Units of Study
ENGL3611 - Issues in the Semiotics of Language
Semester 1, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Nick Riemer
Phone: +61 2 9036 7039
This unit examines some key historical and theoretical topics in the semiotics of language. We begin with an investigation into the structuralist legacy, concentrating on exegetical and theoretical questions raised by Saussurean "valeur" and "difference". We then discuss analyses of lexical polysemy and alternatives to the Saussurean paradigm provided in the Humboldtian and Soviet traditions and in Relevance Theory. The course ends by assessing the desirability and difficulties of accommodating emotion in theories of linguistic signification.
1x2000wd (35%), 1x4000wd essay (65%)
18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature
Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.
Lecture for ENGL3611
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