EL4203 Semantics 2017

Michael Yoshitaka ERLEWINE (mitcho)
mitcho@nus.edu.sg
Office: AS5 06-09
Office hours: Tuesdays 10:00–12:00 and by appointment
 
Syllabus PDF (but always see Schedule below for the latest)

Schedule

Day Topic Reading To submit
Jan 9 No class    
Jan 16 Introduction: studying meaning Winter chapter 2 Survey on IVLE
Jan 23 Sets, quantifiers, entailment Partee et al (1993) chapter 1; Ladusaw (1979) pp. 1–2, 101–119 PS1
Jan 30 Lunar New Year: No class    
Feb 6 Basic composition Winter chapter 3 pp. 44–72 PS2
Feb 13 Modification and definite descriptions Winter chapter 3 pp. 72–87; H&K chapter 4 PS3
Feb 20 Recess Week: GLOW in Asia!    
Feb 27 Quantifiers H&K chapter 6 pp. 131–154 PS4
Mar 6 Relative clauses and movement Winter chapter 5 pp. 139–159; H&K chapter 7 pp. 178–198 PS5
Mar 13 Variables, pronouns, and scope H&K chapter 5 PS6
Mar 20 Focus Kadmon (2001) pp. 250–263 PS7
Mar 27 Worlds, modals, and conditionals Winter chapter 6 pp. 190–198; von Fintel & Heim (2011) pp. 1–15, 29–38 PS8
Apr 3 Ellipsis H&K chapter 9  
Apr 10 Final review    
Friday, April 14: final paper due
Thursday, April 20 noon – Friday, April 21 4pm: final exam