Paul Hagstrom

Associate Professor, Linguistics
Director of Undergraduate Studies,
   Department of Romance Studies

Paul Hagstrom
Email: hagstrom@bu.edu
Web: http://ling.bu.edu/people/hagstrom
Web: http://www.bu.edu/linguistics/UG/hagstrom/
Office phone: 617-353-6220
Fax: 617-358-4641
Office number: 105
Office address: 621 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02215
Office hours: Spring 2014: T 1-2; W 2-3; R 5-6 (or other times, by appointment).

BA, Carleton College
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Hagstrom's research interests are in syntax, semantics, and language acquisition.

Courses

Spring 2014

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS LX 502

Semantics I

A1 Hagstrom TR 3:30-5 CAS 226
Semantics is the study of linguistic meaning. In this course, we will examine meaning from a variety of perspectives, including: how it is encoded in words and sentences, how native speakers interpret language, and how truth and falsehood can emerge from the complexity of the grammar. We will also touch on various aspects of pragmatics - the function of meaning in a communicative setting. [Prereq: CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics or consent of instructor.]
  • Satisfies CAS Divisional Studies course requirements for the Humanities.

CAS LX 522

Syntax I

A1 Hagstrom TR 11-12:30 CAS 216
Introduction to the logical structure and organization of language, and to generative theory. Application of principles of syntactic analysis to students' own and other languages through data-oriented problems from different language types. [Prereq: CAS LX 250 Introduction to Linguistics or consent of instructor.]
  • Satisfies CAS Divisional Studies course requirements for the Humanities.