LING 4421

LING 4421

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

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.

Distribution Category (ETM-AS, KCM-AS, SMR-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one independent study. Combined with: LING 6421PHIL 4730PHIL 6730

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4637 LING 4421   LEC 001

    • MW Sibley Hall 211
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Murray, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: LING 3303

  • 19049 LING 4421   IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Murray, S

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies