Middlebury

CHNS6608

Chinese Semantics

The studies of semantics, grammar and phonetics are the three main branches of the study of modern linguistics. Semantics studies the meaning of language, encompassing and touching upon philosophy, logic, psychology, anthropology and semiology. This course focuses on the semantic subdivision of linguistics, with an emphasis on combining practical Chinese from the cognitional and functional aspects, explaining and discussing the various characteristics, types, structures and functions of semantics of words and expressions, as well as the formation, development and evolution of semantics. The course will also discuss the semantic structure of sentences, the aggregate relationship of semantics of words and expressions, the combined relationship in sentence semantics, the relationship in the meaning between sentences, and related issues.

Required Text:
Semantics
Howard Gregory
Routledge(2000)
ISBN-13: 9780415216104

Semantics (Language Workbooks)
ISBN-13:9780415216104
ISBN-10:0415216109
Author: Howard Gregory
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Routledge
Published: January 2000

Introduction to Semantics (revised edition) (Paperback)
ISBN-13:9787301093801
ISBN-10:7301093802
Author: LI FU YIN
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Unknown
Published: December 1991

Shi Feng. ShíyànYīnxìxuéTànsuo. Peking University Press, 2009.
Subject:
Chinese
Department:
Chinese
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Linguistics

Sections

Summer 2015 Language Schools

CHNS6608A-L15 Lecture

Summer 2012

CHNS6608A-L12 Lecture (Shi)

Summer 2010

CHNS6608A-L10 Lecture (Shi)