LING 3430: Semantics
Time and Location: Tuesday/Thursday 12:30-1:45, ECON 13
Course Credit: 3 credit hours
Office Hours: Palmer: Tuesday 2-3 and Friday 2-3, Hellems 295; Hilger: Monday 1-2, Hellems 4-6
Professor Martha Palmer and
TA: Alison Hilger
Class Participation: 10%
Midterm 1 27.5%
Midterm 2 27.5%
Homeworks are due at the beginning of class on the due date. A
homework turned in 1 day late will receive 85% of the grade. Another
10% will be taken off the homework grade for each additional late day.
A homework turned in up to 6 days late will receive 35% of the grade.
Homeworks will not be accepted more than one week late.
To give the student access to some of central ideas in the field of
semantics and an introduction to some of its most important writers.
LING 2000 or equivalent.
"Semantics" by John Saeed, (2003), Blackwell Publishing, ISBN:0631226931
There will be a midterm and a final exam or a second midterm.
There will be 12 homework assignments. The lowest 2 grades will be dropped,
so 10 grades will be used for the homework average.
Theoretical and practical study of meaning in natural
language. Considers both semantic theories and semantic phenomena from
diverse languages. Does not treat techniques for improving the use of
Module 1: Preliminaries, Chaps 1-2
Module 2: Semantic Description, Chaps 3-8
- Aug 26, 28 Introduction, Chapter 1
- Sep 2, 4 Chapter 2
Module 3: Theoretical Approaches, Chaps 9-11
- Sep 9, 11 Semantic Representations for the Computer
- Sep 16, 17, 23 Chapter 3
- Sep 25, 30, Oct 2 Chapter 4
- Oct 7, 9 Chapter 5
- Oct 14 Review
- Oct 16 Midterm
- Oct 21, 23 Chapter 6
- Oct 28, 30 Chapter 7
- Nov 4, 6 Chapter 8
- Nov 11, 13, 18 Chapter 9
- Nov 20 Chapter 10
- Nov 25, 27 Thanksgiving
- Dec 2 Finish Chapter 10
- Dec 4 Chapter 11
- Dec 9 Review
- Dec 11, Thursday, 12:30 - 1:45 Second Midterm, in class
Midterm after Chap 6 on Oct 23
Final after Chap 11, Dec 13, Saturday, 7:30 am
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