UCJDLSJ1 Linguistics of language structure - English

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/0/0. 0 credit(s). Type of Completion: dzk.
Guaranteed by
Institute of Foreign Languages – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Prerequisites (in Czech)
UCJDAJK1 Corpus architecture and encodi
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The objective is to provide students with extended grammar covering the so called linguistics of the text.
  • 1. Structural properties of sentence complexing in written and spoken communication.
    2. (Sentence complexes as configurations of clauses, semi-clauses, clause-like units, absolute and supplementive clauses, nominalised and elliptical structures.}
    3. Tendencies in sentence complexing (processing strategies) in English and in Czech (cf. the relatively compact structures in English and relatively loose structures of sentence complexes in Czech].
    4. Information packaging in sentence complexes and its impact on structural configurations within the sentence complex
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
Teacher's information
Examination in a form of academic dispute
Recommended reading:
Bybee, J. and M. Noonan (eds.).2002. Complex Sentences in Grammar and Discourse.
Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishers.
Dušková, L. 1999 [1975]. The Compound and Complex Sentence in English Fiction and
Scientific writing. Studies in the English Language. Part 2. 237-246.
Dušková, L. 1999[1991]. The Complex Sentence in British and Czech Grammar. In Studies
in the English Language, Part 2.Praha: Karolinum, 219-228.
Firbas, J. 1992. Functional Sentence Perspective in Written and Spoken Communication.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Repr. 1995)
Halliday, M.A.K. 1989[1985]. Spoken and written Language. Oxford: Oxford University
Mathesius, V 1975[1961]. A Functional Analysis of Present-Day English on a General
Linguistic Basis. Praha: Academia.
Matthiessen, C. and S.A. Thompson, 1988. 'The structure of discourse and 'subordination'.
In: Haiman, J. and S.A. Thompson (eds.), Clause combining in grammar and
discourse. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 275-329.
Poldauf, I. 1969. The So-Called Medio-Passive in English, Acta Universitatis Carolinae -
Philologica 3, Prague Studies in English 13, 15-34.
Quirk, R. et al. 1985. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. London and New
York: Longman Group Ltd.
Siwierska, A. 1988. Word Order Rules. London: Croom Helm.
Svoboda, A. 1989. Kapitoly z funční syntaxe. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství.
Tárnyiková, J. 2002.From Text to Texture. An introduction to processing strategie. Univerzita
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2008, Summer 2009, Summer 2010, Summer 2011, Summer 2012, Summer 2013, Summer 2014, Summer 2015, Summer 2016, Summer 2017, Summer 2018, Summer 2019, Summer 2020, Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Winter 2023.
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