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Philosophy (PHIL)

Department of Philosophy Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

PHIL 3504 [0.5 credit]


The study of language use in its conversational and cultural contexts. Topics include: conversational implicature; deixis; the semantics-pragmatics boundary; speaker's reference; speech acts. May include cross-cultural pragmatics. (Also listed as COMM 3504 and LALS 3504).
Precludes additional credit for LALS 2800 [1.0], COMM 2800 [1.0], and PHIL 2800 [1.0].
Prerequisite: third-year standing, and one of FYSM  1206, LALS 1000, LALS 1001, PHIL 2001, PHIL/LALS/COMM 2504 or LALS 3505/PHIL 3506; or permission of the Department of Philosophy or School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.
Lectures three hours a week.

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