AR2A107 Historical German Language II

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Vlastimil Brom, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Petr Elbel, Ph.D.
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Martina Maradová
Supplier department: Department of German, Scandinavian and Netherland Studies – Faculty of Arts
Mon 9:10–10:45 G12
AR2A103 Historical German Language I &&! NOW ( AR2B65 Historical German Language II )
An everyday communicative knowledge of German; the ability to read and understand normal texts in contemporary German. A basic overview of the older developmental phases of German. The ability to read and understand German texts in Gothic and cursive script.
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
Students will gain a broad overview of the state and developmental tendencies of Early New Higher German; Emphasis is placed on the graphic, phonological and syntactical area in connection with developments in the previous period in Late Medieval German graphics, capital lettering and German punctuation. They will work with both manuscripts and printed texts.
Learning outcomes
In practical assignments and work with texts, students acquire the ability to apply a theoretical knowledge in reading, transcription, analysis and dialectical interpretation of non-literary texts from the 16th to the 20th century. Students will acquire basic skills in the identification of the relevant linguistic phenomena, graphic and verbal as well as morphological, especially regarding the possibility of interpretation, including framework dating and recognition of the territorial provenance of texts.
  • The state and developmental tendencies of Early New High German;
  • Graphic, spelling and syntactic characteristics;
  • Chapters on Late Medieval German graphics;
  • Reading and transcription of non-literary texts from the 16th to the 20th century;
  • Analysis and dialectical interpretation of older German texts;
  • Basic determination of the territorial provenance of texts.
  • MASAŘÍK, Zdeněk. Historická němčina pro archiváře. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1993, 133 s. ISBN 8021008075. info
  • MASAŘÍK, Zdeněk and Vlastimil BROM. Historische Entwicklung des Deutschen: Übersichtstabellen - Kommentare - Textproben (Historical Development of German - Tables - Comments - Texts). Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2005, 129 pp. 1. Vyd. ISBN 80-210-3696-6. info
  • BOKOVÁ, Hildegard and Libuše SPÁČILOVÁ. Kurzes frühneuhochdeutsches Glossar zu Quellen aus den böhmischen Ländern. Edited by Václav Bok - Vladimír Spáčil - Jana Kusová. 1. vydání. V Olomouci: Univerzita Palackého, 2003, xxxv, 536. ISBN 802440737X. info
  • Materiály v ELFu.
Teaching methods
Lecture; practical work with a text - historical content and linguistic interpretation.
Assessment methods
Continuous work during semester; final written test; final oral exam.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Zapisují imatrikulační ročníky 2016 a následující.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2017, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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