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Syntax II - OIBA2A116A
Title: Syntax II
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 course Syntax II is a continuation of the basic course in syntax. It focuses on more complex syntactic areas, such as word order, non-finite clauses, information structure, complex and compound sentences, and classification of dependent clauses. Some of the topics are presented from a contrastive point of view, comparing English and Czech syntax.
Literature -
Last update: MALAM7CF (27.10.2019)

Dušková, L. a kol. 2012 (4. vyd.). Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny. Praha: Academia. ISBN 978-80-200-2211-0. Dostupná též z <>

Dušková, L. 2016 (3. vyd.). Syntax současné angličtiny. Sbírka textů a příkladů k syntaktickému rozboru. Praha: Karolinum. ISBN 978-80-246-2269-9.

Greenbaum, S. and R. Quirk. 1990. A Student's Grammar of the English Language. Harlow: Longman. ISBN 978-0582059719.

Huddleston, R. and G. K. Pullum. 2005. A Student's Introduction to English Grammar. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521612883.

Syllabus -
Last update: MALAM7CF (27.10.2019)


1.      Word order

2.      Functional sentence perspective

3.      The complex sentence: types of dependent clauses (content, relative, and adverbial clauses)

4.      The compound sentence

5.      Non-finite clauses: the infinitive, gerund, participle

Course completion requirements -
Last update: MALAM7CF (06.09.2021)

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.

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