JSS432 There is not just one "sklep"

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. et Mgr. Jana Kobzová (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Pavel Krejčí, Ph.D.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Pavel Krejčí, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Tue 10:50–12:25 N42
Students should have at least basic knowledge about linguistics and slavic languages. This course is not recomended for students in their first year of studies.
Course Enrolment Limitations
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Course objectives
The aim of this course is to introduce main topics of vocabulary, mainly etymology, semantics and lexicology in general. After absolving this course, student should be able to analyse basic dictionary on his own and understood more about its evolution. Emphasis will be on practical analysis.
Learning outcomes
After absolving this course, student will be able to: - Work independently with Slavic vocabulary;
- Identify words of the same origin and analyse them;
- Understood etymological interpretations and use etymological dictionaries;
- Define relations between words in the same group.
  • 1. Introduction to Indo-European and Slavic languages, lexicon in general. Slavic languages and differentiation of vocabulary – changes in Slavic languages, influence of other languages (geographical, cultural and other). 2. Etymology, etymological dictionaries, literature. Comparative etymology. 3. Phonetic changes and evolution of lexicon. Homonyms, faux amis – shifts in semantics, semantic differentiation, archaisms, absence of some terms in different languages. 4. Practical example: Kinship terminology. 5. Practical example: Meteorological phenomenon. 6. Practise. 7. Practise. 8. Practise. 9. Practise. 10. Practise. 11. Bank holiday. 12. Bank holiday. 13. Outcomes, recapitulation, overview.
    recommended literature
  • GENZOR, Jozef. Jazyky světa : historie a současnost. 1. vydání. V Brně: Lingea, 2015. 672 stran. ISBN 9788075080615. info
  • Český etymologický slovník. Edited by Jiří Rejzek. 2., nezměn. vyd. Voznice: Leda, 2012. 752 s. ISBN 9788073352967. info
  • MACHEK, Václav. Etymologický slovník jazyka českého. 5. vyd. Praha: NLN, Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2010. 866 s. ISBN 9788074220487. info
  • VEČERKA, Radoslav. Jazyky v komparaci 2: Charakteristiky současných slovanských jazyků v historickém kontextu (Languages in comparison, Vol. 2 (Characteristics of Slavonic Languages in historical context.)). Praha: Euroslavica, 2009. 148 pp. ISBN 978-80-85494-87-7. info
  • VEČERKA, Radoslav and Adolf ERHART. K pramenům slov. Uvedení do etymologie. (Towards the roots of words. Introduction to etymology.). Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2006. 355 pp. Nakladatelství Lidové noviny 1. ISBN 80-7106-858-6. info
  • VEČERKA, Radoslav. Etymologický slovník jazyka staroslověnského. Praha: Academia, 1996. ISBN 80-200-0537-4. info
  • ERHART, Adolf and Radoslav VEČERKA. Úvod do etymologie : pro bohemisty i ostatní lingvisty. 1. vyd. Brno: Univerzita Jana Evangelisty Purkyně, 1975. 191 s. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and group projects in seminars.
Assessment methods
Presence on seminaries is obligatory (week 6 - 10) - maximum 1 absence. Student needs to prepare list of terms in different languages in advance. In seminaries active participation of students is required (work in group and presentation of outcomes). If fulfilled, student will be granted credits for this course.
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