PJN106 Phonetics and Phonology of Polish

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Prerequisites (in Czech)
PJN101 Elements of Linguistics || PJN102 Course of Polish I || ! NOW ( PJA109 Phonetics and Phonology of Polish )
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 course of Polish phonetics and phonology presents theoretically and practically, the sounds of Polish.
It covers information about vowels and consonants, stress, intonation, rhythm, assimilation. Pronunciation practice is an integral part of this course.
At the end of the course students should be able to know terminology of phonetics and phonology, to understand and explain theoretical base of both disciplines and be able to use it in practice.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able:
- to understand and explain basic notions from the branch of phonetics and phonology;
- to describe the sound plane of contemporary Polish, its basic units, and the relationships between them;
- to use phonetic transcription;
- to use phonetic and phonological terminology;
- to analyze spoken text and apply the principles of codified pronunciation of contemporary Polish.
  • Phonetics: 1. Subject of phonetics
  • 2. History of phonetics and methods of phonetic research
  • 5. Phonetic transcription
  • 6. Organs of articulation
  • 8. Acoustic and articulation features of Polish vowels and consonants
  • 9. Problematics of relation between ortography and pronunciation
  • 10. Assimilations
  • 11. Accent and intonation
  • Phonology:
  • 1. Subject of phonology
  • 2. History of phonology
  • 3. Basic phonological elements
  • 4. Distinctive features
  • 5. Phonological oppositions
  • 6. Phonemic variants
  • 5. Madelska, L; Witaszek - Samborska, M.: Zapis fonetyczny - zbiór ćwiczeń, Poznań 1991
  • 3. Dłuska, M.: Prozodia języka polskiego. Warszawa 1976
  • 6. Karaś, M; Madejowa, M.: Słownik wymowy polskiej PWN, Warszawa 1977
  • 2. Dłuska, M.: Fonetyka Polska. Warszawa - Kraków 1981
  • 1. Balowski, M.: Fonetika a fonologie současné polštiny. Praha 1993
  • OSTASZEWSKA, Danuta and Jolanta TAMBOR. Fonetyka i fonologia współczesnego języka polskiego. Wyd. 1. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2000. 142 s. ISBN 8301129921. info
Teaching methods
Lectures (practically exemplified theoretical information), practical exercises (pronunciation, phonetic transcription), reading of recommended literature, homeworks.
Assessment methods
Active participation, final written test (phonetic transcription, ca 8 theoretical tasks, the students must get at least 60 % of points).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2022, recent)
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