CJp515 Basics of Onomastics

Faculty of Education
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Stanislava Spinková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jana Marie Tušková, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Petra Rozbořilová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Mon 13:00–14:50 učebna 54
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The students will get acquainted with the conception of appellative spheres and proprial - language spheres of proper nouns / names and basic terminology associated with propria - proper nouns / names (e.g. propria - proper nouns / names, types of propria of proper nouns / names; language spheres of propria - proper nouns / names, meaning of propria - proper nouns / names), with the conception of onomastics, and appellative patterns. The attention focuses on toponomy and anthroponomy, classification of surnames / second names and typology of motivation for selecting Christian / first names. In the end of the course students will be able to explain motivation (parentage, origin) of types of proper names and to classify proper names accordance to various criteria and to put the knowlege to use in the Czech language teaching in school.
After finishing the course:
- student takes his bearings in the onomastic theory and onomastic terminology;
- student masters classification of the proper nouns;
- student takes his bearings in the toponymy and anthroponymy.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course, the student will: - have general knowledge of the systemics and functional features of the proprietary sphere of the language and the role of proper nouns in language and social communication; - be able to independently present the subject matter of proper nouns.
  • 1 Appellative spheres and language spheres of propria of proper nouns / names.
  • 2 Meaning of propria of proper nouns / names, object of propria of proper nouns / names.
  • 3 Appellative process of propria of proper nouns / names, a pattern of propria - proper nouns/names, type.
  • 4 Classification of onomastics.
  • 5 Relationship of place names and history of the language, history of the culture, colonisation.
  • 6 Anthroponomastics, types of anthroponyms, the so-called living names.
  • 7 Social and cultural conditionality of a Christian/first name selection.
    required literature
  • PLESKALOVÁ, Jana. Vlastní jména osobní v češtině (Anthroponyms in Czech). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 95 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6938-1. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
  • ŠRÁMEK, Rudolf. Úvod do obecné onomastiky (The Introduction to the General Onomastics). 1999. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1999. 191 pp. ISBN 80-210-2027-X. info
    recommended literature
  • PLESKALOVÁ, Jana. Vývoj vlastních jmen osobních v českých zemích v letech 1000-2010 (The development of personal proper names in the Czech lands (during the years 1000 – 2010)). Vyd. 1. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2011. 204 pp. Studium ; sv. 34. ISBN 978-80-210-6056-2. info
  • Namenarten und ihre Erforschung : ein Lehrbuch für das Studium der Onomastik : anlässlich des 70. Geburtstages von Karlheinz Hengst. Edited by Volkmar Hellfritzsch - Andrea Brendler - Silvio Brendler. Hamburg: Baar, 2004. 1024 s. ISBN 3935536704. info
  • KNAPPOVÁ, Miloslava. Naše a cizí příjmení v současné češtině. Liberec: Vladimír Tax az Kort, 2002. 256 s. ISBN 8023881736. info
  • KNAPPOVÁ, Miloslava. Rodné jméno v jazyce a společnosti. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1989. 204 s. ISBN 80-200-0167-0. info
  • SVOBODA, Jan. Staročeská osobní jména a naše příjmení. 1. vyd. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1964. 317 s. info
Teaching methods
- reading, lecture
- presentations
- study hours
Assessment methods
Ending of course: Credit
Students have to make out written essay on the theme given by teacher of the lecture (for example: personal proper name in the locality in question, place names in the locality in question...).
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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