FJ2A032 French linguistics II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Christophe Gérard L. Cusimano (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Christophe Gérard L. Cusimano
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures – Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures – Faculty of Arts
Mon 14:00–15:40 G32, except Mon 15. 4.
FJ2A031 French linguistics I
Only Master students
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
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Course objectives
The purpose of the course is to give an overview of linguistic methods and subjects in French syntax.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, a student should be able to :
- identify and summarize the topics studied ;
- write an essay deepening one of the studied topics in the semester.
  • I. Syntagmatic grammars and valency (dependancy) grammars
  • II. Classical and current subjects in French syntax
  • III. Syntactical particularities of French
  • TESNIÈRE, Lucien. Elements of structural syntax. Translated by Timothy John Osborne - Sylvain Kahane. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2015, lxxxii, 69. ISBN 9789027212122. info
  • CUSIMANO, Christophe Gérard L. Cahier pratique de syntaxe française (Practical handbook of French syntax). 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2010, 151 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-5115-7. info
  • CHOMSKY, Noam. The minimalist program. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 1995, 420 s. ISBN 0262032295. info
  • TOURATIER, Christian. Syntaxe latine. Louvain-la-Neuve: Peeters, 1994, lxi, 754. ISBN 2877230511. info
  • BLOOMFIELD, Leonard. Language [Bloomfield, 1935]. London: George Allen and Unwin, 1935, v, 566 p. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion, group projects.
Assessment methods
Essay to be written at the end of semester.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: Kombinovaná forma studia: 14 hodin za semestr.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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