PO2A011 Portuguese Linguistics I

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
doc. Mgr. Iva Svobodová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Iva Svobodová, Ph.D.
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of Romance Languages and Literatures - Faculty of Arts
Timetable
Tue 8:00–9:40 L33
Prerequisites
The prerequisite is a successful conclusion of all the linguistic disciplines and the capacity of the specialized linguistic and cientific communication in the Portuguese language.
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 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 15/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
there are 6 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
The aim of the course of Semantics is to make students acquainted with the backgrounds of general semantic problems such as the definition and explanation of basic terms (semantics, semiology, semiotics, onomasiology, semasiology, sign: significant, signifies, signification, denotate, predication, argument, intension and extension. In the synchronic part several aspects of the lexical-semantic transcription are illustrated. Other problems will be mentioned marginally – vagueness of meaning, strictness of meanings, stereotypes, polysemy meanings, idiomatic phrases, onomatopoeic words, attributive and non-attributive character of signs. We shall describe different theories and classification of semantic changes from a diachronic as well as a synchronic point of view. We shall analyze different categories of lexical-semantic description (synonymous, antonymous, polysemy and homonymic relation between the words). Students should be able to define basic terms of a linguistic discipline in question.
Learning outcomes
apply theoretical knowledge and choose a suitable theoretical framework for solving specific linguistic problems related to the field studied;
appropriately comment on and interpret linguistic, literary, cultural and historical phenomena, tendencies and events related to lusophone areas;
to produce written and spoken text at a level corresponding to the competences of B2-C2 SERR (see above), in various areas related to the Portuguese language and literatures;
translate different types of text;
analyze linguistic texts.
Syllabus
  • The linguistic sign and its characteristics
  • Essence and typology of the sign
  • Traditional semantics
  • Semantics of the clause
  • Exercises
  • Synonym
  • Antonym
  • Comparison
  • Homophones
  • Intrusions
  • Analogies
  • Onomatopoeias
  • Semantic camps
  • medicine – money - idiomatic phrases.
Literature
  • Sémantique lexicale et sémantique grammaticale : le verbe faire en français médiéval. info
  • Silva, Mendes, Português, Língua Viva, Teorema, Lisboa, 1993.
  • Neves, Orlando, Dicionário de Expressões correntes, Editorial Notícias, Lisboa, 2006.
  • Macário Lopes, ANa Cristina, Semántica;Caminho, Lisboa, 2007
  • Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa Contemporânea, Academia das Ciência de Lisboa, 2001.
  • Praça, Afonso, Novo Dicionário de Calão, Editorial Notícias, Lisboa, 2001
  • BACHMANNOVÁ, Jarmila and Valentin SUKSOV. Jak se to řekne jinde : česká přísloví a jejich jinojazyčné protějšky. Vyd. 1. V Praze: Knižní klub, 2007. 381 s. ISBN 9788024218786. info
  • KOLÁŘOVÁ, Ivana. Dějiny lingvistiky (Development of the linguistic methodology). 2006. URL info
  • BITTNEROVÁ, Dana and Franz SCHINDLER. Česká přísloví : soudobý stav konce 20. století. Vyd. 2. Praha: Karolinum, 2003. 313 s. ISBN 8024604426. info
  • ERHART, Adolf. Úvod do jazykovědy. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2001. 200 s. ISBN 8021026693. info
  • TOURATIER, Christian. La sémantique. Paris: Armand Colin, 2000. 191 s. ISBN 2200252102. info
  • BITTNEROVÁ, Dana and Franz SCHINDLER. Česká přísloví : soudobý stav konce 20. století. Vyd. 1. Praha: Karolinum, 1997. 315 s. ISBN 8071844403. info
  • ČERMÁK, František. Jazyk a jazykověda : přehled a slovníky. Praha: Pražská imaginace, 1997. 460 s. ISBN 8071101834. info
  • ĆERNÝ, J. Dějiny lingvistiky. Praha: Votobia, 1996. info
  • ČERMÁK, František. Jazyk a jazykověda : (přehled). 1. vydání. Praha: Pražská imaginace, 1994. 251 stran. ISBN 8071101494. info
  • PONCHON, Thierry. Sémantique lexicale et sémantique grammaticale : le verbe faire en français médiéval. Geneve: Librairie Droz, 1994. 463 s. ISBN 260000047X. info
  • SAUSSURE, Ferdinand de. Kurs obecné lingvistiky. Edited by Albert Sechehaye - Charles Bally - Tullio De Mauro, Translated by Fran. Vyd. 1. Praha: Odeon, 1989. 467 s. ISBN 8020700706. info
  • ČERNÝ, Jiří [lingvista]. Stručné dějiny lingvistiky. 2, Strukturální, generativní a stratifikační jazykověda. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1980. 149 s. info
Teaching methods
Lecture: exposition and definitions of basic terms and their exemplification on different types of specific text (recordings), proceeding from diverse registers. During the seminar a regular preparation is mandatory. One of the parts of the seminar is formed also by a work with dictionaries, with authentic materials of spoken and written European Portuguese language, elaboration of grammar exercises.
Assessment methods
The course is taught as both lectures and seminars. Attendance and participation in the course (min 80%).The exam is written and it is necessary receive 75% of the maximum of the points. The exam includes a composition where one of the presented themes has to be described. The exam includes definition and analyses of selected semantic phenomena.
Language of instruction
Portuguese
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught each semester.
General note: Předmět se vyučuje každý lichý týden po čtyřech učebních hodinách.
Teacher's information
apply theoretical knowledge and choose a suitable theoretical framework for solving specific literary problems related to the field studied;

appropriately comment on and interpret literary, cultural and historical phenomena, tendencies and events related to lusophone areas;

to produce written and spoken text at a level corresponding to the competences of B2-C2 SERR (see above), in various fields related to Portuguese literature;

analyze literary texts.

The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019, Spring 2021.
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