Faculty of Arts


Semantics and Pragmatics

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for LINGUIST 724.


This course deals with a wide range of issues in semantics and especially pragmatics. Topics may include the domain of pragmatics, implicature (both conversational and conventional), presupposition, speech act, deixis, reference, pragmatics and cognition (focusing on relevance theory), pragmatics and semantics and pragmatics and syntax (with special reference to Chomsky’s anaphora and binding theory). There are two versions of this course, A and B, depending on students’ previous knowledge status of the subject. Version B is more advanced than Version A.

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Availability 2018

Not taught in 2018


Coordinator(s) Professor Yan Huang


LINGUIST 724: 15.0 points


LINGUIST 206 or 302, or equivalent

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