AL5315-SL Semantics and Pragmatics

Course Summary

This course examines the relationship between form and meaning in human language. We consider the rules for combining word meanings to derive sentence meanings in a predictable way, and we explore the principles which allow speakers to communicate more by uttering a sentence than is contained in the sentence meaning itself. We apply these concepts not only to content words but also to grammatical morphemes such as tense, aspect, and modality markers. This course is required for the MA in Applied Linguistics and satisfies the prerequisite for AL5316 Theory and Practice of Translation.

Course Details

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

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