PLIN003 Bachelor' s State Exam

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 0 credit(s). Type of Completion: SZK (final examination).
Mgr. Michaela Boháčová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Zdeňka Hladká, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Dana Hlaváčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Pavel Kosek, Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Vojtěch Kovář, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Michal Křístek, M.Phil., Ph.D. (lecturer)
RNDr. Zuzana Nevěřilová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. Klára Osolsobě, Dr. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Jana Pleskalová, CSc. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Pavel Rychlý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Jarmila Vojtová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. Mgr. Markéta Ziková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Zdeňka Hladká, Dr.
Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Jaroslava Vybíralová
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
All credits and exams required for the BA study programme.
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 exam always takes place during the exam period (June, September or January). It consists of two parts: 1. Thesis defence in the form of a computer presentation in front of an examination board. 2. Oral exam in front of an examination board. The aim of the linguistic part of the B.A. state exam is to confirm good knowledge of present day Czech at all its levels and particular linguistic disciplines (phonetics, phonology, morphology, word formation, syntax, lexicology, stylistics). The knowledge of terminology, linguistic methodology and Czech codification is expected as well as knowledge of elementary facts about the development of Czech language. The aim of the computational linguistics part of the B.A. state exam is to confirm the knowledge of informatics, mathematics, statistics, logic and natural language processing.
Learning outcomes
Upon completion of the final examination the student will be able to:
- apply their knowledge of Czech language, informatics and computational linguistics in practice
- continue their studies of follow-up Master's degree
  • Topics relating to Czech language: 1. Czech phonetics and phonology; phonetics, its contents and aims; phonological aspect of investigating communication processes; vocals and consonants and their allophones; sound segmentation of utterances; orthoepy, orthophony 2. morphology and word formation; parts of speech – their character and classification; verbal and nominal grammatical categories; main tendencies in Modern Czech declension and conjugation; semantic and formal changes during the process of word formation; categories and types in word formation; present day tendencies in word formation, morphematics 3. syntax: valence; sentence elements, expressional and functional characterization of sentence proposition hierarchization; syntactic relationships, ways and means of their realizations; classification of complex and compound sentences; functional sentence perspective; negation; nominal group 4. lexicology: delimitation of lexical units; naming processes in Czech; semasiology and onomasiology; lexical meaning; semantic relationships among lexical units (synonymy, oppositeness, hyperonymy hyponymy, polysemy); vocabulary, its layers, changes and development; present day Czech lexicography, typology of dictionaries 5. stylistics: classification of styles – various ways and criteria, functional styles, stylistic factors, elementary stylistic techniques, stylistic characterization of means of expression. 6. history of Czech from the Proto Slavonic period; Slavonic languages – a survey; Proto Slavonic, its temporal and territorial delimitation; dialectal splitting of Proto Slavonic; Old Church Slavonic; Old Czech phonology and morphology; analysis of elementary Old Czech texts 7. general theoretical topics: linguistics and its stratification, theory of signs; model of communication; basic language functions; classification of languages; language community; usage, norm, codification; structural and non-structural varieties of Czech; a survey of Czech dialects 8. significant personalities in the development of Czech linguistics 9. relevant scholarly sources (including significant periodicals) Topics relating to computational linguistics: 1. Sets and relations, elementary combinatorics, arrangements. 2. Predicate logic, first order predicate logic 3. Prolog, elements of Prolog programming. 4. Regular languages. 5. Finite-state machines. 6. Non-contextual languages. 7. Container automates, syntactic analysis. 8. Algorithm-based description of the individual language levels (morphology, syntax, semantic, pragmatics); knowledge representation; inference. 9. Corpus linguistics, history, definition of corpora, corpus based research, types of corpora; Czech National Corpus project and other types of available Czech corpora (also on the background of corpora based on other languages). 10. Interpretation of corpus data, inner and outer annotations, morphological tagging and disambiguation, corpus tools.
  • Okruhy počítačové lingvistiky; viz literaturu k příslušným dílčím disciplínám.
  • Jazykovědné okruhy; viz literaturu k příslušným dílčím disciplínám.
  • The Oxford handbook of computational linguistics. Edited by Ruslan Mitkov. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003. xx, 784. ISBN 0198238827. info
  • KARLÍK, Petr, Jana PLESKALOVÁ and Marek NEKULA. Encyklopedický slovník češtiny (Encyclopaedia of the Czech language). Praha: LN, 2002. 10 pp. Nakladatelství Lidové noviny. ISBN 80-7106-484-X. info
  • PALA, Karel. Počítačové zpracování přirozeného jazyka (Natural Language Processing). 1. vyd. Brno: FI MU, 2000. 190 pp. info
  • KARLÍK, Petr. Příruční mluvnice češtiny (A Reference Grammar of the Czech Language). In Příruční mluvnice češtiny. 1. vyd. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 1995. p. 369-546. ISBN 80-7106-134-4. info
Teaching methods
The exam has an oral form, students reply to questions related to Czech language (from the linguistic point of view) and computational linguistics.
Assessment methods
The board of examiners has three members. Result of the exam is one mark for both sections.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2012, Spring 2013, Autumn 2013, Spring 2014, Autumn 2014, Spring 2015, Autumn 2015, Spring 2016, Autumn 2016, Spring 2017, Autumn 2017, Spring 2018, Autumn 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Spring 2020, Autumn 2020.
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