**Handouts, slides, and lecture notes from weekly lab sessions and guest course lectures**

**GUEST LECTURES:**

**Lecture on science writing and the first writing project**

- Lecture handout
- Goals of writing project: Show that you understand what the Principle of Compositionality is and how it is a crucial part of human language. Show that you can determine whether a purported “language” in fact exhibits compositionality. Show that you can read primary literature critically. Gain understanding of a particular style of writing and explanation. Even if you never intend to be a science writer, the ability to explain a complex topic in more manageable terms is a very valuable skill to have.

**Lecture on semantic fieldwork and the second writing project**

**LAB MATERIALS:**

**Week One:** Introduction to set theory

**Week Two: **Introduction to ordered pairs, relations, and functions

**Week Three:** Reviewing homework 1 (on set theory, functions, and relations)

**Week Four:** Schoenfinkelization and writing functions for transitive verbs with lambda notation

**Week Five:** Reviewing lambda notation and determining truth conditions

**Week Six:** Midterm review on set theory, functions, lambda notation, intensions vs. extensions, plus additional discussion about adjectives

**Week Seven:** Presuppositions vs. entailments and the semantics of definite descriptions

**Weeks Eight through Eleven: **Combined lab and main class sections to conduct fieldwork on *mica*

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