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ENG508 : Semantics and Pragmatics

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Course Info

Course Category

English

Course Level

Graduate

Credit Hours

3

Pre-requisites

N/A

Instructor

Dr. Muhammad Islam
PhD Applied Linguistics
University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Course Contents

This course comprises:

1. Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics 2. Semantics and Linguistics 3. Important Assumptions about Semantics 4. Theories of Meaning 5. Kinds of Meaning 6. Meaning, Thought and Reality 7. Lexical Relations – I 8. Lexical Relations – II 9. Lexical Semantics: Fields and Collocations 10. Sentence relations and Truth 11. Presupposition 12. Sentence Semantics - I : Situations 13. Sentence Semantics – II : Participants 14. Semantics and Grammar 15. Formal Semantics Today 16. Semantics and Dictionary 17. Introduction to Pragmatics 18. History of Pragmatics 19. Context and Pragmatics 20. Language in context: Reference 21. Cooperative Principle 22. Relevance Theory 23. Implicature – I 24. Implicature – II 25. Deixis- I 26. Deixis- II (the relation of reference to the point of origin of the utterance) 27. Presupposition and Entailment in Pragmatics 28. Speech Acts Theory 29. Speech Acts and Society 30. Politeness Theory 31. Politeness and Context 32. Conversational Analysis 33. Culture and Language Learning 34. Computer: Semantics and Pragmatics 35. Information Structure and Pragmatics 36. Research in Pragmatics 37. Key Terms in Pragmatics – I 38. Key terms in pragmatics – II 39. Key terms in pragmatics – III 40. Key Thinkers in Pragmatics 41. Interactional Construction of Identity 42. Language, Gender, and Power 43. Classroom Pragmatic Development