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UNIVERSITATEA DIN CRAIOVA

FACULTATEA DE LITERE
NVMNT LA DISTAN

PROGRAMA ANALITIC
Disciplina: Limba Englez Contemporan: English Semantics
Specializarea: Romn- Englez
Anul III, Semestrul I
Titularul disciplinei: lector Claudia Pisoschi
I. OBIECTIVELE DISCIPLINEI:

Cursul i propune:
definirea domeniului semanticii, a locului i rolului acesteia n cadrul lingvisticii;
evidenierea relaiilor cu celelalte discipline lingvistice: lexicologia, morfosintaxa, pragmatica;
predarea noiunillor de baz din domeniul semanticii cu accent pe teoriile legate
de sens;
descrierea principalelor curente i teorii semantice;
descrierea relaiilor semantice paradigmatice i sintagmatice;
n cadrul fiecarei teme studiate se pune accent att pe aspectele teoretice ct i
pe cele practice, fiecare capitol cuprinznd i cteva exerciii pentru aplicarea
cunotinelor teoretice acumulate.

II. TEMATICA CURSULUI:


Capitolul I. Introduction to Semantics
1. A Short History of Semantics
2. Definition and Object of Semantics
3. Semantics and Semiotics
Capitolul II. The Problem of Meaning
I.The Concept of Meaning: 1.a bipolar relation
2.a triadic relation:
a. referential approach
b. conceptual approach
3. Hegers view
II.
Dimensions of Meaning 1. dimensions of meaning
2.types of meaning in Leechs conception
Capitolul III. Motivation of meaning.
1. Absolute motivation
2. Relative motivation
Capitolul IV. Structural Approaches to the Study of Meaning
1. Componential Analysis
2. Paradigms in Lexic.The Semantic Field Theory
Capitolul V. Language as a Conceptual System.
Linguistic Relativism and Semantic Universals
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Capitolul VI. Semantic Relations and Lexical Categories


A.
Paradigmatic Relations
1. Incompatibility/ Opositeness of Meaning
a. Complementarity
b. Antonymy
c. Reversibility
d. Hierarchic oppositions.
e. Inverse oppositions.
2. Synonymy
3. Hyponymy or inclusion
B. Syntagmatic Relations.
Capitolul VII. Semantic Theory within the Framework of
Generative Transformational
Grammar
1. Semantics in the Standard Generative Theory of language. The
Semantic Component of Generative -Transformational Grammar
1. Generative Semantics Versus Interpretive Semantics
Capitolul VIII. New Semantic Theories
1. Categorization. Necessary and Sufficient Conditions Model. The
Theory of Prototype
2. Cognitive Semantics

III.

EVALUAREA STUDENILOR:

Forma de evaluare: examen scris

IV.

BIBLIOGRAFIE GENERAL:
1. Chioran, Dumitru.1973. Elements of English Structural Semantics, Bucureti:
Editura Didactic i Pedagogic
2. Ionescu, Emil. 1992. Manual de lingvistic general ,Bucureti: Editura All
3. Leech,G. 1990 Semantics .The Study Of Meaning. London: Penguin Books
4. Lyons, J. 1977.Semantics vol I, II, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
5. Saeed, J.I. 1997. Semantics, Dublin: Blackwell Publishers.