|Title||Frameworks for the Logical Modeling of Natural Language|
|Code||BMA-LOTD-401.03, BMI-LOTD-401E.03, BBN-FIL-402.108, BMA-FILD-402.108|
|Time and venue||Tuesday 16:00-17:30 i129|
|Description||This course is for students at a somewhat advanced level;
familiarity with possible worlds semantics and higher-order logic is
recommended. Attendees without this preliminary logic will be given
help to close up.
We investigate a number of important technical frameworks used in post-Montagovian formal semantics since the 1980s. The frameworks to be covered will depend o student demand; but they will include
After introducing and formally investigating these frameworks, we will also compare them in terms of their technical capabilities, the range of the natural language phenomena they cover, and also from the viewpoint of contemporary philosophy of language.
(other items may be included, depending on the range of frameworks to be included)