Language and Meaning

Course code LING3310Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

Explores the study of how meaning is expressed through language and how it is understood in different real world situations. Particular attention will be paid to lexical and sentence level semantics, and to how languages encode time and space relationships (including deictic elements which are linked to the non-linguistic context).

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the completion of this course, students will be able to:
identify different forms of lexical semantic relationships
discuss in detail the nature of tense, mood and aspect systems in English
identify and discuss cohesive devices in connected discourse
distinguish between presupposition and implicature
ContentTopics covered will include:
semantic relations in the lexicon
deictic and canonical expression of spatial relationships
time reference: tense and aspectual distinctions in language
lexical and grammatical expression of ?mood? in English
lexical and grammatical cohesion in discourse
pragmatics: presupposition and implicature
Replacing Course(s)n/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeLING1111 or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments*Two take home assignments, involving problem sets and short answer questions (25% each; equivalent to approximately 1000 words each) 50%

*Essay (approx. 2,500 words) 50%
Contact HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for LING3310