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Topic 43: Semantics, vocabulary and discourse in English

  1. Semantic (lexical) relations among words
  2. Semantic relations among sentences; their relationship to lexical relations
  3. The place of words in language: mental lexicon, word stock; kinds of word
  4. Words and larger units in dictionaries
  5. Lexical decomposition and its limits
  6. Types of meaning
  7. Reference and deixis
  8. The impact of syntactic structure on interpretation
  9. Thematic/Semantic roles
  10. Pragmatics: speech acts and conversational strategies
  11. Problems of the relationship between language, meaning and thought
  12. Syntactic, semantic and pragmatic acceptability

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