In this course, students further develop their ability to express themselves correctly in English, in both the linguistic and literary disciplines. Students are provided with an opportunity to understand the development of American and British literature in an historic perspective, with a focus on the relationship between form and content, the interrelatedness of literary texts, and the complex links between these texts and their historical contexts. The study of literary terminology continues with an introduction to such concepts of literary criticism as “canon”, “Self”, “discourse”, and “historicity”. Moreover, there is a comprehensive review of central aspects of linguistics, focusing on syntax, morphology, phonetics and phonology, semantics, sociolinguistics and pragmatics as well as language didactics and language acquisition and an overview of the history of the English language. An overview of the main linguistics research methods is presented along with a closer study of the main concepts in syntax. Students are given an opportunity to apply knowledge of linguistic topics and research methods by applying a research method to analyse a particular linguistic topic. The results are presented in an analytical essay which enables practice in scientific writing.
PrerequisitesEnglish for teachers 1-30
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