Course: Advanced Linguistic Analysis

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Course title Advanced Linguistic Analysis
Course code KAN/AKJR
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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)
  • Stašková Naděžda, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Petrlíková Jarmila, PhDr. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Individual levels of linguistic analysis 2. Structure of the English sentence: simple sentence: sentence elements; sentence formation containing 2 and more clauses (paratactic and hypotactic relations) 3. Morphological and syntactic features: nominal phrase, finite verb phrase, nonfinite verb phrase, syntactic nouns: gerund, infinitive, syntactic adjectives: present and past participle 4. English counterparts of Czech nonfinite (verbal) sentences 5. Non-sentential formations in English, various types of English sentences - counterparts of Czech nonfinite sentences 6. Cohesion in English: the notion of cohesion and coherence, means of cohesion in English (pro-form, substitution and elipsis) 7. FSP: means of functional sentence perspective in English, function of word-order on individual levels of the English language system 8. Sound of English: IPA transcription; classification of sounds from the point of view of place and manner of articulation, and voicing; weak forms of function words; aspects of connected speech (linking, assimilation, elision); intonation 9. Lexical meaning and its components (concept, connotation, collocation); definition of lexical meaning, paronyms 10. Stylistics of written language (punctuation, coordination, condensation, coherence)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Cooperative instruction, Discussion, Skills demonstration, Task-based study method, Seminar classes, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 44 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 15 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
- describe and explain basic phenomena of English phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicology and stylistics
professional skills
- use actively and fluently the IPA transcription
- in a text or spoken discourse, identify phenomena within the area of English phonetics and phonology (segments and suprasegmentals), lexicology (components of lexical meaning, semantic relations in the lexicon, word-formation) and stylistics (language means used in terms of various functional styles and regional and social varieties)
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
- realise characteristic features of English as an analytic language on individual levels of the language system
- realise the nominal tendencies of English, which are reflected in the structure of English sentence
- define correctly the grammatical and lexical meaning of words and multi-word expressions
- perceive the language from the point of view of function and structure as a unified system of mutually tightly connected levels of language phenomena which serve for communication
- describe and explain the formal principles of English written text (punctuation, coordination, condensation and cohesion)
professional skills
- analyse complex syntactic formations from the point of view of individual levels of linguistic analysis (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, stylistics)
- use correctly the language means of written discourse (punctuation, coordination, condensation and cohesion)
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Task-based study method
Textual studies
Cooperative instruction
Discussion
Seminar classes
professional skills
Seminar
Task-based study method
Skills demonstration
Cooperative instruction
Instruction based on dialogue
Discussion
Seminar classes
assessment methods
professional knowledge
Test
Continuous assessment
professional skills
Test
Continuous assessment
Skills demonstration during seminar
Recommended literature
  • Cruse Alan. Meaning in Language, An Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics. Oxfoird, 2004.
  • Dušková Libuše. Morfologie současné angličtiny: sbírka příkladů a textů k syntaktickému rozboru. Praha, Karolinum, 2000.
  • Greenbaum, S., Quirk, R. A student's Grammar of the English Language. Longman, 1995.
  • Lyons, J. Linguistic Semantics, An Introduction. Cambridge, 2005.
  • MacPherson, R. Základy anglické stylistiky. Praha: Academia, 1997.
  • Peprník Jaroslav. English Lexicology. Olomouc, 2003.
  • Roach Peter. English Phonetics and Phonology. 2009.
  • Russell S. Grammar, Structure and Style.. Oxford, 1993.


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 (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Education BS Teacher Training in the English Language (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2016) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer
Faculty of Applied Sciences Training Teachers of Mathematics at Higher Secondary Scholls (2016) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Summer