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English linguistics

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Kod przedmiotu: 2510-f2ENG1S-EL Kod Erasmus / ISCED: (brak danych) / (0232) Literatura i językoznawstwo
Nazwa przedmiotu: English linguistics
Jednostka: Wydział Humanistyczny
Punkty ECTS i inne: 2.00
Język prowadzenia: angielski
Wymagania wstępne:

Orientation in general linguistics


Całkowity nakład pracy studenta:

Contact hours with teacher:

- participation in tutorials - 30 hrs.

-preparation for classes and tests - 10 hrs.

-preparation of projects/presentations - 10 hrs.

Altogether: 50 hrs. (2 ECTS)

Efekty uczenia się - wiedza:

W1 - The student has in-depth knowledge of the multiple issue of the English language (cognitive, social, diachronic, comparative) (K_W01)

W2 - The student has in-depth knowledge of the use of English for special purposes.

W3 - The student has in-depth knowledge of applied linguistic analysis and creative uses of English. (K_W03)

W4 - The student has in-depth knowledge of the links between language studies and literature and non-literary discourse.

W5 -The student has in-depth knowledge of research-related terminology and methodology applied in English Linguistics.

W6 - The student has in-depth knowledge of selected language issues in the comparative aspects (involving stylistic analysis and translation) (K_W03)

Efekty uczenia się - umiejętności:

U1 - The student is able to search for, analyze, evaluate, select, and apply information using various sources and to formulate critical opinions based on special aspects of linguistic analysis and creative skills in English. (K_U01)

U2 - The student is able to gain and deepen their knowledge and develop their research and analytical skills on their own. (K_U11)

Efekty uczenia się - kompetencje społeczne:


Metody dydaktyczne:

- brainstorming

- classic problem-solving

- practical analytical

- project work

- seminar

Mini lectures, discussions, analytical tasks, filling out work-sheets, peer-teaching and team-work, brainstorming sessions: ‘ list of all answers’ Q&A…

(K_W01) (K_W03) (K_W07)( K_U01) (K_U11)

Metody dydaktyczne poszukujące:

- ćwiczeniowa
- seminaryjna

Metody dydaktyczne w kształceniu online:

- metody oparte na współpracy
- metody rozwijające refleksyjne myślenie

Skrócony opis:

The aim of the course English Linguistics is to organize and expand the students’ orientation across general and descriptive linguistics, and also theoretical-methodological approaches. Additionally, it aims to provide a survey of issues on language variation regarding the English language (in diachronic, regional, social and stylistic dimensions).

Pełny opis:

A REVISION of issues overlapping with other (earlier) courses, e.g. General, Descriptive and Contrastive Linguistics, and also the Theory of Communication (winter term):

• structure-function in language and the levels of organization

• semiotics: the semiotic sign: index, icon, symbol, codes, media, etc

• paralinguistic features of communication & language variation: social, regional...

• communication model: speech chain

• design features of language & functions of language

• ontological & epistemological issues & theory-practice, fact-value

• morphology and word formation processes

• syntactic and semantic roles and relations

• semantics: denotation-connotation, sense-reference & sense relations: polysemy, homonymy, etc.

• text linguistics: textuality criteria: cohesion-coherence, etc.

• pragmatics: entailment, presupposition, implicature,

• Cooperation Principle (Maxims), The Speech Act Theory (felicity conditions)

• contrastive linguistics

Avenue One: Theoretical and methodological approaches to language study (winter term)

(descriptive and explanatory adequacy)

• Structuralism (Geneva, Copenhagen, Prague, London, America)

• Generativism (Standard Theory, X-bar, Government and Binding, Principles and Parameters, Minimalism)

• Other Approaches: Tagmemics and Stratificational Grammar, Systemic-Functional Linguistics

• Functionalism (Functional Systemic Grammar, Role and Reference Grammar)

• Natural Semantic Metalanguage



Avenue Two: Language Variation (summer term):

• Comparative methods & processes of diachronic linguistic change & regional/social variation

• The History of English from Old English to Modern English: Anglo-Saxons, Christianity, Norse Invasions, Normans, G. Chaucer and W. Caxton, W. Shakespeare and King James’ Bible,

• Scottish English, Irish English, British English Variants, American English, Black English, London Cockney, Australian English, Irish English

• the Inner Circle, the Outer Circle, the Expanding Circle

• the Dynamic Model of the Evolution of Postcolonial Englishes

• Postcolonial Englishes (a survey of: Pacific Varieties, South-East Asian Varieties, Indian English, South African English, East and West African Varieties, the Caribbean Patois and other Pidgins and Creoles.

Avenue Three: Australian English (summer term):

• Australian English: pronunciation, vocabulary, sociolinguistic aspects

Aboriginal English: Aboriginal linguistic/conceptual universe and cultural/narrative practices


OBLIGATORY: Lecture notes and handouts (BASED ON THE OPTIONAL LIST/RECOMMENDED LIST– BELOW - available form the teacher), AND ALSO recommended YouTube documentaries, lectures and debates..· OPTIONAL/RECOMMENDED · Chandler, Daniel. 2002. Semiotics: The Basics. Routledge. London.· Crystal, David. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.· Crystal, David. 2007. Words, Words, Words. Oxford University Press. Oxford - New York.· Cruse, Alan. 2006. A Glossary of Linguistics and Pragmatics. Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh.· Fisiak, Jacek. 1975. Wstęp do współczesnych teorii lingwistycznych. Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne. Warszawa. ·

Koerner E. F. K. and Asher R. E. (eds.). 1995. Concise history of the Language Sciences from the Sumerians to The Cognitivists. Pergamon.. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.· Matthews, Peter. H. Oxford Concise Dictionary of Linguistics. Oxford University Press. Oxford - New York.· McCrum Robert, William Cran, Robers MacNeil. 1986. The Story of English. Penguin Books.· McIntyre, Dan. 2009. History of English: A resource book for students. Routledge. London and New York.· Melchers Gunnel and Phillip Shaw. 2003.

World Englishes. Arnold and Oxford University Press. London and New York. · Moore, Bruce. 2008. Speaking our Language: The Story of Australian English. Oxford University Press.· Australia, New Zealand.· Muecke, Stephen. 2005 [1992]. Textual Spaces. API Network. Sydney.· Mugglestone, Linda (ed.). 2006.

The Oxford History of English. Oxford University Press. Oxford.· Pinker, Steven. 1995. The Language Instinct, Penguin Books, London.· Quirk Randolph, Greembaum S. 1990. A Student’s Grammar of the English Language. Longman.· Chalker Sylvia. 1992. A Student’s English Grammar Workbook. Longman.· Richards J. et al (eds.). 1985. Longman Dictionary of Applied Linguistics. Longman.· Schneider, Edgar W. 2007. Postcolonial English: Varieties around the world. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge.·

Skrzypczak, Waldemar. 2006. Analog-Based Modelling of Meaning Representations in English. Nicolaus University Press. Toruń.· Tarsk. R. L. 1999. (edited by Peter Stockwell 2007). Language and Linguistics: The Key Concepts. Routledge. Oxon. · Thrudgill, Peter and Jean Hannah. 2002. International English: A guide to the varieties of standard English. Arnold and Oxford University Press. London and New York.· Walsh, Michael and Colin Yallop (eds.). 2007 [1992]. Language and Culture in Aboriginal Australia. Aboriginal Studies Press. Canberra.

Metody i kryteria oceniania:

Graded credit on the basis of:

Active involvement (20%)

Preparation for classes (20%)

Analytic tasks, essays and work-sheets (20%)

Final test (40%)

Very good – 91-100% (5.0)

Good plus – 86-90% (4+)

Good – 76-85% (4.0)

Satisfactory plus – 70-75% (3+)

Satisfactory – 60-69% (3.0)

Fail – 0-59% (2)

The students will be assessed on the basis of attendance (on-line presence during distance-learning sessions or real-space contact sessions if the situation permits), on the basis of their aptitude resulting from regarding active engagement in the activities, on the basis of assignments sent on time according to ongoing instructions at particular stages of the course (worksheets and mini-essays), the final test or project, and/or the examination test if relevant.

(K_W01) (K_W03) (K_W07)( K_U01) (K_U11)

Praktyki zawodowe:


Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2019/20" (zakończony)

Okres: 2020-02-29 - 2020-09-20
Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Waldemar Skrzypczak
Prowadzący grup: Waldemar Skrzypczak
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Ćwiczenia - Zaliczenie na ocenę
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Zajęcia w cyklu "Semestr letni 2020/21" (w trakcie)

Okres: 2021-02-22 - 2021-09-20

Wybrany podział planu:

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Typ zajęć: Ćwiczenia, 30 godzin więcej informacji
Koordynatorzy: Waldemar Skrzypczak
Prowadzący grup: Waldemar Skrzypczak
Lista studentów: (nie masz dostępu)
Zaliczenie: Przedmiot - Zaliczenie na ocenę
Ćwiczenia - Zaliczenie na ocenę
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On-line teaching sessions will be carried out with the support of the following distance learning tools: MICROSOFT TEAMS (is the basic tool for interactive sessions), USOS will provide the students with extra instructions, mini-lectures, comments and feedback, by means of e-mails and attachments sent to particular groups.

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