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Prerequisite: LING 3160 or LING 5030 or PHIL 3400 or instructor's permission.
Meets with LING 6031. Survey of traditional and contemporary problems related to language as these are studied in linguistics and philosophy. The emphasis in the course will be on meaning and reference. Topics may include discussion of the relationships between semantic theory and philosophy and language, how language refers to the world, questions of representation of mental content, conversational implicature and its effect on communication, demonstratives and names, and the relationship between theories of mental structure and theories of meaning.