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Toshiyuki Ogihara
LING 479
Seattle Campus

Semantics II

Formal characterization of linguistic meaning. Emphasis on nature and purpose of formal semantics and on its relation to formal syntax. Prerequisite: LING 442. Offered: jointly with PHIL 479.

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This is the second part of a two-quarter sequence of introductory semantics classes that is designed to introduce the student to formal semantics of natural language. In semantics II, the main focus will be on the relationship between syntax and semantics. To be more specific, we will examine various syntactic constructions and discuss how they are handled in formal semantics. The syntactic constructions/phenomena to be discussed include quantifiers, relative clauses, bound and referential pronouns, ellipsis, e-type anaphora. Prerequisite: Semantics I (LING 442).

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Last Update by Toshiyuki Ogihara
Date: 05/31/2003