PHIL 615 - Seminar in Philosophy of Language
Section: 001 Discourse Constraints on Anaphora
Term: WN 2009
Subject: Philosophy (PHIL)
Department: LSA Philosophy
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course will be an in-depth examination of the semantic, syntactic, and psychological features of cross-sentential anaphora. We will start the semester by discussing both the basic features of anaphoric relations within sentences and the theories that aim to explain those features. We will then move to cross-sentential phenomena and discuss discourse representation theory, centering theory, segmented discourse representation theory, and anaphora processing. Over the course of the semester we will welcome five guest speakers -- experts in the linguistics, philosophy, and psychology of discourse and anaphora -- who will help us better understand the relationships between anaphora, context, intentionality, representation, and the mind. In addition, we plan to hold a conference supplemental to the seminar in order to create a sustained conversation that will facilitate a wide range of interdisciplinary interactions.

PHIL 615 - Seminar in Philosophy of Language
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
9Graduate Standing
Tu 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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ISBN: 0521012228
Binding theory, Author: Daniel Buring, Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press 1. publ. 2005
ISBN: 1575862166
Coherence, reference, and the theory of grammar, Author: Andrew Kehler., Publisher: CSLI Publ. 2002
ISBN: 1841691283
Mental models and the interpretation of anaphora, Author: Alan Garnham., Publisher: Psychology Press 2001
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