TCZJ07 Introduction to linguistics

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Bc. Ondřej Šefčík, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Bc. Ondřej Šefčík, Ph.D.
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 11:00–11:50 B2.13, except Mon 12. 9.
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 20 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/20, only registered: 0/20, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/20
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The student knows basic goals and methods of linguistics.
Learning outcomes
The student understands the concept of the linguistic sign and he knows how to use it. He distinguishes synchronic and diachronic linguistic methods; uses the basic terms and method of linguistic disciplines from phonetic and phonology to morphology, lexicology and syntax.
  • information, communication, thinking, language and speech, goals of linguistics; linguistic fields, linguistic plans - phonology, grammatical categories, lexicology, semantics, syntax; notation of the speech, language classification (genetic, areal), language typology, historical linguistics, etymology, history of linguistics, different fields of linguistics - onomastics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics.
    recommended literature
  • ERHART, Adolf. Základy jazykovědy. 2. upr. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1990. 198 s. ISBN 8004246125. info
  • SAUSSURE, Ferdinand de. Kurs obecné lingvistiky. Edited by Albert Sechehaye - Charles Bally - Tullio De Mauro, Translated by Fran. Vyd. 1. Praha: Odeon, 1989. 467 s. ISBN 8020700706. info
  • HJELMSLEV, Louis. Jazyk. Translated by Miloš Dokulil. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1971. 145 s. URL info
Teaching methods
theoretic lectures
Assessment methods
Written test, 20 questions with a choice of answers. 55 % of correct answers is required.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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