- Code LING6008
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Linguistics
- Areas of interest Linguistics and Applied Linguistics
This course introduces students to the basic problems in the study of meaning, in all areas of language (vocabulary, grammar, discourse). Students learn how to use the Natural Semantic Metalanguage (NSM) approach; formulate and test hypotheses about what a word, an expression or a construction means; how to state this meaning in a clear, precise and illuminating way; and how to compare meanings across languages and cultures. They will also learn some of the basic ideas and techniques of Formal Semantics, for analyzing meaning-based properties and relations of words and utterance, such as entailment and contradiction, and how NSM and Formal Semantics relate to other approaches to the study of meaning, such as componential analysis.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Understand key issues involved in the study of semantic fields;
- Explore the meanings of an expression in a systematic manner;
- Solve simple problems in semantic analysis;
- Explain the basic goals of several different approaches to semantics; and
- Undertake guided research in topics in semantics.
Indicative Assessment2 x Data Analysis Assignments, 1000 words each, (20% each) LOs 2, 3
Essay plan and bibliography, 500 words (10%) LOs 4, 5
Research paper, 3000 words (40%) LOs 1,2,4, 5
Task-based tutorial participation (5%) LOs 1, 3
Wattle forum posts, (5%) LOs 1, 3, 4, 5
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2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial per week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 7 hours of independent study per week over the semester (total 130 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|2228||15 Feb 2016||26 Feb 2016||31 Mar 2016||27 May 2016||In Person||N/A|