|Lecturer||Kimi AKITA, Associate Professor|
|Department||Graduate School of Languages and Cultures, 2015 Fall|
|Recommended for:||Graduate Students (2・15 weeks / semester)|
In this course we will learn and compare different theories explaining the relationship of syntax and semantics such as Lexical-Conceptual Semantics, Construction Grammar, Frame Semantics, and the Generative Lexicon. Generally, synonyms exhibit similar syntactic behavior. For example, both "break" and "cut" are used as transitive verbs. The relationship between syntax and semantics might seem simple at first glance but is in fact incredibly complicated. Several theories have attempted to explain this relationship and new ones are continuously being put forward to bring about a better understanding. In this class we will examine those competing theories and by doing so study the theoretical frameworks of linguistics.
More specifically, we will study:
There are certain prerequisites to writing linguistic papers and dissertations. However, most introductory books to linguistic theories are published in English and remain inaccessible to students who study Japanese linguistics. Hence we will help the students in the following ways:
In addition to the main themes, the following methodologies will also be introduced:
April 10, 2020