LSA 313: Pragmatics

Gregory Ward | six-week course | MW 3:30 – 5:15, 101 Moffitt Hall

An introduction to non-truth-conditional meaning, focusing on the role of context in utterance production and interpretation. Topics include the semantics-pragmatics boundary, implicature, presupposition, speech acts, and reference.

Reading: Georgia Green, Pragmatics & Natural Language Understanding and selected materials available online.

Areas of linguistics: Syntax, semantics, and morphology

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