UBKCJLBP49 Onomastics

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2021
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
doc. PhDr. PaedDr. Zbyněk Holub, Ph.D. (lecturer)
doc. PhDr. PaedDr. Zbyněk Holub, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. PaedDr. Zbyněk Holub, Ph.D.
Institute of The Czech Language and Library Science - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Prerequisites (in Czech)
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 aim of the course is to provide students with the foundation of onomastics and its relationship to other branches of linguistics.
Learning outcomes
Students are able to: - understand onomastics as a branch of linguistis - know the principles of appellatives and proper nouns - understand the theoretical bases of onomastics - explain the principles of toponomastics
  • 1. Onomastics as a branch of linguistics
  • 2. Theory of proper nouns, onymic content, object and area
  • 3. Proper nouns in the language system
  • 4. Functional interpretation of onomastics, synchronic and diachronic onomastics
  • 5. Place names.
  • 6. Theory or relation models and small-type method.
  • 7. Appellatives and proper nouns in the language systems
  • 8. Methodology of onomastics
  • 9. Fixation, localization, macrotype, microtype
  • 10. Areal aspects in relation to the reconstruction.
  • 11. Onomastics and other branches of linguistics. Grammar of onomastics
  • 12. Toponomastics.
  • 13. Functional classification of the onomastic system.
    required literature
  • Šmilauer, V. Úvod do toponomastiky, Praha. info
  • ŠRÁMEK, R. Úvod do obecné onomastiky. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1999. Brno, 1999. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminars.
Assessment methods
Written test and an onomastic project.
Language of instruction

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