PJ_SLAV01 History of Thought On Language

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Wed 16:00–17:40 A31
Prerequisites (in Czech)
TYP_STUDIA ( N )
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 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 4/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the history of language thinking from antiquity to the beginning of the 21st century. The lectures describe the development of thinking about language in philosophy, ancient and medieval grammar, to the emergence of modern linguistics and its current developmental tendencies. The structure of the course is based on the generally accepted periodization of the history of language thinking (prehistoric – pre-scientific – scientific period). The course gives an overview of selected theories, approaches, characters and changes of the paradigm of linguistic thinking. Students also work with the primary texts (fragments of texts), comment on their main ideas and evaluate their contribution and inspiration for modern linguistic thinking.
Learning outcomes
The students of the course will be able at the end of the course:
- to identify and characterize the different stages of the development of language thinking;
- to identify the main theories, approaches and representatives of the various phases of the development of thinking about the language;
- to evaluate the contribution of older theories on the language of modern linguistics;
- to describe the emergence of modern linguistics and its current state;
- to read, analyze, and comment on professional linguistic text;
- prepare a presentation on selected linguistic theory (a prominent representative of language thinking)
Syllabus
  • 1. Prehistoric theories of language;
  • 2. Ancient thinking about the language;
  • 3. From the 18th century to the emergence of modern linguistics;
  • 4. Structural linguistics;
  • 5. Generative and transformational grammar;
  • 6. The emergence of new linguistic disciplines in the second half of the 20th century;
  • 7. From language system to real communication (text, discourse);
  • 8. Corpus linguistics;
  • 9. Cognitive approach to language;
  • 10. Language philosophy.
Literature
    required literature
  • MADECKI, Roman. Staré myšlenky o jazyce jako inspirace pro moderní lingvistiku (Old Ideas of Language as an inspiration for Modern Linguistics). In STUDIA HUMANITATIS - ARS HERMENEUTICA. METODOLOGIE A THEURGIE HERMENEUTICKÉ INTERPRETACE II (STUDIA SLAVICA XIII - supplementum). Ostrava: Ostravská univerzita, 2009. p. 71-79, 8 pp. ISBN 978-80-7368-528-7. info
  • ČERNÝ, Jiří and Jan HOLEŠ. Sémiotika. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2004. 363 s. ISBN 8071788325. info
  • HOFFMANNOVÁ, Jana. Stylistika a-- : současná situace stylistiky. 1. vyd. Praha: Trizonia, 1997. 200 s. ISBN 8085573679. info
  • ČERNÝ, Jiří. Dějiny lingvistiky. 1. souborné vyd. V Olomouci: Votobia, 1996. 517 s. ISBN 80-85885-96-4. info
  • SAUSSURE, Ferdinand de. Kurs obecné lingvistiky. Edited by Tullio De Mauro, Translated by František Čermák. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1996. 468 s. ISBN 8020005609. info
  • HELBIG, Gerhard. Vývoj jazykovědy po roce 1970. Translated by Jiří Nekvapil - Jana Holšánková. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1991. 303 s. ISBN 80-200-0312-6. info
    recommended literature
  • POKORNÝ, Jan and Juraj HANULIAK. Lingvistická antropologie : jazyk, mysl a kultura. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2010. 346 s. ISBN 9788024728438. info
  • ČERNÝ, Jiří. Malé dějiny lingvistiky. Vyd. 1. Praha: Portál, 2005. 239 s. ISBN 8071789089. info
  • KARLÍK, Petr, Jana PLESKALOVÁ and Marek NEKULA. Encyklopedický slovník češtiny (Encyclopaedia of the Czech language). Praha: LN, 2002. 10 pp. Nakladatelství Lidové noviny. ISBN 80-7106-484-X. info
  • HUMBOLDT, Wilhelm von. O myśli i mowie : wybór pism z teorii poznania, filozofii dziejów i filozofii języka. Edited by Marek Jan Siemek, Translated by Elżbieta M. Kowalska. Wyd. 1. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 2002. xlv, 583. ISBN 8301138947. info
  • SALZMANN, Zdeněk. Jazyk, kultura a společnost : úvod do lingvistické antropologie. Translated by Zdeněk Hlavsa - Jaroslava Hlavsová - Vladimíra Šatavová. 1. vyd. Praha: Ústav pro etnografii a folkloristiku AV ČR Praha, 1997. 211 s. info
  • HELBIG, Gerhard. Dzieje językoznawstwa nowożytnego. Wrocław: Zakład Narodowy Im. Ossolińskich, 1982. info
  • HEINZ, Adam. Historia językoznawstwa. Wrocław: Polska Akademia Nauk, 1979. info
  • HELBIG, Gerhard. Geschichte der neueren Sprachwissenschaft : unter dem besonderen Aspekt der Grammatik-Theorie. Leipzig: VEB Bibliographisches Institut, 1973. info
  • BENVENISTE, Émile. Dvanáct esejů o jazyce : Problemes du langage (Orig.) : Problems of Language (Orig.). Translated by Miroslav Pravda - Jan Šabršula. Vyd. 1. Praha: Mladá fronta, 1970. 227 s. info
  • ROBINS, R. H. A short history of linguistics [Robins, 1967]. London: Longmans Green, 1967. viii, 248. info
  • HORÁLEK, Karel. Filosofie jazyka. Vyd. 1. Praha: Universita Karlova, 1967. 158 s. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discusion, reading and analysis of primary literature, homework.
Assessment methods
Active participation, presentations on an agreed topic, final written test (ca 30 questions, max. 100 points, min. 60 points) - the students will be become acquainted with the structure of the text at the end of semester.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
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