RJ1019 Introduction to Russian 1

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Olga Bobrzyková (lecturer)
Mgr. Anastasija Sokolova, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Mgr. Simona Koryčánková, Ph.D.
Department of Russian Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Contact Person: Helena Rytířová
Supplier department: Department of Russian Language and Literature - Faculty of Education
Wed 9:20–10:05 učebna 4; and Fri 29. 9. 11:10–12:50 respirium (5. nadzemní podlaží), Fri 27. 10. 11:10–12:50 respirium (5. nadzemní podlaží), Fri 1. 12. 11:10–12:50 respirium (5. nadzemní podlaží)
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
there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The aim is to deepen theoretical linguistic basis. Students improve one's knowledge of linguistics, students will use these knowledge in one's study. The main task of the course is also to acquaint students with the linguistic terminology and terms, with the essential requirements imposed on scientific research, standards and rules for the formal editing of the scientific text.
- acquire the professional Russian-Czech terminology,
- have a broad theoretical basis in the fields of linguistics,
- can apply theoretical knowledge of linguistics at practical examples,
- know the standards and rules of formal editing of the scientific text.
  • 1. Linguistics. The subject matter of linguistics. The place of linguistics in the system of science. Basic linguistic fields. Linguistics in relation to other branches of science.
  • 2. Formation and development of language. Theory of formation and development of language. Ontogenesis and phylogenesis of language.
  • 3. Classification of the world's languages. Genetic classification, typological classification, geographical classification and sociolinguistic classification. Basic parameters for differentiation of languages.
  • 4. Language and human society. Language as a social phenomenon. Standards in human society, language standards. Spoken a written language usage, language codification.
  • 5. Language and communication. Ostension, sign (definition and classification of signs from Ch. S. Peirce, definition of signs from F. de Saussure). Semiotics.
  • 6. Language system. De Saussure's terms "langue, parole, langage". Language system in structuralism. Syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations.
  • 7. Phonetics and phonology. Basic phonological terms, prosodic language resources. Transcription and transliteration.
  • 8. Morphematic and morphology. Grammatical categories of nouns and verbs.
  • 9. Lexicology. Lexical system of language. Basic linguistic fields that deal with the vocabulary.
  • 10. Syntax. Basic syntactic units. Syntactic relations. Sentences, classification of sentences.
  • 11. Textual level. Cohesion and coherence.
  • 12. Modern trends in linguistics.
    required literature
  • ČERMÁK, František. Jazyk a jazykověda : přehled a slovníky. Vyd. 3., dopl. V Praze: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, nakladatelství Karolinum, 2001. 341 s. ISBN 8024601540. info
  • ERHART, Adolf. Úvod do jazykovědy. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2001. 200 s. ISBN 8021026693. info
  • Úvod do studia jazyka. Edited by Jiří Černý. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Rubico, 1998. 243 s. ISBN 8085839245. info
    recommended literature
  • SAUSSURE, Ferdinand de. Kurs obecné lingvistiky. Edited by Tullio De Mauro, Translated by František Čermák. Vyd. 3., upr., V nakl. Acade. Praha: Academia, 2007. 487 s. ISBN 9788020015686. info
  • VEČERKA, Radoslav. Vývoj slovanské jazykovědy v českých zemích. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2006. 111 s. ISBN 8021039531. info
  • PEIRCE, Charles Sanders. Sémiotika. Edited by Bohumil Palek. 2. přeprac. vyd. Praha: Univerzita Karlova, 1997. viii, 335. ISBN 8071843563. info
  • ČERNÝ, Jiří. Dějiny lingvistiky. 1. souborné vyd. V Olomouci: Votobia, 1996. 517 s. ISBN 8085885964. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
The exam consists of two parts:
1. Written translation of linguistic terminology (from Czech to Russian). List of terms in available in IS MU.
2. Oral answer to a question. List of questions is avialable in IS MU. The list of questions is includes all topics from introduction to Russian study 1 (lectures) - RJ1019 and introduction to Russian study 1 (seminars) - RJ1058.
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: v kombinovaném studiu 12 hodin.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2018, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2017, recent)
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