1st Cycle Studies
Lectures on the main topics of the program; interactive activities in class, including text commentary and problem solving.
Evaluation methodologies in accordance with FLUC's General Assessment Regulation for the first cycle studies.
This unit is focused on natural languages Semantics, and the Portuguese language is the object of description.
The unit aims to provide basic concepts and analytical tools which will enable the students to identify the essential components of word meaning and sentence meaning.
- develop the ability to analyse linguistic data in a semantic perspective;
- identify and discuss basic issues in the areas of lexical semantics and sentence semantics;
- develop the ability to identify and solve problems involving semantic anomalies.
1. The object of knowledge in Semantics
2.1. Lexical meaning, intension and extension
2.2. Semantic properties
2.3. Lexical relations (synonymy, antonymy, hyperonymy and hyponymy, holonymy and meronymy)
2.4. Lexical and semantic fields
2.6. Polysemy, homonymy and vagueness
3. Sentence semantics
3.1. Reference and predication
3.1.1. Predicates and arguments
3.1.2. Issues on nominal reference
João Nuno Paixão Corrêa Cardoso
Mini Tests: 25.0%
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Cruse, D.A. (1986). Lexical Semantics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Duarte, I. (2000). Língua Portuguesa. Instrumentos de análise. Lisboa: Universidade Aberta.
Lopes, A. C. M. e Rio-Torto, G. (2007). Semântica. Lisboa: Caminho.
Lyons, J. (1980). Semântica-1. Lisboa: Presença.
Mateus, M. H. M. et al. (2004). Gramática da Língua Portuguesa (6ª ed.). Lisboa: Caminho.
Peres, J. e Móia, T. (1995). Áreas críticas da Língua Portuguesa. Lisboa: Caminho.
Raposo, E. et al. (2013). Gramática do Português. (Vol.1). Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.
Saeed, J. (1997). Semantics. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.