A2MK_STYL Stylistics

Faculty of Education
Spring 2008
Extent and Intensity
0/0/12. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Olga Dontcheva-Navrátilová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Renata Povolná, Ph.D.
Department of English Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Mgr. Petra Hoydenová
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
Course objectives
The course in stylistics presents a review of the distinctive features of the functional styles in English. It focuses on the stylistic means available in English at phonetical, phonological, graphetical, morphological, syntactical, lexical and semantic level and introduces the students to the study of the stylistics of a text.
  • 1. Stylistics as a linguistic discipline. Explicitness and redundancy in language. 2. Norm and deviation. Stylistic markers of a style. 3. The linguistic approach to stylistics and literary stylistics. 4. Criteria for stylistic analysis. 5. Functional styles in English. 6. Linguistic description of a text. Cohesion and coherence. 7. Stylistic means at phonological and graphological level. 8. Stylistic means at morphologhical level. 9. Stylistic means at syntactic level. 10. Stylistic means at lexical level. 11. Stylistic means at semantic level. 12. Towards the style of a text.
  • Knittlová, Dagmar. Funkční styly v angličtině a češtině, Olomouc
  • CARTER, Ronald. Investigating English discourse :language, literacy and literature. 1st pub. London: Routledge, 1997. xv, 248 s. ISBN 0-415-14066-8. info
  • SHORT, Mick. Exploring the language of poems, plays and prose. London: Longman, 1996. xiii, 399. ISBN 0582291305. info
  • WIDDOWSON, H. G. Stylistics and the teaching of literature. Essex: Longman, 1990. vii, 128. ISBN 0582550769. 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
  • CRYSTAL, David and Derek DAVY. Investigating English style. 1st pub. London: Longman, 1969. xii, 264. ISBN 0582522129. info
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Typ výuky: přednáška Ukončení: zkouška, požadovan kredit ze semináře
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 12 hodin.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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