PdF:A2MK_STYL Stylistics - Course Information
A2MK_STYL StylisticsFaculty of Education
- Extent and Intensity
- 0/0/1. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
- doc. Mgr. Olga Dontcheva-Navrátilová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
- Guaranteed by
- doc. Mgr. Olga Dontcheva-Navrátilová, Ph.D.
Department of English Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Jana Popelková
Supplier department: Department of English Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
- Timetable of Seminar Groups
- A2MK_STYL/Kombi01: Fri 21. 2. 10:00–11:50 učebna 10, Fri 6. 3. 10:00–11:50 učebna 10, Fri 20. 3. 10:00–11:50 učebna 10, Fri 3. 4. 10:00–11:50 učebna 10, Fri 24. 4. 10:00–11:50 učebna 10, O. Dontcheva-Navrátilová
A2MK_STYL/Prez01: Wed 8:00–9:50 učebna 11, O. Dontcheva-Navrátilová
- Advanced level of English Experience gathered in the course A2MK_Lexicology and Lexicography is an advantage
- Course Enrolment Limitations
- The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
- fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
- Lower Secondary School and Language School Teacher Training in English Language (eng.) (programme PdF, N-ZS)
- Lower Secondary School and Language School Teacher Training in English Language (programme PdF, N-ZS)
- Course objectives
- The main objective of the course is to help students understand and analyze the distinctive features of English functional styles on the basis of text analysis of specimens of the administrative style (form and formal letters), legal English, public speaking, advertising, newspaper writing, scientific prose style, the language of conversation and stylized dialogue.
At the end of the course the students should be able to identify individual functional styles and their distinctive features, and to understand and analyse the differences between different situational varieties of English. Furthermore, they should be able to explain the functions of the style markers and interpret texts from a stylistics point of view. Finally, the students should be able to produce texts representative of the functional styles analysed in this course.
Throughout the semester students are encouraged to link theory in the classroom to practice at schools via practical tasks.
- Learning outcomes
- Students will be able to use relevant stylistic terminology, to identify different functional styles, to analyse and explain the use of various stylistics figures in different communicative situations, to produce texts representing different functional styles and genres and to apply this knowledge and skills for pedagogical purposes.
- 1. Functional styles in English. Linguistic description of a text. Cohesion and coherence.
- 2. The language of conversation.
- 3. Stylized dialogue. Speech and thought presentation in fiction.
- 4. Scientific prose style. Humanities vs. exact sciences. Reviews.
- 5. Academic vs. popular science texts. Written instructions.
- 6. The language of administrative texts. Forms.Formal letters.
- 7. Legal English.
- 8. Public speaking.
- 9.Newspaper headlines.
- 10. Newsreports and editorials. Broadsheets and tabloids.
- 11.Advertisements and announcements.
- 12. Teaching practice observation - stylistic variation in coursebooks and classroom practice.
- required literature
- VERDONK, Peter. Stylistics. first published. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. xiii, 124. ISBN 9780194372404. info
- Knittlová, Dagmar. Funkční styly v angličtině a češtině, Olomouc
- recommended literature
- SHORT, Mick. Exploring the language of poems, plays and prose. London: Longman, 1996. xiii, 399. ISBN 0582291305. info
- LEECH, Geoffrey N. and Mick SHORT. Style in fiction : a linguistic introduction to English fictional prose. London: Longman, 1981. xiii, 402. ISBN 0582291038. info
- LEECH, Geoffrey N. A linguistic guide to English poetry. Harlow: Longman, 1969. xv, 237. ISBN 0582550130. info
- URBANOVÁ, Ludmila. Stylistika anglického jazyka (English Stylistics). English Stylistics. Brno: Barrister and Principal; Filozofická fakulta MU, 2008. 104 pp. Barrister & Principal. ISBN 978-80-87029-29-9. info
- CRYSTAL, David and Derek DAVY. Investigating English style. 1st pub. London: Longman, 1969. xii, 264. ISBN 0582522129. info
- URBANOVÁ, Ludmila and Andrew OAKLAND. Úvod do anglické stylistiky. 1. vyd. Brno: Barrister & Principal, 2002. 145 s. ISBN 80-86598-33-0. info
- Teaching methods
- Lectures and class discussions, written assignments, reading assignments, self-study.
Teaching practice: Observation.
- Assessment methods
- Written assignments (pass mark 70%)
Compulsory attendance (80%)
Teaching practice tasks: 1)Identification and description of textbook and classroom activities reflecting stylistic variation 2)Design of 1 activity illustrating variation in formality and 1 activity illustrating different national varieties of English
- Language of instruction
- Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
- The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 12 hodin.
- Teacher's information
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all oral and written examinations are taking place on-line this semestre.
- Enrolment Statistics (recent)
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