Lectures: 1 session / week, 3 hours / session
This seminar will investigate the expression of gradability, comparison and degree in natural language. The course will address the following major issues, though we may also include other topics according to the interests and direction of the class:
Students enrolled in the course are expected to do the assigned readings and to participate fully in the classroom discussion, and they will also be required to write a research paper for the course. The topic should be selected in consultation with the instructors no later than the tenth week of the course. We will set aside the final week of the course for a research seminar in which students can present their work.