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Philosophy (PHIL)

Department of Philosophy Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

PHIL 4507 [0.5 credit]

Contemporary Formal Semantics

Topics may include: desiderata for an empirical theory of meaning; philosophical and logical precursors to contemporary truth-conditional semantics; Montague grammar and/or other intensional frameworks; quantification, anaphora, and logical form; boundaries between syntax, semantics and pragmatics; recent applications of formal semantics.
Prerequisite: two of PHIL 2001, LALS/COMM/PHIL 2504, LALS 2003, LALS 3505.
Lectures three hours a week.

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