LING 492 - Topics in Linguistics
Section: 002 Constructing Sentence Meanings
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This seminar explores psycholinguistic research on semantic interpretation. Five major themes will be explored:

  1. How is semantic interpretation constrained by syntax?
  2. How does the language you speak influence your conceptual representations?
  3. Do we have two modes of interpretation: literal and figurative?
  4. How does your (social) assessment of the speaker influence how you interpret their utterances?
  5. To what degree is semantic understanding embodied in the perceptual and motor systems?

This course is designed for graduate students and for strongly motivated undergraduates who have taken PSYCH 445/LING 447. A partial reading list is available from the instructor.

LING 492 - Topics in Linguistics
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (SEM)
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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