General linguistics (i) (2011/2012)

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
I semestre dal Oct 3, 2011 al Jan 27, 2012.

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 (phrasal) meaning, and to the contribution of a theory of meaning to the analysis of language use.

Assessment methods and criteria

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