HG2002: Semantics and Pragmatics (2015)

Francis Bond, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

Tutors: David Moeljadi; Tuấn Anh

In this core course you will learn semantics at an introductory level and the skills needed to carry out semantic analysis. With these skills and your knowledge of semantic approaches, you will be able to analyze natural language data, as well as develop awareness of the inherent connections between semantics and other branches of linguistics.

Course Page: http://compling.hss.ntu.edu.sg/courses/hg2002.

The text books are

I expect you to read all chapters assigned before class and attempt the tutorial. That way the information will be in your mind when I discuss it in class.

Errata

p313: 10:29 P(x,e) should be W(x,p)

Course Outline

WeekDateSlidesTute SaeedMiscVideo
1 08-13 Introduction, Organization: What does it mean to mean? 01 Ch 1 We will do Tutorial One in class (so we can attend HPSG 2015) Evil Overlord Mitchel and Webb
2 08-20 Meaning, Thought and Reality 02 Ch 2 and 7.2 (Deixis) Reference (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy) Blackberry One Ronnie
3 08-27 Word Meaning 03 Ch 3 More on alternations Dead Parrot Monty Python
4 09-03 Sentence Relations and Truth 04 Ch 4, 10.2–5 Logical Fallacies Argument Sketch Monty Python
5 09-10 Situations 05 Ch 5 Introduce Assignment 1 Ann Elk, Miss Monty Python
6 09-17 Participants 06 Ch 6
Does your dog bite? Return of the Pink Panther
- 09-24 Hari Raya Haji
- Recess Assignment 1 Round 1 (Oct 3rd)
7 10-08 Context and Inference 07 Ch 7 Mid-term Exam: 40 minutes, starts at 9:35 sharp Unique Alas Smith and Jones
8 10-15 Speech as Action 08 Ch 8
Can you get that? Big Bang Theory
9 10-22 Meaning Components 09 Ch 9 Language Fry & Laurie
Transcriptions: Sketch 1 Sketch 2
Stephen Fry on Language
10 10-29 Formal Semantics 10 Ch 10 Assignment 1 deadline (Oct 27th 17:00) Regency disco Mitchel and Webb
11 11-05 Cognitive Linguistics 11 Ch 11
Sermon on the Mount Monty Python
12 11-12 Revision

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Exam 11-19 9:30--11:30

Same time, same place

Slides may be updated at any time!

Recommended Readings

Assessment

Dictionaries can not be used in the quizzes or exams.


Francis Bond <bond@ieee.org>
Computational Linguistics Lab
Division of Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
Nanyang Technological University
Level 3, Room 55, 14 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637332
Tel: (+65) 6592 1568; Fax: (+65) 6794 6303