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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Dec 13, 2017
 
Courses of Study 2017-2018
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LING 3303 - Introduction to Syntax and Semantics


(KCM-AS)      
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: LING 1101  or permission of instructor.

M. Despic.

This course explores both syntax (how words and phrases are combined into sentences) and semantics (how the meanings of words, phrases, and sentences are interpreted). The course aims to give students to the ability to address questions regarding syntactic and semantic properties of languages in a rigorous and informed fashion. Topics covered include phrase structure, grammatical relations, transformations, semantic composition, modification, quantification, and the syntax/semantics interface. Emphasis throughout the course is placed on forming and testing hypotheses.



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