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Archived Curricula Guide 2011–2012
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GERFA8 Semantics and Pragmatics 3 ECTS
Organised by
German Language and Culture
Person in charge
Olli Salminen

Learning outcomes

To introduce students to linguistic theories in semantics.


The basics of semiotics, the concept of a linguistic sign or symbol, the central semantic theories, the basics of word, sentence and text semantics, speech act theory and pragmatics. Emphasis on word semantics, such as componential analysis and word field theory.

Modes of study

Lectures, homework and a final exam. Alternatively a book exam.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 1-5.
Evaluation by participation, homework and final exam, or alternatively by book exam.

Study materials

Schwarz, M. – Chur, J., Semantik. Ein Arbeitsbuch. 1996; Meibauer, J., Pragmatik. Einführungen. 1999; Linke, A. – Nussbaumer, M. – Portmann, P., Studienbuch Linguistik. 1994.

Belongs to following study modules

School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies
Linguistics (German Language and Culture)
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies