3 Links for Semantics and Pragmatics

YouTube videos from Martin Hilpert, Andrew McKenzie, and the LSA

Today’s 3 links are for semantics and pragmatics, and were curated by Rebecca Woods of Newcastle University (thanks, Rebecca!): 

Introduction to English Linguistics with Martin Hilpert

YouTube video series

3 videos about semantics and 3 videos about pragmatics, ranging from 24 to 42 minutes, as part of a broader series about linguistics using English as the object language. PowerPoint-style slides with video of the speaker displayed beside them. Constant visibility of speaker creates familiar lecture feel. Content includes sense relations, metaphor, speech acts, and conversational maxims, and does not crucially rely on information from earlier videos in the series. Closed captions are auto-generated.

Course in Semantics with Andrew McKenzie

YouTube video series

10 video “lecturelets,” ranging from 6 to 18 minutes, from a 300-level University of Kansas course in verbal and event semantics. Speaker recorded in front of whiteboard in traditional lecture style. Content is broadly Heim and Krazter-type compositional semantics, with some additions. “Lecturelets” were designed to run alongside face-to-face lectures and occasionally refer to material not available to the viewer. Additional playlists on this YouTube channel focus on other semantics content. Closed captions are auto-generated.

Semantics & Pragmatics playlist from the Linguistic Society of America 

YouTube video series

10 videos on topics on semantics and pragmatics, mostly between 3 and 21 minutes, from a variety of sources, in a variety of styles, and with a variety of closed captioning options. Content includes Gricean maxims, implicatures, entailment, scope ambiguity, and compositionality, generally at introductory levels. Includes links to other relevant playlists.


For even more introductory content: The Ling Space’s videos include many semantics and pragmatics concepts, with transcripts and supplementary material: http://www.thelingspace.com/semantics-episodes

A distraction:

via Wrong Hands

We appreciate that Rebecca took the time to share these resources with us, and with you! If you’re compiling links on a particular topic that you think might be useful to others, feel free to submit them to us here. We hope that pooling the effort of finding resources might help you to feel a bit less overwhelmed this term.

See you on Wednesday for 3 links about sociolinguistics.

Liz, Lauren, Gretchen, and Kate

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Mutual Intelligibility is a project to connect linguistics instructors with online resources, especially as so much teaching is shifting quickly online due to current events. It's produced by Lauren Gawne and Gretchen McCulloch, with the support of our patrons on Lingthusiasm. Our 3 Links editor is Liz McCullough, and our Resource Guide contributor is Kate Whitcomb (Layman's Linguist).

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Here’s where you can tell us which topics would be useful for you. The more requests we get for a specific topic, the more it helps us prioritize resources that will help the most people. 

Here’s where you can send us links (of either things you’ve made or have found useful) for potential inclusion in future newsletters. You can send a single link, or a set of three which may become a 3 Links guest-post! (With credit to you.) 

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