Course: Introduction to language studies

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Course title Introduction to language studies
Course code KAN/UAN
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory, Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Tollet Andrew, Bc. et Mgr. M.Litt.
Course content
The course provides a general introduction to the study of language and individual branches of linguistics, acquainting students with terminology of morphology, syntax, lexicology, stylistics, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis. This is followed by a historical survey of the development of languages in the British Isles and regional varieties of English. The final section of the course looks more closely at sociolinguistics and such questions as communicative competence, the ethnographic approach to research in linguistics, bilingualism and gender differences in communication.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture, Seminar
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 20 hours per semester
  • Contact hours - 22 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 42 hours per semester
prerequisite
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
orientate in the basic terminology of various branches of linguistics and recognise various text types in English from the stylistic and historical point of view
professional skills
differentiate between and interpret different English text types and genres according to context
teaching methods
professional knowledge
Lecture
Seminar
assessment methods
Written exam
Test
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Bauer, Laurie. The Linguistic Student's Handbook. Edinburgh, 2007.
  • Crystal, David. The Cambridge encyclopedia of the English language. 2nd ed. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003. ISBN 0-521-82348-X.
  • Mair, Christian. English Linguistics. Tübingen, 2008.
  • Štekauer, Pavol. Rudiments of English linguistics. 1. vyd. Prešov : Slovacontact, 2000. ISBN 80-88876-04-4.
  • Yule, George. The Study of Language. Cambridge.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Education Information Technologies in Education (17) Informatics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Physics in Education (17) Physics courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Psychology in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Chemistry in Education (17) Chemistry courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Physical Education in Education (17) Physical education and sport 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Music in Education (16) Art and applied art 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Geography in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education - (17) History courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (14) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education - (16) History courses 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Czech Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education German Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Russian Language in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (13) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Visual Culture in Education (17) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education Music in Education (17) Art and applied art 1 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (1) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter
Faculty of Education English Language in Education (15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Winter