Richard Hudson/ Guy Longworth/ Hazel Pearson

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The importance of grammar is apparent when learning a new language, but there’s much more to grammar than meets the eye. As the system and structure of languages, it plays a vital role in facilitating basic communication. ‘The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar’, wrote de Montaigne. Join us as we probe the philosophical underpinnings of grammar and how it functions in communication, understanding, and even humour.

Richard Hudson, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics, UCL
Guy Longworth
, Reader in Philosophy, University of Warwick
Hazel Pearson
, Senior Lecturer in Linguistics, QMUL

Clare Moriarty, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & IRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Trinity College Dublin

Organized in conjunction with the Royal Institute of Philosophy


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