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Toshiyuki Ogihara
LING 580
Seattle Campus

Problems in Linguistics

Advanced study in current theories of syntax, semantics, phonology, or morphology. Can be repeated for credit.

Class description

Winter 2011 (cross-listed with Ling 480)

Subtitle: Temporal Semantics in English and Japanese

This course introduces the student to temporal semantics of natural language through two "comparative methods": (i) by investigating the behavior of nominal entities and temporal entities, and (ii) by drawing on data from the two typologically different languages: Japanese and English.

The instructor's book manuscript (Nominal and Temporal Semantics in English and Japanese) will be used as the textbook. This will be made available to the participants soon.

Prerequisite: LING 442/542, Ling 479/579 is definitely helpful but is not required. Knowledge of Japanese is also helpful, but is not essential.

Subtitle: Temporal Semantics in English and Japanese

This course introduces the student to temporal semantics of natural language through two "comparative methods": (i) by investigating the behavior of nominal entities and temporal entities, and (ii) by drawing on data from the two typologically different languages: Japanese and English.

The instructor's book manuscript (Nominal and Temporal Semantics in English and Japanese) will be used as the textbook. This will be made available to the participants soon.

Prerequisite: LING 442/542, Ling 479/579 is definitely helpful but is not required. Knowledge of Japanese is also helpful, but is not essential.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

A paper is required at the end of the quarter.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Toshiyuki Ogihara
Date: 12/23/2011