HENA03884U  English - Free topic: Meaning in Language: An Introduction to Semantics

Volume 2014/2015
Content

This course is an introduction to semantics, the linguistic discipline that deals with meaning. Although meaning is the central feature of language, it is only in the last forty years that it has begun to be systematically studied as part of language, because it was previously assumed that meaning was not really a linguistic phenomenon. The course will cover the basic issues associated with meaning in relation to grammar, philosophy, interaction, and cognition, and give an overview of the different kinds of meaning that languages draw  on.

The textbook will be John Saeed: Semantics (Wiley), and there will be a class compendium of supplementary texts.

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  • Hours
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 176,75
  • Total
  • 204,75