LING 4421

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017. Courses of Study 2017-2018 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

Introduces methods for theorizing about meaning within generative grammar. These techniques allow the creation of grammars that pair syntactic structures with meanings. Students look at several empirical areas in detail, among them complementation (combining heads with their arguments), modification, conjunction, definite descriptions, relative clauses, traces, bound pronouns, and quantification. An introduction to logical and mathematical concepts used in linguistic semantics (e.g., set theory, functions and their types, and the lambda notation for naming linguistic meanings) is included in the course.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: LING 3303 or permission of instructor.

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  • Enrollment Information
    Combined with: LING 6421PHIL 4730PHIL 6730

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7774LING 4421  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Abusch, D

  • Prerequisite: LING 3303