Katedra anglického jazyka a literatúry
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Okruhy tém na bakalárske štátne záverečné skúšky v študijných programoch anglický jazyk a literatúra v kombinácii, anglický jazyk a literatúra na akademický rok 2018/19

  1. Phonetics and phonology. The sub­‑branches thereof, and the subjects of study within each of these branches. The relationship of phonetics and phonology to other linguistic disciplines.
  2. Phonetics. Articulatory, acoustic and auditory phonetics.
  3. Segmental phonology. Phonemes and their classification.
  4. Suprasegmental phonology. Syllable, suprasegmental features. Aspects of connected speech.
  5. Parts of speech and their morphological characteristics.
  6. Verbs and their classifications (lexical, primary, modal, auxiliary, etc.). Morphological characteristics and forms of verbs (mood, voice, transitivity, etc.). Verbs in the English sentence – syntactical characteristics of verbs.
  7. Nouns, their morphological characteristics and classifications (determination, countability, gender, number). Nouns in the English sentence – syntactical characteristics of nouns.
  8. Morphological characteristics of adjectives. Their classification and formation, relations to other word classes. Gradation of adjectives. Adjectives in the English sentence – syntactical characteristics of adjectives.
  9. Morphological characteristics of adverbs. Their classification and formation, relations to other word classes. Gradation of adverbs. Adverbs in the English sentence – syntactical characteristics of adverbs (adverbials).
  10. English phrases and clauses. Their types, characteristics, structures and functions.
  11. Coordination and subordination in English syntax. Their characteristic features, classification and characteristics.
  12. Lexicology as a branch of linguistics and its relationships with other linguistic disciplines. Basic terminology related to lexicology (vocabulary, words, lexical units, lexemes). Two approaches to the study of language, the structure of English vocabulary (words and their associative fields, lexical fields, word families, word classes).
  13. Word structure (inflection, derivation, lexical morphemes, functional morphemes), the morphemic and word­‑formation structure of words; the morphemic analysis of words; word­‑formative units. The principal word­‑formation processes: compounding, derivation (types of derivation), and conversion, minor word­‑formation processes: shortening, (clipping, acronyms and initialisms), back­‑formation, blending, reduplications, coinage, semantic changes, etc.).
  14. Word meaning – the process of naming. Types of meaning: grammatical and lexical. Meaning with communicative values (conceptual meaning, associative meaning and thematic meaning). Relationships between lexical items: sense relations and the multiplicity of senses. The origins of the English lexicon (three main sources of the English lexicon, borrowings, loanwords, and assimilation). The English lexicon over time (the English lexicon and societal development, recent lexical changes). The stylistic classification of the English lexicon.
  15. Multi­‑word lexical items (three criteria which help distinguish holistic multiple­‑word items). Words in combination (collocations, colligations, and chunks). Multi­‑word verbs. Idioms and idiomatic multi­‑word expressions (proverbs, sayings, quotations, similes, binomials, trinomials.

Recommended literature

  • The Virtual Linguistics Campus. Available at: https://www.​youtube.​com/​channel/​UCaMpov1PPVXGcKYgwHjXB3g otvárané v novom okne
(obvykle ide o externý odkaz).
  • Jones, D. 1973. The Pronunciation of English. Cambridge.
  • Kelly, G. 2000. How to Teach Pronunciation. London.
  • Roach, P. 2009. English Phonetics and Phonology. Cambridge.
  • Roach, P. Glossary. Available online.
  • Alexander, L. G. 1999. Longman English Grammar Practice. Harlow : Longman.
  • Greenbaum, S., & Quirk, R. 1990. A Student’s Grammar of the English Language. Harlow : Longman.
  • Quirk, R., & Greenbaum, S., Geoffrey, L. Svartvik, J. 1985. A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language. London : Longman.
  • Quirk, R., & Greenbaum, S. 1973. A University Grammar of English. London : Longman. Huddleston, R. 1984. Introduction to the Grammar of English. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.
  • Quirk, R., & Greenbaum, S. 1973. A University Grammar of English. London : Longman.
  • Bérešová, J. 2017. A Course in English Lexicology. Trnava : Trnavská univerzita.
  • Crystal, D. 2010. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 489 p. ISBN 0­‑521­‑40179­‑8.
  • Crystal, D. 2011. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 516 p. ISBN 978­‑0­‑521­‑73650­‑3.
  • Jackson, H., & Zé Amvela, E. 2007. Words, Meaning and Vocabulary. London : Bloomsbury Academic. 248 p. ISBN 978­‑0­‑8264­‑9018­‑6.
  • Halliday, M. A. K., & Yallop, C. 2004. Lexicology. A Short Introduction. London : Continuum. 117 p. ISBN 978­‑0­‑826­‑49479­‑5.
  • Kvetko, P. 2009. English Lexicology. In Theory and Practice. Trnava : UCM. 117 s. ISBN 978­‑80­‑8105­‑110­‑4.

British and American Literature

  1. Old and Middle English Literature and Culture (genres, representatives, G. Chaucer).
  2. Renaissance and Elizabethan Literature and Culture (W. Shakespeare and his contemporaries).
  3. Pre­‑Colonial and Colonial Literature in the USA.
  4. Literature of the Enlightenment in Britain: the rise of the novel (Defoe, Swift, Richardson, Fielding, Sterne), and the USA (B. Franklin, Th. Jefferson).
  5. English Romanticism (poetry, J. Austen, novels of the Brontë sisters, the gothic novel) 6. American Romanticism (E. A. Poe, transcendentalists, N. Hawthorne, H. Melville, E. Dickinson, W. Whitman).
  6. Victorian Literature and Culture (Ch. Dickens, G. Eliot).
  7. Realism and Naturalism in the USA (M. Twain, S. Crane, T. Dreiser, H. James).
  8. Edwardian realists (Conrad, Hardy, Stevenson, Kipling, Wells, Forster).
  9. Modernism in Great Britain (Lawrence, Joyce, Woolf, Mansfield).
  10. American Modernism (E. Pound, T. S. Eliot, W. C. Williams, W. Stevens, E. Hemingway, F. S. Fitzgerald).
  11. Literature of the American South and Abolitionist Literature (H. B. Stowe, W. Faulkner).
  12. American Minority Literatures and Cultures (African­‑American, Jewish and Native American authors and their works).
  13. British and American Drama (O. Wilde, G. B. Shaw, E. O’Neill, T. Williams).

Recommended literature

  • The Routledge History of Literature in English.
  • Alexander, M.: A History of English Literature. Palgrave, 2007.
  • Baštín, Š., Olexa, J., Studená, Z.: Dejiny anglickej a americkej literatúry. Obzor, 1993.
  • Javorčíková, J.: A Compendium of English literature. Z–F Lingua, 2017.
  • Lodge, D.: The Art of Fiction. Penguin, 1992.
  • Roger, G.: Past into Present. Longman, 1990.
  • Sampson, G.: The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature. CUP, 2004.
  • Swatridge, C.: British Fiction. A Student’s A–Z. Macmillan, 1985.
  • Baym, N., & Levine. R. S. (eds.): The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Volume C:1865–1914. 8th ed. New York and London : W. W. Norton & Company, 2012.
  • Baym, N., & Levine. R. S. (eds.): The Norton Anthology of American Literature. Volume D:1914–1945. 8th ed. New York and London : W. W. Norton & Company, 2012.
  • Pokrivčák, A. 2005. Americká imaginácia: pohľady na klasickú americkú literatúru. Nitra : UKF.
  • Pokrivčák, A. 2010. Texts and Contexts: Reading the Nineteenth Century American Literature. ASPA.
  • Ruland, R., & Bradbury, M. 1992. From Puritanism to Postmodernism: A History of American Literature. Penguin Books.

Okruhy tém na magisterské štátne záverečné skúšky v študijných programoch anglický jazyk a literatúra v kombinácii, anglický jazyk a literatúra na akademický rok 2018/19

Methodology of teaching English as a foreign language

  1. Theories of language and language learning.
  2. Approaches, methods, and techniques (key and alternative methods and approaches).
  3. The communicative approach (principles, basic assumptions of CLT, CLT).
  4. The post­‑method period (content­‑based instruction, task­‑based instruction, text­‑based instruction, competency­‑based instruction, current trends in CLT).
  5. Learner Variables (Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences Model, learning styles, learner strategies – Oxford, Rubin, VAK/VACT, Kolb’s learning styles model, learner autonomy).
  6. Teacher’s roles, teacher’s action zones, teaching versus learning, teacher development, a teacher of English.
  7. Teaching English to young learners (models of development, 7Rs, teachers of TYLs).
  8. Alternative methods in TYL (TPR, Storytelling, Project work, Drama, CLIL).
  9. A CEFR, a Manual, national documents (ISCED), the curriculum, the syllabus, a lesson plan, OECD key competence.
  10. Evaluation, assessment, and testing; statistical analyses for language assessment.
  11. Receptive skills (Listening, Reading) – teaching and testing.
  12. Productive skills (Speaking, Writing) – teaching and testing.
  13. Linguistic competence (grammar, vocabulary, the sound system, the writing system) – teaching and testing.
  14. Classroom management (classroom seating arrangements, teacher­‑learner and learnerlearner interaction, error correction, homework).
  15. Teaching literature and teaching intercultural communication, teaching material (using video, authenticity).

Recommended literature

  • A Common European Framework of Reference. 2001. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0­‑521­‑00531­‑0.
  • Bérešová, J. 2016. Teaching English to Young Learners. Trnava : Trnavská univerzita. 128 s. ISBN 978­‑80­‑568­‑0007­‑2.
  • Bérešová, J. 2013. English Language Teaching in Pre­‑service and In­‑service Teacher Training. Trnava : Trnavská univerzita. 236 s. ISBN 978­‑80­‑8082­‑769­‑4.
  • Bérešová, J. 2009. Didaktika anglického jazyka. Bratislava : Metodicko­‑pedagogické centrum.
  • Larsen­‑Freeman, D. 2001. Techniques and Principles in Language : A Common European Framework of Reference. 2001. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0521­‑00531­‑0.
  • Nuttall, Ch. 2005. Teaching Reading Skills. Macmillan. 282 p. ISBN 1­‑4050­‑8005­‑1.
  • Scrivener, J. 2005. Learning Teaching. Macmillan Publishers Limited, 2005. 431 s. ISBN 1­‑4050­‑1399­‑0.
  • Manual. 2009. Council of Europe.
  • Bachman, L. F. 1995. Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing. Oxford : University Press. 408 pp. ISBN 0­‑19­‑437003­‑4.
  • Bachman, L. F., PALMER, A. S. 1996. Language Testing in Practice. Oxford : University Press. 408 pp. ISBN 0­‑19­‑437148­‑4.
  • Bachman, L. F. 2005. Statistical Analyse for Language Assessment. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 364 pp. ISBN 0­‑521­‑00328­‑8.
  • Bérešová, J. 2008. Test vo výučbe anglického jazyka. Didaktika anglického jazyka. Bratislava : Metodicko­‑pedagogické centrum. 112 s. ISBN 80­‑8052­‑220­‑0.
  • Bérešová, J. 2006. Komunikatívne testovanie cudzích jazykov v súlade s požiadavkami Rady Európy. Trnava : Trnavská univerzita. 97 s. ISBN 80­‑89074­‑96­‑0.
  • Noijons, J., Bérešová, J., Breton, G., Szabó, G. 2011. Relating language examinations to the CEFR: Learning, teaching, assessment. Highlights from the Manual. Council of Europe Publishing. 92 s. ISBN 978­‑92­‑871­‑7169­‑6.
  • Bérešová, J. 2010. Metodické postupy vo vyučovaní anglického jazyka u mladších žiakov. Vlčany.
  • Bérešová, J. 2012. Výučba anglického jazyka v primárnom vzdelávaní. Trnava : Trnavská univerzita v Trnave. 96 s. ISBN 978­‑80­‑8082­‑576­‑8.
  • Bérešová, j. 2012. Spoločný európsky referenčný rámec a jeho odraz vo výučbe mladších žiakov. Trnava : Trnavská univerzita. 101 s. ISBN 978­‑80­‑8082­‑577­‑5.
  • Cameron, L. 2001. Teaching Languages to Young Learners. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 258 p. ISBN 978­‑0­‑521­‑77434­‑5.
  • Moon, J. 2005. Children Learning English. MacMillan. 184 pp. ISBN 1­‑4050­‑8002­‑7.
  • Pinter, A. 2006. Teaching Young Language Learners. Oxford : Oxford University Press. 180 p. ISBN 978­‑0­‑19­‑442207­‑9.
  • Lewis, G. 2004. The Internet and Young Learners. Oxford : Oxford University Press. 140 p. ISBN 0­‑19­‑442182­‑1.
  • Phillips, D., Burwood, S., Dunford, H. 2004. Projects with Young Learners. Oxford : Oxford University Press. 152 p. ISBN 0­‑19­‑437221­‑9.


  1. Stylistics as a linguistics discipline. Its relationship to other linguistic disciplines. Definitions of a style. Classification of functional styles.
  2. Classification of linguistic expressive means and stylistic devices (on phonetic, morphological, syntactical, and lexical levels).
  3. Linguistic analysis of the text – aims, methods and procedures.
  4. English as a global language (World English or World Englishes – reasons, three concentric circles of English, GE, ESP, EAP, English as a lingua franca, the future of English).
  5. The main varieties of English spoken on the British Isles (Southern English, Northern English, Scottish English, Irish English, Welsh English), the main varieties of English around the world (American English, Canadian English, Australian English).
  6. Contemporary English (the languages which influenced English) and Spoken and Written English (colloquial English, Cockney, Estuary, American slang), Current trends in Late Modern English (grammar and vocabulary).
  7. Old English (grammar, vocabulary, dialects), Middle English (grammar, vocabulary) and Early Modern English (grammatical trends, vocabulary).
  8. Word order (rules: grammatical, emotive and rhythmic, Functional Sentence Perspective, inversion, fronting, cleft sentences, existentials).
  9. Nominalisation, nominal tendencies in English, nominal phrases and its specific features in English (functional onomatology).
  10. Verb phrases, predication in English, verb complementation, adjective complementation (functional syntax).

Recommended literature

  • Miššíková, G. 2003. Linguistic Stylistics. Nitra : UKF.
  • Pokrivčák, A. – Pokrivčáková, S. (2006). Understanding Literature. Brno : MSD.
  • Stockwell, P. & Whiteley, S. 2014. The Cambridge Handbook of Stylistics. Cambridge : CUP.
  • Verdonk, P. 2002. Stylistics. Oxford : CUP.
  • Barber, Ch., Beal, J. C., Shaw, P. A. 2009. The English Language. A Historical Introduction. Cambridge : CUP.
  • Carter, R. and McCarthy, M. 2006. Cambridge Grammar of English. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 973 s. ISBN 0­‑521­‑67439­‑5.
  • Crystal, D. 2011. The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 516 s. ISBN 978­‑0­‑521­‑73650­‑3.
  • Crystal, D. 2018. The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of the English Language. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 489 s. ISBN 0­‑521­‑40179­‑8.
  • Kirkpatrick, A. 2012. World Englishes. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. 257 s. ISBN 978­‑0­‑521­‑61687­‑4.

Contemporary Anglophone Literatures

  1. Britain after WWII. Anti­‑modernism (A. Burgess, G. Greene, W. Golding, G. Orwell).
  2. Angry Young Men (K. Amis, J. Braine, J. Osborne, A. Sillitoe).
  3. The Theatre of the Absurd (S. Beckett, H. Pinter).
  4. Theories of Postmodernism. Features of Postmodernism in the works of J. Fowles, D. Lodge, and A. Carter.
  5. Literatures of the minorieties – gender, religious, national (J. Winterson, F. Weldon, H. Kureishi, S. Rushdie).
  6. Postmodern and Postcolonial Literature in the USA (V. Nabokov, P. Auster, J. Lahiri).
  7. New Trends in Native American Literature (N. S. Momaday, L. M. Silko, S. Alexie).
  8. Latino Literature (J. Díaz).
  9. Contemporary African­‑American and Jewish Literature (T. Morrison, N. Englander).
  10. Post­‑Apocalyptic Literature and Sci­‑Fi, Popular Literature (C. McCarthy).

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