LING 140A — Architecture of Conversation: Discourse and Pragmatics

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Prerequisite: LING 100a or permission of the instructor.

Assuming a theory of sentence-level linguistic competence, what phenomena are still to be accounted for in the explication of language knowledge? The class explores topics in language use in context, including anaphora, deixis, implicature, speech acts, information packaging, and pragmatics of dialogue. Usually offered every second year.
Ms. Malamud