NOI_061 Introduction to the linguistics for Norwegian language students

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2016
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: PZk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Miluše Juříčková, CSc. (lecturer)
PhDr. Bohumila Mia Fagertun Chocholoušová, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Miluše Juříčková, CSc.
Department of German, Scandinavian and Netherland Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Miluše Juříčková, CSc.
Supplier department: Department of German, Scandinavian and Netherland Studies - Faculty of Arts
Wed 10:50–12:25 G31
a basic knowledge of Norwegian or another Scandinavian language
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course introduces the students to the linguistic disciplines, the basic linguistic terms. The focus is on the structuralistic aspect of linguistic studies. In comparison with the studies in Norway, the course is basically equal to the "forproeve i lingvistikk".
  • Week 9 Introduction. The theoretical background in our point of view. Linguistics and their object of study. Close disciplines. The language and its definition. The traditions on Czech and Norwegian school institutions. Week 10 Basic terms in the linguistic theory with a special focus on the structuralism. The semiotics. The sign and the dichotomy. The synchronic and the diachronic method of linguistics. More about the synchrony. The paradigmatic and the syntagmatic aspect of the language. Week 11 The phonetics and the phonology. The object of study, the terms. Week 12 The morphology. The object of study, the terms. Week 13 The syntax. The object of study, the terms. Week 14 The vocabulary. The semantics vs. the pragmatics. Week 15 The diachronic linguistics. The historical relationship between languages. Language families. The development. Week 16 The diachronic methods. The etymology, reconstruction, neogrammarian laws. Week 17 The speech vs. the written text. Different writing systems. The development. Week 18 The Norwegian language development in a short overview. Week 19 The geographic and social differentiation. Week 20 The summary: different schools of linguistics will be compared with a focus on different aspects of the language. The development of the main streams in the linguistic studies. Week 21 The summary.
  • Kulbrandstad, L.A.: Spraakets moenstre, Universitetsforlaget 1998, Oslo
  • ERHART, Adolf. Úvod do jazykovědy. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2001. 200 s. ISBN 8021026693. info
  • Úvod do studia jazyka. Edited by Jiří Černý. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Rubico, 1998. 243 s. ISBN 80-85839-24-5. info
  • SAUSSURE, Ferdinand de. Kurs obecné lingvistiky. Edited by Tullio De Mauro, Translated by František Čermák. 1. vyd. Praha: Academia, 1996. 468 s. ISBN 8020005609. info
Teaching methods
The seminar is based on methods of presentation, analysis and synthesis of knowledge. It also uses collective work, in-class discussions and individual work of students.
Assessment methods
lecture and seminar Type of Completition - a part of the First Year Norwegian Exam
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on the per-term frequency of the course: jednou za 4 - 5 let.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2003, Spring 2006, Spring 2009, Autumn 2012, Autumn 2018, Autumn 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2016, recent)
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