LING 316 - Aspects of Meaning
Section: 001
Term: FA 2012
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Credits:
3
Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 111 or 210.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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What do you know when you know the meaning of a word, a phrase, or a sentence? This introductory course aims to answer this question through the study of truth-conditional semantics. We will start by examining what a theory of meaning should explain and what components the theory needs in order to do so. We will then examine the technical machinery required for such a theory, such as propositional logic, sets, and functions. Then, by analyzing data ranging from simple sentences such as "Fido chased Spot" all the way up to more complicated ones such as "Mr. Anderson thinks that he is being interrogated by someone who is actually a computer program," we will refine our model of meaning step by step until it explains a subset of English sentences.

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LING 316 - Aspects of Meaning
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001 (LEC)
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17964
Open
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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ISBN: 9781405156394
Semantics, Author: John I. Saeed., Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell 3rd ed. 2009
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