PJN301 Normative Grammar of Polish III (Syntax)

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D.
Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Roman Madecki, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Department of Slavonic Studies - Faculty of Arts
Thu 18:00–19:40 D41
Prerequisites (in Czech)
PJN206 Normative Grammar of Polish 2
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
Description of syntactic level of modern Polish. The main objectives of the course are the following: 1. to get the students acquainted with the traditional Polish syntactic theories (Klemensiewicz, Jodłowski, Saloni, Świdziński) 2. to help them to understand semantic and formal relations among sentence elements 3. to help them to understand and to use rules for sentence analysis of a sentence 4. seminar is orientated practically, i.e. the focus is on application of the particular knowledge into practical exercises. At the end of the course students should be able to know syntactic terminology, to understand theoretical base of syntax and be able to use it in practice (analysis of sentence structures and texts).
Learning outcomes
After completing the course students will be able:
- to explain and use basic syntactic terms;
- characterize the syntactic level of contemporary Polish;
- to analyze and classify Polish syntactic structures;
- to use syntactic terminology;
- to apply syntactic knowledge in practice.
  • 1. Subject of syntax
  • 2. Sentence and utterance
  • 3. Predication
  • 4. Syntactic groups, sentence elements
  • 5. Reference and modality
  • 6. Syntactic accommodation and valency
  • 7. Classification of predicates
  • 8. Sentence equivalents
  • 9. Paratactic structures
  • 10. Hypotactic structures
    required literature
  • Topolińska, Zuzanna. Gramatyka współczesnego języka polskiego. [1], Składnia. Warszawa: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 1984. 396 s. ISBN 83-01-03602-8.
  • GRZEGORCZYKOWA, Renata. Wykłady z polskiej składni. Wyd. 3. Warszawa: Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN, 1999. 159 s. ISBN 8301126310. info
  • KLEMENSIEWICZ, Zenon. Zarys składni polskiej. Warszawa: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 1969. info
    recommended literature
  • SALONI, Zygmunt and Marek ŚWIDZIŃSKI. Składnia współczesnego języka polskiego. Warszawa: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 1985. ISBN 8301056290. info
  • Encyklopedia wiedzy o języku polskim [1-5768]. Wrocław: Zakład narodowy imienia Ossolińskich, 1978. info
  • JODŁOWSKI, Stanisław. Podstawy polskiej składni. Warszawa: Państwowe Wydawnictwo Naukowe, 1976. info
Teaching methods
Lectures (practically exemplified theoretical information), class discussion, practical skills, reading of recommended literature, homework.
Assessment methods
Active participation (max. 3 absences), oral exam in theory - the part of exam is also practical analysis of syntactic structures.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.

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