensional, Intensional and Hyperintensional theories of meaning

Linguistic Theories

  • dependency grammars
  • HPSG
  • categorial grammars
  • Government and Binding
  • Optimality Theory

Historical Linguistics and Language Development

  • comparative reconstruction
  • NLP and quantitative methods in Historical Ling.

Psycholinguistics a Neurolinguistic

  • L1 aquisition
  • language processing and production
  • bilingualism
  • research methods

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