Intro to Semantics

PREREQUISITE: V61.0001 OR V61.0002 OR V61.0013 OR V61.0028 OR Permission of the instructor.

Focuses on the compositional semantics of sentences. Introduces set theory, propositional logic, and predicate logic as tools and goes on to investigate the empirical linguistic issues of presuppositions, quantification, scope, and polarity. Points out parallelisms between the nominal and the verbal domains. Examines the acquisition of meaning by children learning their first language.

Course Information

LING-UA 4

Undergraduate

4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

1
Lucas Champollion
TR: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM 10WP 104
1
Mariia Esipova
R: 4:55 PM - 6:10 PM SILV 403