Course: Syntax 1

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Course title Syntax 1
Course code KAJ/WNSY1
Organizational form of instruction Seminar + On-line Activities
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 4
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
  • Hornová Libuše, doc. PhDr.
Course content
During the introductory session students will learn about the structure and definition of the English sentence as a basic communicative unit, the elements of the sentence and their syntagmatic and paradigmatic relations. The topics that students will learn mainly on their own include the subject, concord between the subject and verb, the verb and its complementation, the structure of complex noun phrases, negation and the English equivalents of Czech one-element sentences.

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 introduce one of the linguistic disciplines - syntax - and its basic terminology, to make students understand the structure of the sentence as a basic unit of communication, and help them identify its parts and their relations; to introduce the relations within the complex noun phrase, to introduce negation and Czech one-element sentences and their English equivalents.
Students will learn basic terminology of English syntax.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance, Systematic Observation of Student

Requirements: 80% active attendance in seminars (70% ISP) meticulous home preparation written homework task
Recommended literature
  • Biber,D.; Conrad, S.; Leech,G. (1999). Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Harlow.
  • Dušková, L. (1994). Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny. Praha.
  • Greenbaum, S.; Quirk, R. (1990). Student´s Grammar of the English Language. Harlow.
  • Hewings, M. (2005). Advanced Grammar in Use. Cambridge.
  • Chalker, S. (2005). A Student´s English Grammar Workbook. Harlow.
  • Van Valin Jr., R.D. (2001). An Introduction to Syntax. Cambridge.

Study plans that include the course
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