Course: Dynamics of the language picture of the world

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Course title Dynamics of the language picture of the world
Course code KSR/92BDJ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional, Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Vychodilová Zdeňka, doc. PhDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Language picture of the world in the context of contemporary theoretical linguistics. 2. Mental representation of the world as a result of the reflection of the objective world. 3. Analysis of nation-specific concepts (e.g. Spanish, Russian, Swedish, Chinese, Yidish etc.). 4. Static quality of language picture of the world vs. dynamic quality of speech, discourse. 5. Current communicative strategies in Russian (in massmedia). 6. Connection between the peculiarities of discourse, national mentality and type of culture. 7. Types of culture - their relation to the quality of texts (examples from Russian massmedia).

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The course provides complex information on the notion of language picture of the world - within the framework of contemporary theoretical linguistics. The notion is studied from the point of view of dynamism of speech activities, discourse and with respect to the nation-specific features of the cultures (types of texts).
The course will provide students with broad theoretical knowledge necessary to define the notion of the language picture of the world within the framework of contemporary theoretical linguistics. Moreover, students are shown the practival application of the ideas in reading and understanding current texts of Russian massmedia.
Prerequisites
Knowledge of Russian language corresponding at least to C1 level. In case of foreign students, corresponding knowledge of Czech language. Knowledge of general linguistics as well as partial linguistic disciplines corresponding to the level of Mgr. study od Russian philology at Czech university. General knowledge of the issues in humanities and social sciences.

Assessment methods and criteria
Seminar Work

- active participation in lectures, seminars - submitting a presentation/ project/ paper
Recommended literature
  • Bulygina, T.V., Šmelev, A.D.:. konceptualizacija mira (Na materiale russkoj grammatiki). Moskva 1997.
  • HOFFMANNOVÁ, J. (1997). Stylistika a... Praha: Trizonia.
  • Karaulov, Ju.N. (2006). Russkij jazyk i jazykovaja ličnosť. Moskva.
  • Lakoff, G. - Johnson, M. (2002). Metafory, kterými žijeme. Brno: Host.
  • Šmelev, A.D. (2002). Russkja jazykovaja modeľ mira.. Moskva.
  • Wierzbicka, A. (2001). Spostoavlenije kuľtur čerez posredstvo leksiki i grammatiki.. Moskva.
  • Wierzbicka, A. (1997). Understanding Cultures Through Their Key Words: English, Russian, Polish, German, and Japanese. New York: Oxford University Press.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts Cultural Anthropology (16) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Politology (14) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts English Language (13) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Czech Literature (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts German Literature (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Clinical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts Clinical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts The Theory and History of Music (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts Theory of Literature (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts World History (12) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts Czech Literature (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (13) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts English Language (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts German Language (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Romance literature (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts - (16) Economy - Summer
Faculty of Arts Russian Literature (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Andragogy (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Arts Politology (12) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Sociology (12) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (13) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Romance Languages (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Literature, Theatre and Film (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts Dutch Philology (16) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts English Language (15) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Comparative slavonic Philology (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts - (16) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (12) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (16) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts English and American Literature (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts English Language (13) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts General Linguistics and Theory of Communication (13) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Arts (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (16) Philosophy, theology - Summer
Faculty of Arts Politology (14) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts - (16) Economy - Summer
Faculty of Arts World History (12) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts Sociology (12) Social sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Media and Cultural Studies (14) Journalism, library science and informatics - Summer
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Romance Languages (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Media and Cultural Studies (14) Journalism, library science and informatics - Summer
Faculty of Arts German Language (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Dutch Philology (16) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Czech History (12) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts Czech History (12) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts English Language (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (13) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Russian Language (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts The Theory and History of Music (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts Theory of Literature (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts Andragogy (16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Arts Philosophy (12) Philosophy, theology - -
Faculty of Arts Czech Language (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Romance Languages (14) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Russian Literatura (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Languages and Culture of China and Japan (15) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Pedagogical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts German Literature (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Romance literature (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Languages and Culture of China and Japan (15) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts English and American Literature (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts English Language (15) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Comparative Slavonic Philology (12) Philological sciences - Summer
Faculty of Arts Pedagogical Psychology (12) Psychology courses - Summer
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Arts (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts Theory and History of Literature, Theatre and Film (12) Theory and history of arts - Summer
Faculty of Arts Russian Language (12) Philological sciences - Summer