University of Liege | Version française
Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 27/11/2014
LING0012-1  Semantics

Duration :  30h Th
Number of credits :  
Master in Modern Languages and Literatures : General, Teaching Focus, 1st year5
Master in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English, Research Focus , 1st year5
Master in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English, Teaching Focus, 1st year5
Master in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English, Research Focus5
Master in Linguistics, Research focus, 1st year5
Master in Modern Languages and Literatures : General, Research Focus, 1st year5
Master in Modern Languages and Literatures : General5
Master in Languages and Literatures : General, Professional Focus in Translation, 1st year5
Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English, Professional Focus in Translation, 1st year5
Lecturer :  Julien Perrez
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the second semester
Course contents :  
This course, devoted to the study of meaning in language, will tackle current issues in (lexical) semantics and pragmatics. The following issues will more specifically be discussed (non-exhaustive list):
  • the relation between language and thought;
  • the notions of ambiguity and vaugueness;
  • the notions of conceptual and lexical categories;
  • the notion of polyseymy;
  • sense relations;
  • the notions of prototypicality and salience;
  • the theory of conceptual metaphorss;
  • the theory of frame semantics;
  • speech acts;
  • the notions of reference and deixis;
  • the notion of multimodality
  • ...
Learning outcomes of the course :  
Knowledge of the basic notions of modern semantics and ability to apply them to solve precise problems.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
No specific prerequisites
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Theoretical sessions.
Some exercises will be prepared at home and corrected in class.
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Face-to-face. 30 hours; 2nd semester; See http://cipl82.philo.ulg.ac.be/horaires
Recommended or required readings :  
The course will based on the following textbooks:
  • Geeraerts, D. (2010). Theories of Lexical Semantics. Oxford: OUP.
  • Cruse, A. (2011). Meaning in Language. Oxford: OUP.
  • Croft, W. & Cruse, A. (2004). Cognitive Linguistics. Cambridge: CUP.
Some scientific articles (most of the time in English) will also be anlayzed to further illustrate some specific questions discussed in the classroom. 
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Written examination tackling the knowledge of the theoretical part as well as the students' ability to apply these theortical notions to concrete examples.
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
An active participation of the students is expected (questions or comments on the lecture notes or the book chapters, looking for concrete examples, etc.).
Contacts :  
Enseignant titulaire
Julien Perrez
Département de Langues et littératures modernes
Service de linguistique synchronique du néerlandais
Place Cockerill 3, 4000 Liège
Tél. 04.3665837
E-mail: Julien.Perrez@ulg.ac.be
 
Q1: Tuesday's from 13:00 to 17:00 & Wednesday's from 10:30 to 11:30
Q2: Thursday's from 13:00 to 17:00 &  Wednesday's from 10:30 to 11:30

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