Faculty of Arts


LINGUIST 320

Topics in Pragmatics


Please note: this is archived course information from 2021 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. Building on Linguist 206, this series of lectures continues to provide a more advanced introduction to the central topics in pragmatics. Among the issues to be dealt with in individual lectures may include politeness/impoliteness, speech acts and culture, presupposition, deixis, pragmatics and the lexicon, pragmatics and semantics, and pragmatics and Chomsky’s formal syntax, focusing on binding and anaphora.

Availability 2021

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.

Assessment

Coursework only

Points

LINGUIST 320: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

LINGUIST  206


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