This teaching material for the teacher’s handbook is completed to improve the quality of teaching or lecturing process that so far has drawn serious attention from all sides particularly of teachers or lecturers. The accomplishment of this teaching material is an individual work of the lecturer who teaches Semantics to semester six English language students. It contains materials aiming at introducing the students with basic concepts.
The materials covered in this Teaching Materials are the ones designed by the lecturer who is teaching Semantics. The materials are under the umbrella of two big topics: (1) Semantics and (2) Meaning. The systematization of the topics and subtopics is the writer’s decision based on the available references the writer obtained. See the references of this Teaching Materials.
The topic Semantics deals with non-meanings including semantics and linguistics, semantics in society, history of semantics, aspects of semantics, semantics and other disciplines, and types of semantics. Semantics and other disciplines in particular cover semiotics, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and literature. Meanwhile, the topic Meaning covers the concept of meaning, significance of meaning approaches to meaning, aspects of meaning, the scope of meaning, semantic relations, types of meaning, views of meaning, the relations of meaning, changes of meanings, and componential analysis.
It is expected that the materials prepare the students with basic theories of semantics for the students to be able to explain the meaning of words, phrases, and sentences as well as other theories related to language. Such knowledge of semantics is expected to help them later if they do jobs as teachers of English.
The learning process is scheduled for sixteen classroom meetings for presentations, discussions, and group learning/discussion. The evaluation includes participation, paper assignment, midterms test and final examination.
To close, the writer of this teaching material is sure that what he has done needs improving. Critics from all sides or readers are therefore welcome.
- Teacher: DR. AGUSTINUS SEMIUN,MA