Course: Linguistics in Practice

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Course title Linguistics in Practice
Course code KAJ/7LP
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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. Spoken and written language 2. Punctuation - a survey of the main principles governing the use of punctuation in English 3. Spelling - pronunciation correspondence in English 4. Spelling changes in derivation/inflection 5. Irregular pronunciation (proper names, etc.) 6. Word classes - problems of classification 7. Structural correspondence between Czech and English (there-is construction, articles, etc.) 8. Test

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Demonstration, Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The course aims to practice linguistics on all levels of language description (phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics), with an emphasis on enhancing practical skills in topics that are neglected (spelling rules, features of spoken and written language, etc.). Additional topics may be included, depending on the interests and needs of the students registered. The course suits the needs of students who intend to write a linguistics-oriented B.A. thesis.
Understanding language as a system of interrelated levels, development of analytical skills.
Essential knowledge of linguistic subjects (introduction to linguistics, phonetics 1), Intermediate level of English.

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

All examinations and consultations are held in English. active participation in seminars, end-of-term test
Recommended literature
  • 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.:. The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2003.
  • Dušková, L., Klégr, A., Malá, M., Šaldová, P.:. Morfologie současné angličtiny. Sbírka cvičení, příkladů a textů k morfologickému rozboru. Univerzita Karlova v Praze: Karolinum. 2010.
  • Dušková, L.:. Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny. Praha: Academia. 1988.
  • Dušková, L.:. Syntax současné angličtiny. Sbírka textů a příkladů k syntaktickému rozboru. Univerzita Karlova v Praze: Karolinum. 2007.
  • 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..
  • Leech, G.:. Semantics. Penguin. 1981.
  • Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use (5th edition). Cambridge University Press, 2019..
  • Payne, J.:. Collins COBUILD English Guides 8: Spelling. Collins CoBuild. 1996.
  • Plag, I.:. Word-Formation in English. Cambridge University Press. 2003.
  • Roach, P.:. English Phonetics and Phonology. A practical course + 2 CD. Cambridge University Press. 2009.
  • Swan, M.:. Practical English Usage (Third edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2009.
  • Swan, M. Practical English Usage (4th edition). Oxford University Press, 2016..

Study plans that include the course
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