Course: Language and Politics

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Course title Language and Politics
Course code KAP/JAP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Lupták Burzová Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Naxera Vladimír, PhDr. Ph.D.
  • Strnadová Lenka, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
1. Language and politics 2. Language policies of selected states 3. Linguistic rights 4. Linguistic ideology and language planning 5. Identity politics 6. Political discourse 7. Categories of culture, race and gender 8. Language, ethnicity and nationalism 9. Political correctness 10. Metaphors 11. Discourse analysis

Learning activities and teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion, Textual studies, Seminar
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 hours per semester
  • Presentation preparation (report) (1-10) - 10 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 20 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No particular prerequisites specified.
learning outcomes
Students will be familiar with important topics related to political discourse; they will be able to analyze various discourses and the use of vague categories such as "culture" or "race" in political discourse. Students will be able to work with selected methods and approaches.
teaching methods
Lecture supplemented with a discussion
Textual studies
assessment methods
Combined exam
Seminar work
Recommended literature
  • Austin, J. L. Jak udělat něco slovy. Praha : Filosofia, 2000. ISBN 80-7007-133-8.
  • Butler, Judith. Excitable speech : a politics of the performative. New York : Routledge, 1997. ISBN 0-415-91588-0.
  • Drulák, Petr. Metafory studené války : interpretace politického fenoménu. Praha : Portál, 2009. ISBN 978-80-7367-594-3.
  • Eco, Umberto. Teorie sémiotiky = A theory of semiotics. Vyd. v českém jazyce 1. Brno : JAMU, 2004. ISBN 80-85429-99-3.
  • Foucault, Michel. Diskurs, Autor, Genealogie : tři studie. Praha : Svoboda, 1994. ISBN 80-205-0406-0.
  • Foucault, Michel. Slova a věci. Brno : Computer Press, 2007. ISBN 978-80-251-1713-2.
  • Habermas, Jürgen; Cooke, Maeve. On the pragmatics of communication. Cambridge : MIT Press, 1998. ISBN 0-262-08265-9.
  • Lakoff, George; Johnson, Mark. Metafory, kterými žijeme. Brno : Host, 2002. ISBN 80-7294-071-6.
  • Saussure, Ferdinand de. Kurs obecné lingvistiky. null. Praha : Academia, 2007. ISBN 978-80-200-1568-6.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Philosophy and Arts International Relations and East European Studies (11-5) Social sciences 3 Summer