Research

Research, projects and grants

Research at the Department of German Studies focuses on several areas:

  • Specialist language from the synchronic and diachronic perspectives
  • Linguistic means of expressing emotionality: Czech-German comparison
  • German-language literature in Moravia and Silesia
  • Cultural history of selected Silesian aristocratic residences
  • Text reception and production
  • Integration of drama teaching methods into German language teaching

The Department also provides:

  • subject-specific German language courses for the Faculty's Department of History and the Department of Art History and Cultural Heritage
  • general German language courses for the entire Faculty and University

The individual Department staff members focus on the following areas:

Prof. PhDr. Lenka Vaňková, Dr.

  • History of the German language (especially official German and specialist language in the Early Modern era)
  • Development tendencies in contemporary German
  • Czech-German comparative studies

Doc. PhDr. Pavla Zajícová, Ph.D.

  • Text and working with texts in teaching German as a foreign language
  • Analysis of textbooks
  • Analysis of teaching and learning processes

PhDr. Irena Šebestová, CSc.

  • German-language literature in the second half of the 20th century
  • Literature in Switzerland during the 1970s
  • Erica Pedretti
  • German literature of Hlučín Region

Doc. et doc. Mgr. Iveta Zlá, Ph.D.

  • Literary and musical history of the Lichnowsky dynasty
  • Cultural history of the Jánský Vrch chateau in Javorník
  • Silesian aristocratic residences in the Opava, Jeseník and Bruntál regions from the perspective of literature, music and art in German-speaking countries

Mgr. Eva Cieślarová, Ph.D.

  • Specialist language
  • Linguistic means of expressing emotionality
  • Comparative Czech-German phraseology

Mgr. Martin Mostýn, Ph.D.

  • Grammatical means of condensation in German and Czech
  • Specialist language
  • Modern German syntax

Mgr. Milan Pišl, Ph.D.

  • Specialist language
  • Linguistic means of expressing emotionality in postmodern texts
  • Spoken language and communication
  • Theory and practice of translating and interpreting

Mgr. Eva Polášková, Ph.D.

  • Text comprehensibility
  • Analysis of textbooks
  • Specialist language

German native speakers:
Mag. art. Dagmar Pistrich
Kai Witzlack-Makarevich, M.A.


Projects and grants


Publications

The Department's linguistic research focuses on specialist (professional) language, both in the present day and during the history of the German language, and on the relationship between language and emotionality. Members of the Department also focus on the theory and practice of translating and interpreting. Literary research at the Department centres around German-language authors in the Silesian region of the Czech Republic, the cultural history of aristocratic residences in Silesia, and Swiss women's literature. Didactic research focuses on issues of text reception and production and the integration of drama education into German language teaching.


The Department of German Studies has recently published the following books:

Fachlichkeit und Fachsprachlichkeit in varianten Kontexten - Lenka Vaňková (Hrsg.)
Fachliches in der Presse - Lenka Vaňková et al.
Medizinische Texte aus böhmischen und mährischen Archiven und Bibliotheken (14.-16. Jahrhundert) - Lenka Vaňková
Lexikalische Ausdrucksmittel der Emotionalität im Deutschen und im Tschechischen - Hana Bergerová, Lenka Vaňková et al.
Fachkommunikation im Wandel - Axel Satzger, Lenka Vaňková, Norbert Richard Wolf (Hrsg.)
Textverständlichkeit und Textstruktur in der Wissensvermittlung – Eva Bajerová
Emotionalität im Text – Lenka Vaňková (Hrsg.)
Fachtexte des Spätmittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit – Lenka Vaňková (Hrsg.)
Kdopak by se překladu bál?! – Eva Maria Hrdinová, Marie Werbová, Lukáš Motyčka (about translation)
Překlad liturgického textu v zrcadle teorie skoposu – Eva Maria Hrdinová (about the translation of liturgical texts from the perspective of skopos theory)
Textarbeit im Studium des Deutschen als Fremdsprache – Eva Bajerová, Manuela Schwärzler, Pavla Zajícová
Emotionalität in deutschen und tschechischen Medientexten – Lenka Vaňková et al.


Publications by Department members:

Prof. PhDr. Lenka Vaňková, Dr.

Professor Vaňková's research focuses on the history of the German language (especially official German and specialist language in the Early Modern era), development tendencies in contemporary German, and Czech-German comparative studies. She regularly presents her research results at conferences and in specialist journals, and she has authored (or co-authored) a number of monographs.


Doc. PhDr. Pavla Zajícová, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Zajícová's research focuses on text and its role in teaching German as a foreign language, analysis of textbooks and analysis of teaching and learning processes. She has published numerous studies in specialist journals as well as authoring or co-authoring several monographs.


PhDr. Irena Šebestová, CSc.

Dr. Šebestová researches German-language literature from the second half of the 20th century, women's literature in Switzerland during the 1970s, and the author Erica Pedretti. She has presented her research at numerous international conferences as well as publishing studies in specialist journals. She has also authored two monographs.


Doc. et doc. Mgr. Iveta Zlá, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Zlá's research focuses on the literary and musical history of the Lichnowsky dynasty, the cultural history of the Jánský Vrch chateau in Javorník, and Silesian aristocratic residences in the Opava, Jeseník and Bruntál regions from the perspective of literature, music and art in German-speaking countries. She has presented her research at numerous international conferences as well as publishing studies in specialist journals. She has also authored one monograph.


Mgr. Eva Cieślarová, Ph.D.

Dr. Cieślarová's research focuses on specialist language, dialect in the Hlučín region, and comparative Czech-German phraseology. She has presented her research at numerous international conferences as well as publishing studies in specialist journals. She has also authored or co-authored several monographs.


Mgr. Martin Mostýn, Ph.D.

Dr. Mostýn's research focuses on grammatical means of condensation in German and Czech, specialist language, and modern German syntax. He has presented his research at numerous international conferences as well as publishing studies in specialist journals. He has also authored or co-authored several monographs.


Mgr. Milan Pišl, Ph.D.

Dr. Pišl's research focuses on specialist language, linguistic means of expressing emotionality in postmodern texts, spoken language and communication, and the theory and practice of translating and interpreting. He has authored or co-authored several monographs.


Mgr. Eva Polášková, Ph.D.

Dr. Polášková's research focuses on text comprehensibility, text structure and logical text structures, and specialist language. She has presented her research at numerous international conferences as well as publishing studies in specialist journals. She has also authored one monograph.


Publications


Updated: 21. 03. 2019