Linguist 130a/230a – Section

This page is for the section accompanying Linguist 130a/230a. We will build on the technical tools introduced in the lecture, practice their use, and explore the similarities and differences of what we are doing with logic.

Meeting times:Wed 6-7 pm Pacific
Fri 9-10 am Pacific

New materials will be added weekly (see below). You can also ask any course-related questions and do not have to be at the session for the whole time.



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Topic Handouts Reading/Reference
Week 2 Introduction to set theory with adjective-type practice Section 1 slides
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Week 3 Ordered sets, quantifiers and introduction to compositional tree structures (+ definitions for constituency and verb transitivity) Section 2 slides
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Week 4 Introduction to lambda calculus Section 3 slides
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Week 5 Assignment time
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Week 6 Gricean Maxims; Assignment time Section 5 slides
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Week 7 Midterm review Midterm review
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Week 8 RSA: general intuition and example calculations Section 7 slides
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Week 9
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