MED02 Introduction into Linguistics

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
doc. Mgr. Bc. Vít Boček, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Daniela Urbanová, Ph.D.
Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jitka Erlebachová
Supplier department: Department of Classical Studies - Faculty of Arts
Mon 16:00–17:40 A21
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 34/40, only registered: 0/40, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/40
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to inform the beginners in philology with the place of linguistics in the system of humanities, to give a general characteristics of language as the subject of linguistics, to provide a survey of basic liguistic terminology, and to make the students familiar with the fundamentals of individual linguistic disciplines.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course the students will be able:
- to define the subject of study of linguistics;
- to explain the main linguistic terminology;
- to determine partial linguistic disciplines as well as the contents of them;
- to apply this knowledge in the study of ancient and modern languages;
- to explain acquired knowledge in wider contexts.
  • 1. The place of linguistics in the system of sciences;
  • 2. the sign quality and the systematic nature of language;
  • 3. phonetics and phonology;
  • 4. morphology, grammatical categories;
  • 5. syntax;
  • 6. lexicology and semantics;
  • 7. stylistics;
  • 8. languages of the world;
  • 9. Indo-European languages;
  • 10. development of language, diachronic linguistics;
  • 11. etymology;
  • 12. linguistic typology;
  • 13. summary.
    recommended literature
  • SKALIČKA, Vladimír. Úvod do jazykovědy. Praha: SPN, 1963.
  • ERHART, Adolf. Úvod do jazykovědy. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2001. 200 s. ISBN 8021026693. info
  • JIRÁK, Jan, Otakar ŠOLTYS and Jiří NEKVAPIL. Jazyk ve společenském kontextu : základy jazykovědy pro studenty sociálních věd. 2. dopl. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1996. 102 s. ISBN 8071842109. info
    not specified
  • ČEJKA, Mirek. Úvod do studia jazyka (pro bohemisty ). (Introduction to the Study of Language (For Bohemists).). In Úvod do studia jazyka (pro bohemisty ). Brno: Masarykova univerzita Brno, 1996. ISBN 80-210-1393-1. info
  • MIRONOVA, Galina and Jiří GAZDA. Úvod do jazykovědy v přehledech a cvičeních (Enter of the general linguistics). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita Brno, 1995. 89 pp. 17/92. ISBN 80-210-1259-5. info
  • MISTRÍK, Jozef. Encyklopédia jazykovedy. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Obzor, 1993. 513 s. ISBN 8021502509. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
The course is taught as lectures. Colloquium: written test based on topics presented during lectures and discussed in the recommended literature. 65% of correct answers is needed to pass.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2022.
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