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Code: 188230
ECTS: 4.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Mirjana Matea Kovač
Lecturers: prof. dr. sc. Mirjana Matea Kovač - Seminar
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 15
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
Introduction to semantics as a linguistic discipline; adopting the necessary competences to independently analyze meaning in language at the level of words, phrases and sentences; understanding the complexity of meaning relations and defining different traditional and contemporary theoretical frameworks.

1. Semantics as a linguistic discipline (2L+2S) 2. Traditional semantics (1L+1S)
3. Structural semantics (1L+1S) 4. Prototype theory (1L+1S) 5. Conceptual, referential, contextual definition of meaning (1L+1S) 6. Denotative and connotative meaning (1L+1S) 7. Methods of semantic analysis (2L+2S) 8. Transfer of meaning (1L+1S) 9. Traditional and contemporary approaches to metaphors and metonymy (1L+1S) 10. Paradigmatic and syntagmatic relations (1L+1S) 11. Introduction to cognitive semantics (1L+1S) 12. Semantics and pragmatics (1L+1S) 13. Hyponyms and hypernyms (1L+1S)
Learning outcomes:
  1. Students will be able to:
    - define basic concepts in semantics;
  2. - describe the differences among the leading theories of reference;
  3. - critically analyze semantic relations at the level of words and sentences;
  4. - do independent research and provide conclusions.
  1. Semantik. Eine Einführung, , Löbner, S., de Gryter, Berlin., 2003.
  2. Semantik: ein Arbeitsbuch, , Schwarz, M., Chur, J., Günter Narr, Tübingen, 2007.
  3. Lexical Semantics (odabrana poglavlja), , Cruse, D. A., Cambridge, 1986.
Optional literature:
  1. Semantics, Culture and Cognition. Universal Concepts in Culture-Specific Configurations, , Wierzbicka, A., Oxford, 1992.
  2. Semantics, , Lyons, J., Cambridge., 1977.
4. semester
Mandatory course - Regular studij - German Language and Literature
Consultations schedule: