Course: Complex Language Analysis

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Course title Complex Language Analysis
Course code KAJ/7JA
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Smolka Vladislav, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1-2 Sample text analysis by the teacher 3-12 Individual presentations by students 13-14 End-of-term test

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Demonstration, Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
This practice-oriented course aims to build a comprehensive linguistic awareness across the different levels of language description (Introduction to English Linguistics, Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology, Lexicology, Syntax, Pragmatics, Text Linguistics, Stylistics, Historical Development of English), using authentic English text of various styles and genres. The idea is to build a synthetic view of language, where the separate levels of description are understood as closely interrelated, and to revise, update on and apply what has been learned in the course of previous study. The practical orientation of the subject stems from real needs of higher- secondary school teachers.
development of synthetic awareness of the language system, practical application of and updating on the existing linguistic knowledge and skills
knowledge of the separate linguistic subjects, practical English language skills at an advanced level

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination, Essay, Student performance assessment, Analysis of student's language skills, Test

active participation in seminars, individual presentation, end-of-term test
Recommended literature
  • Bauer, L. (1994). Watching English Change, London: Longman,.
  • Bell, J., Thomas, A. Gold B2 First New Edition (Coursebook), Pearson Education Limited. 2018.
  • Cohen, A.D., Macaro, E. Language Learner Strategies. Oxford University Press, 2007..
  • Crystal, D. (2003). The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press..
  • Dušková, L. (1988). Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny. Praha: Academia..
  • Dušková, L. (2007). Syntax současné angličtiny. Sbírka textů a příkladů k syntaktickému rozboru. Univerzita Karlova v Praze: Karolinum..
  • Foley M., Hall D. MyGrammarLab (Intermediate B1/B2). Pearson, 2012..
  • Gramelová, L. Jak vyzrát na cizí jazyky. Jazykový koutek, Praha 2017..
  • Hashemi, L., Thomas, B. & Matthews, L. Grammar and Vocabulary for First (FCE) and First for Schools Book. Cambridge University Press, 2015..
  • Huddleston, R., Pullum, G. K. et al. (2002):. The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Leech, G. (1981). Semantics. Penguin..
  • Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use (5th edition). Cambridge University Press, 2019..
  • Plag, I. (2003). Word-Formation in English. Cambridge University Press..
  • Roach, P. (2009). English Phonetics and Phonology. A practical course. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press..
  • Swan, M. Practical English Usage (4th edition). Oxford University Press, 2016..
  • Thomas, J. (1995). Meaning in Interaction: An Introduction to Pragmatics, London: Longman,.

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