NJ_G390 Valency: Theory and Practicle Usage

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s) (plus 2 for the colloquium). Recommended Type of Completion: k (colloquium). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Roland Anton Wagner, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Káňa, Ph.D.
Department of German Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Helena Rytířová
Supplier department: Department of German Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
NJ_G390/01: Fri 12. 10. 17:00–18:50 učebna 55, Fri 9. 11. 17:00–18:50 učebna 55, Fri 7. 12. 17:00–18:50 učebna 55, R. Wagner
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
After absolving the course, students
- should have a systematic overview over contemporary valency theory,
- should be able to identify problems arising while working within this theoretical framework,
- should understand descriptions of valency frames as they are given in dictionaries and reference grammars of German,
- should be able to applicate the framework in describing authentic language material,
- should be able to decide on appropriate methods and materials (making use of valenvy descriptions) while planning their future teaching.
Learning outcomes
After absolving the course, students
- should have a systematic overview over contemporary valency theory,
- should be able to identify problems arising while working within this theoretical framework,
- should understand descriptions of valency frames as they are given in dictionaries and reference grammars of German,
- should be able to applicate the framework in describing authentic language material,
- should be able to decide on appropriate methods and materials (making use of valenvy descriptions) while planning their future teaching.
Syllabus
  • 1. Foundations of Valency Theory: valency carrier, valency potential, realization of valency, actants and circumstants (arguments and adjuncts). (week 1 and 2)
  • 2. Identification of actants: obligatory and facultative constituents, formally governed and formally ungoverned constituents. (week 3)
  • 3. The sematic structure of valency carriers and thematic roles. (week 4 and 5)
  • 4. Semantic actants and their realizations by means of moprphosyntactic features. (week 6)
  • 5. The six layers of valency description according to Helbig (1992). (week 7)
  • 6. Multidimensional models following Jacobs (1994) critics. (week 8)
  • 7. Subcategorization features to restrict the filling of valency slots. (week 9)
  • 8. Sentence structures according to Engel (1988). (week 10)
  • 9. Reading valency entries in Helbig/Schenkel and VALBU. (week 11 and 12)
Literature
  • JACOBS, Joachim. Kontra Valenz. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag, 1994..
  • HELBIG, Gerhard. Probleme der Valenz- und Kasustheorie. Tübingen: Niemeyer, 1992.
  • KARLÍK, Petr: Hypotéza modifikované valenční teorie. In: Slovo a slovesnost, 61, 2000, (3), 170–189.
  • WELKE, Klaus. Valenzgrammatik des Deutschen : eine Einführung. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2011. x, 343. ISBN 9783110254198. info
  • SCHUMACHER, Helmut. VALBU : Valenzwörterbuch deutscher Verben. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2004. 2040 s. ISBN 3823360647. info
  • ÁGEL, Vilmos. Valenztheorie. Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag, 2000. 300 stran. ISBN 3823349783. info
  • ENGEL, Ulrich. Deutsche Grammatik. 2. veb. Aufl. Heidelberg: Julius Groos Verlag, 1988. 888 s. ISBN 3872766007. info
  • HELBIG, Gerhard and Wolfgang SCHENKEL. Wörterbuch zur Valenz und Distribution deutscher Verben. 4., unveränd. Aufl. Leipzig: Veb Bibliographisches Institut, 1978. 458 s. info
Teaching methods
seminar
Assessment methods
When students choose to finish the course with a colloquium (“k”), they are required to hand in a short paper containing an analysis of the valency frames of certain selected verbs. In addition (as every participant of the course), they have to pass a written test verifying the understanding of the concepts discussed during the semester. A minimum of 60 percent of the overall points is required.
Language of instruction
German
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
General note: Kombinované studium má výuku v pátek, prezenční od pondělí do čtvrtka..
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 6 hodin v kombinované formě.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017.
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