LING 495 - Games And Signals

Description
Game Theory has provided a new way of looking at linguistic meaning, particularly pragmatics (the use of language). This course will survey the use of Game Theory in linguistics as well as develop the techniques for studying signaling behavior. We will look at the formal foundations of signaling with particular attention paid to games of incomplete information (games where even which game is being played is uncertain). This will allow us to extend pragmatics beyond Gricean conversational maxims to areas like deception and polite signaling.
Credits
1
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Recent Semesters
Fall 2019, Spring 2017
Offered
TuTh
Avg. Class Size
30
Avg. Sections
1