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Academic year 2014-2015Value date : 1/10/2014
Version 2013-2014
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
Course contents :  
1. Relationship beween language and thought; between literal meaning and meaning in context.
2. Ambiguity and vagueness.
3. Analytical implication and presupposition.
4. Lexical semantics: different types of lexical units, semantic valence, semantic features, prototypes.
5. Introduction to sentence semantics (in particular in relation with syntax) and to formal semantics.
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 :  
In principle none. However, the course requires an analytic mind. It constitutes a normal continuation of a course in general linguistics and is a good preparation for students who intend to write a memoir in a domain requiring a semantic analysis.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Some exercises will be prepared at home and corrected in class.
Master students who take the course in a "finalité approfondie" may have additional texts to read (including texts in English).
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 :  
Lecture notes for part of the course.
Required reading: Anna Wierzbicka: Semantics - Primes and Universals. Oxford University Press.
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Written examination. As a rule, the aim of the questions is to check the student's understanding and ability to apply.
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 Michel Kefer Département de Langues et littératures germaniques Place Cockerill, 3, 4000 Liège Tél. 04 366 54 09 E-mail Michel.Kefer@ulg.ac.be Secrétariat Sabrina Dewar Place Cockerill 3, 4000 Liège Tél. 04 366 54 66



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