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SEMANTICS DEALS WITH LINGUISTIC MEANING I.E MEANING OF WORDS, LINGUISTIC STRUCTURES. MEANING CAN BE PRODUCED THROUGH HOW HUMAN BEINGS RELATE UTTERANCES TO HISTORICAL , CULTURAL, SOCIAL, POLITICAL AND IDEOLOGICAL BACKGROUND EXPERIENCES. ACCORDING TO CRUSE (2000), THERE ARE THREE ASPECTS OF MEANING: SPEAKER’S MEANING, HEARER’S MEANING AND SIGN MEANING.


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The course exposes students to basic concepts in phonetics and phonology. It helps students also to have a proper understanding of what these concepts are. The goal of this course is to teach students and make them have linguistic competence of the language.


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