Study of fundamental elements of semantic theory: compositionality, predication, truth-conditions, quantification, lexical semantics. Discussion of semantic concepts, such as reference, definiteness, negation, modality. Analysis of morphological, phonological and syntactic expressions of these concepts in various languages. Investigation of some issues of pragmatics such as presupposition, entailment, and implicatures.
Prerequisite: LING 101 or consent of the instructor.