Faculty of Arts


Semantics and Pragmatics


Semantics and Pragmatics deals with a wide range of issues in semantics and especially pragmatics. Topics may include implicature (both conversational and conventional), presupposition, speech act, deixis, reference, pragmatics and cognition (focusing on relevance theory), pragmatics and semantics and pragmatics and syntax.

Course outcomes

A student who successfully completes this course will have the opportunity to:

  • Acquire knowledge of and apply it to x situations
  • Understand and carry out [practical skills]
  • Acquire skills in report writing, critical thinking, academic literacy/ numeracy/ oral presentation and so on

Availability 2021

Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Professor Yan Huang


Huang, Yan (2014) Pragmatics. 2nd ed., Oxford University Press

Recommended Reading


LINGUIST 724: 15.0 points

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