CJJ15 Czech Comparative Grammar

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. PhDr. Petr Karlík, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucie Taraldsen Medová, M.Phil., Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Markéta Ziková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Petr Karlík, CSc.
Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jaroslava Vybíralová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
Thu 10:00–11:40 C32
The course presupposes that the student knows things that are a part of the BA curriculum (introductory courses to phonology, morphology and syntax).
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 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 13/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The goal is to present selected phenomena in the grammar of Czech not as isolated data points, but rather as a specific manifestation of universal tendencies and generalisations. The students acquire the knowledge of universal principles that shape language structure, and they will be able to see how these general laws are manifested in particular phenomena in Czech grammar. The means of achieving these goals is the comparison if Czech with selected languages.
Learning outcomes
The student will be able to:
- describe phonological universals of Czech;
- understand the universal tendencies of word fonotactics;
- understand the universal laws of pasivization;
- understand the universal laws of reflexivization;
- be able to recognise and correctly label the major argument roles and understand their hierarchy.
  • 1. Phonology module: vowel-zero alternations, syllabic sonorants, phonotactics of word edges, vocalic length, word stress.
  • 2. Morphology module: uauxiliars, reflexive clitics.
  • 3. Syntax module: argument structure, passive.
    required literature
  • Nový encyklopedický slovník češtiny. Edited by Petr Karlík - Marek Nekula - Jana Pleskalová. První vydání. Praha: NLN, Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2016. 1092 stran. ISBN 9788074224812. info
    recommended literature
  • https://slaviccenters.duke.edu/projects/grammars
  • ZIKOVÁ, Markéta. Úvod do slabičné typologie (Introduction to Syllable Typology). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2014. 91 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-6924-4. Digitální knihovna FF MU info
    not specified
  • HORÁLEK, Karel. Úvod do studia slovanských jazyků [Horálek, 1962]. 2., dopl. vyd. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1962. 535 s. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, reading.
Assessment methods
To complete the course successfully, it is necessary: 1) to participate actively in the lectures, 2) to succeed in a written exam.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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