24.954 Pragmatics in Linguistic Theory
Formal theories of context-dependency, presupposition, implicature, context-change, focus and topic. Special emphasis on the division of labor between semantics and pragmatics. Applications to the analysis of quantification, definiteness, presupposition projection, conditionals and modality, anaphora, questions and answers.
This class has no prerequisites.
24.954 will be offered this semester (Spring 2018). It is instructed by D. Fox.
Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Tuesdays in 32-D461.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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