LING 514 - Semantics and Pragmatics
Section: 001
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Advisory Prerequisites:
Permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course is an introduction to formal semantics. The goal of semantics is to define interpreted languages — sets of expressions paired with their meanings. The way this goes is easiest to see with artificial languages, like mathematical notation. The meaning of the expression "(1 + 1) * (5 — 2)" is, narrowly speaking, its value, the number six; and broadly speaking, the procedure by which one arrives at that value, computing it from the values of its parts. The question addressed in this course is how to construct such a semantics for natural languages, whose structure is much more complicated.

LING 514 - Semantics and Pragmatics
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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ISBN: 9027711429
Introduction to Montague semantics, Author: by David R. Dowty, Robert E. W, Publisher: D. Reidel Pub. Co. Reprinted 1985
ISBN: 9780521214964
Logic in linguistics, Author: Allwood, Jens S., 1947-, Publisher: Cambridge University Press 1977
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