As a branch of linguistics, semantics and lexicology examine the concept of meaning in the language and the structure of the lexicon, respectively.
Students will learn the concept of meaning and its implications, lexicon and lexicon structure.
AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
Students will be asked to know:
- - theories of meaning of the word (both as a single unit and phraseological units)
- - how linguistic mechanisms affect meaning change, from a diachronic/ synchronic perspective.
- - a set of categories for the analysis of lexicon.
Semantics and semantic theories. Structural and cognitive semantics. Synthagmatics and paradigmatics in semantic relationship. Componential Analysis: results and shortcomings of a theory. Different kinds of meaning. The non – literal meaning. Acquisition of a non- literal skill: idioms and acquisition. Lexicon and its analysis categories.
Students will be given a handout at the end of the course.
Ricevimento: Prof. Filippo Domaneschi Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Via Balbi 30 - 7° floor, 16126 Genoa (Italy). For any question concerning lectures: firstname.lastname@example.org
MARIA LAURA INGLESE (President)
MARIA GRAZIA SANTORO
FILIPPO DOMANESCHI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)
The exam will focus on the content of the lectures and the way students succeed in mastering learnings and notions.
Being this a multi-module course, students who fail to pass a single exam are due to repeat the whole set of exams.