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Semantics and Pragmatics

Philosophy of Language

Course Convenor: Professor Kasia Jaszczolt (

The seminar addresses cutting-edge questions concerning meaning in language, mind and discourse. Sample topics include post-Gricean pragmatics vs. conventions-based approaches to meaning; time in language and thought; the self in language and thought; meaning and truth; truth and accountability. Participants' particular interests will also be taken into consideration. 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.