TCZJ58 Introduction to Czech Syntax

Filozofická fakulta
podzim 2024
2/0/0. 4 kr. Ukončení: z.
doc. Mgr. Pavel Caha, Ph.D. (přednášející)
Mgr. Bc. Pavla Wernerová (pomocník)
doc. Mgr. Pavel Caha, Ph.D.
Ústav českého jazyka – Filozofická fakulta
Kontaktní osoba: Jaroslava Vybíralová
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Ústav českého jazyka – Filozofická fakulta
The course is taught in English. The students should know the language well enough to be able to follow a talk and read a textbook in simple English. The final exam is also in English. I am also presupposing the knowledge of basic grammar terms – like noun, verb, clause, sentence, adverbial, etc.
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Mateřské obory/plány
Cíle předmětu
The lecture offers an introduction to theoretical syntax on the English/Czech language material. We will go through the basic terminology and ways of representing sentence structure in tree diagrams. I introduce the essential tools of analysis that the students can later use themselves to understand the structure of new examples.
The lecture is mainly aimed at students attending the compulsory course CJA010 (but anyone interested in introduction to syntax is welcome). In the lecture, I introduce the basic tools and methods of syntactic analysis; the seminar will apply them to Czech data. The lecture is also suitable for all language and linguistics students, and those coming within the Erasmus+ exchange program.
Výstupy z učení
At the end of the course, the student is able to:
- identify sentence constituents;
- correctly label various kinds of constituents and characterise their function;
- draw a phrase-structure tree for sentences and their parts;
- to understand, formulate and formally encode basic rules of syntax;
- analyse the structure of words using head movement;
- structurally depict the rules for question formation, relative clause formation and conditional clause formation;
- understand, describe and formally capture co-reference relations between antecedents and anaphoric elements.
  • 1. What is syntax about 2. Ambiguity and structure 3. Constituency dignostics 4. Binding 5. Head – Complement – Adjunct 6. Head movement 7. Questions, relative clauses, locality 8. Subject positions
    povinná literatura
  • HAEGEMAN, Liliane M. V. Thinking syntactically : a guide to argumentation and analysis. 1st pub. Malden: Blackwell, 2006, xii, 386. ISBN 1405118520. info
  • BÜRING, Daniel. Binding Theory. Cambridge: Cambidge University Press. 2005. (kap. 1))
Výukové metody
The methods used include lecture, class discussion; reading assigned materials.
Metody hodnocení
There is a written exam at the end (you have to tick a-b-c or d) and one has to have 75 percent answers right. The final exam is in English just like the whole course.
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