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325 Semantics (plan for fall 2017)

  1. Sentences & operators: English Fragment 1, notes
  2. Functors & arguments: English Fragment 2, notes
  3. Variables & binders: English Fragment 3, notes
  4. Quantification: English Fragment 4, notes

350 Pragmatics (2017)

  1. Assertion & entailment: Propositional Logic, notes
  2. Presupposition: Update Logic, notes
  3. Indexicality & anaphora: Predicate Logic with Anaphora, notes
  4. Presupposition as anaphora: Update Logic with Anaphora, notes

531 Compositional Dynamics (v1, 2010)

  1. Anaphora in Predicate Logic (PL): notes
  2. Anaphora in Dynamic PL (DPL): notes
  3. Quantification in DPL: notes
  4. Plurals in Plural Logic (PlL): notes
  5. Plural anaphora in Dynamic PlL: notes
  6. Composition with Typed PL (TL): English Fragment 1, notes
  7. Composition with Dynamic TL (DL): transposed EF1, w. anaphora (EF2), notes

531 Compositional Dynamics (v2, 2011)

  1. Anaphora in Predicate Logic (PL): notes
  2. Quantification in PL: notes
  3. Anaphora in Dynamic PL (DPL): notes
  4. Quantification & anaphora in DPL: notes
  5. Composition with Typed PL (TL): English Fragment 1 (EF1), notes
  6. Composition with Dynamic TL (DL): transposed EF1, w. anaphora (EF2), notes
  7. Nominal & temporal anaphora in Sorted DL (DL3, DL4): EF3, EF4, notes

535 Speech acts in discourse (2008)

  • Syllabus
  1. Indexicality
  2. Illocutionary mood in discourse
  3. Questions in discourse
  4. Directives in discourse
  5. Evidentiality in discourse

535 Temporality: Universals and Variation (2012)

  • Syllabus
  1. Introduction: Attention-guided anaphora
  2. Tense as temporal centering
  3. Aspect as eventuality centering: English & Polish
  4. Aspect as eventuality centering: Mandarin
  5. Quantification as top-level anaphora
  6. Mood as illocutionary centering
  7. Mood-based temporality in Kalaallisut

535 Conditionals in discourse (2007)

  • Syllabus
  1. Conditionals in static semantics
  2. Counterfactuals in static semantics
  3. Nominal and modal anaphora
  4. Nominal and modal centering
  5. Centering-based anaphora across domains

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