English Semantics and Pragmatics

English Semantics and Pragmatics
Structure of meaning in words, phrases, and discourse. Lexical semantics and the mental lexicon; phrase-level meaning; interaction of situation and meaning.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesELANG 223; or LING 201
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining ELANG 326
Course Outcomes

Semantic and Pragmatic Concepts

Students will be able to identify and discuss basic semantic and pragmatic concepts such as sense, reference, deixis, perlocution, illocution, entailment, implicature, metaphor, Gricean Maxims, etc.

Analyzing Spoken and Written Texts

Students will be able to apply the above concepts towards the analysis of spoken and written texts, demonstrating their knowledge and understanding in a written paper.