FF FDAJpJ English Linguistics
Name in Czech: Anglická jazykověda
doctoral full-time
Included in the programme: FF D-AJ_ English Linguistics

Final state doctoral examination and defence of the doctoral thesis

The doctoral state exam within the programme English Linguistics focuses on the following three areas:
- selected topics in the history of the English language
- selected topics in modern linguistics with a focus on the student’s field of research
- the contribution of the Prague School to the development of linguistic research
The focus of the exam is on theoretical linguistics, especially topics in phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and discourse analysis. It includes questions concerning the methodology of the research within these disciplines.
The defence is organized either on the same day or at a later date according to the recommendation of the supervisor. During the defence, the students present the theoretical background and the results of their dissertation, and respond to questions mentioned in the opponents’ reviews and to the questions of the examination committee.

Requirements of the study

The key components of the study requirements are related to the preparation and composition of the dissertation, which represents a comprehensive scientific publication based on original research. Compulsory student activities are formulated in an individual study plan; in addition to a successful completion of doctoral courses, students are expected to pursue and present their own creative activities, and to acquire pedagogical practice by teaching several courses especially in the bachelor study programmes. The pedagogical practice is planned for the first 5-6 semesters.
During their study, the students have to complete all the courses listed below representing 150 credits:
AJ32020 Philosophy of Language
AJ32030 Conference Presentation in English I
AJ32031 Academic Publication in English I
AJ32036 Conference Presentation in English II
AJ32041 Historical Linguistics
AJ32042 Modern Linguistics
AJ32055 Research Methodology
AJ32061- AJ32068 Ph.D. Dissertation Seminars I - VIII
AJ32070 International Research Stay I (1 month - 6 weeks)
AJ32350 Doctoral Exam
AJ38000 Doctoral Dissertation Summary
AJ39000 Dissertation
Foreign Language (subject code according to the selected practical language course)
The academic publication consists in a publication of a scholarly article in peer-reviewed journal of non-predatory character. The conference presentation represents a presentation in English of the student’s original paper at a national or international conference. The minimum length of the foreign Research Stay is one month. The recommended length is one semester. In justified cases the stay abroad can be substituted with another type of academic activity, for example participation in a workshop or a study attachment at an academic institute in the place of the student's residence.
In addition to the compulsory subjects listed above, students have to complete four compulsory-optional subjects representing the total of 60 credits (one course represents 15 credits). They can select four of the subjects listed below. Most of the subjects present theoretical linguistic topics.
AJ32040 History of Linguistics
AJ32050 Selected Topics in Functional Syntax
AJ32051 Selected Topics in Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics
AJ32052 Selected Topics in Semantics
AJ32054 Selected Topics in Stylistics
AJ32057 Translation Theory
AJ32058 Discourse Analysis
CJDSL001 Corpus Linguistics
CJDSL002 Critical Data analysis I
The remaining 30 credits are covered by optional courses selected in agreement with the supervisor.

Proposal of dissertation topics and topics of defended dissertations

Generic and evaluative patterns in science news
- The Genre of Institutional Press Release - a Critical Discourse Analysis
- Speaker's Involvement in Political Interviews
- Gender in Humanitarian Discourse
- Religious Text: The Thematic and the Rhematic Layers within a Distributional Macrofield

Recommended progress through the study plan

Compulsory courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:AJ32020Philosophy of Language R. Bělohradk 0/0/010 --
FF:AJ32030Conference Presentation in English I J. Chamonikolasováz 0/0/05 --
FF:AJ32031Publication in English I J. Chamonikolasováz 0/0/010 --
FF:AJ32034Academic Lecture in Czech J. Chamonikolasováz 0/0/05 --
FF:AJ32041Historical Linguistics J. Chamonikolasovák 0/0/010 --
FF:AJ32042Modern Linguistics L. Urbanovák 0/0/010 --
FF:AJ32055Research Methodology J. Chovaneck 0/0/010 --
FF:AJ32061Ph.D. disssertation seminar I J. Chamonikolasováz 0/0/05 --
FF:AJ32062Ph.D. disssertation seminar II J. Chamonikolasováz 0/2/05 --
FF:AJ32063Ph.D. disssertation seminar III J. Chamonikolasováz 0/0/05 --
FF:AJ32064Ph.D. disssertation seminar IV J. Chamonikolasováz 0/2/05 --
FF:AJ32065Ph.D. disssertation seminar V J. Chamonikolasováz 0/0/05 --
FF:AJ32066Ph.D. disssertation seminar VI J. Chamonikolasováz 0/2/05 --
FF:AJ32067Ph.D. disssertation seminar VII J. Chamonikolasováz 0/0/05 --
FF:AJ32068Ph.D. disssertation seminar VIII J. Chamonikolasováz 0/2/05 --
FF:AJ32070International Research Stay I (1 month - 6 weeks) J. Chamonikolasováz 0/0/05 --
FF:AJ32350Doctoral Exam J. ChamonikolasováSDzk 0/0/010 --
FF:AJ38000Doctoral Dissertation Summary J. Chamonikolasováz 0/0/05 --
FF:AJ39000Doctoral Dissertation J. Chamonikolasováz 0/0/025 --
145 credits

Povinné předměty – cizí jazyk

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:AJ32035Foreign Lanaguage - Acknowledgement of Langugae Proficiency J. Chamonikolasováz 0/0/0 uznání.5 --
FF:CJV_D_FFrench for Doctoral Studies L. Václavíkzk 0/0/05 --
FF:CJV_D_NGerman for Doctoral Studies P. Chládkovázk 0/0/05 --
FF:CJV_D_RRussian for PhD Studies - C1 M. Ševečkovázk 0/0/05 --
FF:CJV_D_SSpanish for Doctoral Studies V. De Azevedo Camachozk 0/0/05 --
25 credits

Selective courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:AJ32040The History of Linguistics L. Urbanovák 0/0/015 --
FF:AJ32050Selected Topics in Functional Syntax J. Chamonikolasovák 0/0/015 --
FF:AJ32051Selected Topics in Pragmatics and Sociolinguistics J. Chovaneck 0/0/015 --
FF:AJ32052Selected Topics in Semantics N. Kudrnáčovák 0/0/015 --
FF:AJ32054Selected Topics in English Stylistics J. Chamonikolasovák 0/2/015 --
FF:AJ32056Selected Topics in Translation R. Kamenickák 0/0/015 --
FF:AJ32058Analýza diskurzu J. Chovaneck 0/0/015 --
FF:CJDSL001Corpus linguistics K. Osolsoběz 1/0/0 probíhá formou blokových přednášek.15 --
FF:CJDSL002Critical data analysis I K. Osolsobězk 0/0/015 --
135 credits

Elective courses

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:AJ32033Journal Article II in English Doctoral J. Chamonikolasováz 0/2/010 --
FF:AJ32036Conference Presentation in English II J. Chamonikolasováz 0/0/05 --
FF:AJ32059The Use of Modern Technologies in the Humanities K. Holmqvistk 0/0/015 --
FF:AJ32071Research Methods in Translation Studies R. Kamenickák 0/0/015 --
FF:AJ32072New Research in Translation Studies R. Kamenickák 0/0/015 --
FF:AJ32073Inernational Research Stay II (7-12 weeks) J. Chamonikolasováz 0/0/010 --
FF:AJ32074International Research Stay III (13-26 weeks) J. Chamonikolasováz 0/0/020 --
FF:AJ38520Text Preparation J. Chamonikolasováz 0/0/020 --
FF:CLDS_a28Theories of Translation for PhD Z. Fišerzk 0/0/0 blok.10 --
FF:LgDEA09Experimental syntax and semantics I. M. Dočekalzk 0/0/015 --
FF:LgDEA10Analytical datawork II M. Dočekalzk 0/0/015 --
FF:PGDS00EVResearch Ethics R. Švaříčekz 2/4/015 --
165 credits