Faculty of Arts


PHIL 322

Philosophy of Language


Description

This course deals with the components of language and its use (eg, expressions, utterances, speech acts); theories of language and its nature (including structuralism, Chomskyan psychologism and platonism); linguistic meaning and its connection with other sorts of meaning (eg, Grice on meaning, sense and reference, truth-conditional theories of meaning, meaning and metaphor); the connection between language, thought and reality.

Availability 2012

Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Professor Fred Kroon

Reading/Texts

Philosophy of Language (fifth edition), ed. A. P. Martinich. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

PHIL 322: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

30 points at Stage II in Philosophy or 30 points at Stage II in Linguistics

Restrictions

PHIL 202


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