Course: Slovak

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Course title Slovak
Course code KBH/SLO
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 Czech, Slovak
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Pokorný Milan, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Historical development of Slovak before the origination of standard language. Old Slovak literature, language standardisation in the Slovak territory before the codification of standard Slovak.Slovak national revival in the historical, literary and language contexts.Struggle for standard Slovak, Štúr's codification of standard Slovak language.Literary realism, consolidation of the standard language norm.Historical and cultural causes and consequences of common state of Czechs and Slovaks.Language and literary situation in Slovakia in the first half of the 20th century.Comparative context of czech-slovak relationships in the second half of the 20th century.Slovak in the systematics of West Slavonic languages from the perspective of areal studies.Lexicology: stylistic differentiation of the vocabulary; phraseology.Lexicology: the systematics of word formation; diferentiational and monoligual dictionaries.Slovak morphology: grammatical categories.Slovak morphology: word classes.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book)
Learning outcomes
This course develops students' communicative competence in oral and written Slovak and their understanding of historical development and grammatical categories of standard Slovak. It promotes application of general translatological principles to the specific conditions of translation from Slovak into Czech.
Communicative competence in spoken and written Slovak; an understanding of the historical development of standard Slovak; the ability to apply general principles of translatology to the specific conditions of translation from Slovak to Czech; a good grasp of the basic trends in the history of Slovak literature; a practical knowledge of major works of Slovak literature based on reading original texts.
Introduction to the study of literature Introduction to the study of the Czech language Czech literature 19th-century

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance assessment, Interview, Systematic student observation

Reading Slovak texts in the original; translating prose and poetry; practice in spelling and stylistics.Producing a differential dictionary based on reading original texts.A good knowledge of required literature.
Recommended literature
  • Historický slovník slovenského jazyka I.-V. Bratislava 1991-2000.
  • Pravidlá slovenského pravopisu. Bratislava 2000.
  • Ďurišin D.:. Teória medziliterárneho procesu. Bratislava 1995.
  • Káčala J. a kol.:. Krátky slovník slovenského jazyka. Bratislava 2003.
  • Krajčovič R.:. Vývin slovenského jazyka a dialektológia. Bratislava 1988.
  • Krajčovič R., Žigo P.:. Príručka k dejinám spisovnej slovenčiny. Bratislava 1999.
  • Kráľ Á:. Pravidlá slovenskej výslovnosti. Systematika a ortoepický slovník. Martin 2005.
  • Matejov, F., Zajac, P.:. Od iniciatívy k tradícii. Štrukturalizmus v slovenskej literárnej vede od 30. rokov po súčasnosť. Bratislava 2005.
  • Mistrík J.:. Gramatika slovenčiny. Bratislava 2003.
  • Palkovič K.:. Slovenské nárečia. Banská Bystrica 1981.
  • Paulíny, E.:. Krátka gramatika slovenská. Bratislava 2001.
  • Reis, V.-Kintnerová, J.:. Kultura mezi Čechy a Slováky. Praha 2006.
  • Šmatlák, S.:. Dejiny slovenskej literatúry I. Bratislava 1997.
  • Šmatlák, S.:. Dejiny slovenskej literatúry II. Bratislava 2007.
  • Štraus František:. Základy slovenskej verzológie. Bratislava 2003.
  • Valček, P.:. Slovník literárnej teórie. Bratislava 2006.

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 Czech language and literature (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -