Course: History of the English language

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Course title History of the English language
Course code KAN/AVAJ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
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
Individual periods of the development of English (Old English, Middle English, Modern English) are described from the chronological, social and linguistic points of view. Typical features of individual periods will be outlined in the following areas: vocabulary, grammar, syntax (as well as literature).Intentional emphasy on the combination of the two viewpoints (linguistic and social) makes it possible for the students to discover and understand the inevitable tendencies in the development of the language: 1. Genealogical and typological characteristics of English 2. linguistic situation on the British Isles before English 3. Old English: - External history - Internal history - OE dialects - Foreign influences upon English in the OE period 4. Middle English: - external history; - Rise of Standard English - Internal history - Foreign influences upon English in the ME period 5. Modern English - Early Modern English: external history - the position of the languge in the 17th and 18th centuries; - Early Modern English: internal history (focus on the phonological system) - Present-Day English external history (focus on the position of English in the international communication) - Present-Day English internal history (new tendencies to be traced in the language)

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 11 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 40 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
- znát základní historické a společenské události anglicky mluvících zemí (Velké Británie a USA)
- znát gramatický systém současného anglického jazyka
professional skills
- zařadit relevantní historicko-společenské události v anglicky mluvících zemích na časové ose
learning outcomes
professional knowledge
- rozlišovat jednotlivá vývojová stádia AJ na časové ose
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.
- mít přehled o zásadních literních dílech v jednotlivých vývojových obdobích jazyka
professional skills
- posoudit vliv zásadních historicko-společenských událostí dané jazykové komunity na vývoj jazyka
- identifikovat jednotlivá období historického vývoje anglického jazyka na základě daného textu
- analyzovat text z jednotlivých období vývoje jazyka a identifikovat charakteristické rysy této etapy vývoje
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Seminar
assessment methods
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Huddleston, R., Pullumm, G. K. et al. 2002. Cambridge Grammar of the English Language.. Cambridge, University Press, 2002.
  • Kavka, S. J. Past and Present of the English Language. Ostrava; University of Ostrava, Faculty of Arts, 2007.
  • Millward, C., M. A Biography of the English Language.. Orgando, Florida: Ted Buchholz, 1996.
  • Vachek, J., Firbas, J. Historický vývoj angličtiny. Brno: Vydavatelství Masarykovy univerzity, 1994.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education - (16) History courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (17) Chemistry courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education - (17) History courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (17) Informatics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (17) Physical education and sport 3 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Music in Education (16) Art and applied art 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (17) Physics courses 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Winter
Faculty of Education Music in Education (17) Art and applied art 3 Winter