Pragmatic Theory   [Archived Catalog]
2016-2017 Graduate Studies Bulletin (Archived Copy)

PHIL 717 - Pragmatic Theory

Credits: 3

Study of formal approaches to pragmatic phenomena such as focus, presupposition, and implicature; examination of deictic, contextual and perspectival expressions; survey of pragmatic frameworks such as Relevance Theory and Discourse Representation Theory; study of information structural properties of natural languages, including topic- comment structure, given-new contrasts, definiteness versus indefiniteness.

Cross-listed Course: LING 729

Prerequisites: LING 600 or 627