A2BP_SYNB Syntax B

Faculty of Education
Spring 2013
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Martin Adam, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
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
A2BP_SYNB/01: Mon 12:05–13:45 učebna 64, M. Adam
A2BP_SOZK Complex Exam || A2BK_SOZK Complex Exam || AJ2BP_SOZK Complex Exam
This course can only be attended by those students who have successfully finished seminar to Syntax A.
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 main goal of the course is to master characteristic features of English syntax, mainly in comparison with the structure of the students' mother tongue. The differences between the simple, compound and complex sentence will be studied. All types of dependent clauses, complex condensation and information processing will be included in the course syllabus too.
  • Program: Subject: Seminar to syntax B Teacher: Irena Hůlková Spring term: , A Student's Grammar of the English Language (Greenbaum and Quirk), A Student's English Grammar Workbook (Sylvia Chalker) and Grammar in Context (Hugh Gethin) February: Chapter 13 - Coordination. Chapter 10 B - The -ing form as gerund. March: Chapter 13 - cont. Chapter 10 C - Verbs taking the infinitive or -ing (participle) according to meaning. Chapter 16 - Complementation of verbs and adjectives - selfstudy. Chapter 10 D - Verbs taking a full infinitive or -ing (gerund) according to meaning. Lists of verbs - selfstudy. Chapter 16 - cont. Practice. Chapter 10 D - Verbs taking a full infonitive or -ing (gerund) according to meaning - cont. Revision of Chapter 10. Revision of Chapters 13 and 16. Chapter 3 A - Relation between result and cause. Chapter 3 B - Result expressed by too or enough. Chapter 14 - The complex sentence - introduction. Chapter 4 A - Purpose (Standard constructions). April: hapter 14 - cont. Revision test. Chapter 4 B - Purpose (Shortened constructions) Chapter 6 - cause, purpose, concesssion (Alternatives Chapter 14 - cont. Revision of Chapter 14 - selfstudy. Chapter 5 - Concession. Chapter 6 - cont. - selfstudy. Chapter 15 - Syntactic and semantic functions of subordinate clauses. Revision of Chapters 4, 5 and 6. Practice. Chapter 15 - cont. Chapter 7 - Time. Revision of Chapters 3, 4, 5 and 6. May: Chapter 18 - Theme, focus, and information processing. Chapter 8 A - Relatives. Introduction. Chapter 18 - cont. Chapter 8 B - Sentence building with relatives. Chapter 18 - cont. Chapter 8 C - Shortened constructions. Chapter 9 - Similarity and comparison.
    required literature
  • GREENBAUM, Sidney and Randolph QUIRK. A student's grammar of the English language. First published. Harlow: Longman, 1990. 490 stran. ISBN 0582059712. info
  • CHALKER, Sylvia. A student's English grammar : workbook. Harlow: Longman, 1992. 186 s. ISBN 0582088194. info
  • GETHIN, Hugh. Grammar in context :proficiency level English. New edition. Harlow: Longman, 1996. 235 s. ISBN 0-17-556420-5. info
    recommended literature
  • SVARTVIK, Jan and Geoffrey N. LEECH. A communicative grammar of English. 2nd ed. London: Longman, 1994. xiv, 423. ISBN 058208573X. info
  • CHALKER, Sylvia. Current English grammar. London: Macmillan, 1984. 296 p. ; 2. ISBN 0-333-35025-169. info
  • DEUCHAR, Margaret, Robert HOOGENRAAD and Geoffrey Neil LEECH. English grammar for today :a new introduction. Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1982. xvi, 224 s. ISBN 0-333-30644-9. info
  • CHALKER, Sylvia. English grammar :word by word. Harlow: Longman, 1990. 448 s. ISBN 0-17-555705-5. info
Teaching methods
weekly seminars involving theory and practice
Assessment methods
Final credit test (passmark 70%).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020, Spring 2021.
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