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2018-2019 Catalogue 
    
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHIL 30300 - Understanding Language

Course Credit: 1
UNDERSTANDING LANGUAGE What is meaning? How do we understand each other? To what do words refer? Formal theories of meaning and syntax offer one kind of answer to these questions. Other answers focus on communicative behavior and speech acts. Still others focus on the metaphorical use of language and context. We will critically evaluate these different approaches. Prerequisite(s): 2 courses from the Philosophy department [AH]