LgDM02 Methods of structural linguistics

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Aleš Bičan, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Ondřej Šefčík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Mojmír Dočekal, Ph.D.
Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
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 to acquaint the student with the methodology of the structural linguistics, to put it in the context of the linguistic methodology in general and demonstrate its advantages.
Learning outcomes
Finishing the course the student will be: - familiar with the basic ideas of linguistic structuralism - able to choose a suitable methodology for the solving specific problems of linguistic analysis - able to apply them to solve these specific problems
  • Topics discussed: 1. Structural thinking as a method of a cognition 2. Semiotics and linguistics 3. Structure of the language and the language of the structure 4. paradigma and syntagma 5. elements and systems 6. Dynamics and stability of the language system 7. The theory of oppositions and the theory beyond the oppositions
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  • MARTINET, André. Linguistique structurale, linguistique fonctionnelle. Edited by François Dhiver - Jeanne Martinet. Fernelmont: E.M.E., 2010. xix, 231. ISBN 9782875250926. info
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  • KURYŁOWICZ, Jerzy. The young Kuryłowicz : a collection of articles. Edited by Wojciech Smoczyński, Translated by Axel Holvoet. Kraków: Poligrafix, 2004. 102 s. ISBN 8391709264. info
  • JAKOBSON, Roman. Selected writings. 1, Phonological studies. Edited by Linda R. Waugh - Monique Monville-Burston. 3. ed. / with a new introduc. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2002. xcviii, 77. ISBN 3-11-017362-X. info
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  • MARTINET, André. Élements de linguistique générale. Paris: A.Colin, 1991. 221 s. ISBN 2-200-32208-9. info
  • JAKOBSON, Roman. Selected writings. 8, Completion volume one : major works, 1976-1980. Edited by Stephen Rudy. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 1988. xvii, 685. ISBN 3-11-010379-6. info
  • AKAMATSU, Tsutomu. The theory of neutralization and the archiphoneme in functional phonology. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1988. xxi, 533. ISBN 9027235376. info
  • JAKOBSON, Roman. Selected writings. 7, Contributions to comparative mythology. Studies in linguistics and philology, 1972-1982. Edited by Stephen Rudy - Linda R. Waugh. Berlin: Mouton Publishers, 1985. xxiii, 405. ISBN 3-11-010617-5. info
  • JAKOBSON, Roman. Selected writings. 3, Poetry of grammar and grammar of poetry. Edited by Stephen Rudy. Hague: Mouton Publishers, 1981. xviii, 814. ISBN 90-279-3178-X. info
  • KURYŁOWICZ, Jerzy. Esquisses linguistiques. II. München: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1975. 483 s. info
  • DE SAUSSURE, Ferdinand. Cours de la linguistique générale. Paris: Payothèque, 1972. ISBN 2-228-88942-3. info
  • HJELMSLEV, Louis. La catégorie des cas : étude de grammaire générale. Edited by Eli Fischer-Jorgensen. 2., verbess. und mit den Kor. München: Wilhelm Fink Verlag, 1972. xii, 77 s. info
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  • JAKOBSON, Roman. Selected writings. 4, Slavic epic studies. Hague: Mouton & Co., 1966. xii, 751 s. info
  • KURYŁOWICZ, Jerzy. Esquisses linguistiques. Wrocław: Wydawnictwo Polskiej Akademii Nauk, 1960. 310 s. info
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Teaching methods
lectures, class discussion, reading
Assessment methods
oral exam on given topics
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020, Spring 2021, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023.
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