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Query Details

Query Subject:   Graduate Lexical Semantics Text/Reading
Author:   Heidi Harley
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics

Query:   Dear linguists --

I'll be teaching an introduction to lexical semantics at the graduate
level this spring semester, and I'm compiling a list of readings and texts
to choose from. There doesn't seem to be an appropriate textbook
available; I imagine I'm going to do a photocopied bulkpack of readings,
and I imagine I'll have them buy Levin's Verb Classes and Alternations for
source material (in English at least -- recommendations for sources for
other languages very welcome).
Can anyone supplement my imaginings with thoughts
and opinions about what materials are useful and appropriate --
particularly people who may have taught such a course before? I'll
summarize to the list if there's enough interest. I'll be teaching within
a Minimalish syntactic framework, although I'll certainly be using
materials from sources which are inimical to/incompatible with that type
of approach as well.
many thanks in advance,
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Heidi Harley (520) 626-3554
Department of Linguistics hharley@u.arizona.edu
Douglass 200E Fax: (520) 626-9014
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721
LL Issue: 10.1459
Date posted: 05-Oct-1999


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