EL4203 Semantics 2020–2021 Sem 1

Michael Yoshitaka ERLEWINE (mitcho)
mitcho@nus.edu.sg
Office: AS5 06-09
Office hours: TBD
 

Classes are Wednesdays at high noon, online.

Schedule

Day Topic Reading (before class) To submit (before class)
Aug 12 Introduction; studying meaning Winter chapter 2
Aug 19 Sets, quantifiers, entailment Partee et al (1993) chapter 1; Ladusaw (1979) pp. 1–2, 101–119
Aug 26 Logic    
Sep 2 Basic composition Winter chapter 3 pp. 44–72
Sep 9 Modification and definite descriptions Winter chapter 3 pp. 72–87; H&K chapter 4
Sep 16 Quantifiers H&K chapter 6 pp. 131–154
Sep 23 Recess Week    
Sep 30 Movement Winter chapter 5 pp. 139–159; H&K chapter 7 pp. 178–198
Oct 7 Pronouns H&K chapter 5  
Oct 14 Review + take-home exam    
Oct 21 Presupposition  
Oct 28 Tense and aspect  
Nov 4 Focus and questions    
Nov 11 Degree semantics