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SEL2001 : Semantics and Pragmatics (Inactive)

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To introduce the distinction between linguistic semantics and the pragmatics of interpersonal communication, and the concepts deployed in the study of each of these, with the larger aim of establishing the role of the language faculty in everyday life and its interaction with other faculties of mind; thus encouraging students to compare and critically evaluate theories in this area of enquiry.

Outline Of Syllabus

Lectures - introduce topics, present definitions, and outline formalisms and skills to be practised and their rationale; practical exercises are distributed.

Seminars: elaboration of issues introduced in lectures, with input from students; group practice of skills introduced and consideration of practical exercises.


A lecture programme will be distributed at the beginning of the module.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion144:0044:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading160:0060:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching121:0012:00N/A
Guided Independent StudySkills practice110:0010:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity120:0020:00inc. 10 hours directed groupwork
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study130:0030:00N/A
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures- introduce topics, present definitions, and outline formalisms and skills to be practised and their rationale; practical exercises are distributed

Seminars: elaboration of issues introduced in lectures, with input from students; group practice of skills introduced and consideration of practical exercises.

Tutorial: this is the module Office Hour, which students can optionally attend.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A75N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise2M25The 25% "practical" is a 1-hour logic test taken during one of the lecture hours in teaching week 7.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The 25% "practical" is a 1-hour logic test taken during one of the lecture hours in teaching week 7.

The 75% examination assess the more discursive learning outcomes in an "unseen" context.

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