Language and Computation Courses


Computational and Experimental Explanations in Semantics and Pragmatics

Shane Steinert-Threlkeld and Jakub Szymanik

Week 2, August 10-14, 2020


The traditional methodology of natural language semantics has used tools largely drawn from mathematical logic to build models designed to predict native speaker judgments of entailment between sentences, truth values of sentences in context, and the like. Recent advances in applying computational and experimental methods in semantics have widened both the scope and type of explanations that can be offered for semantic phenomena. This workshop will bring together people working on these new methodologies, to present both new semantic research using computational and experimental methods as well as to address broader methodological questions.


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