CS2RC_JZOn Fundamental Knowledge of Onomastics

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/0/.5. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Stanislava Spinková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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
CS2RC_JZOn/01: Fri 27. 9. 14:00–16:50 učebna 78, Fri 29. 11. 14:00–16:50 učebna 78, S. Spinková
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The students will get acquainted with the conception of appellative spheres and proprial - language spheres of proper nouns / names and basic terminology associated with propria - proper nouns / names (e.g. propria - proper nouns / names, types of propria of proper nouns / names; language spheres of propria - proper nouns / names, meaning of propria - proper nouns / names), with the conception of onomastics, and appellative patterns. The attention focuses on toponomy and anthroponomy, classification of surnames / second names and typology of motivation for selecting Christian / first names. In the end of the course students will be able to explain motivation (parentage, origin) of types of proper names and to classify proper names accordance to various criteria and to put the knowlege to use in the Czech language teaching in school.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course:
- student takes his bearings in the onomastic theory and onomastic terminology;
- student masters classification of the proper nouns;
- student takes his bearings in the toponymy and anthroponymy.
  • 1 Appellative spheres and language spheres of propria of proper nouns / names.
  • 2 Meaning of propria of proper nouns / names, object of propria of proper nouns / names.
  • 3 Appellative process of propria of proper nouns / names, a pattern of propria - proper nouns/names, type.
  • 4 Classification of onomastics.
  • 5 Relationship of place names and history of the language, history of the culture, colonisation.
  • 6 Anthroponomastics, types of anthroponyms, the so-called living names.
  • 7 Social and cultural conditionality of a Christian/first name selection.
  • KNAPPOVÁ, Miloslava. Naše a cizí příjmení v současné češtině. Liberec: Vladimír Tax az Kort, 2002. 256 s. ISBN 8023881736. info
  • ŠRÁMEK, Rudolf. Úvod do obecné onomastiky (The Introduction to the General Onomastics). 1999. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1999. 191 pp. ISBN 80-210-2027-X. info
  • KNAPPOVÁ, Miloslava. Rodné jméno v jazyce a společnosti. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1989. 204 s. ISBN 80-200-0167-0. info
  • SVOBODA, Jan. Staročeská osobní jména a naše příjmení. 1. vyd. Praha: Nakladatelství Československé akademie věd, 1964. 317 s. info
Teaching methods
- reading, lecture
- presentations
- study hours
Assessment methods
Ending of course: Credit
Students have to make out written essay on the theme given by teacher of the lecture (for example: personal proper name in the locality in question, place names in the locality in question...).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 6 hodin konzultací v semestru.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2006, Autumn 2007, Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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