Comprehensive exam - English linguistics - OPNA1A120A
Title: Klauzurní práce z anglického jazyka - lingvistika
Guaranteed by: Katedra anglického jazyka a literatury (41-KAJL)
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Actual: from 2019
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 2
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/0, CT [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
can be fulfilled in the future
Guarantor: doc. PhDr. Renata Pípalová, CSc.
Attributes: K
Co-requisite : OPNA1A117A, OPNA1A118A, OPNA1A119A
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Annotation -
Last update: doc. PhDr. Renata Pípalová, CSc. (26.01.2023)
The subject verifies knowledge and analytical skills gained in all obligatory linguistic subjects at BA and MA levels, together with practical formulation skills at C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference. The examination takes a written form and is based on an authentic text sample approximately half a standard A4 page in size. During four hours the candidate is expected to produce independently a comprehesive analysis of the sample in view of all mandatory linguistic subjects, dividing attention between the langue and the parole disciplines and paying a special attention to the passage(s) marked as obligatory. The output corresponds to a composition or an essay. The assessment takes account of the relevance, diversity and representativeness of the phenomena selected for analysis from each discipline, the quality and depth of factual analysis and the formulation (proficiency) standard of the essay.
Literature -
Last update: doc. PhDr. Renata Pípalová, CSc. (20.02.2020)


CRYSTAL, D. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language, 1995. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-40179-8.

CRYSTAL, D.and DAVY, D. Investigating English Style. London: Routledge, 2013 (1969). ISBN978-0-582-55-011-7.

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

ESSER, J. Introduction to English Text-Linguistics. Peter Lang. Frankfurt am Main, 2009. ISBN 978-3-631-56003-7.

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

HALLIDAY, M.A.K. a R. HASAN. Language, Context, and Text: Aspects of Language in a Social-Semiotic Perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1985. ISBN:0-19-437154-9.

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

PEPRNÍK, J. English Lexicology. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého. 2001. ISBN 80-244-0265-3.

QUIRK, R. et al. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. 2nd Revised edition. London: Longman, 1985. ISBN 978-0582517349.

ROACH, P. Phonetics and Phonology. A Practical Course. 4. vyd. Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town: Cambridge University Press. 2009. ISBN 978-0-521-71740-3.

SCOVEL, T.: Psycholinguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 1998.ISBN 978-0194372138. HOLMES, J. An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. 4th edition. London: Routledge, 2013. ISBN 978-1408276747.

ŠTEKAUER, P. Rudiments of English Linguistics. Prešov: Slovakontakt. 2000. ISBN 80-88876-04-4.

VERDONK, P. Stylistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2003. ISBN 0-19-437240-5.

WIDDOWSON, H.G. Discourse Analysis. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2007. ISBN 978 O 19 4389211

YULE, J.: Pragmatics. Oxford Introductions to Language Study. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2nd ed. 1996. ISBN 0194372073

YULE, G.: The Study of Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 4th ed. 2010 ISBN 978-0-521-74922-0.


Recommended sources are featured in the syllabi of the obligatory linguistic subjects. 

Requirements to the exam -
Last update: doc. PhDr. Renata Pípalová, CSc. (20.02.2020)

Meeting proficiency standards at C2 (CEFR) and miminal length requirements concerning the essay/composition

Adequate use of relevant terminology

Deep insight into all mandatory linguistic subjects

Equal attention paid to langue and parole disciplines

Factual (content) correctness of observations

Sufficiently deep  analysis of the passages marked as obligatory

Logical structuring of the essay/composition, capacity to argue appropriately

Capacity to interrelate and interpret the findings