LNGS 422: Pragmatics


The course is designed to study the gap between word/sentence meaning and utterance
interpretation. It considers the variation, style, and interpretation of language use and strategies
of communication. Topics to be studied include truth versus non-truth conditional meaning,
role of context in utterance production and interpretation, implicit and explicit language use,
presupposition, entailment, speech acts, politeness, deixis, and relevance. Others are linguistic
routines, request, apology and compliments.