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Module code:PLIN1002(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics B
Credit value:.5
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Nathan Klinedinst
Organiser's location:Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):1,
Module prerequisites:PLIN1001 Intro to Semantics and Pragmatics A 
Module outline:This course is a continued introduction to the study of meaning in formalized and natural languages (from PLIN1001) 
Module aims:Two logical languages, the propositional calculus and the predicate calculus, are introduced and their relevance to theories of meaning in natural language is explored. Particular emphasis is placed on quantification, scope, and binding in predicate calculus and in natural language. Basic issues about the relationship between syntax and semantics are introduced, as are questions about innateness and linguistic universals in semantics. 
Module objectives: (a) to achieve a good grasp of the syntax and semantics of the propositional calculus and the predicate calculus (b) to develop skill at natural deductive proofs (c) to relate this to the role of inference in natural language understanding (d) to understand the place of quantification and binding in current linguistic theory and argumentation 
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Module assessment:Take-home exercises and a short exam 100.00%. 
Notes:available as an option module (numbers permitting); UCL students can register on Portico, intercollegiate students should contact 
Taking this module as an option?:Available as an option module 
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