Course: Theoretical grammar

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Course title Theoretical grammar
Course code KAJ/4211
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Haase Christoph, Dr. Ph.D., M.A.
Course content
The course deals with current trends in linguistics and tackles the issues of language philosophy, structural and descriptive linguistics, the speech theory, semantics, pragmatics and text linguistics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The class intends to increase student awareness for theoretical issues in grammar. It considers grammar as the conception of competent speakers and the rules and constraints that can be identified.
Students are able to process the complicated texts and discuss and apply their content in class.
Prerequisites
Overall linguistic knowledge from the introductory classes.

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
80 per cent of class attendance and a final project / text analysis performed.
Recommended literature
  • Aarts, B. Modelling linguistic gradience. Studies in Language 28:1, 1 - 49. 2004.
  • Abbott, B. Reference. Oxford: OUP, 2010.
  • Baker, M. Lexical categories. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • Coulson, S. Electrifying results: Cognitive linguistics and ERP studies. In Gonzalez-Marquez, M. et al. Methods in cognitive linguistics.. Amsterdam: Benjamins., 2007.
  • Evans, N. & Levinson, S. C. The myth of language universals: Language diversity and its importance for cognitive science. Behavioral and Brain Science 32, 429 - 492. 2009.
  • Evans, V. & Green, M. Cognitive linguistics. An introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press, 2006.
  • Evison, j. What are the basics of analysis a corpus. In: O'Keeffe, A. & McCarthy, M. (Eds). The Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics. London: Routledge, 2010.
  • Geeraerts, D. & Cuyckens, H. The Oxford handbook of cognitive linguistics. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Gennari, S. et al. Motion events in language and cognition. Cognition 83, 49 -79. 2002.
  • Graffi, G. 20th century linguistics. Overview of trends. In: Barber, A. & Stainton, R.J. (Eds.). Concise encyclopedia of philosophy of language and linguistics. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2010.
  • Jourdan, C. & Tuite, K. (Eds.). Language, culture and society. Key topics in linguistic anthropology.. Cambridge: CUP.
  • Kager, R. Optimal theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Lycan, W. Philosophy of language. A contemporary introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Marquez, M. et al. (Eds.). Methods in cognitive linguistics. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
  • Plag, I. Word-formation in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Rauh, G. Syntactic categories. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.


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 for the 2nd Stage of Primary Schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): English Language and Literature at the 2nd Stage of Primary Schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): English language and literature at the 2nd stage of primary schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter