LING 316 - Aspects of Meaning
Section: 001
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Linguistics (LING)
Department: LSA Linguistics
Advisory Prerequisites:
LING 111, 209, 210, or 212.
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)
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
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ISBN: 9781118430163
Semantics, Author: John I. Saeed, Publisher: Wiley 4 2016
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