24.910 Topics in Linguistic Theory: Propositional Attitudes (MIT)
24.910 Topics in Linguistic Theory: Propositional Attitudes (MIT) course explores topics related to the representation and expression of propositional attitudes (e.g. belief, knowledge, and desires) and speech acts (e.g. saying and asking) in natural language. The main focus will be on semantics of predicates such as believe, know, want, say, ask, etc. Other topics will include the syntax of main and embedded clauses and formal representation of the pragmatics of conversation. The course provides practice in written and oral communication.
- Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Language: English
- Author: Stephenson, Tamina
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- Tags: linguistic theory, linguistics, propositional attitudes, semantics, presupposition, sequence of tense, self-locating attitudes, logophors, CP structure, embedded clauses, control, raising, pramatics, evidentials, expressive meaning, conversation, common ground, assertion, embedding verbs,
- Course Publishing Date: Oct 28, 2009