Course: Contemporary Language

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Course title Contemporary Language
Course code KAJ/ADSJ8
Organizational form of instruction Exercise
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course content
The summer term of contemporary language seminars helps students prepare for the magister´s examination. Special attention is paid to typological differences between English and Czech during the analysis of different texts.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to to revise all the linguistic branches studied so far (morphology, syntax, text analysis). The emphasis is on those topics that students find problematic or difficult and the aim of the course is to prepare students for the final examination in linguistics.


Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

Students need to be present in 80% of the seminars Students have to prepare short summaries of some topics from the following branches of linguistics: phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, lexicology, and text analysis and they will present them in seminars
Recommended literature
  • Biber, D.; Conrad, S.; Leech, G. (2006). Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Harlow.
  • Carter, R.; McCarthy, M. (2006). Cambridge Grammar of English. A Comprehensive Guide. Cambridge.
  • Dušková, L. (1994). Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny.. Praha.
  • Hornová, L. (2006). Awfully Afraid of Analysis?. Olomouc.
  • Thornbury, S. (2004). Natural Grammar. Oxford.
  • Yule, G. (2006). The Study of Language. Oxford.

Study plans that include the course
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