Faculty of Arts


LINGUIST 320

Topics in Pragmatics


Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for LINGUIST 320.

Description

Pragmatics - the systematic study of language use in context - is a rapidly developing discipline in linguistics and the philosophy of language. This series of lectures continues to provide an introduction to the central topics in pragmatics. Among the issues to be dealt with in individual lectures may include presupposition, deixis, reference, pragmatics and cognition, especially relevance theory, pragmatics and semantics, and pragmatics and Chomsky’s formal syntax, focusing on binding and anaphora.

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Availability 2018

Semester 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Professor Yan Huang

Reading/Texts

Huang, Y. (2014). Pragmatics. (Oxford Textbooks in Linguistics). 2nd ed. Oxford University Press.

A pragmatics reading list will be provided.

Points

LINGUIST 320: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

LINGUIST  206


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