CJJ02 Modern Czech Phonetics and Phonology

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2022
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Markéta Ziková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Richard Holaj (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Anna Poĺomská (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Markéta Ziková, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jaroslava Vybíralová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
Mon 12:00–12:50 D22
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
CJJ02/01: Tue 10:00–10:50 D41, M. Ziková
CJJ02/02: Tue 11:00–11:50 D41, M. Ziková
CJJ02/03: Thu 11:00–11:50 G24, R. Holaj
CJJ02/04: Thu 10:00–10:50 G24, R. Holaj
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 120 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 118/120, only registered: 0/120, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/120
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The course introduces students to the basics of phonetics and phonology. Students should be able to use the basic concepts when analyzing Czech data.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student is able to:
- use IPA alphabet;
- classify vocalic and consonantal sounds in Czech according to their phonetic features;
- formalize distribution of sounds;
- work with phonological features;
- understand the distinction between underlying and surface phonological structures;
formulate and encode basic phonological processes of Czech;
- formulate basic principles of syllabification and define basic syllable types.
  • 1. Phonetics and phonology
  • 2. Basic methods in phonological analysis
  • 3. Sound decomposition: phonological features
  • 4. Generative model
  • 6. Prosodic hierarchy
    required literature
  • Oostendorp, Marc: Phonology.
  • 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
  • KRČMOVÁ, Marie. Fonetika a fonologie (Phonetics and phonologie). 2. doplněné. Brno: Masarykova univerzita Eplortál, 2008. 215 pp. none. ISSN 1802-128X. URL info
  • SKARNITZL, Radek, Pavel ŠTURM and Jan VOLÍN. Zvuková báze řečové komunikace : fonetický a fonologický popis řeči. První vydání. Praha: Univerzita Karlova v Praze, Nakladatelství Karolinum, 2016. 170 stran. ISBN 9788024632728. URL info
Teaching methods
Lecture, seminar, class discussion, homework, written tests.
Assessment methods
To complete the course successfully, it is necessary: 2) to upload 3 homeworks, 3) to pass 3 written tests.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021.
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