09710LING576100 Formal Semantics, Fall 2008

Graduate Institute of Linguistics, National Tsing Hua University




General information

Instructor: T.-H. Jonah Lin

Time & location: Tue 10:00 am – 1:00 pm; C519

Tel: (03) 571-5131, ext. 34402

E-mail: jonahlin@mx.nthu.edu.tw



1.      Class attendance & presentation: 20%.

2.      Term paper: 80%.


Course schedule

1.      Fundamental notions in semantics. T.-H. Jonah Lin. Lecture notes, National Tsing Hua University, 2006.


2.      Meaning and grammar: An Introduction to Semantics (2nd edition). Gennaro Chierchia & Sally McConnell-Ginet. MIT Press, 2000.

3.      A primer in the semantics of English. Terence Parsons. Lecture notes, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000.


4.      Events in the Semantics of English. Terence Parsons. MIT Press, 1990.