Course Detail
Course Components:
Enrollment Information
Enrollment Requirement:
Prerequisites: 'C-' or better in LING 1069 OR LING 1200 OR ENGL 1200.
This course examines how language senders and receivers use context to jointly construct meaning out of an utterance. Key aspects include determining which aspects of meaning are explicit (i.e., semantic) and which are implicit (i.e., pragmatic), investigating how context both constructs and is constructed by discourse, and exploring the role of intentions in conveying meaning. The main topics are the semantics/pragmatics boundary, implicature, reference, presupposition, speech acts, dynamic semantics, and information structure.