EL4203 Semantics 2019–2020 Sem 1

Michael Yoshitaka ERLEWINE (mitcho)
Office: AS5 06-09
Office hours: Thursdays 10:30–noon

Classes are Wednesdays at high noon, in AS1 room 03-02.

Syllabus PDF (but always see Schedule below for the latest)


Day Topic Reading (before class) To submit (before class)  
Aug 14 Introduction: studying meaning   Survey on LumiNUS by Friday  
Aug 21 Sets, functions, quantifiers IFS2 PS1  
Aug 28 First-order logic IFS3 PS2  
Sep 4 Basic composition IFS4 PS3  
Sep 11 Modification and translation IFS5 PS4  
Sep 18 Quantifiers IFS6, TBD PS5  
Sep 25 Recess Week      
Oct 2 Presupposition IFS7 PS6  
Oct 9 Relative clauses and LF IFS8    
Oct 16 No class   PS7
Oct 23 Implicatures Grice 1975 <!–Dynamic semantics IFS9–>
Oct 30 Worlds, modals, and conditionals IFS13 PS8  
Nov 6 Focus and questions TBA    
Nov 13 Review / TBD   PS9  
TBD: 24h final exam        

IFSn refers to Coppock & Champollion’s Invitation to Formal Semantics chapter/section n. Make sure to consult the version on LumiNUS.