Semantics and Pragmatics

Semantics and Pragmatics

Lectures: 0

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Ilc Gašper

Introduction to the fields of semantics and pragmatics. The introductory lectures in semantics deal with lexical semantics (homonymy, polysemy, synonymy, different types of antonymy), basics of sentence semantics (presupposition and entailment; logical metalanguage, predicate logic) and basics of cognitive semantics (metaphor, cognitive schemata). The pragmatics part of the course deals with the role of context and inference in communication, deixis, Austin's speech act theory, and Grice's maxims of conversational cooperation.