CJDY18 Doctoral dissertation

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 25 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Klára Osolsobě, Dr.
Department of Czech Language – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. Mgr. Markéta Ziková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language – Faculty of Arts
The ability to judge critically theoretical starting points as well as the possibility to apply in practice the selected concepts reflecting the particular issues.
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 aim of the course is completing the Ph.D. thesis and its submitting for the purpose of its defence. Ph.D. students are expected to submit their thesis at the end of the eighth term, thus completing their Ph.D. project, on the basis of which they entered their study programme. The aim of Ph.D. dissertations is to work on a specific, independently chosen linguistic topic in an innovative way. Ph.D. students in their theses reflect present-day knowledge of the selected issue, on the basis of which they clearly formulate the topic of their work, suggesting adequate research methods, gathering data, evaluating and critically reflecting the data, concluding the obtained results, putting them into a wider context of the particular discipline and clearly formulating, how the thesis enlarges, deepens, specifies or corrects the present-day knowledge. Ph.D. thesis is a key subject of the Ph.D. study programme, since Ph.D. students are preparing it for the whole period of their studies. Working on their Ph.D. thesis, students acquire knowledge, skills and competences of an independent research worker.
Learning outcomes
Having participated in the course, students will be able:
- to gather and critically evaluate scholarly sources,
- to formulate a specific topic of their linguistic analysis,
- to get acquainted with formal aspects of scholarly texts,
- to write independently a scholarly publication,
- to present in public results of their work, in a way corresponding with standards of the particular sphere of linguistics.
  • - literature search,
  • - heuristic part (gathering the language data)
  • - formulating objectives, hypotheses, methods and the individual stages of the analytic part,
  • - analytic part,
  • - evaluation of data,
  • - conclusions,
  • - creating bibliography, the list of sources and bibliographical notes
  • veškerá k práci relevantní literatura
Teaching methods
Writing thesis, consultations with the supervisor/tutor of the particular Ph.D. study group.
Assessment methods
Credits are granted for submitting the completed Ph.D. thesis and after its accepting by the supervisor.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023, Autumn 2024, Spring 2025.
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