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Semantics and Pragmatics

Semantics and Pragmatics


Course Convenor: Dr Roberto B. Sileo (rbs30@cam.ac.uk)

This seminar addresses cutting-edge questions concerning meaning in language, mind and discourse. Topics include meaning conventions, collaborative construction of meaning, issues in ethics of communication, expressive language, and (im)politeness. Participants' particular interests will also be taken into consideration. No background in semantics and pragmatics and/or philosophy of language is required but attendance at the Lent Term Semantics and Pragmatics lectures (Li10) is strongly recommended for students with little background in these areas.