AJ1208 Introduction to Linguistics for Teachers

Faculty of Education
Autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. Mgr. Martin Adam, Ph.D. (lecturer)
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
AJ1208/Kombi01: Fri 21. 9. 8:00–9:50 učebna 6, Fri 12. 10. 8:00–9:50 učebna 6, Fri 26. 10. 8:00–9:50 učebna 6, Fri 9. 11. 8:00–9:50 učebna 6, Fri 23. 11. 8:00–9:50 učebna 6, Fri 7. 12. 8:00–9:50 učebna 6, M. Adam
AJ1208/Kombi02: Fri 5. 10. 8:00–9:50 učebna 6, Fri 19. 10. 8:00–9:50 učebna 6, Fri 2. 11. 8:00–9:50 učebna 6, Fri 16. 11. 8:00–9:50 učebna 6, Fri 30. 11. 8:00–9:50 učebna 6, Fri 14. 12. 8:00–9:50 učebna 6, M. Adam
AJ1208/Prez03: Thu 13:00–14:50 učebna 50, M. Adam
Basic linguistic knowledge from the secondary school
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
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Course objectives
Having completed the course, the students should have a general insight into the main areas of general linguistics. At the end of the course students should understand the basis of linguistics and be able to start studying particular branches of linguistics in detail. They will especially be acquainted with basic linguistic terminology and essential streams of linguistics and their representatives. Throughout the semester students are encouraged to link theory in the classroom to practice at schools via practical tasks.
  • Philology; the Study of language
  • Classification of languages; Czech study of English
  • Beginnings of the English Studies
  • Historical development of English
  • Regional dialects of English
  • Dictionaries and Grammars
  • Origin of language
  • History of diachronic linguistics
  • History of synchronic linguistics
  • Structuralism
    required literature
  • HLADKÝ, Josef and Jan CHOVANEC. Úvod do studia anglického jazyka (Introduction to the Study of English). 2nd ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita. 83 pp. ISBN 80-210-2120-9. 1999. info
    recommended literature
  • YULE, G. The study of language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56851-X. 2006. info
  • CRYSTAL, David. The Cambridge encyclopedia of language. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. vii, 480. ISBN 9780521559676. 1998. info
  • FROMKIN, Victoria and Robert RODMAN. An introduction to language. 4th ed. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. xiv, 474 s. ISBN 0-03-006532-1. 1988. info
  • VACHEK, Josef. Prolegomena k dějinám Pražské školy jazykovědné. Praha: [s.n.]. 110 s. 1971. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical input presented by the teacher, followed by a discussion and practical illustrations or examples. Teaching methods: classroom discussions, lectures, students' presentations, home assignments, home projects, observations.
Assessment methods
Credit test at the end (structured tasks - gap filling, multiple choice, open questions, matching). Tests passmark: 70%.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: kombinované studium: výuka v blocích.
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2017, Autumn 2019, autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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