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Selected chapter from French stylistics

Stylistics – history of the discipline, definition, the scope of study. Stylistic factors. Language registers. Type of texts in French. Text analysis – content and form. Basic styles, genres, narrative techniques – practical demonstration on individual types of texts (narration, description, information, argumentative, literary). Rules of text composition: principle of sequentiality, clarity, economy, expressivity. Text structuring in French. Features and factors which influence the creation of a literary text – characters, environment (time and place), plot and story, narrator (various types), narrative perspective (focalization) and its basic types, literary means of expression – figures and tropes. Means of textual coherence and cohesion. Administrative texts – motivational letter, curriculum vitae (form and content). Narration in practice. French résumé. Argumentative text.


Course title: Selected chapters form French stylistics

Number of credits: 4

Course duration: 1. 2. 2022 – 13. 5. 2022 (Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday, 10:00 – 16:00, weekly)

Maximum capacity: 20

Language: English

Lecturer: Mgr. Monika Zázrivcová, PhD.

Learning hours: 26 hours (2 hours per week)

Methodology: e-learning course (MS Teams and Moodle)


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