Linguistics 414: Semantics and Pragmatics

Program in Linguistics, University of Michigan
Bill Baxter, Winter term, 1997

Monday assignments in Hamp and Reyle
(Subject to change)

DATE

TOPIC in Hamp and Reyle

READING
pages

EXERCISE
pages

EXERCISES
to turn in

Jan 13 0 Preliminaries 7-56 56-57 1-4
Jan 20 1.1 Simple Sentences 59-89 89-92 1, 2, 4, 5, 7
Jan 27 1.2 Models
1.3 Negation
92-108 98-99
108
1,2
1,2
Feb 3 1.4 Verification, Truth and Accessibility 108-124 124-126 1-7
Feb 10 1.5 From DRT to Predicate Logic
2.1 Conditionals
126-162 162-165 1-3, 5, 6
Feb 17 2.2 Universal Quantification 166-179 179-181 1-8
Feb 24 2.3 Disjunction
2.4 Conjunction
181-231 206-208
231-232
1,2
1-5
Mar 10 3.1 Reflexives
3.2 Possessive NPs
233-246 239-240
246
1-3 (or 1-4?)
1-3
Mar 17 3.3 Proper Names
3.4 Definite Dscriptions
246-255 255-256 1-3
Mar 24 3.5 Stipulated Identity and Asserted Identity
3.6 Identity and Predication
257-277 278-279 1-2
Mar 31 3.7 Scope Ambiguity
4.1 Plurals: Introduction
279-332 297
319-320
328-330
1-2
1-4
1-3
Apr 7 4.2.1 Syntax
4.2.2 NPs that denote collections
4.2.3 Set-denoting Anaphoric Plural Pronouns
4.2.4 'They' as Individual Variable
332-356 339
344-345
356
1-2
1-3
1-3
Apr 14 4.2.5 Dependent Plurals
4.2.6 Dependent Plural Pronouns
4.2.7 Generic interpretation of Plural Pronouns
4.2.8 A Uniform Theory of Singular and Plural Pronouns?
356-397 369-375
390-391
1-7
1-2
Apr 21 4.3.1 Set Theory and Lattices
4.3.2 Verification of DRS Conditions
397-427 416-419
427-429
1-5
1-5

Last updated January 20, 1997.