Faculty of Arts


LINGUIST 724

Semantics and Pragmatics


Description

Topic-based exploration of problems of meaning, intention and signification, with emphasis on the interactions between semantics, pragmatics and grammar. Topics include: propositional and predicate logics; event and genre structure; aspect, tense, mood and modality; case and roles; topicalisation, transitivity and information packaging; implicatures, intentionality and uptake; contrasts between spoken and written discourse; contrasts between English and other languages.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Professor Yan Huang

Points

LINGUIST 724: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

LINGUIST 206 or 302, or equivalent


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