MAKING MEANING

LIN2MKM

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on how people understand communication through language. In particular, it explores how words, sentences, utterances and texts are used make meaning or do something in a certain context. A range of theoretical approaches and analytical tools used in the study of semantics and pragmatics will be introduced and applied.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJames Walker

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects LIN3SEM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Core subject at third-year for linguistics in the Bachelor of Arts

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSemanticsPrescribedJ. Saeed (2009)Wiley Blackwell, Chichester.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Appropriately employ a range of tools for the analysis of meaning

Activities:
Assignment 1, assignment 2, weekly exercises, take home exam, tutorial participation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Develop an ability to present and analyse data in written form and increased sophistication in articulating and defending linguistic analyses

Activities:
Assignment 1, assignment 2, weekly exercises, take home exam, tutorial participation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

03. Collect and present natural linguistic data and use the tools learned in this subject to analyse and explain that data

Activities:
Assignment 1, assignment 2, weekly exercises, take home exam, tutorial participation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJames Walker

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% ILO*
Assignment 1 (1000 words or equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
Assignment 2 (1000 words or equivalent)25 01, 02, 03
Weekly exercises (400 words or equivalent)10 01, 02, 03
Take home exam (1600 words or equivalent)40 01, 02, 03