AL5315 Semantics and Pragmatics


Course Summary

After completing this course, students will be able to explain and discuss relationships between form and meaning at various levels of language. They will be able to explain the difference between meaning and reference; describe and identify homonymy, polysemy, and ambiguity; analyze and describe word meanings, sentence meanings, utterance meanings and speech act functions; identify and describe presuppositions, entailments, implicature and ellipsis; identify components of meaning and write clear definitions based on componential analysis.

Course Details

Level: Graduate
Credit hours: 3
Term(s) course is offered: Spring/Fall
Prerequisites: AL4410b Principles of Grammatical Analysis (b)


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