In this course, you will be able to understand and explain major views of language and meaning of the past 2500 years and explain representative and non-representative conceptions of language and the differences between these two approaches. You will also be able to understand, explain compare and contrast semiotic theory of Peirce and semiology theory of Saussure and explain “happy” and “unhappy” uses of semantics. Thus you will be aware of and avoid using “unhappy” usage of language in your life.
This course is composed of seven modules. You can access each modules by following links below. Each module contains reading text, watching video and other course activities. In each module, you should read the text, watch the video and take the self- assessment quiz.
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