Course: Stylistics

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Course title Stylistics
Course code KAJ/STY
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Emmer Jaroslav, Mgr.
Course content
1. Varieties of English, variety labels 2-3 Stylistic information in grammars, dictionaries, and usage manuals 4-5 Style in the vocabulary: neutral words vs. stylistically marked words, words with stylistically elevated/lowered connotations 6 Style as contextually restricted linguistic variation, relevant contextual features, classification of texts, language functions 7 Concepts of British stylistic theories: time, region, medium, field, tenor 8 Speaker-bound dimensions of stylistic analysis 9 Situation-bound dimensions of stylistic analysis 10-11 Inherent style markers vs. distributional style markers 12 Figures of Speech

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
The course introduces students to basic concepts of linguistic stylistics, and to stylistic analysis of different sorts of texts. It aims at developing an awareness of stylistic appropriateness needed for the use of English in different communicative situations. In each seminar students carry out stylistic analysis of different types of texts (conversation, unedited speech, academic prose, newspaper reporting, language of law, language of religion, etc.)
Developing awareness of stylistic appropriateness in different communicative situations.
Prerequisites
Essential knowledge of linguistic subjects offered in the Department (introduction to linguistics, phonetics, morphology, lexicology), Upper-Intermediate level of English.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Test

All examinations and consultations are held in English. regular attendance and active participation in seminars, end-of-term test (stylistic analysis of a text)
Recommended literature
  • Crystal, D. - Davy, D.:. Investigating English Style. New York. 1969.
  • Leech, G. - Short, M.:. Style in Fiction.
  • Leech, G. - Svartvik. J.:. A Communicative Grammar of English.
  • Leech, G.:. Principles of Pragmatics. London. 1983.
  • Turner, G. M.:. Stylistics.
  • Urbanová, L.:. Stylistika anglického jazyka.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Teacher training in English language (3) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -