CJBB54 Orthography: theory and practice, cultivation of communication

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Jarmila Vojtová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Jarmila Vojtová, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jaroslava Vybíralová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 25 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/25, only registered: 0/25, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/25
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The main aim of the course is to get the students acquainted with present-day problems and tendencies in Czech orthography and to advise them how to proceed in situations that are not covered by the authoritative source (“Pravidla”).
Learning outcomes
Having participated in the course, students will be able:
- to identify, explain and correct orthographical, morphological, syntactic and stylistic mistakes in texts;
- to carry out corrections in texts using correction marks;
- to solve more difficult cases of language mistakes that are not stated in elementary handbooks on codification;
- to explain and summarize tendencies of development and current problems of the present-day language norm.
  • Do you think that it is important to write correct Czech? Do you feel the urge to correct other people’s texts? Would you like to have sound arguments to persuade people that it is important to follow rules of Czech orthography? Do you want to become a “bad corrector”? Then come! You will find out that almost in every text it is possible to find mistakes. And you will be able to find them.
  • The course is focused on present-day problems and tendencies in language norm. The following topics will be dealt with: written vs. spoken language; specific features of written communication; changes in orthography, their history and character; present-day tendencies; orthographic rules for loan-words; capitalization; hyphenation; punctuation. The seminar will also contain analyses of various types of texts and elementary rules of editing present-day texts.
    required literature
  • Pravidla českého pravopisu :školní vydání. Edited by Olga Martincová - Z. Hlavsa - Z. Hrušková. Praha: Nakladatelství Pansofia, 1993. 383 s. ISBN 80-901373-6-9. info
  • Akademická pravidla českého pravopisu (Variant.) : Pravidla českého pravopisu [Hlavsa, 1993] : Pravidla českého pravopisu : s Dodatkem Ministerstva školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy České republiky [Hlavsa, 1993]. info
  • Dodatek ke školnímu vydání Pravidel českého pravopisu z roku 1993 (Obsaž.) : Pravidla českého pravopisu : školní vydání [Pansofia, 1996]. info
  • Akademická příručka českého jazyka. Edited by Markéta Pravdová - Ivana Svobodová. Vydání 1., Praha 2014, dot. Praha: Academia, 2014. 533 stran. ISBN 9788020023278. info
  • SVOBODOVÁ, Ivana. Psaní velkých písmen v češtině. Vydání první. Praha: Academia, 2015. 350 stran. ISBN 9788020025135. info
    not specified
  • Nový encyklopedický slovník češtiny. Edited by Petr Karlík - Marek Nekula - Jana Pleskalová. Praha: NLN, Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2016; http://www.czechency.org/index.html
  • Nový encyklopedický slovník češtiny. Edited by Petr Karlík - Marek Nekula - Jana Pleskalová. První vydání. Praha: NLN, Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2016. 1092 stran. ISBN 9788074224812. info
  • Jsme v češtině doma? Edited by Markéta Pravdová. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2012. 200 s. ISBN 9788020021465. info
  • Editor a text : úvod do praktické textologie. Edited by Jiří Flaišman - Michal Kosák - Rudolf Havel - Břetislav Štorek. Vyd. 2. Praha: Paseka, 2006. 182 s. ISBN 8071856533. info
  • JANOVEC, Ladislav. Na co se často ptáte : jak používat čárku a další interpunkční znaménka. 1. vyd. Praha: Klett, 2006. 135 s. ISBN 8086906760. info
  • MARTINCOVÁ, Olga. Neologizmy v dnešní češtině. Praha: ÚJČ AV ČR, 2005. 248 s. ISBN 808649621X. info
  • MARTINCOVÁ, Olga. Nová slova v češtině : slovník neologizmů. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2004. 568 s. ISBN 8020011684. info
  • ČERNÁ, Anna. Na co se nás často ptáte : [ze zkušenosti jazykové poradny]. 1. vyd. Praha: Scientia, 2002. 168 s. ISBN 80-7183-260-X. info
  • VAŠÁK, Pavel. Textologie :teorie a ediční praxe. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1993. 235 s. ISBN 80-7066-638-2. info
Teaching methods
The course has the form of discussing specific texts in which various language problems and inadequacies are reflected. Practical exercises in correcting texts are a part of the course as well.
Assessment methods
The cours ends with assigning credits. Active work in seinars (disscusion groups), successfully completed and submitted seminar work proving knowledge of topic desealt with in seminars.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2002, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, 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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