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This module is available for 2017/18

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Module code:PLING218 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Advanced Semantic Theory
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Yasu Sudo
Organiser's location:Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):
Module prerequisites:prior knowledge of logic and some knowledge of semantics 
Module outline:Advanced Semantic Theory provides students with the background and skills necessary to engage with current research in semantics in the field of theoretical linguistics. In doing so, foundational questions are addressed such as
i) how to evaluate and test theories of semantics
ii) the relationship between semantics and other aspects of linguistic competence
iii) the relationship and difference between theory and formalism. 
Module aims:- to introduce the tools necessary to engage with current research in semantics
- to foster the ability to compare and evaluate competing (semantic) theories
- to consider the connection between semantics and other aspects of linguistic competence 
Module objectives:On completion of the module, students will have developed a
- mastery of formal tools necessary to engage with current research in semantics
- further ability to critically evaluate theoretical proposals in semantics
- increased awareness of how semantics relates to and interacts with other aspects of linguistic knowledge 
Key skills provided by module: 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Coursework 100.00% 
Notes:available as an option module (numbers permitting), interested students should contact the module organiser, Yasu Sudo ( 
Taking this module as an option?:available as an option 
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Last updated:2014-08-11 10:11:44 by uclysda