French Semantics

The subject matter of semantics. Short historical survey of semantics. Semantics and other linguistic disciplines. Semantics and philosophy, logic, psychology and semiology/semiotics. Types of signs. Ogden and Richards’ semiotic triangle. Functions of language. Linguistic sign. Sign dimensions and classification of semantics: analytical, schematic and global. Analytical semantics. Semantic units: seme and sememe. Types of semantic features: semanteme, classeme and virtueme. Denotative and connotative meaning. Literal and figurative meaning. Word games. Phraseological units. Syntagmatic and paradigmatic sense relations. Types of semantic fields. Semic analysis. Semantic relations. Semantic processes. Semantic changes: types and causes.