CJp031 Czech Language Syntax 1

Faculty of Education
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Ivana Kolářová, CSc. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Žvaková (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Ivana Kolářová, CSc.
Department of Czech Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Petra Rozbořilová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Timetable of Seminar Groups
CJp031/01: Thu 18:00–19:50 učebna 6, I. Kolářová
CJp031/02: Tue 8:00–9:50 učebna 11, I. Kolářová
CJp031/03: Thu 8:00–9:50 učebna 11, I. Kolářová, K. Žvaková
Prerequisites (in Czech)
CJp011 Czech Language Morphology
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
The student shall obtain a basic competence in the syntax of contemporary Czech language.
The targets of the subject:
(a) establishment of the knowledge of syntactical terminology;
(b) establishment and development of the ability to apply the methodology of the analysis of the sentence, clause and elements of the sentence;
(c) establishment and development of the ability to interpret the meaning of the utterance in the communication;
(d) establishment and development of the ability to explain the participation of the language means in the expressing of communicative function of the utterance.
Learning outcomes
It is presupposed that students after finishing the course:
1. know the terminology of the syntax and are able to explain the terminology of contemporary theories of syntax dealing with the sentence and enunciation;
2. are able to explain differences between the analytic ("traditional") syntax of the syntax and valence syntax;
3. have created an algorithm for recognizing of the sentential constituents, they can use it in the sentential analysis and modify it by explaining of sentential constituents in the teaching in basic school or lower secondary school;
4. are able to make complex analysis of the sentence in the term of the analytic or valence syntax.
  • 1. The Sentence as a grammatical unit, sentence as a communicative unit. Communicative function of the sentence, proposition of the sentence. Modality of the sentence.
  • 2. Modality of the attitude of the speaker. Language meaning of the attitude of the speakers (particles, interjection; voice of the verbs; intonation) in the text.
  • 3. The voluntary modality of the sentence (eventuality, necessity, intention). The modality of the sureness. The language means of the modality.
  • 4. Interpretation of the lexical, grammatical and phonetic language means of the expression of the communicative function of the sentence.
  • 5. Sentence. The sentential constituents and word class. Subject and predicate.
  • 6. Developing / depend sentential constituents. Object, attribute, adverbial, complement.
  • 7. Syntactical relations (coordination, subordination, apposition, predication). Determination - congruence, governance, association/adjunction.
  • 8. Completed analysis of the sentence, analytic methods. Graphical scheme of the structure of sentence.
  • 9. Subjective and non-subjective sentences. Equivalent of the sentence, their meaning and function.
  • 10. Valence of the predicative verb, the grammatical structure of the sentence, the classification of the valence-structure of the sentence. Terminology of the valence syntax.
  • 11. Irregularities in the sentential structure.
  • 12. Functional perspective of the sentence. Word-order in Czech language.
    required literature
  • GREPL, Miroslav and Petr KARLÍK. Skladba češtiny (Czech Syntax). 1st ed. Olomouc: Votobia, 1998. 503 pp. ISBN 80-7198-281-4. info
  • Příruční mluvnice češtiny. Edited by Miroslav Grepl - Petr Karlík - Marek Nekula - Zdenka Rusínová. Vyd. 2., opr. Praha: Lidové noviny, 1996. 799 s. ISBN 8071061344. info
    recommended literature
  • HAUSER, Přemysl. Cvičení ze současného českého jazyka : skladba. 2. vydání. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2002. 95 stran. ISBN 8021028033. info
  • Čeština - řeč a jazyk. Edited by Marie Čechová. 2. přeprac. vyd. Praha: ISV nakladatelství, 2000. 407 s. ISBN 80-85866-57-9. info
  • Mluvnice češtiny. 3, Skladba. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1987. 746 s. info
    not specified
  • PANEVOVÁ, Jarmila. Mluvnice současné češtiny. Vydání první. Praha: Karolinum, 2014. 291 stran. ISBN 9788024625232. info
  • ŠTÍCHA, František a kol. Akademická gramatika spisovné češtiny. 1st ed. Praha: Academia, 2013. 974 pp. ISBN 978-80-200-2205-9. info
  • HIRSCHOVÁ, Milada. Studie k moderní mluvnici češtiny. Edited by Oldřich Uličný. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2013. 295 s. ISBN 9788024435916. info
  • HIRSCHOVÁ, Milada. Speech Acts in Slavic Languages. In In: Berger, T. – Gutschmidt, K. – Kempten, S. - Kosta, P. (eds.): Die Slavischen Sprachen. Slavic Languages. 1. vyd. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2009. p. s. 1055-1090, 46 pp. ISBN 978-3-11-015660-7. info
  • FRIED, Mirjam. Dative possessor: delimiting a grammatical categorybased on usage. In František Štícha, Mirjam Fried. Grammar & Corpora / Gramatika a korpus 2007. Praha: Academia, 2008. p. 51-53. ISBN 978-80-200-1634-8. info
  • FIRBAS, Jan. Functional Sentence Perspective in Written and Spoken Communication. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992. 239 pp. ISBN 0521373085. info
Teaching methods
- Controlled dialogue on sentential structure from various points of view;
- Problem methods, methods of the critical thinking (brainstorming, "map" of thinking...);
- Individual analysis of sentence: sentential elements and syntactic relationships;
- Study hours.
Assessment methods
Structure of the examination
1. part: Written test in the end of the term; the test includes the theme of the course (see syllabus). The test is only practical and includes 30-40 elementary syntactical phenomena. To be successful the student shall answer 80 % of them correct. There are 1 proper term and 2 retakes for the students.
2. part: Oral examination. It includes theoretical theme of the course - see syllabus and http://moodlinka.ped.muni.cz/course/view.php?id=115. The student decides by lot two questions. The answers are evaluated according to the correctness and to the speech cultivation, too.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2021, Spring 2022.
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