In this course you will acquire a basic understanding of the formal techniques necessary for the construction of a theory of meaning. You will achieve a basic fluency in the formal languages and you will appreciate the necessity for such rigorous techniques in the study of meaning.
By the end of this module, students will typically:
Students must have successfully completed:
Information for visiting students: It is recommended that students interested in this module have a basic understanding of logic and set theory. Previous study in semantics or pragmatics is also useful. If you have no background in semantics, but consider yourself mathematically inclined, contact the module convenor if you are interested in this module.
Two contact hours per week.
This course provides an in-depth intensive introduction to the formal techniques employed in natural language semantics and presents the empirical domains of their application.
Lecture notes and readings will be made available on the VLE.
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