Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy)

PHIL 522 - Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics

Credits: 3

Introduction to the study of semantics, including topics such as: Extensionalist versus intensionalist theories of meaning; internalist versus externalist theories of meaning; word- versus sentence-level meaning; possible worlds semantics; theories of tense and aspect; and cognitive semantics. Pragmatic themes include: Indexicals; presupposition; implicature; and speech act theory.

Cross-listed Course: LING 627

Prerequisites: LING 300, 301, 600 or permission of instructor