Course: Contemporary Language - Text Analysis

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Course title Contemporary Language - Text Analysis
Course code KAJ/APJA9
Organizational form of instruction Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
Lecturer(s)
Course content
The aim of the course of text analysis is to summarise all the knowledge from the linguistic disciplines offered earlier (morphology, syntax, lexicology); to apply the theoretical knowledge on the practical analysis of stylistically different English texts and to compare the structure of English and Czech texts by translating some parts of the texts and trying to come to some general conclusions as characteristic features of the English and Czech languages and basic rules for translating English texts to Czech.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
Learning outcomes
The aims of the course are to summarise all the knowledge from the linguistic disciplines offered earlier (morphology, syntax, lexicology); to apply the theoretical knowledge on the practical analysis of stylistically different English texts. Students will also learn about the basic features of texts, i.e. cohesion, coherence, informativity, intertextuality, etc. and they will compare the structure of English and Czech texts by translating some parts of the texts and trying to come to some general conclusions as: characteristic features of the English and Czech languages and basic rules for translating English texts into Czech.
Students will learn how to analyze texts.
Prerequisites
unspecified
KAJ/APJA5 and KAJ/APJA6

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam, Student performance, Analysis of linguistic

Credit requirements 80% active attendance in seminars (70% ISP) Meticulous home preparation, including written homework Credit test
Recommended literature
  • Biber, D.; Conrad, S.; Leech, G. (2006). Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Harlow.
  • Carter, Ronald at al. (1997). Working with Texts. Routledge, London.
  • Crystal, D. (2003). The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Černý, J. (1996). Dějiny lingvistiky. Olomouc.
  • de Beaugrande, R., and W. Dresler. Introduction to Text Linguistics.
  • DeBeaugrande, R.; Dressler, W. (1981). Introduction to Text Linguistics. Harlow.
  • Hornová, L. (2006). Awfully Afraid of Analysis?. Olomouc.
  • Huddleston, Rodney and Pullum, Geoffrey K. (2002). The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language.. Cambridge.
  • Salkie, R. (1997). Text and Discourse Analysis. London.
  • Tárnyiková, J. (2002). From Text to Texture. Olomouc.


Study plans that include the course
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