Semantics: Formal and 'Other' Approaches to the Study of Meaning
— LING 471 (3)
The study of meaning has deep roots in the Western intellectual tradition. Introduces students to the scientific study of linguistic meaning. Focuses on truth-conditional aspects of sentence meaning and involves some learning of the formal tools of predicate calculus. Consideration of word meaning and the meaning of 'language in use' (pragmatics), including Speech Act Theory and Relevance Theory. Sense of the breadth and dynamism of linguistic semantics as it is practiced today. Same as PHIL 471. Prerequisite: LING 204.
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