Term paper specifications and requirements
1- Grades: This term paper is worth 20 points; 15 points for the paper + 5 as substitute for the classroom presentations. In other words, there will be no presentations.
2- Due date: The paper is due on Sunday, May 5-2013. Failure of submission by the due date will result in giving the student zero. Requests of extensions will not be honored.
3- Topics: it's the student's choice of only one topic of the ones listed below. They are selected from the textbook units (unit one through unit eleven)
4- Process: I do recommend selecting a text from the holly Quran, a short story in English or Arabic or a new article. Then, you pick a semantic expression from the topics below and track it down in your selected text. Present your findings of the selected topic and discuss them in an analytical manner. For example, if your topic is referent, you present all its occurrences in your selected text and you provide explanation. If you select a text is in Arabic, you bring your discussion in English.
5- Length: Your paper should not exceed four pages and it should be a minimum of two pages (font size 12).
6- Restrictions: plagiarism and copying from a classmate are prohibited. If this situation or this manner is caught by the instructor, the student will be given zero in the whole course.
7- Manner of submission: All papers are to be submitted by an email attachment. The student must include her full name, her section number and her student number. The instructor should send a confirmation of receiving the paper from the student. If the student does not receive a confirmation, that means the instructor has not received the paper and accordingly, the student should contact the instructor.
Topics: please choose only one topic and track it down in your selected text.
1- Meaningfulness vs. Informativeness
2- Sentences, Utterances and Propositions
3- Reference and Sense
4- Homonymy vs. Polysemy
5- Referring Expressions and referent
6- Equative Sentence
7- Predicator and Predicate
8- Referring expressions vs. predicating expressions
9- Generic sentences
10- Deixis, Definiteness and Context
12- Extensions and Prototypes
13- Analytic, Synthetic, and Contradictory Sentences
14- Stereotype VS Prototype
15- Synonymy, Hyponymy,
16- Entailment, Paraphrase
17- BINARY antonymy vs. CONVERSE