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Module Code: LNG205
Module Title: Semantics and Pragmatics
Module Level: Level 2
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2021/22
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Pre-requisites: ENG103 OR LNG103

The main aims of the module are:

To provide students with an understanding of the principles of semantics and pragmatics;

For students to analyse linguistic data in terms of semantic and pragmatic principles.

To develop students’ abilities to argue and debate theoretical perspectives using linguistic evidence.

To give students the opportunity to evaluate semantic and pragmatic theories in a cross-cultural context.

Learning outcomes 
A. Demonstrate an understanding of major theoretical perspectives.

B. Evaluate theoretical positions introduced on the course using linguistic evidence

C. Analyse texts in terms of pragmatics

D. Evaluate the cross-cultural validity of theories of lexical semantics and pragmatics
Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components (Lectures and Tutorials/workshops).
Topics will typically include:

Introduction to Meaning

Sentences and Utterances

Types of Meaning

Sense Relations

Word meaning

Truth-Conditions and Sentence Relations

Meaning and Logic

Meaning and Intentions

Speech Act Theory

Conversation, Cooperation and Relevance



Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26    13      111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Essay 70.00
2 Exam 30.00

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