LEXICAL SEMANTICS

This seminar will address the Foundations of Cognitively Grounded Lexical Semantics, from the early days, when the cognitivist approach was emerging, to the present-day applications of Frame Semantics to Computational Linguistics.

When: Tuesday, 2-5pm.

Where: Faculdade de Letras, sl. 2043.


SYLLABUS¹

Cognitively inspired models for Lexical Semantics.

SCHEDULE

PART I - THE BASICS

Session 1 (Aug 13) - A First Encounter with Lexical Semantics

Text: Fillmore, C. J. (2012). Encounters with language. Computational Linguistics, 38(4), 701-718.

Sessions 2 & 3 (Aug 20 & 27) - The Birth of Cognitivist Lexical Semantics

Text: Fillmore, C. J. (1977). The case for case reopened. Syntax and semantics, 8(1977), 59-82.

Session 4 (Sep 10) - Semantics of Truth vs. Semantics of Understanding

Text: Fillmore, C. J. (1975). An alternative to checklist theories of meaning. In Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (Vol. 1, pp. 123-131).

Sessions 5 & 6 (Sep 17 & 24) - Frame Semantics 101

Text: Fillmore, C. J. (1982). Frame semantics. In The Linguistic Society of Korea (Org.) Linguistics in the Morning Calm. Seoul: Hanshin, p. 111-137.

Sessions 7 & 8 (Sep 1 & Oct 8) - Toward a Frame-Based Lexicon

Text: Fillmore, C. J., & Atkins, B. T. (1992). Toward a frame-based lexicon: The semantics of RISK and its neighbors. In Frames, fields, and contrasts: New essays in semantic and lexical organization, 103, 75-102.

Session 9 (Oct 15) - Midterm Exam

In-class exam (50 points)

PART II - APPLICATIONS

Session 10 (Oct 22) - TBD

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Session 11 (Oct 29) - TBD

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Session 12 (Nov 5) - TBD

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PART III - INVITED LECTURES

Session 13 (Nov 12) - Invited Lecture I

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Session 14 (Nov 19) - Invited Lecture II

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Session 15 (Nov 26) - Final Exam

In-class exam (50 points)

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