課程資訊
課程名稱
語意學
Semantics 
開課學期
104-2 
授課對象
文學院  語言學研究所  
授課教師
謝舒凱 
課號
LING7300 
課程識別碼
142 M0250 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期四7,8,9(14:20~17:20) 
上課地點
樂學館305 
備註
本課程中文授課,使用英文教科書。
總人數上限:12人
外系人數限制:5人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1042LING7300_ 
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課程概述

介紹語意學理論及其應用。上課資料、作業、討論屆時會在Ceiba公告。 

課程目標
This course is an introduction to Semantics, the study of meaning. More specifically, the meaning of expressions in natural languages like Chinese. The purpose of this course is to expose graduate students in linguistics to some ground level concepts in the study of semantics, including formal foundations, current approaches and issues.

We will be addressing the question of how it is possible for human beings to understand sentences they have never heard before, and what might be the characteristics of the mental faculties that allow us to do this. We will attempt to give precise analyses of the meanings by using concepts from set theory, logic and syntactic theory, the basics of which will be taught in the first few weeks of class. Attention will also be paid to foundational issues taken from different perspectives, such as cognitive, corpus-based, computational approaches. 
課程要求
The course unit comprises of two elements:
1. Lecture (basically based on the contents of weekly reading assignment).
2. Seminar (Student-led research presentations and discussions based on the contents of weekly reading assignment).

*All students must read the paper for each lecture/seminar in advance of the class. Each Thursday, you will receive the homework, which will be due the following Wednesday. The answers to the problem set will be discussed in the class. For this reason, no late assignments will be accepted.

*During the semester, one student will present ONE book chapter and ONE seminar paper to the class. We expect that each presentation to last 30 minutes with the entire session lasting around 60 minutes (in much the same way that a official seminar operates). In order not to unduly constrain discussion, presenters should be prepared to accommodate questions and some discussion during the presentation. Slides (ppt) need to be sent to me by Wednesday.

*A term paper is to be submitted at the end of semester. It should be succinct, summarizing the extant literature, and demonstrate a clear ability
to identify relevant issues and research questions. Further the paper must provide a clear indication of the scope for new research with a coherent argument as to why further examination of these problems and research questions is relevant and valuable. 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
 
參考書目
[1] Elbourne, Paul. (2011). Meaning: A Slim Guide to Semantics. Oxford
University Press.
[2] Allwood, J et. al. (1997). Logic in Linguistics. Cambridge University
Press. (reprinted in 2006, Peking University Press.)
[3] Kearns, Kate. (2000). Semantics. ST. Martin’s Press.
[4] P. H. Portner. (2005). What is Meaning? Fundamentals of Formal
Semantics.
Blackwell.
[5] G. Chierchia and S. McConnell-Ginet (2000). Meaning and Grammar:
An Introduction to Semantics. The MIT Press.
[6] I. Heim and A. Kratzer. (1998). Semantics in Generative Grammar.
Blackwell.
[7] R. Cann, R. Kempson and E. Gregoromichelaki. (2009). Semantics: An
Introduction to Meaning in Language. Cambridge University Press.
[8] M. Lynne Murphy. (2010). Lexical Meaning. Cambridge University
Press.
[9] B. Levin. (1993). English Verb Classes and Alternations: A Preliminary
Investigation. Chicago:University of Chicago Press.
[10] J. Pustejovsky. (1996). The Generative Lexicon. The MIT Press. 
指定閱讀
Riemer, Nick. (2010). Introducing Semantics. Cambridge. 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
weekly reading assignment, homework and class participation 
30% 
 
2. 
midterm exam 
15% 
 
3. 
seminar presentation 
15% 
 
4. 
term paper 
40% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2016/02/25  Orientation 
第2週
2016/03/03  Introduction 
第3週
2016/03/10  Introduction 
第4週
2016/03/17  Introduction 
第5週
2016/03/24  Introduction 
第6週
2016/03/31  Lexical Semantics: Issues 
第7週
2016/04/07  Lexical Semantics: Relations 
第8週
2016/04/14  Formal Semantics 
第9週
2016/04/21  Formal Semantics 
第10週
2016/04/28  Meaning and Cognition 
第11週
2016/05/05  Meaning and Computation 
第12週
2016/05/12  CLDC 
第13週
2016/05/19  Morphosyntax 
第14週
2016/05/26  Morpho-semantics 
第15週
2016/06/02  Advanced topic 
第16週
2016/06/09  Semantic Variation and Change 
第17週
2016/06/16  Final Presentation 
第18週
2016/06/23  Term Paper due