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Title : 24.954 Pragmatics in Linguistic Theory (MIT)

Description : The course introduces formal theories of context-dependency, presupposition, implicature, context-change, focus and topic. Special emphasis is on the division of labor between semantics and pragmatics. It also covers applications to the analysis of quantification, definiteness, presupposition projection, conditionals and modality, anaphora, questions and answers.

Fromsemester : Fall

Fromyear : 2006

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Date : 2007-11-05T23:30:00+05:00

Relation : 24.954

Language : en-US

Subject : context-dependency

Subject : presupposition

Subject : implicature

Subject : context-change

Subject : focus and topic

Subject : division of labor

Subject : semantics

Subject : pragmatics

Subject : quantification

Subject : definiteness

Subject : presupposition projection

Subject : conditionals

Subject : modality

Subject : anaphora

Publisher : MIT OpenCourseWare

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