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[LC2] Super Semantics

S'il s'agit de l'enseignement principal d'un enseignant, le nom de celui-ci est indiqué en gras.

Lundi de 13 h à 16 h (ENS 29 rue d'Ulm 75005 Paris), du 1er octobre 2018 au 21 janvier 2019

Pré-requis : Students should have an ability to follow formal analyses, and should have taken a serious introduction to formal logic or to formal semantics,
or have significant experience with mathematical theories. If in doubt, please check with the instructors.

Description: While formal semantics has been a success story of contemporary linguistics, it has been narrowly focused on spoken language. Systematic
extensions of its research program have recently been explored: beyond spoken language, beyond human language, beyond language proper, and even beyond systems with an overt syntax. First, the development of sign language semantics calls  for systems that integrate logical semantics with a rich iconic component. This semantics-with-iconicity is also crucial to understand the interaction between co-speech gestures and logical operators, an important point of comparison for sign languages. Second, several recent articles have proposed analyses of the semantics/pragmatics of primate alarm calls, an important topical extension of semantics. Third, recent research has developed a semantics/pragmatics for music, based in part on insights from iconic semantics. Finally, the methods of formal semantics have newly been applied to reasoning and to concepts, which do not have a syntax that can be directly observed. The overall result is a far broader typology of meaning operations in nature than was available a few years ago. The course will offer a survey of some of these results, with topics that will change from year to year.

Validation: Participants will be invited to work on small projects (e.g. literature reviews, formal analyses of a set of data, proposals for experiments). 
- a 2-page squib (short essay) will be due early in the semester,
- a mini term paper will be due at the end of the semester.

Intervenants :

  • Salvador Mascarenhas
  • Philippe Schlenker

Suivi et validation pour le master : Spécial (mention Sciences cognitives) : cf. le descriptif

Mentions & spécialités :

Intitulés généraux :

Renseignements :

secrétariat du Cogmaster.

Niveau requis :

ouvert aux étudiants du master de Sciences cognitives (Cogmaster) ; aux doctorants souhaitant valider des séminaires de master dans le cadre de leur thèse ; aux étudiants de M2 extérieurs au Cogmaster, sous réserve de compatibilité avec leur cursus d'origine.

Site web : http://www.cogmaster.net/

Adresse(s) électronique(s) de contact : mastere(at)cogmaster.net

Dernière modification de cette fiche par le service des enseignements (sg12@ehess.fr) : 5 juillet 2018.

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