Units of Study

LNGS3601 - Semantics and Pragmatics

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Nick Riemer


Semantics deals with the meaning of words, phrases, sentences and texts, and the relations between those meanings. Pragmatics deals with how speakers use context and shared information to convey information additional to the semantic content of what they say, and with how hearers make inferences on the basis of this information. Our goal is to explore the diversity of ways in which meaning can be expressed linguistically in different languages, as well as of what constitutes evidence for meaning.


3x500wd exercises (40%) and 1x3000wd essay (60%)


2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week


one of LNGS2602 [Syntax], LNGS2603 [Functional Grammar], ENGL2619 [Semiotics of Language] and ENGL2653 [Varieties of English Grammar]


LNGS3026, LNGS3006

Additional Information

Compulsory for Honours students; other students may select as an option. This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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