Slovene text comprehension and formation

Credit points: 6
Contact hours: 90
Type: P, S, V

Course Description

Objectives and competences

  • Understanding the text as a basic unit of communication.
  • Developing the ability to observe, describe and evaluate texts with the use of text linguistic glossary.
  • Ability to do structural, semantic, pragmatic and stylistic text analysis.
  • Ability to understand and analyse textual communicational processes in society.
  • Raising awareness about the characteristics of text types, including a historical-developmental justification.
  • Understand the interdependence of text function and the social context of civilizations and cultures.
  • Understanding the interdependence of the function of individual language sign classes and their text function.
  • Developing text competence and argumentation in discourse.


Themes discussed: Spoken and written text; text in modern electronic media. Text characteristics considering the media and text type. Communicational norms and text formation. Discursive universe as the formulator of language meaning and of language and communicational norms. Processes of reading and attribution of text meaning in an active reader’s interaction with the text. Reading strategies and their use for the reader’s control of own creation of text meaning.
In the seminar part, authentic text is a basis for analysis and text evaluation, opinion formation, discourse argumentation, and the observation and critical evaluation of Slovene text production.
 Students are introduced to an independent formation of different (professional) texts, from (a) choosing the topic, the materials and relevant literature, to (b) research and (c) text formation and its spoken presentation with an oriented discussion.


  • O. Kunst Gnamuš, 1986: Razumevanje in tvorjenje besedila. Poskus pragmatične razčlembe. Ljubljana: Pedagoški inštitut.
  • R. Zadravec Pešec, 1994: Pragmatično jezikoslovje : temeljni pojmi. Ljubljana: Pedagoški inštitut, Center za diskurzivne študije, 1994. 66 str.
  • W. Grabe in F. L. Stoller, 2002: Teaching and Researching Reading. Harlow: Longman.
  • M. Grosman, 2004: Zagovor branja: Bralec in književnost v 21. stoletju. Ljubljana: Sophia
  • M. Kalin Golob, 2003: H koreninam slovenskega poročevalnega stila.  Ljubljana: Jutro.
  • M. Kranjc Ivič, 2009: Razgovor kot vrsta komunikacijskega stika. Maribor, Filozofska fakulteta, str. 17–97.


Enrolment in the third year of the study of Interlingual Communication.


a) Seminar paper, test at lab exercises and a reading report (at least seven texts from the literature list) (50 % of the final grade);
b) Remaining 50% of the grade is obtained in a final examination.
Forms of marking: 6-10 or A-E (positive grade), 1-5 or F (negative grade); the grade is positive if the average is at least 6.0. The assessment is in line with the Statute of the University of Ljubljana and the examination regulations of the Faculty of Arts.