AJ22068 Semantics: Sentence Semantics

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2007
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus 2 credits for an exam). Recommended Type of Completion: zk (examination). Other types of completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
doc. PhDr. Naděžda Kudrnáčová, CSc. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Jeffrey Alan Vanderziel, B.A.
Department of English and American Studies - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Tomáš Hanzálek
Timetable
Mon 11:40–13:15 G32
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 15 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/15, only registered: 0/15
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
Semantics (as the study of meaning) is central to the study of communication. This seminar offers an introduction to some of the basic concepts of semantics and to the basic problems connected with the analysis of the semantic structure of the sentence. In view of the interrelation between semantics and syntax, attention is naturally paid also to the syntactic structure of the sentence. This is an investigative seminar, designed for advanced students. It is aimed at encouraging an active approach on the part of students toward the subject matter.
Syllabus
  • - semantics versus pragmatics - the distinction between the level of cognitive content and the level of linguistic meaning - semantico-syntactic interface: the relations between grammatical sentence patterns and semantic sentence patterns - the hierarchical structure of the semantics of the sentence - semantic roles as generalizations of lexical meanings on a higher level of abstraction - anthropocentrism of syntax - case theory and the problem of language universals - the "static" semantic structure of the sentence versus the "dynamic" semantic structure of the sentence
Literature
  • Saeed, John I.: Semantics (Blackwell 1997)
  • LYONS, John. Linguistic semantics : an introduction. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995. xvi, 376. ISBN 0521438772. info
  • DANEŠ, František. Věta a text : studie ze syntaxe spisovné češtiny. Vyd. 1. Praha: Academia, 1985. 234 p. ; 2. info
  • LEECH, Geoffrey Neil. Semantics :the study of meaning. 2nd ed. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books, 1981. xii, 383 s. ISBN 0-14-021694-4. info
Assessment methods (in Czech)
A seminar. Assessment: a written test at the end of the course.
Language of instruction
English
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 1999, Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Autumn 2002, Autumn 2003, Autumn 2004, Autumn 2005, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, Spring 2019, Spring 2020.
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