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LINGUIST 232A: Lexical Semantics

Introduction to issues in word meaning, focused primarily around verbs. Overview of the core semantic properties of verbs and the organization of the verb lexicon. Approaches to lexical semantic representation, including semantic role lists, proto-roles, and causal and aspectual theories of event conceptualization.
Terms: Aut | Units: 2-4
Instructors: Levin, B. (PI)

LINGUIST 232B: Seminar in Lexical Semantics: Lexical semantic typology

An examination of the strategies languages use to describe various types of events focusing on to what extent the attested differences stem from varying lexical and morphosyntactic resources available to individual languages and to what extent they reflect alternate conceptualizations of certain event types. Case studies may be drawn from the following domains: change of state events, motion events, surface contact events, creation events, and causative events. Prerequisite: Linguist 232A or permission of the instructor. May be repeated for credit with different content.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-4 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Levin, B. (PI)
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