Семестр І

SEMINAR 1

 GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF LANGUAGE  AS A FUNCTIONAL SYSTEM

PROBLEMS FOR DISCUSSION:

  1. Theoretical Grammar and its subject.

  2. General characteristics of language as a semiotic communication system.

  3. Different approaches to the analysis of language as a functional system: semantic, syntactic and pragmatic.

  4. Language functions. The communicative function of language.

  5. General characteristics of the grammatical structure of language. Analytical and synthetic languages.

  6. Practice assignments.

MATERIAL TO USE

  1. Lecture material.
  2. Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar of English: Modern Approach / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2009.
  3. Blokh M.Y. A Course in Theoretical English Grammar / Y.Blokh. – М.: Высшая школа, 1983. – P.6-35.
  4. Ilysh B.A. The Structure of Modern English / B.A.Ilysh. – Л.: Просвещение,1971. – 6-26.
  5. Morokhovskaya E.J. Fundamentals of Theoretical Grammar of English / E.J. – К.: Вища школа, 1984. – P. 8-40.
  6. Иванова И.П., Бурлакова В.В., Почепцов Г.Г. Теоретическая грамматика современного английского языка / И.П.Иванова, В.В.Бурлакова, Г.Г.Почепцов. – М.: Высшая школа, 1981. – С.4-14.
  7. Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar Practice / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2011. – P. 4-29.

 

 

                                                            SEMINAR 2                                                                              BASIC LINGUISTIC NOTIONS. THE MORPHEME

PROBLEMS FOR DISCUSSION:

  1.  Language and speech as two main notions of modern linguistics.
  2. Language as a structural system. General characteristics of linguistic units. The notion of isomorphism. The linguistic unit as a double entity.
  3. Systemic relations in language: Paradigmatic and syntagmatic relations and their types.
  4. Morphology and syntax as two parts of linguistic description.
  5. The morpheme as an elementary meaningful unit. Types of morphemes.
  6. Practice assignments.

MATERIAL TO USE

  1. Lectures.
  2. Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar of English: Modern Approach / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2009.
  3. Blokh M.Y. A Course in Theoretical English Grammar / Y.Blokh. – М.: Высшая школа, 1983. – P.12-35.
  4. Ilysh B.A. The Structure of Modern English / B.A.Ilysh. – Л.: Просвещение,1971. – 12-35.
  5. Morokhovskaya E.J. Fundamentals of Theoretical Grammar of English / E.J. – К.: Вища школа, 1984. – P. P.21-44.
  6. Иванова И.П., Бурлакова В.В., Почепцов Г.Г. Теоретическая грамматика современного английского языка / И.П.Иванова, В.В.Бурлакова, Г.Г.Почепцов. – М.: Высшая школа, 1981. – P. 4-14.
  7. Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar Practice / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2011.

 

SEMINAR 3

 LEXICAL AND GRAMMATICAL ASPECTS OF THE WORD

PROBLEMS FOR DISCUSSION:

  1. The word as the central unit of language.
  2. Lexical and grammatical aspects of the word. Grammatical meaning of the word.
  3. Grammatical categories. Referential and significational grammatical categories. Means of realization of grammatical categories.
  4. The notion of opposition. Types of oppositions.
  5. Transposition of grammatical forms. Reduction of oppositions.
  6. Practice assignments.

     MATERIAL TO USE

  1.  Lecture material.
  2. Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar of English: Modern Approach / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2009.
  3.  Blokh M.Y. A Course in Theoretical English Grammar / M.Y.Blokh. – М.: Высшая школа, 1983. – P. 26-36.
  4. Ilysh B.A. The Structure of Modern English / B.A.Ilysh. – Л.: Просвещение,1971. –  P. 12-15.
  5. Morokhovskaya E.J. Fundamentals of Theoretical Grammar of English / E.J. Morokhovskaya. – К.: Вища школа, 1984. – P. 46-56, 106-158.
  6. Иванова И.П., Бурлакова В.В., Почепцов Г.Г. Теоретическая грамматика современного английского языка / И.П.Иванова, В.В.Бурлакова, Г.Г.Почепцов. – М.: Высшая школа, 1981. – С.11-14.
  7. Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar Practice / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2011.

 

SEMINAR 4

THE PARTS OF SPEECH PROBLEM

PROBLEMS FOR DISCUSSION:

  1.  Parts of speech as grammatical classes of words.
  2. Different approaches to the classification of the parts of speech.
  3. Complex approach to the parts of speech classification: meaning, form and function.
  4. Parts of speech division in Modern English. Notional and functional parts of speech.
  5. Function words. The problem of classification of function words.
  6. Grammatically relevant classes of function words: particles, conjunctive words, modal words.
  7. Practice assignments.

 MATERIAL TO USE

  1.  Lecture material.
  2. Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar of English: Modern Approach / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2009.
  3. Blokh M.Y. A Course in Theoretical English Grammar / Y.Blokh. – М.: Высшая школа, 1983. – P. 37-49.
  4. Ilysh B.A. The Structure of Modern English / B.A.Ilysh. – Л.: Просвещение,1971. – 27-35, 149-181.
  5. Morokhovskaya E.J. Fundamentals of Theoretical Grammar of English / E.J. – К.: Вища школа, 1984. – P. 56-104.
  6. Иванова И.П., Бурлакова В.В., Почепцов Г.Г. Теоретическая грамматика современного английского языка / И.П.Иванова, В.В.Бурлакова, Г.Г.Почепцов. – М.: Высшая школа, 1981. – C. 21 – 34.
  7. Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar Practice / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2011.

 

 

SEMINAR  5

THE NOUN. THE ARTICLE

 PROBLEMS FOR DISCUSSION:

  1. General characteristics of the noun as a part of speech.
  2. The category of case. The Common and the Genitive cases. Different interpretations of the ‘s’ formant. Views on the number of cases in English.
  3. The category of number. Different meanings of the singular and plural forms. Singularia and Pluralia Tantum.
  4. The grammatical category of gender in Modern English.
  5. The article as a functional part of speech. Articles as determiners, the theme and rheme markers, generalizers and concretizers.
  6. The problem of the zero article.
  7. Practice assignments.

 MATERIAL TO USE

  1.  Lecture material.
  2. Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar of English: Modern Approach / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2009.
  3. Blokh M.Y. A Course in Theoretical English Grammar / Y.Blokh. – М.: Высшая школа, 1983. – P. 49-85.
  4. Ilysh B.A. The Structure of Modern English / B.A.Ilysh. – Л.: Просвещение,1971. – 36-57.
  5. Morokhovskaya E.J. Fundamentals of Theoretical Grammar of English / E.J. – К.: Вища школа, 1984. – P. 124-128.
  6. Иванова И.П., Бурлакова В.В., Почепцов Г.Г. Теоретическая грамматика современного английского языка / И.П.Иванова, В.В.Бурлакова, Г.Г.Почепцов. – М.: Высшая школа, 1981. – C. 21-34.
  7. Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar Practice / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2011.

 

SEMINAR 6

 THE VERB

 PROBLEMS FOR DISCUSSION:

  1. General characteristics of the verb as a part of speech.
  2. Classifications of English verbs in accordance with different principles.
  3. The category of tense. Tense oppositions. Different views on the tense system in English. Absolute and relative tense forms.
  4. The category of voice. Different views on the number and kinds of voices in English. The problem of reflexive, middle and reciprocal voices.
  5. The category of aspect. Aspect opposition and aspect markers. Peculiarities of aspect semantics.
  6. Practice assignments.

 

     MATERIAL TO USE

  1. Lectures
  2. Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar of English: Modern Approach / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2009.
  3. Blokh M.Y. A Course in Theoretical English Grammar / Y.Blokh. – М.: Высшая школа, 1983. – P. 85-203.
  4. Ilysh B.A. The Structure of Modern English / B.A.Ilysh. – Л.: Просвещение,1971. – 76-145.
  5. Morokhovskaya E.J. Fundamentals of Theoretical Grammar of English / E.J. – К.: Вища школа, 1984. – 129-142.
  6. Иванова И.П., Бурлакова В.В., Почепцов Г.Г. Теоретическая грамматика современного английского языка / И.П.Иванова, В.В.Бурлакова, Г.Г.Почепцов. – М.: Высшая школа, 1981. – С. С.21-34.
  7. Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar Practice / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2011.

 

 

 

 SEMINAR 7

 THE VERB. TEST

 PROBLEMS FOR DISCUSSION:

  1.  The category of phase. Different approaches to the problem of perfect in English.
  2.  The category of mood. Mood and modality. Grammatical and lexical means of expressing conceptual modality.
  3. MODULE TEST.

 

 MATERIAL TO USE

  1. Lectures.
  2. Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar of English: Modern Approach / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2009.
  3. Blokh M.Y. A Course in Theoretical English Grammar / Y.Blokh. – М.: Высшая школа, 1983. – P. 85-203.
  4. Ilysh B.A. The Structure of Modern English / B.A.Ilysh. – Л.: Просвещение,1971. – 76-145.
  5. Morokhovskaya E.J. Fundamentals of Theoretical Grammar of English / E.J. – К.: Вища школа, 1984. – P.129-142.
  6. Иванова И.П., Бурлакова В.В., Почепцов Г.Г. Теоретическая грамматика современного английского языка / И.П.Иванова, В.В.Бурлакова, Г.Г.Почепцов. – М.: Высшая школа, 1981. – С.21-34.
  7. Volkova L.M. Theoretical Grammar Practice / L.M.Volkova. – К.: Освіта України, 2011.