Swedish title: Lingvistik: Semantik och pragmatik
ECTS credits: 7.5
Programme affiliation: Part of Master's Programme in Language and Linguistics, General Linguistics
NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about spring semester 2020.
Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2020-03-23 – 2020-06-07
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-75531
Eligibility: General and LINB21, or 60 ECTS in a language subject, or equivalent
- Syllabus (in Swedish)
- Description (in Swedish)
- List of literature
- Welcome letter for admitted students, spring 2020
- Exam schedule
- Canvas Semantics and Pragmatics
- Library Guide Language and Linguistics
- Library Guide Linguistics
- Library Guide Lingvistik
The course gives a basic understanding of concepts within the field of semantics and pragmatics. Various traditions are illuminated, both theoretically and through the execution of problem-based exercises. Among these traditions are structural-typological semantics, logical semantics, cognitive semantics, and theories of pragmatic meaning. Central philosophical issues will be discussed: What is meaning? What is the relationship between meaning, world and consciousness? The emphasis is however on linguistic questions such as: Do different languages have different meaning systems? What is the relationship between linguistic meaning and context?
- Written assignments, 4.5 ECTS
- An oral and written presentation of group work, 3 ECTS
För tillträde till kursen krävs LIN B02, Lingvistik: Språkets
struktur och funktion 60 högskolepoäng i något språkämne,
eller motsvarande kunskaper.
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