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Syntax II - OB2301008
Title: Syntax II
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2020
Semester: both
E-Credits: 2
Hours per week, examination: 1/1, Ex [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: doc. PhDr. Renata Pípalová, CSc.
Pre-requisite : OB2301007
Interchangeability : OPBA2A116A
Is pre-requisite for: OSOZ2A, OSOZ2BB, OSOZ2B, OSOZ2AA
Annotation -
Last update: doc. PhDr. Renata Pípalová, CSc. (20.02.2017)
Following the basic syntactic course, Syntax II focuses on more advanced topics, e.g., non-finite clauses, word oder, Functional sentence perspective, complex, compound and multiple sentences, individual types of subordinate clauses, etc.). Contrastive approach is pursued in relevant topics.
Literature -
Last update: doc. PhDr. Renata Pípalová, CSc. (09.05.2019)

DUŠKOVÁ, L. et al.. Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny. 4th ed. Praha: Academia, 2012. 978-80-200-2211-0.

HUDDLESTON, R., PULLUM, G. K. A Student’s Introduction to English Grammar. 1st ed. Cambridge: CUP, 2005. ISBN 978-0-521-61288-3.

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

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

Syllabus -
Last update: doc. PhDr. Renata Pípalová, CSc. (14.05.2019)

1. Word oder

2. Functional sentence perspective

3. Non-finite clauses (infinitive, gerund, participle)

4. Finite subordinate clauses (nominal content, relative, adverbial)

5. Compound and multiple sentence

Course completion requirements -
Last update: MALAM7CF (08.01.2021)

Attendance at the seminars is compulsory. The final assessment comprises a seminar term paper (an analysis of syntactic phenomena in a text) and an examination. Details of the seminar paper assignment will be announced during the lectures, and are available in Moodle. The seminar paper must be marked by the teacher as acceptable before the student takes the examination. The examination consists of a written test and oral interview. Both parts comprise topics covered in Syntax I and Syntax II.  The assessment includes the student's proficiency and stylistically adequate use of English. In order to take the oral part of the examination, the student must pass the written test, with the score of 70% at least. If the student fails, he or she may re-sit the examination twice.

After the winter term 2020/21 the examination will be online.

The examination will be organised as follows:
- the student will register for the particular date of the examination in SIS (the online test will be available only to the students registered for the particular date)

written part:
- 9 - 10 am test in Moodle
oral part:
- only the students who have passed the written test
- the oral examination is held in the afternoon on the day of the written test, and the following day in Zoom
- the invitation for the oral examination will be sent to each student individually by the teacher after the written test
- the student's camera must be switched on during the oral examination
- the student will answer - without preparation - one question; the question may be based on the analysis of a linguistic example
- the oral examination takes 15-20 minutes



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