PLIN032 Grammar and Corpus

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Klára Osolsobě, Dr. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Klára Osolsobě, Dr.
Department of Czech Language – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Bc. Silvie Hulewicz, DiS.
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language – Faculty of Arts
Mon 10:00–11:40 G13, except Mon 18. 11. to Sun 24. 11.
The prerequisite for admission to the seminar is completion of the CJBB75 course. This requirement does not apply to the Digital Linguistics program, where the CJBB75 course is not offered until the following semester.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course (in open connection with the optional bachelor course CJBB75) is to teach students how to use language corpora as the sources of observations of natural language functioning (the Czech language).
Learning outcomes
Student will be able to:
- obtain relevant data from corpus;
- use corpus-based tools;
- formulate corpus-based generalization.
  • 1. Exploring Phones (Letters) Variants in Czech Inflection with Corpora.
  • 2. Exploring Vowel Variants in Czech Declension with Corpora.
  • 3. Exploring Distribution Rules of the Variants in Corpora (Declension).
  • 4. Exploring Distribution Rules of the Variants in Corpora (Conjugation).
  • 5. Exploring Adjectives ending in -cí in Corpora.
  • 6. Word Art Ambiguity in Corpora.
  • 7. Synthetic Future Tense (Corpus based study).
  • 8. Adverbs from Nouns (Corpus based study).
  • 9. Adjectives ending in -cí in Figura Etymologica (Corpus based study).
  • 10. Multiword Expression in Corpora.
    required literature
  • OSOLSOBĚ, Klára. Česká morfologie a korpusy (Czech morphology and corpora). Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 2014, 236 pp. ISBN 978-80-246-2562-1. URL info
    recommended literature
  • ČERMÁK, F. - BLATNÁ, R. (EDS.): Korpusová lingvistika: Stav a modelové přístupy. Praha : Nakladatelství LN. 2006. JELÍNEK, T. Nové značkování v Českém národním korpusu. Naše řeč 91, 2008, 13–20.
Teaching methods
The means of this course aim is the set of exercises. First, students will learn methods for solving linguistic problems under the pedagogue´s guidance (searching and sorting data, drawing conclusions based on the data observations). Subsequently, the students will work on specified assignments on their own, present and discuss them. Exercises, the set of homework, follow-up class discussions and the project are demanded.
Assessment methods
The subject is completed by the examination. The seminar final project (5-10 pages).
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022, Autumn 2023.
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