Semantics

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 30
Type:

Main Instructor

dr. Primož Jurko, PhD, Associate Professor

Course Description

Objectives and competences

  • Uvajanje v strokovno terminologijo semantike
  • Ozaveščanje študentov o vlogi semantike v širšem (splošnem) pomenu in ožjem (prevajalsko specifičnem).
  • Spoznavanje prepletenosti in relevance semantičnih elementov v vseh jezikovnih in zunaj-jezikovnih vsebinah.

Content (Syllabus outline)

  • introduction and basic terminology
  • meaning relations (paradigmatic)
  • syntagmatic meaning relations
  • componential analysis
  • semantics of prototypes
  • complexity of lexical meaning
  • the role of context; ambiguity and disambiguation
  • utterance, sentence, proposition
  • participant roles
  • interpersonal meaning; speech acts
  • introduction to Meaning-Text Theory
  • semantic universals.     

Readings

  • Cowie, A.P. 2009. Semantics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Lyons, J. 1977. Semantics. Cambridge: University Press. (1. in 2. zvezek).
  • Palmer, F.R. 1981. Semantics. Cambridge: University Press
  • Saeed, J. 2003. Semantics. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

Prerequisits

Registration in the first year of the MA programme in Interpreting.

Assessment

Written exam.

Ucitelj

Primož Jurko