Project details

 

A contrastive study of non-fiction (expository) texts

Project Identification:GA405/02/0349
Project Period:1/2002 - 12/2004
Investor:link to a new windowCzech Science Foundation
Programme / Project Type:Standard Projects -
MU Faculty/Unit:
Faculty of Arts
MU Investigator:Prof. PhDr. Marie Krčmová, CSc.
Field:AI - Linguistics (A - Social sciences)
Publications/Results:more
Annotation

The project Contrastive Study of Non-Fiction (Expository) Texts integrates the research work of several workplaces at the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University Brno. In concentrates on interlingual and intercultural study of the linguistic and stylistic structure of publicistic, legal, administrative and popular scientific texts. It deals with the differences in the understanding of style and stylistics in English Studies, Romance Studies, Germanic Studies, Czech Studies and Slavonic Studies, including the interpretation of basic, seemingly parallel terms, which should contribute to the mutual understanding of ideas and enable the researchers a uniform, or at least comparable, approach to the studied material. Another component is represented by the bilateral confrontation of the selected text types (foreign versus Czech), both texts translated from language to language and those coming from the same source (e.g. official materials of international organizations), as well as parallel texts similar a