Semantics is the branch of linguistics which studies how speakers assign meaning to words, sentences, and larger units of discourse. We combine perspectives from both linguistics and philosophy to explore a variety of topics including polysemy, compositionality, quantification, anaphora, definite descriptions, attitude reports, presupposition, and implicature. Prerequisite: Ling 170D. In addition, it is suggested that students take either Ling 258 or Phil 100 before taking Ling 311.
Course Attributes: EN SBU HumAS SSCFA SSCAR SSC
Section 01Introduction to Semantics
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