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SYLLABUS

Subject: SEMANTICS (D01)


Time: Thursday, 10 May – 21 June, 2018
Textbook:
- Hurford, J. R., Heasley, B., & Smith, M. B., Semantics: A Course Book, 2nd ed., CUP,
2007.
Reference:
- Hurford, J. R., & Heasley, B., Realms of Meaning: An Introduction to Semantics,
Longman, 1993.
- http://jos.oxfordjournals.org/
- http://www.generalsemantics.org/
- http://www.websemanticsjournal.org/index.php/ps
- http://www.springerlink.com/content/102969/
Lecturer: Nguyễn Hồng Oanh, MA.
Email: oanhnh@buh.edu.vn
Tel: 0919 68 20 86

DATE LESSONS NOTE


Chapter 1: BASIC IDEAS IN SEMANTICS
Week 15 1. About semantics
10 May 2. Sentences, utterances, and propositions
3. Reference and sense
Chapter 2: FROM REFERENCE …
1. Referring expressions
Week 16 2. Predicates PROGRESS TEST 1
17 May 3. Predicates, referring expressions, and universe of 20 minutes
discourse
4. Words and things, Extension and Prototypes
Chapter 3: … TO SENSE
Week 17 1. Sense properties and stereotypes
25 May 2. Sense relations (1)
3. Sense relations (2)
Week 18 MIDTERM TEST
REVIEW 1
31 May 30 minutes
Chapter 4: LOGIC PROGRESS TEST 2
Week 19 1. About logic 20 minutes
07 June 2. A notions for simple propositions (At the end of the
3. Connectives: and and or lesson)
1
4. More connectives
Week 20
No class (CLASS MEETING)
14 June
Chapter 5: WORD MEANING
1. About dictionaries
Week 21 2. Meaning postulates PROGRESS TEST 3
21 June 3. Properties of predicate 20 minutes
4. Derivation
REVIEW 2

Reminders: No excuses are accepted in any case.


 Students must have the textbook in class.
 Absence must be informed ONE week before the intended date. Absence on the test
date means ZERO for the test.
 There are THREE progress tests on the pre-decided date. This test covers all of the
content in the previous sessions.
 Active class participation is acknowledged.

Assessment:
Progressive assessment 40%
 Active class participation (10%)
 Midterm test (30%)
 Progress tests (60%)
Final exam 60%