Semantics and Event, 09720LING576300, Spring 2009

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




1.      Class attendance & presentation: 20%.

2.      Term paper: 80%.


Course schedule

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

[Continued from last semester]

2.       A Primer in the Semantics of English. Terence Parsons. Lecture notes, University of California, Los Angeles, 2000.


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

4.       Sense and Syntax. James Higginbotham. Oxford University Press, 1995.

5.       Accomplishments. James Higginbotham. In Proceedings of 2nd GLOW in Asia, 131-139. Nanzan University, Japan, 1999.

6.       On Events in Linguistic Semantics. James Higginbotham. In Speaking of Events, 49-79. Oxford University Press, 2000.