JAP104 General linguistics course

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jiří Matela, M.A., Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Luboš Bělka, CSc.
Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Japanese Studies - Asia Studies Centre - Faculty of Arts
Thu 10:00–11:40 B2.23
Decent knowledge of English.
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 80 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 7/80, only registered: 0/80, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/80
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to clarify basic theoretical concepts and methods of linguistics, with an emphasis on functionally structural linguistics and cognitive linguistics. The course is a concise introduction into basic terms and methodology of general linguistics.
Learning outcomes
After finishing the course the student is able to:
- describe specifics of linguistics as a scientific endevour;
- situate a linguistic sign into the context of semiotics;
- characterise various theoretical approaches to linguistic communication;
- explain features of prominent linguistic currents and personalities of the 20th century;
- demonstrate a linguistic analysis on a simple text in Czech;
- apply his/her knowledge to work with texts in other languages (especially Japanese).
  • 1) Science and linguistics as a science of language
  • 2) Linguistics and semiotics
  • 3) Language and communication
  • 4) Linguistic approaches in historical perspective I
  • 5) Linguistic approaches in historical perspective II
  • 6) Midterm test
  • 7) Functional-structuralist linguistics: Abstract system and concrete text
  • 8) Parts of speech/Syntactic categories as a result of systemic abstraction
  • 9) Approaches to lexicon and lexical semantics
  • 10) Approaches to sentence grammar
  • 11) Linguistic forms
  • 12) Final test
    recommended literature
  • Erhart, Adolf. Základy jazykovědy [Erhart, 1990]. 2., upr. vyd. Praha : Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1990. 198 s. : i. Učebnice pro vysoké školy. Bibliogr. na konci kap. a s. 183-189. - Rejstř. ISBN 80-04-24612-5. info
  • Hjelmslev, Louis. Jazyk. Vyd. 1. Praha : Academia, 1971. 145 s. Obsahuje bibliografii. info
  • ČERNÝ, Jiří. Dějiny lingvistiky. 1. souborné vyd. Praha: Votobia, 1996. 517 s. ISBN 8085885964. info
  • SGALL, Petr. Úvod do syntaxe a sémantiky : některé nové směry v teoretické lingvistice. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1986. 197 s. info
  • MATHESIUS, Vilém. Jazyk, kultura a slovesnost. Vyd. v tomto uspoř. 1. Praha: Odeon, 1982. 527 s. info
  • HJELMSLEV, Louis. O základech teorie jazyka : Omkring sprogteoriens grundlaeggelse (Orig.). Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1972. 154 s. info
    not specified
  • 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
  • ČERNÝ, Jiří. Úvod do studia jazyka. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Rubico, 1998. 248 s. ISBN 8085839245. info
Teaching methods
Lectures, individual work with texts.
Assessment methods
Final evaluation consists of results of one mid-term test and one final test. Both test have written form, combining multiple choices and free answers. Attendance of at least 70% is required and checked by signing the attendance sheet.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zápis mimo japanistiku je podmíněn souhlasem vyučujícího.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2008, Autumn 2009, Autumn 2010, Autumn 2011, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2013, Autumn 2014, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, Autumn 2018.
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