INTRODUCTION TO SEMANTICS

Course Information
TitleΕΙΣΑΓΩΓΗ ΣΤΗ ΣΗΜΑΣΙΟΛΟΓΙΑ / INTRODUCTION TO SEMANTICS
CodeΓΛΩ344
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolPhilology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID280000624

Programme of Study: UPS School of Philology 2015

Registered students: 45
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Glōssologías Mandatory Elective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Total Hours39
Class ID
600149042
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The course aims to provide a basic understanding of central concepts, theories and issues in linguistic semantics, and to familiarize students with some models of argumentation and analysis in that field.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Brief introduction, in three parts, to basic concepts, theories, and issues of linguistic semantics. The first part deals with questions of lexical meaning, centering on approaches to them that make use of ideas from cognitive psychology. The second part deals with questions of sentence meaning, centering on approaches to them that make uses of ideas from symbolic logic. The third part concerns aspects of linguistic meaning that reflect conditions of language use, and examines their implications on the reconceptualization of the semantics-pragmatics distinction.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures843
Exams843
Total1686
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Nick Riemer, Introducing Semantics, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010. Paul Elbourne, Meaning: A Slim Guide to Semantics, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. Thomas Ede Zimmermann & Wolfgang Sternefeld, Introduction to Semantics, Berlin & Boston: Mouton de Gruyter, 2013.
Last Update
09-02-2020