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Spring 2012-2013
* LIN 303 (EC)  

Linguistic Semantics

Edwin S. Williams

An introduction to central issues and leading theories of linguistic semantics for natural languages. Analysis of specific linguistic phenomena (including: anaphora, quantification, and tenses) will be used to illustrate the interaction of syntax and semantics, the relation between language and the world, and the role of linguistic meaning in communication and understanding.

Sample reading list:
I. Heim and A. Kratzer, Semantics in Generative Grammar

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 40-50 pages of reading weekly. Four problem sets.

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 35%
Final Exam - 40%
Problem set(s) - 25%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
LIN 201.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41983 C01 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm T Th   Scheide Caldwell House   103   Enrolled:8 Limit:20