Semantics

Sammanfattning

Behörighetskrav

Kursen har följande högskolekurser som förkunskapskrav: Godkända kurser: EN101E-English I. English I; 1-30 credits within English as a main subject

Kursplan

Kursplan för studenter vår 2017, vår 2016, vår 2015, höst 2014, höst 2013

Kurskod:
EN236L version 1
Engelsk benämning:
Semantics
Fördjupningsnivå
G1F
Huvudområden:
Engelska
Undervisningsspråk:
Engelska
Inrättandedatum:
13 oktober 2011
Fastställandedatum:
29 september 2012
Beslutande instans:
Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle
Gäller från:
02 september 2013

Kursbeskrivning

The course develops students' knowledge of central concepts within semantics primarily but also to a certain extent within pragmatics, paired with the skill to use these concepts to analyze English words and sentences. These are important tools in gaining a deeper understanding of the structure and function of language, and therefore also prepare students for the concrete language analyses that their bachelor papers may involve.

Förkunskapskrav

Kursen har följande högskolekurser som förkunskapskrav: Godkända kurser: EN101E-English I. English I; 1-30 credits within English as a main subject

Lärandemål

After finishing the course, the student:
1) can account for the difference between semantic and pragmatic meanings;
2) can account for the central concepts within semantics;
3) can analyze English words and sentences using semantic methods and concepts;
4) can use correct terminology to describe relevant meaning features of English words and sentences;
5) can demonstrate an awareness of how semantics can contribute to text and discourse analysis; and
6) can seek and evaluate further information within the field of semantics.

Formerna för att bedöma studenternas prestationer

This course is assessed through one written in-class exam and one written assignment. The written exam assesses learning outcomes 1-4 and the written assigment assesses learning outcomes 3-6, in relation to a topic selected by the student. In order to receive a passing grade on the whole course, the student has to recieve a passing grade for both the exam and the written assignment.

Innehåll eller kursinnehåll

This course is about meaning in language and thus deals with both the nature of language and the structure of communication. In more detail, the course deals with how words are related to other words, and how sentences are related to other sentences, by examining relations such as synonymy, antonymy, hyponymy and implication. In this course we will also investigate grammatical and lexical meaning in language, through an investigation of concepts such as aspect and modality.

Arbetsformer

The learning activities on this course are lectures, seminars, self-study of literature including exercises, and independent work on a particular topic.

Betygsgrader

Utmärkt (A), Mycket Bra (B), Bra (C), Tillfredsställande (D), Godkänd (E) eller Underkänd (U).

Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel

J. R., Heasley, B., & Smith, M. B. 2007. Semantics: a coursebook. Cambridge University Press.
Additional material may be introduced in the course, but no more than 200 pages.

Kursvärdering

The course is concluded with an individual course evaluation focusing on the goals of the course. A summary of the evaluation results is made available to the students on the university network/learning platform and is discussed in programme councils or similar forums connected to the course

Kontakt

Utbildningen ges av Fakulteten för kultur och samhälle på institutionen Språkstudier.

Mer information om utbildningen

Anders Kärrman, studieadministratör
Telefon: 040-6657324

Anmälan

21 januari 2019 - 31 mars 2019 Dagtid 50% Malmö Detta kurstillfälle ges som en del av ett program