AJ32054 Selected Topics in English Stylistics

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Mgr. Jana Pelclová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Jana Chamonikolasová, Ph.D.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Supplier department: Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Fri 15. 3. 9:00–10:40 G311, Fri 12. 4. 9:00–10:40 G311, Fri 17. 5. 9:00–10:40 G311
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 4/15, only registered: 0/15
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
there are 8 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The course presents stylistics as a part of the linguistics of text, introduces a variety of approaches towards an analysis of linguistic style, including genre analysis, and focuses on applications of the methodologies in analyses of authentic English texts.
  • 1. Stylistics as part of text linguistics, and text as a basic unit of analysis; the concept of style and approaches to stylistic and genre analysis (Crystal and Davy; Halliday and Hasan; Martin, Swales, and Bhatia). 2. Spoken discourse: language of conversation and orality features, orality features as a communication strategy in written discourse online and offline. 3. Written discourse: stylistics of non-literary and literary texts; professional and mass media discourse; linguistic analysis of literary texts.
    required literature
  • BHATIA, V. J. Worlds of Written Discourse. A Genre-Based View. London: Continuum, 2004.
  • CRYSTAL, D., DAVY, D. Investigating English Style. Essex: Longman, 1995
  • URBANOVÁ, L. On Expressing Meaning in English Conversation. Semantic Indeterminacy. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2003.
  • HALLIDAY, M.A.K., HASAN, R. Language, Context and Text. Oxford: OUP. 1989
    recommended literature
  • ONG, W. J. Orality and Literacy. The Technologizing of the Word. London and New York: Methuen Co. Ltd., 1982.
  • BELL, A. The Language of the News Media. Oxford: Blackwell, 1991.
  • WALES, K. A Dictionary of Stylistics. Harlow: Pearson Education Ltd., 2001.
  • CLARK, U. An Introduction to Stylistics. Cheltenham: Stanley Thornes Ltd., 1996. Company, 1969.
  • KNITTLOVÁ, D. Teorie překladu. Olomouc, 1995.
  • VACHEK, J. A Linguistic Characterology of Modern English. Praha: SPN, 1992.
  • FAIRCLOUGH, N. Language and Power. London: Longman, 1989.
  • CHOVANEC, J. The (un)conventional use of the simple past tense in news headlines. In Patterns. A Festschrift for Libuše Dušková. Vyd. 1. Praha : Charles University in Prague, 2005.
  • URBANOVÁ, L. Implicit and Explicit Dialogue Structure in Fiction. In: Linguistica
  • FOWLER, R. Language in the News: Language and Ideology in the Press. London: 2002
  • FAIRCLOUGH, N. Media Discourse. London: Ewald Arnold, 1995.
  • COOK, G. The Discourse of Advertising. London: Routledge, 2003.
  • LEECH, G. N., SHORT, M. H. Style in Fiction. London: Longman, 1981.
  • SIMPSON, P. Stylistics. A resource book for students. London: Routledge, 2004.
  • SRPOVÁ, H., BARTOŠEK, J., ČMEJRKOVÁ, S., JAKLOVÁ, A., PÁCL, P. Persuasion through Words and Images. Ostrava: Repronis, 2007.
  • DUŠKOVÁ, L. The Compound and Complex Sentence in English Fiction and Scientific English. In Studies in the English Language 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1999.
  • DUŠKOVÁ, L. On some functional and stylistic aspects of the passive voice in present-day Writing. In Studies in the English Language 2. Praha: Karolinum, 1999.
  • URBANOVÁ, L., OAKLAND, A. Úvod do anglické stylistiky. Brno: Barrister and Principal, Brno: MU, 2003.
  • CRYSTAL, D. Language and the Internet.. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
  • IEDEMA, R. The language of administration: organizing human activity in formal institutions. In F. Christie & J. R. Martin (eds.) Genre and Institutions. Social Processes in the Workplace and School (pp. 73–100). London and New York: Continuum, 1997.
  • TANNEN, D. (ed.) Spoken and Written Language: Exploring Orality and Literacy. New Jersey: Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1982.
  • URBANOVÁ, L. Stylistika anglického jazyka. Brno: Barrister and Principal, 2008.
  • VACHEK, J. Chapters from Modern Lexicology and Stylistics. Praha: SPN, 1991.
  • LOVE, A. G., PAYNE, M. Contemporary Essays on Style. Glenview: Scott, Foresman and Pragensia. Vol. XII/2, 2002. Routledge, 1991.
  • HOFFMANNOVÁ, J. Stylistika a .. Praha, 1997.
  • HALLIDAY, M.A.K. Language as social semiotics. The social interpretation of language and meaning. Bath: The Pitman Press, 1978.
Teaching methods
lecture, group discussion, text analysis
Assessment methods
A research paper based on a stylistic, or genre analysis of an authentic English text or a series of authentic texts of students‘ own choice (4 to 5).
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2002, Spring 2003, Autumn 2003, Spring 2004, Autumn 2004, Spring 2005, Autumn 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2009, Spring 2011, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2017.
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