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Semantic Variation in Nominal Expressions

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Semantic Variation in Nominal Expressions

Both the semantics and the syntax of nouns and complex nominals appear to vary to a significant degree across languages. Loci of variation include articles and determiners; number marking, classifiers and measure constructions; and indexical elements such as personal pronouns. This course asks: To what extent is variation in these areas the result of differences in the semantics of otherwise parallel lexical items? To what extent does it reflect variation at the syntax/semantics interface, or in the lexicon? (How) does the variation affect the range of meanings that can be conveyed?

Course Status: Closed

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Course Number:

331

Course Session:

First two-week Session

Times:

Monday: 8:30 am-10:20 am
Thursday: 8:30 am-10:20 am

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Prerequisites:

Graduate level syntax and semantics