LING-L 325 — Fall 2023 — Themester

BH 342
Days and Times
TuTh 1:15 PM–2:30 PM
Course Description

Truth is intertwined with language: we use language to express truths (and falsehoods!). Fundamental to the meaning of a sentence is its truth conditions: what would the world have to be like for the sentence to be true? This course introduces formal semantics, which borrows tools from mathematical logic to investigate how word meaning and sentence syntax interact to determine a sentence’s truth conditions, thereby illuminating how a speaker of a language
understands a sentenceeven one never encountered before.

Instructor: Dr. Thomas Grano

Interview with Dr. Grano on LING-L 325