753 Topics in Semantics (3 units)

Spring 2010

Meetings

M 2:30 - 5:15 - Hasbrouck Lab Add 104A

Website

http://sites.google.com/site/inquisitivesemantics/courses/amherst-seminar

Instructors

Floris Roelofsen []

Description

We will first discuss some of the theoretical foundations of inquisitive semantics and pragmatics, and then explore several empirical domains. We will look at the interpretation of disjunction, questions, and existentials in various languages, in interaction with modality, conditionals, and focus. We will also consider evidentials, and the semantic contribution of certain prosodic features.