Course: Historical development of English

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Course title Historical development of English
Course code KAN/AHAJ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Petrlíková Jarmila, PhDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Genealogical and typological characteristics of English 2. linguistic situation on the British Isles before English 3. Old English - external history 4. Old English - internal history 5. Foreign influences upon English in the OE period 6. Middle English - external history; Rise of Standard English 7. Middle English - internal history 8. Foreign influences upon English in the ME period 9. Early Modern English - external history 10. Early Modern English - internal history 11. Present-Day English - external history 12. Present-Day English ? internal history

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
  • Graduate study programme term essay (40-50) - 40 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 12 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
AMAT
learning outcomes
Students are able to: - reproduce information about the form of the language in the individual stages of its development; - describe the consequences of the influence of foreign languages upon English in a particular period of its development; - comprehend certain regularities in the development of English, the contemporary status of English including some tendencies in its further development by applying the two-fold viewpoint: linguistic and social-historical.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
assessment methods
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Huddleston, Rodney; Pullum, Geoffrey K. The Cambridge grammar of the English language. 1st pub. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002. ISBN 0-521-43146-8.
  • Kavka, S. Past and Present of the English Language. Ostrava, ČR, 2007.
  • Millward ,C. M. A Bigraphy of the English Language. Orlando, USA, 1996.
  • Petrlíková, J. Collected Lectures on Historical Development of English. ZCU Plzeň, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7043-780-3.
  • Quirk, R., Wrenn, C., L. An Old English Grammar.. Cambridge University Press, London,, 1987.
  • Strang, B. M. H. A History of English.. London: Methuen,, 1970.
  • Vachek, J., Firbas, J. Historický vývoj angličtiny,. Vydavatelství Masarykovy univerzity,, 1994.
  • Vachek, Josef. A Brief Survey of the Historical Development of English. Praha : Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1978.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in the English Language (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in the English Language (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education SS Teacher Training in the English Language (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2015) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2014) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer