Course: Syntax

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Course title Syntax
Course code KAJ/WSYN2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 8
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
The major part of the syllabus in the summer term will be the analysis of compound and complex sentences and the correct identification of subordinate clauses and their structure. Other, equally important, topics will be: word order, sentence condensation, nominal versus verbal trends in English and in Czech, functional sentence perspective and highlighting structures and the Czech one-element verbal sentences and their English equivalents.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook)
Learning outcomes
This is a follow-up course and its aim is to introduce the structure of complex and compound sentences, to explain basic types of subordinate clauses, ellipsis, the role of sentence condensers and different syntactic functions of non-finite verb forms.
Students will learn basic terminology of English syntax.

Assessment methods and criteria
Written exam

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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