Patrick D. Elliott

Introduction to Semantics pt. 2

6-10 August 2018

Description



Building on the techniques introduced in Introduction to Semantics pt. 1, this course will give an introductory overview of some of the more advanced topics that have occupied formal semanticists over the previous decades.

Schedule

  • 06.8: dynamic semantics
    • FSBC ch. 7
  • 07.8: presupposition
    • FSBC ch. 8
  • 08.8: coördination and plurals
    • FSBC ch. 9
  • 09.8: event semantics
    • FSBC ch. 10
  • 10.8: intensionality
    • FSBC ch. 11

Readings

  • The primary reading for this course will be (the second half of) Elizabeth Coppock and Lucas Champollion’s draft textbook Formal Semantics Boot Camp (FSBC), downloadable here.