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Semantics and Pragmatics

Semantics, Pragmatics and Philosophy

Course Convenor: Professor Kasia Jaszczolt (

The seminar concerns meaning in language, mind and discourse, normally focusing on post-Gricean pragmatics, but topics also reflect the participants’ individual interests in the subject area.

For students with little background semantics, pragmatics and philosophy of language attendance at the Semantics and Pragmatics lectures (Li10) is strongly recommended both in Michaelmas and Lent Term. No additional background in philosophy is required. Background reading: Jaszczolt, K. M. 2023. Semantics, Pragmatics, Philosophy; A Journey through Meaning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press