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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
İNE610 Semantics And Language Teaching 927001 1 2 6
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
To introduce the semantic and pragmatic notions to discuss the semantic theories; ( to discuss the lexical and sentential semantics, the conceptual and connotative meanings, the linguistic and utterance meanings of sentences, the metaphorical meaning of sentences, and the truth violation of sentences) to discuss the pragmatic concepts and to analyze the conversations ; and to discuss the place of semantics and pragmatics in language teaching.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Yrd.Doç.Dr. Gülay ER
Learning Outcomes
  1. Anlambilim ve edimbilim kavramları ile ilgili kapsamlı bir donanıma sahip olacak
  2. Anlambilim ve Edimbilim kavramlarını kullanarak anlamsal ve edimsel metin çözümlemeleri yapabilecek
  3. They will have grasped how the studies in the fields of semantics and pragmatics have been integrated into the language teaching, and they will be able to make use of semantic and pragmatic analyses in language teaching.
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Recommended or Required Reading
Bach, Kent and Robert M. Harnish. 1979. Linguistic Communication and Speech Acts. Cambridge: The MIT Press.
Baker, Mona. 1992. In Other Words. London: Routledge
Bouton, Lawrence F. And Yamuna Kachru. 1990. Pragmatics and Language Learning. Urbana: University of Illinois
Cruise, D.A. 1986. Lexical Semantics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Cromble, Winifred. 1985. Process and Relation in Discourse and in Language Learning. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hurford, James and Breb-nday Heasley. Semantics: A Coursebook. 1983. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Leech, Geoffrey, N. 1983. Principles of Pragmatics. Essex. Longman Limited Group.
Levinson, Stephen C. 1983. Pragmatics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Pres.
Löbner, Sebastian. 2002. Understanding Semantics. London: Hodder Headline Group.
Lyons, John. 1995. Linguistic Semantics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Verschueren, Jef. 2003. Understanding Pragmatics. London: Hodder Headline Group.
Yule, George. 1996. Pragmatics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
The semantic and pragmatic concepts, theories and their place in language teaching.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1. An Introduction to the Concept ‘Meaning’ / Kinds of Meaning
2.Sense & Reference
3.Lexical Semantics – Denotaive & Connotative Meaning
4.Lexical Semantics – Semantic properties- necessary conditions.
5.Lexical Semantics – synonymy, antonymy, hyponymy, semantic analysis of idioms.
6.Sentence Meaning/sense properties of sentences/ analyticity, contradiction, truth conditions, entailments, grammaticality & acceptability.
7.Utterance meaning- Literal & Non-literal meanings
8.Pragmatics - Speech acts
9.Classiffication of illocutionary acts / Perluctioonary Acts
11. Conversational Speech Acts
13. The place of semantics in the field of language teaching
14.The implication of pragmatics in the field of language teaching
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination133
Final Examination166
Attending Lectures14342
Self Study14570
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11414
Individual Study for Final Examination11515