Introduction to dynamic semantics

How does language refer to entities in the real world? How do anaphors like pronouns refer back to their antecedents? The material we cover will be relevant to those interested in reference and anaphora in semantics, sentence processing or computational linguistics.

Outline:

SessionsDate & TimeVenue
1Discourse Representation Theory [slides]21 Jun 2024, 15:00-16:00Chandler House 101
2Compositional Discourse Representation Theory [slides]28 Jun 2024, 15:00-16:00Chandler House 101
3Plurals1 Aug 2024, 15:00-16:00tbc
4Anaphora8 Aug 2024, 15:00-16:00tbc
5Reciprocals15 Aug 2024, 15:00-16:00tbc