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

Subjects

semantic theory | semantic theory | pragmatic theory | pragmatic theory | form and meaning in natural languages | form and meaning in natural languages | Ambiguities of structure and of meaning | Ambiguities of structure and of meaning | Compositionality | Compositionality | Word meaning | Word meaning | Quantification and logical form | Quantification and logical form | indexicality | indexicality | discourse | discourse | presupposition | presupposition | Literal meaning vs speaker's meaning | Literal meaning vs speaker's meaning | Speech acts | Speech acts | conversational implicature meaning | conversational implicature meaning

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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.

Subjects

semantic theory | pragmatic theory | form and meaning in natural languages | Ambiguities of structure and of meaning | Compositionality | Word meaning | Quantification and logical form | indexicality | discourse | presupposition | Literal meaning vs speaker's meaning | Speech acts | conversational implicature meaning

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Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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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.

Subjects

semantic theory | pragmatic theory | form and meaning in natural languages | Ambiguities of structure and of meaning | Compositionality | Word meaning | Quantification and logical form | indexicality | discourse | presupposition | Literal meaning vs speaker's meaning | Speech acts | conversational implicature meaning

License

Content within individual OCW courses is (c) by the individual authors unless otherwise noted. MIT OpenCourseWare materials are licensed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under a Creative Commons License (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike). For further information see https://ocw.mit.edu/terms/index.htm

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