Ling2-520 Foundations of Language

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The course is quite broad in its scope as it addresses deeper issues of the science of linguistics. It aims to explore the most fundamental strands and theories of meaning in language, trac them down at their inception and follow up their development in current perceptions of meaning in language. Foundational issues will include naming, referential theories of meaning, picture theory of meaning, proposition theories, logical truth, definite descriptions, sense and reference, intensional contexts, perceptions of compositionality, use theories of meaning, but also presupposition and entailment, meaning as intention, meaning as action, etc. A connection between theory and application will be attempted, as, e.g., in the case of later Wittgensteins perception of meaning and LT.


Teaching hours: 3 | ECTS: 10

The course is not currently offerred.