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LANGUAGE MEANING AND LANGUAGE USE
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - Utrecht University - 'Utrecht Univ.'
UC Course SubjectLinguistics
Number & Suffix: 109
Full UC Title: LANGUAGE MEANING AND LANGUAGE USE 
Transcript Title: LANG MEANING & USE 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This course offers a thorough introduction into semantics and a first encounter with pragmatics, the two disciplines that deal with meaning in natural language. Although meaning might seem like an elusive phenomenon, there are in fact many different methods in various disciplines that consider the meaning of words and sentences in terms of reference, concepts, truth, context, and inference. A number of meaning phenomena and approaches are featured in this course (with an important role for formal semantics, the analysis of meaning with logical and mathematical tools) including: general notions in the study of meaning in semantics and pragmatics: truth conditions, reference, compositionality, entailment, presuppositions, implicatures, speech acts; analysis and description of lexical meaning phenomena: hyponymy, antonymy, polysemy, prototypes, aspect, referentiality, decomposition; propositional and predicate logic (connectives, truth tables, variables, quantifiers, scope). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: LANGUAGE MEANING AND LANGUAGE USE 
Partner University Department: Languages, Literature, and Communication 
Partner University Course Number: TW2V13001