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Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.
Addresses current theoretical and empirical issues in semantics.
When Offered Fall.
Regular Academic Session. Choose one seminar and one independent study. Combined with: LING 7711
Credits and Grading Basis
4 Credits Stdnt Opt(Letter or S/U grades)
Topic: Super-linguistics: empirical and theoretical
Class Number & Section Details
- T Morrill Hall 102
- Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
Instruction Mode: In Person
Topic Notes: Focus and Ellipsis The seminar will look at these phenomena, and interactions between them. Topics include alternative semantics for focus and contrastive topic; the prosodic phonology of focus; interactions among focus, ellipsis, and bound variables; focus and scalar implicature; syntactic and semantic formulations of ellipsis; focus licensing of ellipsis; arguments against alternative semantics for focus; arguments favoring syntactic or semantic accounts of ellipsis. A few classes will also be dedicated to cross-modal semantics.
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