LgBA02 Introduction to syntax

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2023
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. PhDr. Mojmír Dočekal, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Mojmír Dočekal, Ph.D.
Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Linguistics and Baltic Languages - Faculty of Arts
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 offers to students the basic introduction to syntax of natural language.
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- understand syntactic structure of natural language sentences;
- systematically search for rules assembling sentences from words;
- understand some general formal constraints of natural language.
  • introduction to technics and goals of syntactic analysis of natural language;
  • grammaticality and ungrammaticality, dependency and generative grammar, morphosyntactic features;
  • lexicon and grammar, syntactic structure of sentences.
    required literature
  • Hayes, Bruce, Susan Curtiss, Anna Szabolcsi, Tim Stowell, Edward Stabler, Dominique Sportiche, Hilda Koopman et al. Linguistics: An introduction to linguistic theory. John Wiley & Sons, 2013.
    recommended literature
  • ŠMILAUER, Vladimír. Novočeská skladba. Vyd. 2. V Praze: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1966. 573 s. URL info
  • FROMKIN, Victoria and Robert RODMAN. An introduction to language [Fromkin, 1998]. 6th ed. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1998. xvii, 566. ISBN 0-03-018682-X. info
  • HAEGEMAN, Liliane M. V. Thinking syntactically : a guide to argumentation and analysis. first published. Malden: Blackwell Publishing, 2006. xii, 386. ISBN 9781405118538. info
  • HAEGEMAN, Liliane M. V. and Jacqueline GUÉRON. English grammar : a generative perspective. 1st pub. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers, 1999. xiii, 672. ISBN 063118838X. info
  • HAEGEMAN, Liliane. Introduction to Government and Binding Theory. Oxford: Blackwell, 1993. 618 s. ISBN 0-631-16563-0. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Written examination consisting of 6 questions focusing on the basic notions of the discipline.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2023, recent)
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