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.
Lecture occurs 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Mondays in 32-D461.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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