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24.903 Language and Its Structure III: Semantics and Pragmatics

Prereq: 24.900
U (Spring)
12 Units. HASS-S

Introduction to fundamental concepts in semantic and pragmatic theory. Basic issues of form and meaning in natural languages. Ambiguities of structure and of meaning. Compositionality. Word meaning. Quantification and logical form. Contexts: indexicality, discourse, presupposition and conversational implicature.

R. Schwarzschild

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Subject meets with 24.933