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Morphology - OIBA2A101A
Title: Morphology
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2020
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 0
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: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Guarantor: doc. PhDr. Markéta Malá, Ph.D.
Annotation -
Last update: MALAM7CF (27.10.2019)
The Morphology course introduces the students to the basic morphological categories of present-day English against the background of the grammatical system of Czech. It focuses on formal and functional delimitation and description of word classes (especially nouns and verbs).
Literature -
Last update: MALAM7CF (27.10.2019)


DUŠKOVÁ, Libuše a kol. Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny. 4. vyd. Praha: Academia, 2012. ISBN 978-80-200-2211-0. Available at <>

DUŠKOVÁ, Libuše, Aleš KLÉGR, Markéta MALÁ a Pavlína ŠALDOVÁ. Morfologie současné angličtiny: sbírka cvičení, příkladů a textů k morfologickému rozboru. 3. vyd. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2018. ISBN 978-80-246-3814-0.

GREENBAUM, Sidney and Randolph QUIRK. A Student's Grammar of the English Language. Harlow: Longman, 1991. ISBN 0-582-05971-2.

LEECH, Geoffrey N. Meaning and the English Verb. 3rd ed. New York: Routledge, 2013. ISBN 978-0582784574.

HEWINGS, Martin. Advanced Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1-107-53930-3.


Additional references:

BIBER, Douglas, Stig JOHANSSON, Geoffrey LEECH, Susan CONRAD and Edward FINEGAN. Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Harlow: Longman, 1999. ISBN 058223725-4.

BIBER, Douglas, Susan CONRAD, and Geoffrey LEECH. Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English. 5th ed. Harlow: Longman, 2006. ISBN 0-582-23726-2.

CARTER, Ronald and Michael MCCARTHY. Cambridge Grammar of English. A Comprehensive Guide: Spoken and Written English Grammar and Usage. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006. ISBN 0-521-67439-5.

HUDDLESTON, Rodney D. and Geoffrey K. PULLUM. A Student's Introduction to English Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN 978-0-521-61288-3.

QUIRK, Randolph, Sidney GREENBAUM, Geoffrey LEECH and Jan SVARTVIK. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. London: Longman, 1985.ISBN-13: 978-0582517349.

SWAN, Michael. Practical English Usage. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. ISBN 978-0194420983.

Syllabus -
Last update: MALAM7CF (24.09.2020)

1.     Parts of speech, word classes. The verb: regular and irregular forms, auxiliary, modal and lexical verbs; modality

2.     The verb: modality, tense

3.      The verb: tense

4.    The verb: mood, voice, non-finite forms

5.     The noun: number and countability

6.     The noun: definiteness

7.      The noun: gender, case

8.      Pronouns: personal, possessive, reflexive, reciprocal  

9.       Pronouns: demonstrative, interrogative, relative, indefinite                                                                       

10.  Adjectives and adverbs

11.  Prepositions, conjunctions, interjections

Course completion requirements -
Last update: MALAM7CF (06.09.2021)

At the end of the course, the students take written examination. To succeed, at least 70% score is required. If the student fails the test, he or she can re-sit the examination twice.  The assessment comprises the student's proficiency and stylistically adequate use of English.

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