21010/31010 Mathematical Foundations of Linguistics

Time and location
MW 1:30PM-2:50PM, Social Sciences 105

The bread and butter of linguistics is the description of linguistic regularities. In order to properly understand, evaluate, and compare descriptions one needs a basic mathematical competence. This course focuses on three central topics, logic, computation, and formal language theory, which are related via the lambda calculus.

Class Material

Schedule Lecture schedule
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Course Information

Lectures MW 1:30-2:50, SS 105
Office Hours by appointment
Notes There is no textbook, but notes and papers will be handed out.
Grading 60% Homework, 10% Participation, 30% Final.
Homework There will be homework after each class. Homework is to be submitted before the next class.
Exams Take-home Final (distributed on the last day of class)

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