FF FDAJkSPAC English - Czech Translation Studies
Name in Czech: Překladatelství angličtiny a češtiny
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 a Specialization in English - Czech Translation Studies 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 translation theory according to the research focus of the student
The focus of the exam is translation theories and translation practice, especially theries that form the methodological foundation of the studetn's dissertation.
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 committ

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 and the programme English Linguistics with a Specialization in English - Czech Translation Studies. 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).
AJ32058 Discourse Analysis
AJ32071 Research Methods in Translation Studies
AJ32072 New Research in Translation Studies
CJDSL001 Corpus Linguistics
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

- The Conceptualisation of the Language of Space in English and Czech
- Collaborative Translation in the Information Age
- A corpus study of the translation of Children's Narratives from English to Czech
- An eye-tracking study of the translation process
- Syntactic structure and translation errors

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: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:CJDSL001Corpus linguistics K. Osolsoběz 1/0/0 probíhá formou blokových přednášek.15 --
60 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:AJ32059The Use of Modern Technologies in the Humanities K. Holmqvistk 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:CJDSL002Critical data analysis I K. Osolsobězk 0/0/015 --
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 --
240 credits