Course: Introduction to Polish Language

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Course title Introduction to Polish Language
Course code KLKS/POUV
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
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 This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Gańczarczyk Gabriela Maria, Mgr. PhD.
Course content
Language and its function, language development, spoken and written form. Theory of a mark. Languagews of the world - classification (language typology). Linguistics - concept, contents, methods. System and text (after de Saussure). Phonological language system. Morphology (concept of grammatical categories) I. Morphology (concept of grammatical categories) II. Introduction to syntaxis. Lexical-semantic language system. Contemporary science about language (structuralism, transformational grammar, cognitivism, contrastive linguistics, corpus linguistics). Main streams of linguistics (psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, textlinguistics, pragmatics, commutating linguistics etc.). General characteristics westslavonian languages. General characteristics of Polish language. Comparison of Polish and Czech languages. Development of Polish language, its periodization. Concept of national language - Polish national language. Literary language (concept, stratification, functional styles). Standard and codification of literary language. Polish literary language - characteristics, stratification. Functional styles of Polish language. Language culture. Development tendencies of contemporary literary Polish language. Dialect - relation between literary language and dialects and other non-literary forms. Non-literary forms of Polish language. Written communicative form of language and ortography.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Methods of individual activities, Skills training, Stimulating activities (simulation, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The goal of the course is the introduction to the basics of Polish linguistics and to inform students about linguistic terminology and about specifics of Polish philology.
Students should answer basic questions of linguistics, of linguistic terminology and Polish philology. They should be able to solve the complex of linguistic problems.

Assessment methods and criteria
Home assignment evaluation, Oral performance analysis, Didactic test

Active participation on the seminars (at least 80% attendance, there will be special written assignment in the case of non-excuse absence). The fulfilment of the all study duties (all homeworks, the positive evaluation of the final written examination),
Recommended literature
  • BARTMIŃSKI, A. Encyklopedia kultury polskiej XX w. t.2 - Współczesny język polski. Wroclaw, 1993.
  • BARTOŠ, O. Úvod do studia polonistiky. Praha, 1973.
  • Čermák, F. Jazyk a jazykověda. Praha, 1997.
  • Černý, J. Úvod do studia jazyka. Olomouc, 1998.
  • DĄBROWSKA, A. Język polski. Wroclaw, 1998.
  • HORÁLEK, K. Úvod do studia slovanských jazyků. Praha, 1962.
  • HRBÁČEK, J. Úvod do studia českého języka. Praha, 1986.
  • LACHUR, Cz. Zarys językoznawstwa. Opole, 2004.
  • LOTKO, E. Čeština a polština v překladatelské a tlumočnické praxi. Olomouc, 1986.
  • LOTKO, E. Polština a čeština z hlediska typologického. Olomouc, 1981.
  • LOTKO, E. Slovník lingvistických termínů pro filology. Olomouc, 1999.
  • URBAŃCZYK, S. Encyklopedia wiedzy o języku polskim. Wroclaw, 1989.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts and Philosophy Slavonic Studies of the European Union (2013) Philological sciences 1 Winter