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24.910 Topics in Linguistic Theory: Propositional Attitudes | Linguistics and Philosophy

24.910 Topics in Linguistic Theory: Propositional Attitudes | Linguistics and Philosophy

This 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.

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