General linguistics (i) (2010/2011)

Course code
4S01391
Name of lecturer
Denis Delfitto
Coordinator
Denis Delfitto
Number of ECTS credits allocated
6
Academic sector
L-LIN/01 - HISTORICAL AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
Primo semestre dal Oct 4, 2010 al Jan 22, 2011.

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

This course aims at providing an essential introduction to linguistics as a cognitive science, by making the participants familiar with the distinct perspectives from which linguistics can be built as a science of language: language as a cultural and historical entity, as a communication system and as a computational system characterized by the interaction of different cognitive modules.

Syllabus

Specific attention will be paid to the relationship between syntactic structures and sentential meaning, and to the contribution of a theory of meaning to the anlysis of language use.

Assessment methods and criteria

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