Course: Linguistic Theories

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Course title Linguistic Theories
Course code KAJ/4375
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course unspecified
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Haase Christoph, Dr. Ph.D., M.A.
  • Šteklová Kateřina, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The subject is a follow-up subject of Current trends in linguistics. It expands students´ knowledge of linguistic issues and modern linguistic research.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 0 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to provide students with basis of theoretical approaches in linguistics. These cover structuralism, generative grammar, function and cognitive linguistics and quantitative linguistics. The subject also covers scientific issues of modern times and the historical overview of linguistics.
The students are able to describe basic grammar units in English and use adequate terminology.
Not stated.

Assessment methods and criteria
Active approach and cooperation in class.
Recommended literature
  • Aarts, B. Modelling linguistic gradience. Studies in Language. 1 -49.
  • Baker, M. Lexical categories.. Cambridge University Press, 2004.
  • Coulson, S. Electrifying results: Cognitive linguistics and ERP studies In Gonzalez- Marquez - Methods in cognitive linguistics. Amsterdam, 2007.
  • Duranti, A. Linguistic antrhopology. Cambridge University Press, 2007.
  • Evison, J. What are the basics of analysing a corpus? In: O'Keeffee & McCarthy - 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, p. 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.
  • Kager, R. Optimality theory. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.
  • Lycan, W. Philosophy of language. A contemporary introduction.. London: Routledge, 2000.
  • Plag, I. Word-formation in English. Cambridge, 2003.

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