D. Philosophy Looks at Language
Sanford C. Goldberg, Professor, Philosophy
Jan. 10: Introduction to Philosophy of Language
What does the discipline of philosophy have to contribute to our understanding of language, and how does this differ from what we can learn from linguistics or cognitive psychology? After exploring
various answers to this question, we will explore the tripartite distinction in the study of language between syntax, semantics, and pragmatics; and we will raise a variety of issues that will be addressed,
and a variety of concepts and terms that will be used in addressing these issues, in the remaining weeks of this course.
See the Winter course brochure or Class Schedule for the rest of the lecture descriptions.