CJBB119 Correct Writing for students of disciplines other than Czech

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Jakub Machura (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucie Rychnovská, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Jarmila Vojtová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Hana Žižková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Kateřina Najbrtová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Jarmila Vojtová, Ph.D.
Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: PhDr. Jarmila Vojtová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Czech Language - Faculty of Arts
Timetable of Seminar Groups
CJBB119/01: Tue 12:00–13:40 D41, J. Machura
CJBB119/02: Thu 8:00–9:40 D31, H. Žižková
CJBB119/03: Wed 14:00–15:40 D21, H. Žižková
CJBB119/04: Wed 14:00–15:40 D41, K. Najbrtová
CJBB119/05: Tue 12:00–13:40 D51, L. Rychnovská
CJBB119/06: Thu 12:00–13:40 D41, K. Najbrtová
The course is aimed at full-time students of the Masaryk University. Non-native speakers of Czech are recommended to consider participation in this course. Amount of knowledge in the extent of secondary schools final exam is required.
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 180 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 111/180, only registered: 1/180, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/180
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Course objectives
Are you going to write a seminar paper, a B.A. or M.A. thesis or do you simply need to send a letter and wish to create a written text which would not only be interesting, but also contained no mistakes, and could therefore be evaluated more favourably by recipients? The aim of the seminar is to reinforce the students´ awareness of present-day norms of Standard Czech and complicated issues relating to them. The focus is especially on orthography, but difficult topics relating to morphology and syntax are dealt with as well. Students will learn to use relevant handbooks relating to codification and systematically practising the particular issues, the will gain confidence in written communication and will be able to correct mistakes in Standard Czech also in other speakers´ texts.
Learning outcomes
Having participated in the course, students will be able: - to get orientated in present-day codification of Standard Czech; - to use authoritative linguistic handbooks as well as electronic sources when looking up or checking more difficult phenomena; - to apply the acquired knowledge of Czech orthographical norm when writing texts; - to identify, explain and correct mistakes against the rules of Standard Czech, also in texts by other authors.
  • 1) Definition of basic terms, an overview of the reform of orthography after 1993 and of the basic relevant sources, office for language enquiries, an introductory dictation. 2) Writing ů/ú in Czech words and loan-words; writing bě/pě/vě/mě; correction of the introductory dictation. 3) Writing i/y in roots of words – lexical orthography; Writing i/y in endings – morphologically and syntactically determined orthography. 4) Consonant clusters; prepositions and prefixes s-/z-/vz-. 5) Borderlines of words in writing. 6) Punctuation in simple sentences. 7) Punctuation in complex and compound sentences. 8) Capitalization. 9) Writing loan-words; abbreviations and symbols. 10) Complicated issues of morphology, doublets; aspects of stylistic differentiation; complicated issues of syntax. (Order of the particular topics and the specific amount of hours devoted to them is specified by the individual teachers.)
    required literature
  • Akademická pravidla českého pravopisu : s Dodatkem Ministerstva školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy České republiky (Variant.) : Pravidla českého pravopisu : s Dodatkem Ministerstva školství, mládeže a tělovýchovy České republiky [Hlavsa, 1998]. info
  • JANOVEC, Ladislav, Lucie BUŠOVÁ, Adéla ŘÍHOVÁ and Markéta ŠAMALOVÁ. Na co se často ptáte. Jak používat čárku a další interpunkční znaménka. Praha: Klett nakladatelství, 2006. 135 pp. ISBN 80-86906-76-0. info
  • KRAUS, Jiří. Nový akademický slovník cizích slov. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 2005. 879 s. ISBN 9788020014153. info
  • Pravidla českého pravopisu. Vydání 2. (s Dodatkem Mini. Praha: Academia, 2005. 391 stran. ISBN 802001327X. info
  • Slovník spisovné češtiny pro školu a veřejnost. Edited by Josef Filipec. 4. vyd. Praha: Academia, 2005. 647 s. ISBN 978-80-200-1446-7. info
  • ČERNÁ, Anna. Na co se nás často ptáte. 1. vyd. Praha: Scientia, 2002. 168 s. ISBN 807183260X. info
  • HAVRÁNEK, Bohuslav and Alois JEDLIČKA. Stručná mluvnice česká. Vyd. 26. Praha: Fortuna, 2002. 246 s. ISBN 8071685550. info
  • BRABCOVÁ, Radoslava. Novinky z pravopisu a tvarosloví. 2. dopl. vyd. Dobřichovice: Kava-Pech, 2000. 88 s. ISBN 80-85853-45-0. info
    recommended literature
  • Pravdová, M.-Svobodová, I. (eds.). Akademická příručka českého jazyka. Praha: Academia, 2014.
  • DOLEJŠÍ, Pavel. Základní pravopisné jevy a pravopisná pravidla s podrobným výkladem českého pravopisu : a navíc 240 pravopisných cvičení a diktátů zaměřených na psaní i/í a y/ý po souhláskách tvrdých, měkkých a obojetných (s klíčem). 3., rozš. a upr. vyd. Humpolec: Pavel Dolejší, 2006. 177 s. ISBN 8086480801. info
  • HLAVÁČOVÁ, Eva and Bohumil SEDLÁČEK. Český pravopis s přehledem mluvnických a pravopisných pravidel, souhrnými cvičeními, diktáty a klíčem. Praha: Blug, 1996. 109 s. ISBN 80-85635-66-6. info
  • KAMIŠ, Karel. Procvičujeme pravopis podle Pravidel ve škole i doma : pro žáky základních škol. 2., upr. vyd. Praha: Fortuna, 1996. 103 s. ISBN 8071682764. info
  • Příruční mluvnice češtiny. Edited by Miroslav Grepl - Petr Karlík - Marek Nekula - Zdenka Rusínová. Vyd. 2., opr. Praha: Lidové noviny, 1996. 799 s. ISBN 8071061344. info
  • HŮRKOVÁ-NOVOTNÁ, Jiřina. Česká výslovnostní norma. 1. vyd. Praha: Scientia, 1995. 74 s. ISBN 808582793X. info
Teaching methods
The course has the form of a seminar. Teacher´s brief theoretical explanations are combined with independent work of students focused on practising issues dealt with. Supporting tasks in the form of e-learning and further materials are available to students for each of the topics in Elf.
Assessment methods
Students´ knowledge is checked by a written credit test, consisting of a dictation and a grammatical (complementary) part. Requirements for the credit test: 2 absences are the maximum (excluding the introductory seminar), irrespective of whether or not they are excused, active participation in seminars and completing the individual assigned independent tasks.
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Further Comments
Study Materials
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 Spring 2007, Autumn 2007, Spring 2008, Autumn 2008, Spring 2009, Autumn 2009, Spring 2010, Autumn 2010, Spring 2011, Autumn 2011, Spring 2012, 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.
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