PV2A314 Early Modern and Modern German

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Vlastimil Brom, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Vlastimil Brom, Ph.D.
Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Olga Barová
Supplier department: Department of Auxiliary Historical Sciences and Archive Studies – Faculty of Arts
Mon 10:00–11:40 B2.11, except Mon 15. 4.
! PV2A208 Historical German Language II &&! AR2A208 Historical German Language II &&! NOW ( AR2A314 Early Modern and Modern German )
- have everyday communicative knowledge of German; - have the ability to read and understand conventional texts in contemporary German; - have a basic overview of the older developmental stages of German; - read and understand German texts in Gothic and cursive script; - have a basic ability to understand the differences between older textual relics from the contemporary language.
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 and later modern period language. Emphasis is placed on areas of graphics, phonology and syntax, and attention is paid to changes in German graphics, capitalization and German punctuation. Students 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;
  • Issues of transcription and normalization;
  • 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. 133 s. ISBN 8021008075. 1993. 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. 129 pp. 1. Vyd. ISBN 80-210-3696-6. 2005. 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. xxxv, 536. ISBN 802440737X. 2003. info
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)
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2022, Spring 2023, Spring 2025.
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