SPAN-531 Semantics & Pragmatics
Fall for 2016-2017
Introduction to formal semantics, with emphasis on the place of semantics within theoretical linguistics, relevant topics in the philosophy of language, the relation between semantics and pragmatics, mastering formal techniques, and the investigation of varied phenomena. Designed for students with some background in syntax (Syntax I may be taken concurrently); prior completion of LING-431 is recommended, but not required. LING-531 is a prerequisite for further study in semantics.
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