Ling-J: Semantics - a Teaser(Rob Pasternak, ZAS, Berlin)
T/Th 11:15 am - 12:15 pm (NY time)
This course will serve as a teaser for semantics, the study of how syntactic structure determines meaning in language. We will discuss what sorts of questions semanticists ask, as well as what kinds of empirical tools semantic theorists use to generate and test hypotheses addressing these questions. We will also discuss some of the basic formal tools semanticists use to formulate their analyses and hypotheses: namely, propositional and (first-order) predicate logic.