LING 6421

LING 6421

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

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.

Comments Co-meets with LING 4421/PHIL 4730.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: LING 4421PHIL 4730PHIL 6730

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8520LING 6421  LEC 001