NJ_G400 Lexicology and Stylistics of German

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
doc. Mgr. Tomáš Káňa, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Hana Peloušková, 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
Knowledge of German at least B1 level (CEFR). No certificate needed.
Not for students in 1st and 2nd term of Bachelor Studies.
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
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Course objectives
The lecture introduces different aspects of German vocabulary and the main areas of research in lexicology. It focuses the features of lexical units, relationships and stylistic values of words. A contrast to the Czech language and the importance of acquired knowledge for teaching German as a foreign languages ​​are presented consistently throughout the lecture.
Learning outcomes
Upon successful completion, students will be able to describe the subject of lexicology, the possibilities of vocabulary renewal and vocabulary movements and the possible relationships among lexical units. They can analyse words and explain the function and meaning of the most common German lexical affixes. Furthermore, they can describe and explain the most important systematic differences between German and Czech vocabulary and in the word formation. They also have theoretical knowledge in the stylistic stratification of German vocabulary, can recognise the stylistic value of some context bound lexical units and are able to explain the importance of this knowledge for teaching German as a foreign language.
  • Lexikology and its fields
  • Lexical (lexem x lex x word)
  • “Lexicological” units (phraseme as a special case of lexeme, “onyms”)
  • Nomination (new coinage, sematic derivation, borrowings)
  • Word formation as a Nomination
  • Compounds, derivations, abbreviations and clippings
  • Gender by word formation
  • Diminutives in Czech, German and English
  • German proper names, problematic fields in learning
  • Stylistic stratification of the German word stock: horizontal (regional) and vertical aspects
  • Stylistic stratification in dictionaries
    required literature
  • KÁŇA, Tomáš. Wortbildung: Umriss der Theorie mit Aufgaben und Übungen. 2., přeprac. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2012. Elportál. ISBN 978-80-210-5989-4. html url epub info
  • KÁŇA, Tomáš. LEXIKOLOGIE Struktur des Faches mit Aufgaben und Übungen (Lexicology. Basic Knowledge with Tasks and Practice). 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2008. 2. verze. URL URL info
  • FLEISCHER, Wolfgang, Irmhild BARZ and Marianne SCHRÖDER. Wortbildung der deutschen Gegenwartssprache. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1995, 382 pp. info
  • SCHIPPAN, Thea. Lexikologie der deutschen Gegenwartssprache. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer, 1992. x, 306 s. ISBN 3-484-73002-1. info
    recommended literature
  • MALÁ, Jiřina. Stilistische Textanalyse: Grundlagen und Methoden (Stylistic Analysis of Text: base and methods). 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2009. 146 pp. Spisy MU v Brně, Filozofická fakulta, č. 385. ISBN 978-80-210-5040-2. info
  • UHROVÁ, Eva. Grundlagen der deutschen Lexikologie. 2. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2002. 136 s. ISBN 8021027940. info
  • SANDIG, Barbara. Stilistik der deutschen Sprache. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 1986. 368 s. ISBN 3110041855. info
Teaching methods
Lectures with slides, e-learnig (Syllabus in IS MUNI) with overview
Assessment methods
1) Written test: 50% of the final note; 70% of correct answers is needed to pass.
2) Oral examination: 50% of the final note; passed written test requiered.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Note related to how often the course is taught: každý druhý týden v kombinované formě.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 12 hodin v kombinované formě.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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