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Syntax I - OB2301007
Title: Syntax I
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2020
Semester: both
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: 1/1, MC [HT]
Capacity: winter:unknown / unknown (unknown)
summer: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
Additional information:
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
you can enroll for the course in winter and in summer semester
Guarantor: Mgr. Jana Richterová, Ph.D.
Pre-requisite : OB2301006
Interchangeability : OPBA2A112A
Is pre-requisite for: OSOZ2A, OSOZ2AA, OB2301008, OSOZ2B, OSOZ2BB
Is interchangeable with: OPBA2A112A
Annotation -
Last update: MALAM7CF (28.01.2021)
Drawing on their knowledge of morphology, the course familiarizes students with the basic units of the syntactic description of present-day English. it focuses on the structure and functions of the simple sentence (sentence types and discourse functions, clause patterns and clause elements, negation). A contrastive point of view, comparing English and Czech syntax, is employed in the description of selected topics.
Descriptors -
Last update: MALAM7CF (28.01.2021)

In the summer semester 2021 the course will start (and depending on the current epidemic situation may continue) as an online course. All the materials are available to registered students at

Literature -
Last update: MALAM7CF (28.01.2021)

BIBER, D., JOHANSSON, S., LEECH, G., CONRAD, S., FINEGAN, E. Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Longman, Pearson Education Ltd., Harlow, 1999

DUŠKOVÁ, L. a kol. Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny. 4. vyd. Praha: Academia, 2012. 978-80-200-2211-0.

DUŠKOVÁ, L Syntax současné angličtiny. Sbírka textů a příkladů k syntaktickému rozboru. Praha: Karolinum 2013. ISBN 9788024622699.

GREENBAUM, S., QUIRK, R. A Student’s Grammar of the English language. Harlow: Longman, 1990. ISBN 0-582-05971-2.

QUIRK, R., GREENBAUM, S., LEECH, G. and SVARTVIK, J., 1985. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. Harlow/London/New York: Longman Group Limited.

Syllabus -
Last update: MALAM7CF (28.01.2021)
1.Sentences, clauses and phrases; functional and formal description of clauses
2.Sentence types and discourse functions
4.Clause patterns, verb valency, semantic roles of clause elements
5.Clause elements – formal and semantic description: the subject, object, adverbial, attribute, apposition, complement
Course completion requirements -
Last update: MALAM7CF (28.01.2021)

In order to successfully complete the course and receive 'zápočet', the students have to:

- take active part in the seminars, which includes submitting the compulsory homework,

- gain 70% points in the final written test (two re-sits are possible).

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