Course: Theoretical grammar

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Course title Theoretical grammar
Course code KAJ/4411
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
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.
Course content
The course covers modern linguistic branches together with philosophy of language, structural as well as descriptive linguistics, the theory of speech, pragmatics, semantics and text linguistics. The course is conected with e-learning material available online at

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 42 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The subject offers consolidation of linguistic competence of students so that they understand the discipline and are able to follow with their master studies.
The student has enough basal knowledge to understand the field.
Linguistics knowledge of bachelor´s study level.

Assessment methods and criteria
80 per cent of class attendance and active approach in text analysis as a class project.
Recommended literature
  • Aarts, B. Modelling linguistic gradience. Studies in Language 28:1, 1 - 49. 2004.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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): Teaching English Language and Literature for Primary Schools (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter