Units of Study

LNGS3601 - Semantics and Pragmatics

Semester 2, 2014  |  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.


1x500wd equivalent exercise (15%), 1x1000wd equivalent exercise (25%), 1x3000wd essay (60%)


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


(LNGS1001, LNGS1002, (LNGS2620 or LNGS2621) and (LNGS2602 or LNGS2603)) or (18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature)



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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