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SEMIOTICS

CODE 65479
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 1 credit during the 1st year of 9282 SPEECH-LANGUAGE DISORDERS (L/SNT2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/01
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (SPEECH-LANGUAGE DISORDERS)
SEMESTER 2° Semester
MODULES This unit is a module of:
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

As a branch of linguistics, semantics and lexicology examine the concept of meaning in the language and the structure of the lexicon, respectively. 

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

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. 

TEACHING METHODS

Lecture

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

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.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Students will be given a handout at the end of the course. 

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

MARIA LAURA INGLESE (President)

MARIA GRAZIA SANTORO

FILIPPO DOMANESCHI (President and Coordinator of Integrated Course)

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Lecture

LESSONS START

See Timetable 

Class schedule

SEMIOTICS

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral exam

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The exam will focus on the content of the lectures and the way students succeed in mastering learnings and notions. 

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
12/01/2021 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
13/01/2021 11:00 GENOVA Orale
02/02/2021 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
03/02/2021 11:00 GENOVA Orale
15/06/2021 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
15/06/2021 11:00 GENOVA Orale
06/07/2021 11:00 GENOVA Orale
20/07/2021 11:00 GENOVA Orale
07/09/2021 11:00 GENOVA Orale
21/09/2021 11:00 GENOVA Orale

FURTHER INFORMATION

Being this a multi-module course, students who fail to pass a single exam are due to repeat the whole set of exams.