Semantics Syllabus |
Course Outline |
Linguistics 525 |
Day |
Reading |
Assignment |
Lecture |
Background |
Thu Jan 19 | Semantics and word meaning | |||
Tue Jan 24 | What's expected of you. | |||
Thu Jan 26 | Chapter 1 Kearns. 1.1-1.3. Meaning. Denotations. Possible worlds. Truth conditions. | Invitation to semantics | ||
Tue Jan 31 | Seneca kinship assignment Hints for Seneca kinship assignment | |||
Thu Feb 02 | Chapter 2. Big picture. Why sentential semantics first. Propositional logic. English sentential conectives: and, or, if (then), only if, unless. Relations. Logical Form: Translating English into logic. | Brief intro to logic Logic trees Translating English into statement logic, | ||
Tue Feb 07 | Assignment two: Definitions Kearns Ch. 1, p.20, Exercises 1 and 2 (assume that "truth set" means intension). | |||
Thu Feb 09 | Chapter 2, ctd. Propositional logic ctd. | Predicate logic | ||
Tue Feb 14 | ||||
Thu Feb 16 | Assignment: Kearns (chapter 2) 1[a,d,f,h]; 2, 6, 9[all],11[a,b,c,d,e,g],12[a], 15[all] | |||
Tue Feb 21 | Chapter 1 Kearns. 1.4,1.6. Presupposition and Implicature | Implicature, Lesson about Definitions. | ||
Thu Feb 23 | Assignment: Kearns (chapter 1) Exercises 4 and 8 (a-g). Answer this question | |||
Tue Feb 28 | Chapter 2,3. Translating English into propositional, predicate logic. | Predicate logic | ||
Thu Mar 02 | Chapter 3. Predicate logic. | Assignment: Translation assignment. Alternative translations (optional replacement for sections 2 and 3 of translation assignment). | Brief intro to logic Translating English into logic. | |
Tue Mar 07 | ||||
Thu Mar 09 | Chapter 3. Predicate logic. | Assignment: Chapter 3 , pp. 55,56, Exercises 1 (all), 2(a-e), 3 (d, f) | Logic translation tutorial | |
Tue Mar 14 | ||||
Thu Mar 16 | Chapter 5. Modality; possible worlds again; necessity, possibility; deontic and epistemic modality. Try this Modal Logic Playground | Modality and possible worlds. Possible worlds analysis of conditionals, Logic notes (pdf, html) Logical Form tutorial | ||
Tue Mar 21 | Midterm: Due Apr 7, Midterm review, Midterm model answers., Entailment help General logic help, | |||
Thu Mar 23 | ||||
Tue Mar 28 | H'day | H'day | H'day | H'day |
Thu Mar 30 | H'day | H'day | H'day | H'day |
Tue Apr 04 | Chapter 5. Modality; possible worlds again ( ctd.) | Midterm Given Out Today (due Apr. 11) Modality assignment (due April 18), Modality tutorial. | ||
Thu Apr 06 | ||||
Tue Apr 11 | Chapter 7. Referential Opacity | Assignment: Kearns (chapter 7) 1, 2, 3 [Due April 18, same day as modality!] | Indefinites and referential opacity. | |
Thu Apr 13 | ||||
Tue Apr 18 | Chapter 8. Aspectual classes. | Assignment: Exercises 1[a,d,e,f,g], 2[b,c,d], 3[a,b,c,d,e,f] (Due Apr 25), One word answers to these questions are worth 0 points. You must use the tests discussed in the chapter to provide evidence for your claims. | Aspect tutorial, Lecture | |
Thu Apr 20 | ||||
Tue Apr 25 | Chapter 11. Events. | Assignment: Kearns (chapter 11) 1, 2, 3, 4 [Due May 2nd] (We will discuss 7 in class) | ||
Thu Apr 27 | ||||
Tue May 02 | Chapter 2, 3, 5. Review. Logical form, scope ambiguity, implicature, entailment, presupposition. | Model answer (modality), Model answer (opacity), Aspect assignment model answers, Event assignment model answers, 2017 Midterm model answers, Aspect tutorial, | ||
Thu May 04 | Chapter 5,7, 8, 11. Review. | Last class day | ||
Tue May 09 | ||||
Thu May 11 | 2017 Final, Due May 11: 12:15 AM. | |||
Tue May 16 | ||||
Thu May 18 | ||||
Tue May 23 |