Lexical Semantics
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Leksikaalne semantika
Course title in English
Lexical Semantics
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
This course introduces students to foundational topics in the lexical semantics, and brings together insights from a range of different perspectives.
Brief description of the course
The topics covered include: lexical units; lexical relations and lexical configurations; taxonomies; opposites and synonyms; countability, lexical semantics of predicative forms, verbs and thematic roles; lexical aspect (Aktionsart), aspectual classes and thematic role assignment; lexical semantics-syntax interface; lexical semantics and pragmatics.
There will be a number of assignments which involve using WordNet, FrameNet, network analyses of data. Some of the readings will be presented by students in class.
Working language: English.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to analyse the structures of English (and other languages) which are challenging to the analysis of meaning; and have learned skills for exploring semantic interfaces with morphology and syntax in independent work.
Merilin Miljan
Prerequisite course 1