24.954 Pragmatics in Linguistic Theory

Class Info

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 not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by D. Fox.

Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM on Fridays in 32-D461.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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