LING 531. Semantics. 3 Hours S.
This course explores how meaning works in the grammar of natural languages. Students actively learn and apply formal structures to meaning in relation to truth, logic, and morphosyntax. The course emphasizes the role of context in semantic and pragmatic interpretation, including using context-based elicitation techniques to collect semantic data. Other topics include the nature of events and argument structure, tense and aspect, reference and binding, quantification and scope, and the semantic motivation behind syntactic structures. This course is offered at the 500 and 700 level, with additional assignments at the 700 level. Not open to students with credit in LING 731. Prerequisite: LING 525 or instructor permission. LEC.
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