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November 9, 2022

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The course introduces formal theories of context-dependency, presupposition, implicature, context-change, focus and topic.

Special emphasis is on the division of labor between semantics and pragmatics. It also covers applications to the analysis of quantification, definiteness, presupposition projection, conditionals and modality, anaphora, questions and answers

Course Curriculum

    • What is pragmatics? Unlimited
    • Embedded implicatures Unlimited
    • More on implicatures Unlimited
    • Implicatures and contradictions Unlimited
    • Back to disjunction Unlimited
    • Implicatures and common knowledge Unlimited
    • Questions and pragmatics Unlimited
    • More on questions and exhaustivity Unlimited
    • Gajewski on demand Unlimited
    • Too many alternatives: Density, symmetry, and other predicaments Unlimited
    • Kratzer on “exclusive questions” part 1 Unlimited
    • Kratzer part 2 Unlimited
    • Notes on presupposition Unlimited
    • Presupposition (cont.) Unlimited
    • Schlenker Unlimited
    • Florian Schwarz: “Processing presupposed content” and beyond Unlimited
    • Proviso problem Unlimited

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