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Linguistics (LALS)

School of Linguistics and Language Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

LALS 3505 [0.5 credit]

Semantics I

Study of language meaning. Lexical meaning and meanings of larger linguistic expressions, including nominal units, verbal units, and sentences. Meaning relationships between utterances. Relationship between linguistic meaning (semantics) and contextual meaning (pragmatics). Basic formal treatments of semantics. (Also listed as PHIL 3506.)
Prerequisite: third-year standing, and one of FYSM  1206, LALS 1000, LALS 1001, PHIL 2001, PHIL/LALS/MCOM 2504 or PHIL/LALS 3504, or permission of the Department of Philosophy or School of Linguistics and Language Studies.
Lectures three hours a week.

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