This course can be conceived of as an introduction to the theory of meaning in natural language and will be taught in English. The topics addressed will be the following: 1. Lexical meaning and compositional meaning; 2. Grammar and logic; 3. Elements of first-order logic; 4. Nominal and verbal quantification; 5. Grammar and meaning; 6. Meaning in context; 7. Meaning and thought.
This course consists in an introduction to the theories of meaning for natural language, with a focus on the formal foundations of semantic analyses and on its cognitive implications. Here is a short list of the main topics that will be addressed: 1. Lexical and sentence meaning: a compositional analysis of meaning; 2. Propositional and predicative calculus (first-order logic systems); 3. Grammar and logic; 4. Quantification in the nominal and verbal domains; 5. Literal and enriched meaning: principles of language use; 6. Language, concepts, thought.
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