CJp512 Development of Standard Czech

Faculty of Education
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Mgr. Hana Svobodová, Dr. phil. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Hana Svobodová, Dr. phil.
Department of Czech Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Petra Rozbořilová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Wed 8:00–9:50 učebna 37
CJp020 Introduction to Slavonic Studies and Old Church Slavonic; CJp032 Historical Grammar of Czech Language
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Students will learn about the function of the written language, its cultural and civilization roles, understand the tendency to expand and narrow the differences between the standard language and interdialects. They can explain the main language features of Czech at different stages of its development.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the students will be able: 1. to name the main linguistic features of Czech in different periods of its development from the beginnings up to the National Revival ; 2. to characterize the different orthographical/grammatical systems of Czech from the oldest periods up to the contemporary language.
  • 1 Study of the so-called external history of literary Czech language. 2 Literary languages on our territory before the origins of literature written in the Czech language. Latin and Old Church Slavonic literature The Chronica Bohemorum by Cosmas of Prague, Old Church Slavonic legends and others. 3 Czech in the 12th and 13th centuries. The first legal and literary texts. Graphic realization of the first Czech texts. Difficulties of the primitive orthography. 4 Evolution of Czech in the 14th century. Old Czech manuscripts and their stylistic differentiation. Vocabulary of the Czech language as a reflection of the social situation. Old Czech syntax. 5 Old Czech dictionaries. Klaret and his company. Vocabulary in Klarets dictionaries. Jan Hus and his contribution to the Czech language. 6 The advanced Czech language of the humanistic epoch, its stylistic differentiation. Syntactic characterization of the humanistic manuscripts. 7 Grammar works of the 16th century. The Grammar of Náměšť. Jan Blahoslav. Dictionaries. 8 The period after the battle of White Mountain and the problems of its evaluation. The so-called Baroque Czech, the Baroque literary manuscripts. The Czech grammar books of the 17th and 18th centuries. 9 J. Dobrovský and his linguistic work. Language codifications. J. Jungmann work. 10 Language codification in the period of purification of the 19th century. The so-called Matice Purifications. Creation of period special terminology.
    required literature
  • Spisovný jazyk v dějinách české společnosti. Edited by Dušan Šlosar. Vyd. 3., opr. a dopl. Brno: Host, 2009. 178 s. ISBN 9788072943111. info
  • ŠLOSAR, Dušan and Radoslav VEČERKA. Spisovný jazyk v dějinách české společnosti. 2. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1982. 142 pp. info
  • CUŘÍN, František. Vývoj spisovné češtiny. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1985. 180 s. info
  • HAVRÁNEK, Bohuslav: Vývoj spisovného jazyka českého. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1979
    recommended literature
  • Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně (Brno : 1960-1990). Filozofi. Vývoj odborných zájmů o češtinu. Edited by Radoslav Večerka. Vyd. 1. Brno: Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně, 1988. 140 s. info
  • U základů pražské jazykovědné školy. Edited by Josef Vachek. Praha: Academia, 1970. info
  • REHDER, Peter (Hrsg.). Einführung in die slavischen Sprachen. WBG, 2012. ISBN 978-3-534-26959-4
  • Sprachenpolitik und Sprachkultur. Beiträge der gemeinsamen Tagung des Vereins zur Förderung sprachwissenschaftlicher Studien e.V.: http://blanke-interlinguistik.de/files/BH_13_2006_Sprachenpolitik.pdf#page=105
  • Die tschechische sprachsituation: https://digilib.phil.muni.cz/bitstream/handle/11222.digilib/122209/SpisyFF_264-1986-1_17.pdf?sequence=1
  • Kapitoly z dějin české jazykovědné bohemistiky. Edited by Jana Pleskalová - Marie Krčmová - Radoslav Večerka - Petr Karlík. Vydání první. Praha: Academia, 2007. 683 stran. ISBN 9788020015235. info
  • PLESKALOVÁ, Jana. Grafická podoba staré češtiny (Graphical form of Old Czech). Krmíčková, H. et al. (ed.). In Querite primum regnum Dei. Brno: Matice moravská, 2006. p. 171-179. ISBN 80-86488-35-7. info
Teaching methods
A lecture combined with subsequent discussions on the professional issues of the course.
Assessment methods
For successful completion of the course must be: 1. comply written test, where students are free answers the questions. The test is evaluated; 2. final project seminar - essay on a given topic; 3. Study of suggested literature. Detailed requirements are available in each term in Study Materials of the course in the Information System MU, the folder Learning Materials.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019.
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