Course: Morphology

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Course title Morphology
Course code KAJ/4131
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
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
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Haase Christoph, Dr. Ph.D., M.A.
  • Šteklová Kateřina, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Topics: 1. Introduction: elements of morphology, grammatical categories, group structures 2. Nouns: classes of nouns, the grammatical categories of gender and case 3. Nouns: the grammatical categories of determination, countability and number 4. Pronouns: semantico-grammatical subclasses and their functions, grammatical categories Numerals: classes, lexical morphology 5. Adjectives: morphological and semantic subclasses, grammatical features 6. Adverbs: morphological and semantic subclasses, grammatical features 7. Prepositions: morphological and semantic subclasses, grammatical features Conjunctions: morphological and syntactic subclasses and their semantics 8. Verbs: morphological, structural, syntactic, and semantic subclasses 9. Verbs: the grammatical categories of mood and polarity 10. Verbs: the grammatical category of tense 11. Verbs: the grammatical category of aspect 12. Verbs: the grammatical category of modality 13. Verbs: the grammatical category of voice, the structure of the verbal group

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The target of the course is to gain knowledge in the field of grammar structure of English. The class is based on grammar overlaps and deals with all partial grammar elements in their theory as well as in practical analysis.THe course is a base for future studies of syntax.
The students are able to: - carry out a morphological-structural analysis of a text; - identify word classes including the contextually bound phenomenon of conversion; - distinguish grammatical categories and the forms of their realisation; - be aware of the relation between linguistic forms and their meanings. On the basis of such analyses the students are able to: - produce texts whose grammar corresponds to the intended content; - they are conscious of the typological difference between the Czech and the English grammar systems.
The student knows basic terminology in linguistics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar thesis, project.
Recommended literature
  • Bauer, L. English word-formation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • Booij, G. E. The grammar of words. An introduction to linguistic morphology. Oxford: Oxford University Press., 2012.
  • Carstairs-McCarthy, A. An introduction to English morphology. Words and their structure. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press, 2002.
  • Leech, G. N. Meaning and the English verb. London: Routledge, 2004.
  • Matthews, P.H. Morphology. Cambridge: CUP, 2002.
  • Plag, I. Word-formation in English. Cambridge: CUP, 2003.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): English Language and Literature (A14) Category: Philological sciences 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter