UCJANGBP02 Introduction to Linguistics

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Petr Hájek (lecturer)
Mgr. Petr Hájek (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. René Kron, Ph.D.
Institute of Foreign Languages - 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 introduction to the study of language is the first in a series of courses (followed by Grammar 1 and Grammar 2), the aim of which is to acquaint students with the rules and principles of English grammar. In the introductory course, students will learn how language is structured and what the term grammar includes, as well as how the prescriptive and descriptive approaches to grammar differ. The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the current state of Czech Anglistics and to provide them with an orientation in the basics of linguistic terminology and professional literature so that they are able to orient themselves in the field and in practical aspects of study.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will be able to:
- be familiar with the basics of linguistic terminology;
- be familiar with professional literature;
- know the current state of Czech Anglistics;
- be familiar in the field and practical aspects of study;
  • 1. Language and communication, Definition of language, Language typology 2. English as a world language, Germanic languages, Accents and standards 3. Linguistics – scientific study of language, Structuralism, The scope of linguistics 4. What is grammar? Standard and non-standard English. Prescriptive vs descriptive grammar. 5. Grammar, morphology, syntax 6. Phonetics and phonology 7. Word stock, lexicology and lexicography 8. The linguistic sign - semantics and semiotics 9. Obtaining linguistic data – corpus linguistics, Corpus annotation, Types of corpora 10. Language and mind – psycholinguistics, Idiolect, Speech disorders 11. Language and society – sociolinguistics, Sociolect, Dialect 12. Language and logic – pragmalinguistics, Cooperative Principle, Politeness Principle 13. Text linguistics and functional stylistics
    required literature
  • Aarts, B. (2011). Oxford Modern English Grammar. Oxford: OUP.
  • Biber, D., Conrad, S. and Leech, G. (2002). Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited.
    recommended literature
  • Carter, R., and McCarthy, M. (2006). Cambridge Grammar of English. Cambridge: CUP.
  • Dušková, L. (2012). Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny. Praha: Academia.
Teaching methods
Lectures, class discussion, projects.
Assessment methods
Written and oral exam.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2021, Summer 2022, Summer 2023.
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