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Semantics and Pragmatics

Semantics and Pragmatics

Code: 185140
ECTS: 3.0
Lecturers in charge: izv. prof. dr. sc. Jagoda Granić
Lecturers: izv. prof. dr. sc. Jagoda Granić - Seminar
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
To present the students with theoretical and methodological knowledge of semantics and semantic description. To become aware of the fact that semantics deals with the meaning of signs, and pragmatics with the relationship between the signs and the speaker. To learn that pragmatics sees each use of signs as an action, which means that the basis of a linguistic description should be the true frame of the linguistic action, i.e. intentionality.
Introduction, content and literature. Semantics and semiology. Semantics vs. pragmatics. Linguistic semantics and non-linguistic semantics. Definitions and types of meaning. Meaning and sense. Difference in meaning (semantic and pragmatic). Semantics of a word. Semantic analysis: prototype theory and componential analysis. Semantics of a sentence. Relationship between semantics and syntax. Pragmatic theories (speech act theory, Grice and conversational implicatures). Contemporary pragmatic (Sperber & Wilson-s relevance theory; sociocognitive
approach). Metapragmatics. Pragmatic meaning, semantic-pragmatic interface, content and context. Implicit and explicit verbal communication. Verbal communication: implicatures (neo-Gricean approach) and explicatures. Semantics and pragmatics of discourse markers. Speech acts: conventionality and intentionality. Communication and pragmatic competence. Semantics and pragmatics: perspectives.
Learning outcomes:
  1. Kako djelovati riječima, , Austin, J. L, Zagreb: Disput., 2014.
  2. Semantika, , Berruto, G, Zagreb: Izdanja Antibarbarus., 1994.
  3. Semantika prirodnog jezika i metajezik semantike, , Granić, J. (ur.), Zagreb-Split: HDPL., 2005.
  4. Semantics and Pragmatics: Meaning in Language and Discourse, , Jaszczolt, K. M, London: Routledge., 2002.
  5. Pragmatics, , Yule, G, Oxford: Oxford University Press., 1996.
2. semester
Hrvatski jezik-ljetni semestar 1. god (diplomski studij) - Regular studij - Croatian Language and Literature (Cultural Studies)
Hrvatski jezik-ljetni semestar 1. god (diplomski studij) - Regular studij - Croatian Language and Literature; Teacher Education
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