PHIL 4720

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What is the relationship between what words mean and how they are used? What is part of the grammar and what is a result of general reasoning? Pragmatics is often thought of as the study of how meaning depends on the context of utterance. However, it can be difficult to draw a line between pragmatics and semantics. In this course, we will investigate various topics that walk this line, including varieties of linguistic inference (including entailment, presupposition, and implicature), anaphora, indexicals, and speech acts.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: LING 3303 or PHIL 2310, or permission of instructor.

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  •  9048PHIL 4720  LEC 001