FF FDAJkSLI Experimental and Applied Linguistics
Name in Czech: Experimentální a aplikovaná lingvistika
doctoral combined specialized
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 with Specialization in Experimental and Applied Linguistics focuses on the following three areas:
- selected topics in modern linguistics, or in historical linguistics (the students select one of the two disciplines)
- the contribution of the Prague School to the development of linguistic research
- selected topics in experimental and applied linguistics, determined according to the research focus of the student
The focus of the exam is on experimental and applied linguistics, especially topics in corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, and the study of language acquisition. It includes questions concerning the methodology of experimental and applied linguistics.
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. Students of the combined study programme are not obliged to teach courses. They are expected to acquire practice within their occupational activities.
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 Methodology of Research
AJ32061 - AJ32068 Ph.D. Dissertation Seminars I - VIII
AJ32070 International Research Stay I
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.
The compulsory subjects listed above represent a compulsory component of both the programme Linguistics (i.e. mainly theoretically oriented) and the programme Linguistics with Specialization in Experimental and Applied Linguistics. In addition to these subjects, the students of the Specialization have to complete the following four compulsory specialization subjects representing the total of 60 credits (one course represents 15 credits).
AJ32059 The Use of Modern Technologies in the Humanities
CJDSL001 Corpus Linguistics
CJDSL002 Critical Data Analysis I
PGDS00EV Research Ethics
The remaining 30 credits are covered by optional courses selected in agreement with the supervisor. The students can choose also from subjects that are listed as compulsory-optional within the programme English Linguistics (without specialization).

Proposal of dissertation topics and topics of defended dissertations

- A study of the acquisition of English discourse markers by Czech adolescents
- A contrastive study of the efficiency of different foreign-language teaching methods
- A study of the perception of English texts by hearing impaired persons
- An eye-tracking study of the relation between the syntactic structure of a text and its perception by readers
- An eye-tracking study of space verbalization

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

Povinné předměty specializační

Code Name Guarantor Type of Completion Extent and Intensity Credits Term Profile Cat.
FF:AJ32059The Use of Modern Technologies in the Humanities K. Holmqvistk 0/0/015 --
FF:AJ32075Theories of second and foreign langauge acquisition: A language teaching and learning perspective F. Tůmak 0/0/015 --
FF:AJ32076Conversation analysis and working with recordings of interpersonal interaction F. Tůmak 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 --
FF:PGDS00EVResearch Ethics R. Švaříčekz 2/4/015 --
90 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: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: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 --
240 credits