SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MEANING AND USE

LIN3SEM

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we focus on how we understand what someone is trying to communicate to us when they say or write something to us, especially how the particular words and structures are used for the purpose of getting us to understand just what the speaker intends. As what a word or structure means depends on how it is used, we will look at the physical and cultural contexts within which communication occurs, and the role they play in the communication of meaning.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAdam Schembri

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 15 credit points at first-year level from Linguistics or coordinators approval

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at third-year for the Linguitics major or minor in the Bahelor of Arts

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSemanticsPrescribedSaeed, John I.3RD ED., WILEY-BLACKWELL 2009

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdam Schembri

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Tutorial Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
one 1-hour final exam (1,000 word equivalent)25
one 1-hour mid-term exam (1,000 word equivalent)25
tutorial exercises (800 words)20
two exercises (1,200 words equivalent)30