SEMANTICS AND PRAGMATICS: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MEANING AND USE
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorAdam Schembri
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Prerequisites Must have passed 15 credit points at first-year level from Linguistics or coordinators approval
Special conditions Core subject at third-year for the Linguitics major or minor in the Bahelor of Arts
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Semantics||Prescribed||Saeed, John I.||3RD ED., WILEY-BLACKWELL 2009|
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAdam Schembri
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|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|