Course: Syntax I

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Course title Syntax I
Course code KAJ/SYN1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 3
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Smolka Vladislav, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1-2: essential concepts of syntax, graphical sentence analysis 3: verbal valency and the resulting structural patterns 4: sentence modality 5: negation 6: English equivalents of Czech subjectless finite clauses 7-11: clause elements and their semantic roles 12-14: introduction to word-order, FSP essentials

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Activating (simulations, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The subject presents essential concepts of syntax and the range of English simple sentence structures compared with Czech.
A practical knowledge of the essential syntactic structures in English and their communicative functions.
Prerequisites
Minimum entry level of English: Intermediate - Upper-Intermediate.
KAJ/USJ

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

All examinations and consultations are held in English. Active participation in the seminar, passing grade in partial in-term tests.
Recommended literature
  • Biber, D., and S. Johansson, G. Leech, S. Conrad, E. Finegan.:. Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English. Harlow: Longman. 1999.
  • Dušková, L.:. Mluvnice současné angličtiny na pozadí češtiny. Praha: Academia.1988.
  • Firbas, J.:. Functional Sentence Perspective in Written and Spoken. Communication. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1992.
  • Huddleston, R., Pullum, G. K. et al.:. The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2002.
  • Lambrecht, K.:. Information Structure and Sentence Form. Topic, focus and the mental representations of discourse referents. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1994, 1998.
  • Quirk, R., et al.. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. London: Longman 1985.


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): Introductory teacher training course in English language (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Introductory teacher training course in English language (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 3 Recommended year of study:3, Recommended semester: Summer