Philosophy of Language

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Philosophy of Language

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Linguistics, Philosophy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

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  • Overview

    Assessment: essay (3000 words) [70%], write-up of seminar paper (1500 words) [30%]
    Many, if not all, of the topics discussed in semantics and pragmatics have their roots in the philosophy of language. This module is designed to give students an understanding of the debates in philosophy of language that have most impact on linguistic studies of meaning. Among the topics covered will be the theory of reference and the relationship between force and mood.
    As the philosophy of language is a sub-division of metaphysics, this module also provides philosophy students with an opportunity to study metaphysical issues raised by reflection on the nature of language.
    Reading: Lycan, WG (2000) Philosophy of Language: A Contemporary Introduction (2nd edn.) Routledge.

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