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26-30 June 2000, LOT graduate course

26-30 June 2000, LOT graduate course
Title: The Computational System: Constants and Variables
Speaker: Micheal Moortgat
Location: Tilburg University campus, Building Q, room QZ105
Date and Time: June 26-30, 9:30 - 12:00

The aim of this course, following the slogan `Cognition=Computation', is to model the cognitive abilities underlying knowledge and use of language as a specialized deductive system: a `logic of grammar'. We address two central questions:

  • What are the constants of grammatical reasoning? Can we provide an explanation for the uniformity of the form/meaning correspondence across languages in terms of these constants?
  • How can we reconcile the idea of grammatical constants/invariants with the differences between languages, that is, with structural variation in the realization of the form/meaning correspondence?

The course is presented at an introductory level. The emphasis is on convergences between `minimalist' views on grammatical organization, and `resource-conscious' developments in logic and computer science.

More information can be found here. Reading materials, slides and exercises are available on-line at http://www.let.uu.nl/~Michael.Moortgat/personal/Courses/cg2000.html.

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