Course: Introduction to Linguistics

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Course title Introduction to Linguistics
Course code KAJ/A4114
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction English
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
It briefly deals with applied linguistic branches and also focuses on first and second language study.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
  • unspecified - 42 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Acquaint the students with the complexity of the language system and describe different methods of analysis. Introduce the most important language families and branches. Explain the difference between language learning and language acquisition.
The student understand basic terms in linguistics, is able to prove they understand text analysis in its usage, show interest in their field and are able to decompose text into its grammar and stylistic elements.
The student shows motivation for their field of study.

Assessment methods and criteria
The student writes a text and passes an exam and is also able to discuss current issues in linguistics.
Recommended literature
  • Booij, G. E. The grammar of words. An introduction to linguistic morphology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
  • Clark, J., Yallop, C. & Fletcher, J. An introduction to phonetics and phonology. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2007.
  • Danesi, M. & Rocci, A. Global linguistics. An introduction. Berlin; New York: Mouton de Gruyter, 2009.
  • Evans, V & Green, M. Cognitive linguistics. An introduction. Edinburgh: Edinburgh university press, 2007.
  • Fasold, R. W. An introduction to language and linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
  • Isac, D. & Reiss, C. I-language. An introduction to linguistics as cognitive science. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • Meyer, P. G. Descriptive English linguistics. An introduction.. Tübingen: Narr, 2008.
  • O'Grady, W., Archibald, J. & Katamba, F. Contemporary linguistics. An introduction.. Harlow: Longman, 2011.
  • Plag, I. Introduction to English linguistics. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2007.
  • Radford, A. Syntactic theory and the structure of English. Cambridge: CUP, 2002.
  • Rowe, B.M. & Levine, D.P. A concise introduction to linguistics. Boston: Pearson., 2009.
  • Ungerer, F & Schmid, H. J. An introduciton to cognitive linguistics. Harlow: Pearson/Longman, 2006.
  • Wardhaugh, R. An introduction to sociolinguistics. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2010.

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