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Introduction to Language - OB2301004
Title: Úvod do jazyka
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2017
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:1/1, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
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
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: PhDr. Klára Lancová, Ph.D.
Is incompatible with: OKBUZ22006, ONUZ22V01, OBUZ22006, OBUZ22V006, OBUZ22V042
Is pre-requisite for: OB2301003
Annotation -
Last update: JANCOVI/PEDF.CUNI.CZ (19.08.2008)
The aim of this course is to prepare the conceptual ground for further in-depth study of individual linguistic disciplines and mainly to promote a more responsive and responsible approach to language as such. The general and universal features of language will be studied, as well as its development, typology and classification with focus on the position of English among Indo-European languages. Within the framework of English, the individual language levels and their interconnectedness will be explored (phonetico-phonological, morphological, lexical, semantic, syntactic, pragmatic and stylistic).
Literature -
Last update: PhDr. Klára Lancová, Ph.D. (24.10.2019)

Doporučená literatura:

CRYSTAL, D. How Language Works. London: Penguin Books, 2007.
CRYSTAL, D. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. Cambridge: CUP, 1995. 
ČERNÝ, J. Dějiny lingvistiky. Olomouc: Votobia, 1996. 
YULE, G. The Study of Language. Cambridge: CUP, 1997. 

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: MATUCHO/PEDF.CUNI.CZ (30.09.2016)

K úspěšnému absolvování zkoušky student musí dosáhnout minimální hranice 70%; zkouška má písemnou formu a sestává z témat diskutovaných v přednáškách a v seminářích.

Last update: CHALUPSK/PEDF.CUNI.CZ (15.09.2014)



Week 1: Language/Speech Origin - Language Properties


Week 2: Indo-European Family - Comparative Linguistics


Week 3: Historical Development of English and Czech


Week 4: History of Linguistics - Structuralism - Saussure


Week 5: Prague School - Members - Basic Tenets





Week 6: Phonetics - Phonology


Week 7: Writing Systems - Written English - Graphology


Week 8: Morphology - Language typology

Week 9: Lexicology - Lexicography


Week 10: Lexical Semantics


Week 11: Syntax - FSP





Week 12: Text Linguistics - Discourse Analysis - Pragmatics - Psycholinguistics - Sociolinguistics


Course completion requirements
Last update: MATUCHO/PEDF.CUNI.CZ (30.09.2016)

Aktivní účast na seminářích, t.j. ústní prezentace zpracování zadaných úkolů a participace v diskuzích

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