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Title : 24.903 Language and its Structure III: Semantics and Pragmatics (MIT)

Description : This course gives an introduction to the science of linguistic meaning. There are two branches to this discipline: semantics, the study of conventional, "compositional meaning", and pragmatics, the study of interactional meaning. There are other contributaries: philosophy, logic, syntax, and psychology. We will try to give you an understanding of the concepts of semantics and pragmatics and of some of the technical tools that we use.

Fromsemester : Spring

Fromyear : 2005

Creator :

Date : 2005-09-15T23:08:26+05:00

Relation : 24.903

Relation : 24.933

Language : en-US

Subject : semantic theory

Subject : pragmatic theory

Subject : form and meaning in natural languages

Subject : Ambiguities of structure and of meaning

Subject : Compositionality

Subject : Word meaning

Subject : Quantification and logical form

Subject : indexicality

Subject : discourse

Subject : presupposition

Subject : Literal meaning vs speaker's meaning

Subject : Speech acts

Subject : conversational implicature meaning

Publisher : MIT OpenCourseWare

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