UBKCJLBP33 Seminar for the historical linguistics

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Kristýna Dufková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Kristýna Dufková, 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 information about the basic principles of historical linguistics, comparative linguistics and reconstruction. The seminar brings additional information the course Historical linguistics 1, especially the reconstruction of Proto-SLavic as a common source of Slavic languages.
Learning outcomes
Students are able to: - describe the main sorts of language changes - understand the principles of comparative method and the method of internal reconstruction - understand the principles of reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European and Proto-Slavic - explain the main points of Slavic accentology - use the basic reference materials
  • 1. Sound changes
  • 2. Assimilation and loss
  • 3. Dissimilation, metathesis, epenthesis and other changes
  • 4. Analogy
  • 5. Semantic changes
  • 6. Lexical borrowings
  • 7. The comparative method and the method of internal reconstruction
  • 8. Reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European
  • 9. Sound changes from Balto-Slavic to Proto-Slavic
  • 10. Proto-Slavic sound changes
  • 11. Proto-Slavic morphology
  • 12. Foundations of Slavic accentology
  • 13. Basic reference works on historical linguistics
    required literature
  • HOCK, H.H. Principles of Historical Linguistics. Mouton de Gruyter, 1991. info
    recommended literature
  • LAMPRECHT, A., ŠLOSAR, D., BAUER, J. Historická mluvnice češtiny. Praha, 1986. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
Written test.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
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