Courses of Study 2020-2021 
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Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LING 3303 - Introduction to Syntax and Semantics

(crosslisted) SHUM 3303 
(KCM-AS, ETM-AS)      
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: LING 1101  or permission of instructor.

J.A. Mendia.

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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