UBKCJLBK48 Introduction to etymology

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Ing. Bc. Roman Sukač, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Ing. Bc. Roman Sukač, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Ing. Bc. Roman Sukač, Ph.D.
Institute of The Czech Language and Library Science - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
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 basic information about the principles of etymology and methodology of the word origin reconstruction.
Learning outcomes
Students are able to: - understand and apply the comparative method - understand and apply the method of internal reconstruction - know the reconstructed grammar of Proto-Indo-European - know the principles of language changes - work with the basic reference books
  • 1. History of etymological research
  • 2. Language development
  • 3. Comparative method
  • 4. Sound changes
  • 5. Morphological structure of words
  • 6. Reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European
  • 7. Reconstruction of Proto-Slavic
  • 8. Word formation
  • 9. Morphological changes
  • 10. Semantic changes
  • 11. Methodology of word origin research
  • 12. Foundation of the Indo-European accentology
  • 13. Etymological dictionaries
    required literature
  • ERHART, A., VEČERKA, R. Úvod do etymologie. Praha, 1987. info
Teaching methods
Lectures and seminar.
Assessment methods
Written test.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 4p+4s/sem.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2020.
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