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Course title -
Course code KAJ/TEXNM
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements Course does not contain work placement
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
Lecturer(s)
  • Malá Marcela, PhDr. M.A., Ph.D.
  • Haupt Jaromír, Mgr. PhD.
Course content
Full-time programme Revision: Linguistic disciplines and categories. Analytic activities. Text, context, communication. Beyond syntax: coherence, schemata, scripts. Classifying coherence relations. Linguistic manifestations of coherence. Cohesion, types and cohesive chains. Problem-Solution patterns and their linguistic signals. Gap-In-Knowledge and other patterns across various texts. Content/signalling nouns. Text types: a bottom-up language-based approach to classification Written vs. spoken discourse. The concept of genre and generic structure: Moves and their linguistic features. The genre of hard news. Ambiguity in headlines. Pragmatics: Theory of implicature. Speech acts - locutionary meaning, illocutionary force, perlocutionary effect. Distance programme Session 1: Weeks 1 - 3 Session 2: Weeks 4 - 6 Session 3: Weeks 7 - 9 Session 4: Weeks 10 - 12

Learning activities and teaching methods
  • Class attendance - 28 hours per semester
  • Home preparation for classes - 32 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 30 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The course focuses on analysis of authentic texts. Previous linguistic knowledge of the system of the English language (langue) is revised, reinforced, systematised and actively extended. Linguistic interpretation of texts focuses of the specific use of language by the respective authors (parole) and it includes categorisation of various items occurring in a text, including the links going beyond sentence level. Where relevant individual items are treated with special regard to the needs of the students whose mother tongue is Czech. Also basic terms of pragmatics are introduced.

Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
unspecified
COVID19: If necessary, the classes will be taught online (Google Meet) and an e-learning course on Moodle. Students need to both work on assignments during the scheduled times of lessons, as well as submit homework assignments. Full-time programme The course is finished with an oral exam. To be allowed to sit the exam, students are supposed - to participate actively in classes (two absences tolerated) - to successfully complete a test and two home assignments using authentic texts of British/ American English published in 2021. If a test is missed for a serious reason, the student will be given another chance. Otherwise it will be considered a fail. Distance programme The course is finished with an oral exam. To be able to sit for the exam students are supposed - to prepare all the tasks set as homework by the dates given by the instructor - to successfully complete a test and two home assignments using authentic texts of British/ American English published in 2020. If a test is missed for a serious reason, the student will be given another chance. Otherwise it will be considered a fail.
Recommended literature
  • Alexander, L.G. Longman Advanced Grammar.. Longman, 1993.
  • Biber, D. et al. Discourse on the move: using corpus analysis to describe discourse structure. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2007.
  • Biber, Douglas. et al. Longman Grammar of Spoken and Written English. London: Longman, 1999.
  • Cater, R. et al. Working with Texts. Routledge, 1998.
  • Flowerdew, J. and R. W. Forest. Signalling Nouns in English: A Corpus-Based Discourse Approach. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  • Halliday, M.A.K. and R. Hasan. Cohesion in English.. Pearson Education Ltd., 1976.
  • Hoey, M. Textual interaction: an introduction to written discourse analysis. 1st pub.. London: Routledge., 2001.
  • Quirk, R. and S. Greenbaum. A Student´s Grammar of the English Language. Longman, 2010.
  • Yule, G. Pragmatics.. Oxford, 2002.


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