The Linguistics of Desire

Course Announcement: 24.979 The Linguistics of Desire

  • Kai von Fintel & Sabine Iatridou
  • Wednesdays 10-1 in 32-D461

We will discuss classic and current work on the semantics and syntax of desire constructions.

An initial list of readings can be found at http://stellar.mit.edu/S/course/24/fa17/24.979/

Course requirements for registered students:

  • Regular attendance
  • Class participation
  • Submit weekly questions/comments on the readings by Monday afternoon
  • Final paper on a topic related to the seminar (can satisfy Topics in Semantics or Topics in Syntax requirement, depending on the nature of the paper)