TCZJ06 Theory of Communication

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Ivana Kupčíková, DiS. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Ivana Kupčíková, DiS.
Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Aneta Fidrichová
Supplier department: Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages – Faculty of Arts
Mon 18:00–19:40 M22
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 16/30, only registered: 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The goal of this course is to introduce basis of human communications, mental processes, communication via third person. That concern introduction to different level of human communication, factors that affects communication, speaker and listener.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the students will know the history of interpreting and current law connected to Czech Sign Language interpreters. They will understand all levels of human communication, how speaker and listener affect the communication in the sence of understanding and will understand mental processes run during the interpreting.
  • 1. Bases principles of human communication.
  • 2. A model of human communication.
  • 3. Causes of communication failure.
  • 4. Communication situations and characterictics.
  • 5. Communication via third person.
  • 6. Genesis of interpreting and translation.
  • 7. Personal characteristics of an interpreter and ethics in connected to interpreting.
  • 8. Law connected to interpreting.
  • 9. Publications and lexicography
    recommended literature
  • KLINCKOVÁ, Jana. Verbálna komunikácia z pohľadu lingvist(i)ky. 1. vyd. Banská Bystrica: Univerzita Mateja Bela, 2008, 155 s. ISBN 978-80-8083-626-9
  • HUMPLEY J, ALCORN B., So You Want to be an Interpreter? Introduciton to sign language interpreting. Seatle, WA:H&H Publishing company.
  • MÜGLOVÁ, Daniela. Komunikace, tlumočení, překlad, aneb, Proč spadla Babylonská věž? Nitra: Enigma, 2013. 324 s. ISBN 9788081330254. info
  • NAPIER, Jemina, Rachel MCKEE and Della GOSWELL. Sign language interpreting : theory and practice in Australia and New Zealand. 2nd edition. Sydney: The Federation Press, 2010. xiv, 239. ISBN 9781862877801. info
  • ČEŇKOVÁ, Ivana. Úvod do teorie tlumočení. Vyd. 1. Praha: Česká komora tlumočníků znakového jazyka, 2008. 101 s. ISBN 9788087153741. info
  • TUBBS, Stewart L. and Sylvia MOSS. Human communication. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1991. xv, 490. ISBN 0070654042. info
  • KOŘENSKÝ, Jan. Komplexní analýza komunikačního procesu a textu : učební text pro výběrové semináře filologických oborů. České Budějovice: Pedagogická fakulta, 1987. 149 s. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
final written test
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020.
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