This course provides an introduction to pragmatics, an important sub-field of linguistics. In pragmatics, we examine the relationship between the meaning of an utterance and the context in which the utterance is produced. In this course, we will explore a wide range of topics in the discipline, such as presupposition, implicature, speech acts, deixis and reference. Students will read original and recent work in these areas, and engage themselves in analyzing different types of utterances and their meanings as they are shaped by different pragmatic factors. The course has a final exam based on which the students will be graded in the course. There are also two other important components (in-class exercises and homework/assignments) which are necessary for students to earn the participation certificate at the end of the course.